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Apr 08, 2015 07:03 |  #6346

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one question for people who have the CV 40mm 1.4. Do you see vignetting at 1.4?? Not sure if it is my hawk's adapter but at 1.4 i see vignetting....i had forgotten when the vignette disappears stopped down but it does go away when you decrease aperture.

EDIT: LOL, i should have googled first.....yes, it does vignette wide open.

Hmm well i have not seen one lens on a full frame camera which does not vignette? (at least to some degree)


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Apr 08, 2015 08:52 |  #6347

just got the Voigtlander 15/24.5 (v3) yesterday. Didn't have get a chance to take it outside to test so I only took a couple indoors using the close-focus adapter. The lens can get really close and its super sharp (at least in the Center in these photos). Lens feel really nice, very light when mounted on the A7R.

This was at F8, camera placed on my desk. Close-focus was a turn bit so the corners are stretchy

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Same with this one but at F4.5
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@f4.5...as close as I was able to get
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and this is phone pic to see how close it was
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and another phone to compare the 15/4.5 to the CV40/1.4. just slightly bigger due to built-in hood and bigger front element
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Apr 08, 2015 09:41 |  #6348

ekie wrote in post #17509097 (external link)
just got the Voigtlander 15/24.5 (v3) yesterday. Didn't have get a chance to take it outside to test so I only took a couple indoors using the close-focus adapter. The lens can get really close and its super sharp (at least in the Center in these photos). Lens feel really nice, very light when mounted on the A7R.

This was at F8, camera placed on my desk. Close-focus was a turn bit so the corners are stretchy
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Same with this one but at F4.5

@f4.5...as close as I was able to get

and this is phone pic to see how close it was
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and another phone to compare the 15/4.5 to the CV40/1.4. just slightly bigger due to built-in hood and bigger front element
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I've never really considered Voigtlander lenses, but this made me reconsider. Been hearing a lot about them recently and that picture of how close you can focus with that 15mm + Close-Focus adapter made my eyes wide open.


Which one of your Voigtlander lenses is the most fun, or most used?


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Apr 08, 2015 10:02 |  #6349

XxDJCyberLoverxX wrote in post #17509147 (external link)
I've never really considered Voigtlander lenses, but this made me reconsider. Been hearing a lot about them recently and that picture of how close you can focus with that 15mm + Close-Focus adapter made my eyes wide open.

Which one of your Voigtlander lenses is the most fun, or most used?

At the moment, I would say the 40/1.4 only cause its so small and had it for the longest. The 35/1.2 I just got last week and the 15/4.5 just yesterday so haven't really spent much time shooting those yet. The 35/1.2 is pretty sweet though, it is longer and bit heavier than the 40/1.4 but provides different rendering and the 1.2 @ 35mm.

What I like about rangefinder lens is that the adapters are much thinner and lens are smaller. You can find some nice small DSLR lens but the adapters are typically 2-3x the size of rangerfinder adapters (M, LTM, etc..)


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Apr 08, 2015 11:02 |  #6350

ekie wrote in post #17509097 (external link)
just got the Voigtlander 15/24.5 (v3) yesterday. Didn't have get a chance to take it outside to test so I only took a couple indoors using the close-focus adapter. The lens can get really close and its super sharp (at least in the Center in these photos). Lens feel really nice, very light when mounted on the A7R.

and another phone to compare the 15/4.5 to the CV40/1.4. just slightly bigger due to built-in hood and bigger front element
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jeeze, those are tiny, love the size. My first voigtlander is coming soon, the cv40.

also have a cheapie helicoid coming, if that doesnt pan out well, then I may consider the hawks. Also got a fotasy adapter from amazon.


