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02-24-2017, 09:45 PM   #931
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I am enjoying the CV20 images you are sharing. Are these made with a K-1 or a K-3/K-3II?
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I am enjoying the CV20 images you are sharing. Are these made with a K-1 or a K-3/K-3II?
It's taken with the K1.
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It's taken with the K1.
Ranchy, thank you for replying with that information.

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Finally all folks have gathered together. Some Voigtlander porn from the crazy owner of royal flush.





Topcor is SL version of Nokton 58/1.4, it has never been in K-mount, only Nikon and m42. It is a little bit out of the crowd. All other lenses are K-mount ones, including very rare SL version of 40/2 and 75/2.5.

125/2.5 was the latest I acquired, thanks to Les. (Les, in fact I grabbed it only two weeks ago -- long way). All lenses are fantastic, but I use 125 and 180 more than others, since Pentax has its own decent primes in 40-85 range. My personal favourite was 180 so far, will see if 125 manages to take this place.
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Finally all folks have gathered together. Some Voigtlander porn from the crazy owner of royal flush . . . 125/2.5 was the latest I acquired, thanks to Les. (Les, in fact I grabbed it only two weeks ago -- long way). All lenses are fantastic, but I use 125 and 180 more than others, since Pentax has its own decent primes in 40-85 range. My personal favourite was 180 so far, will see if 125 manages to take this place.
Most impressive. I aspired to achieve the whole collection throughout my obsession with Voigtlander. I had them all, some twice (because I'd sold them and later thought better of it), but never all at the same time. I'm glad you like the 125, it is stunning but its stiff focus made it hard for me to use without a tripod, same with the 180 (for me), and even version I of the 90. Right now I have the 90 VII and the 58 Nokton because they are fantastic on the K-1.


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Hi Les,

I did not find focusing ring of 125 and 180 too stiff. For the macro distance it does not matter and for the mid and long distance you just need a tiny bit of rotation to focus properly. In fact, long Pentax primes are also quite stiff (e.g. 200/4 macro) if you compare them to Pentax Limiteds. Rotating huge amount of glass requires some force. Only IF long lenses are very easy ones.

I once bought Zeiss 50/1.4 as and sold it with no regret. It was just a dull lens (to me). Nokton and Pentax-A 50/1.2 are better. (well, I have tough relationships with Nokton -- I bought it twice, and sold it twice, but still think this is an excellent lens). I've heard that Zeiss Makro (both 50 and 100) are extraordinary, but somehow have no desire trying them. As for your 135 -- that is a great conversion experience and should be a descent lens. It would be interesting to compare it to Voigt 125, but I doubt it is doable given the rarity of both.

A couple test shots from 125:



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QuoteOriginally posted by kaipa Quote
Hi Les,

I did not find focusing ring of 125 and 180 too stiff. For the macro distance it does not matter and for the mid and long distance you just need a tiny bit of rotation to focus properly. In fact, long Pentax primes are also quite stiff (e.g. 200/4 macro) if you compare them to Pentax Limiteds. Rotating huge amount of glass requires some force. Only IF long lenses are very easy ones.
I'm certain focusing was my problem. I believe those lenses (and the CV 90) are three of the finest lenses ever made. It started with a new prescription for my glasses that I couldn't figure out a way to use with my camera. 90mm and above is too long to tolerate wobble on APS-C (which is what I had then), and focusing on version I of the Voigtlanders is far stiffer than version II, which have buttery smooth action that's even better than the Zeiss lenses IMHO. I absolutely loved the retro look of V I, but with V II I can easily spin the ring around with my index finger, yet it stays put too. Anyway, that stiffness combined with my glasses kept me missing shots, which is why I sold the version I lenses and started trying various AF lenses. The CV 58 I sold because it was a weird FL (for me) on APS-C, but I acquired it again for FF. I've also since learned a way to press the camera to my cheek to hold it near my glasses, so I'm back in business with manual focus lenses.

Another reason I gave up the magnificent CV125 was because I seldom shoot macro and I the macro look doesn't appeal to me for wider scenes (just a personal taste thing, I know others really like the look). I went through quite a few macro lenses before I figured that out about myself - I even had the Zeiss 100 makro but gave it up for that reason. Actually, selling the CV 125 to you (which I'd lusted after for years) led to me figuring out that I've been searching for lenses that can recreate the sort of images I used to get with my Leica lenses 35-40 years ago. The Voigtlanders render wonderfully, but also differently than Leica lenses which I thought were sort of "lush", if that makes any sense to say about a lens. I prefer tube lushness to solid state "crispness" (in the upper frequencies) for my music listening as well. For what I'm after, a couple of the Zeiss lenses seem closest.

Of course, none this takes away from the fact that you have managed to put together some of the finest lenses.

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QuoteOriginally posted by les3547 Quote
The Voigtlanders render wonderfully, but also differently than Leica lenses which I thought were sort of "lush", if that makes any sense to say about a lens. I prefer tube lushness to solid state "crispness" (in the upper frequencies) for my music listening as well.
Tube lushness -- yes, this is I understand. For me the similar feeling is the reason to stay with Pentax system and pre-digital lenses in general and avoid conikons :)
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I have had the 125 since it was a normal price (AU$800). It is my favourite lens and I wish they would make them again because mine will soon need a second cleanout for fungus. Too much time spent in swamps chasing dragonflies. I wouldn't hesitate to buy another one for much more. In regard to focus I set the focus and then move in to focus, get a shot and then set the focus closer and repeat till the subject flies off or fills the frame.
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