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08-01-2015, 04:13 PM - 1 Like   #1
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My Favorite K3 lens - the 90mm Voightlander

In the last few weeks since buying a new K3 camera, I've tested out 12 different lenses on it. Most are lenses that have been rated exceedingly high on this forum.

While I like many of these lenses a whole lot, I've found only one lens that I love and will never part with - the Voightlander 90mm f/3.5 APO-Lanthar (older version).

I've posted some photos of this lens and one test shot I took today. I found that the sweet spot for this lens is f/7.1 . From f/3.5 through F/11 it's exceptional with almost no differences in the IQ.

I can't wait to some day try this lens on the new full frame!

What's been your experience with this lens?


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08-01-2015, 04:38 PM - 1 Like   #2
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Thank you for sharing your experience. I do not have the VL90mm but I have the VL58mm and VL125mm. I truly agree that the VL are outstanding lenses and it is good that you find your fav. For me, the VL58mm is a stand out, that suits nicely my style of shooting. (My other favs are the FA77mm and FA31mm.)

I think that too many do not consider the VL lenses because they are MF. A pity IMHO ....
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Pity Cosina have stopped manufacturing in K mount. Both Voigtlander and Zeiss lenses belong in Pentaxian lens collections.
08-02-2015, 01:35 PM   #4
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QuoteOriginally posted by Billk Quote
Pity Cosina have stopped manufacturing in K mount. Both Voigtlander and Zeiss lenses belong in Pentaxian lens collections.
Yes, pity

IIRC, manufacturing capacity was shifted to lenses designed for mirrorless mounts.


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