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Apr 08, 2015 11:06 |  #6351

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jeeze, those are tiny, love the size. My first voigtlander is coming soon, the cv40.

also have a cheapie helicoid coming, if that doesnt pan out well, then I may consider the hawks. Also got a fotasy adapter from amazon.

lol yea I got an ebay helicoid as well ($50-60) and I think it works well. I just picked up the hawks v5 one and it does provide more features like the infinity stops. I might pick up another cheap helicoid :)


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Apr 08, 2015 15:38 |  #6352

LeeRatters wrote in post #17508947 (external link)
It is an option yeah you are correct. I've not yet bought an EF>E adapter though so I don't know what it's like to manual focus on the A7. I guess the advantage with older manual lenses is the fact they have a longer throw for focusing.

I thought the 135L worked nicely with the A7R when using manual focus (with the exception of capturing my 1 year old!) but for things that were a bit more predictable (and slower) I really liked it. These are all A7R/135L manual focus - https://www.flickr.com …d/sets/72157647​045691985/ (external link)

Bear in mind my MF skills are admittedly poor so you may find it even easier/better than I did


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Apr 08, 2015 16:04 |  #6353

with Nikkor 135mm F2 AI/S at F8

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Apr 08, 2015 16:07 as a reply to  @ vinmunoz's post |  #6354

We just can't seem to get enough of this model :) Excellent as always, Vin.


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Apr 08, 2015 16:14 |  #6355

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another question : sorry different questions.....

I read the Philip Reeve tip on shimmering pixels where he said that if you put sharpness to +3 (which makes the shimmering more apparent), you can see shimmering around the areas that are in critical focus. I tried this but i cant see these shimmering pixels.

Anyone can help me understand the tip, i might be missing something here.

Is this something that can be seen if you magnify or just at full view??

I am still having issues manual focusing with just focus peaking. What i do is i use focus peaking to get to the general area i want in focus and i do this not by checking the peaking on the actual subject which can be misleading but ALSO checking what other items are peaking if they seem to be in the same general area i then go to step 2 which is to magnify and then judge critical focus which can be a good amount of time moving back and forth to make sure i got critical focus. Of course this is important for very big apertures at f4 and above I can be a little loose.

how do you guys do manual focusing...

I've never tried the shimmering thing. Landscapes & stopped down a bit I find I can focus peak & lately I've been trying the 'low' setting. I've also read that shooting in the black & white mode allows the peaking 'colour' to show up better/easier - This obviously only really work if you shoot Raw.

I tend to focus as normal in the viewfinder & then with a portrait, close up, big aperture shot I can quickly jab the C1 button to magnify, tweak focus then once happy I simply hit the shutter button - Frame, focus, magnify, tweak focus, fire ;)

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I thought the 135L worked nicely with the A7R when using manual focus (with the exception of capturing my 1 year old!) but for things that were a bit more predictable (and slower) I really liked it. These are all A7R/135L manual focus - https://www.flickr.com …d/sets/72157647​045691985/ (external link)

Bear in mind my MF skills are admittedly poor so you may find it even easier/better than I did

Nice shots Eddie. The lens does seem to produce nice images when paired with the A7 series. I'm well over spent at the moment - I need to finish selling things or wait & earn some more then I may try an adapter.


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Apr 08, 2015 16:17 |  #6356

Puckman wrote in post #17509655 (external link)
We just can't seem to get enough of this model :) Excellent as always, Vin.

Thank you buddy. Appreciate it.


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Apr 08, 2015 18:20 |  #6357

Some of the A7s and Voigtländer 40/1.4


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Apr 08, 2015 18:21 |  #6358

Look at those ISOs... I find it extreme what i get at 25600

The second pic was shot in almost complete darkness, only lit by a dimly lit lamp and his phone


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Apr 08, 2015 22:50 |  #6359


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At the same moss temple I posted a few pages back, I found striking angles where the lumps on the surface could be made to resemble a miniature landscape. Added a minor tilt-shift look and here's what I got.

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Apr 09, 2015 01:38 |  #6360

16-35 f2.8 L mk2 is a sensational lens!

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