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01-06-2012, 01:21 PM   #691
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The 75mm is the only one I don't own from the SLI series - over two platforms.
I've seen a comparison with the FA 77mm Ltd here on the forum and since I already had the latter, I never went for the 75mm.

There is a new version announced of the 75mm: a f/1.8. Supposed to be the same optical formula as the one in M-Mount that is already available.
I don't really understand how an M lens might have the same optical formula a an SLR lens.

BTW, an old photo that I recently converted to B&W just got accepted in PPG

Voigtländer APO Lanthar 125mm f/2.5 - one of my all time favourites in Pentax mount.




01-06-2012, 01:45 PM   #692
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QuoteOriginally posted by Bart Quote
There is a new version announced of the 75mm: a f/1.8. Supposed to be the same optical formula as the one in M-Mount that is already available.
A 75mm made by whom?


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BTW, an old photo that I recently converted to B&W just got accepted in PPG

Voigtländer APO Lanthar 125mm f/2.5 - one of my all time favourites in Pentax mount.
Great shot Bart. I think B&W was an excellent processing choice. The VL 125 is the only one I don't have, I keep waiting for someone to take pity on me and sell me theirs at a decent price.


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Hi Les,

I've heard rumors (maybe in this thread) that VL 75/2.5 formula was bought by Pentax and then used to produce Pentax DA 70/2.4 lens. The VL lens was discontinued shortly before DA 70/2.4 came out. Do you have DA 70/2.4 to compare? Just curious. Personally, I don't think that's true. The images that I've seen from DA 70 are quite different from yours VL. But interesting... You are one of quite a few people owning VL 75/2.5, so you can probably tell something from your experience.
I've never heard that one, and I don't have a DA 70 to compare. I have owned quite a few DA lenses, including two Limiteds; I also was loaned the FA31 Limited by a member for a shootout against the Contax/Zeiss 28mm; finally, let me throw in that in my film days I owned a few Leica lenses. From my experience I would say the DA lenses, Limited or not, are very different from Voigtlander -- a closer match to the VL lenses would be the FA Limiteds and Leica. Zeiss, when they get it right, seem warmest of any lens I've tried.

A difference I believe I notice between DA lenses and the VLs (besides color rendering) is edges. Excluding macro lenses, which are normally extra-razor sharp, the VL lenses seem to create edges that look to have a bit of depth to them, while DA lenses (to my eye) seem to create images that look flat in the picture. The DA lens might create a crisper image, but I believe the VLs create a more natural image (and without loss of detail) since in real life our eyes do see an image in 3D (I believe the same quality is found in many FA LTDs, Zeiss and Leica lenses).
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QuoteOriginally posted by les3547 Quote
A 75mm made by whom?
Sorry, by Voigtländer - unfortunately not in PK mount


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Great shot Bart. I think B&W was an excellent processing choice. The VL 125 is the only one I don't have, I keep waiting for someone to take pity on me and sell me theirs at a decent price.
Thanks for the compliment, Les!

I'll hold on to mine for now
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VL 20/3.5 wide open, close focus, 1/10 handheld.



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CV Nokton 58/1.4 SLII @ f2
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Good job vincent. Colors are very natural, and F2 looks like a great portrait choice for the Nokton.
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QuoteOriginally posted by vinceloc Quote
CV Nokton 58/1.4 SLII @ f2
Great work! I agree with les that f/2 seems to be the sweet spot for portraiture like this. Head shots could probably stand f/2.8.

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Thanks guys.

Speaking of f2.8, here's a shot of the same model in a slightly different angle and distance, but this time using an aperture of f2.8. Good for comparative purposes for those interested

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Bart that is one seriously superb B&W conversion.

f2 all the way there Vincent, much better isolation (even though the perspective is slightly different too).

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Thanks Frogfish! Appreciated.
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Photos taken with the VL 125/2.5



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Photos taken with the VL 125/2.5
Beautiful.
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Quick question to the pro's of Voiglander here:

What would be a reasonable price to pay for a new Voigtlander APO-Lanthar SL II 90mm f/3.5 ... ?

Thanks for any help.

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It looks like prices are rising, which is to be expected as the last new Voigtlanders are sold. The best price I found was $599 at B&H. It is a great lens, well worth the price, but I think I paid about $100 less over a year ago.
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QuoteOriginally posted by les3547 Quote
It looks like prices are rising, which is to be expected as the last new Voigtlanders are sold. The best price I found was $599 at B&H. It is a great lens, well worth the price, but I think I paid about $100 less over a year ago.
Thanks!

The price I had spotted was $649.00 ... so, a bit too much.

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