Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2001/06/08

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Subject: Re: [Leica] Voigtlander 21mm??? ANY EXPERIENCE????
From: Phil Stiles <>
Date: Fri, 08 Jun 2001 19:40:18 -0400
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I recently shot a few rolls with my new CV 21mm lens. I shot a few
frames into the sun, just to see how bad the flare and ghosting was. Not
too bad.
The usual aesthetic advisory is in effect; these are just test shots.

S Dimitrov wrote:
> It's permanently on my IIIa. As far as rave reviews go, I wouldn't go
> that far. You have to remember it is not a Leica lens, hence it is not a
> substitute for any current Leica lense.
> I've had both the S/A f4 & f3.4. While I can say it outperforms the f4
> with confidence, I can't say as much when it's up against the f3.4.
> The vignetting is very well controlled and the contrast is better than
> any "period" lens it replaces.
> As far as sharpness goes, Im' still working that out. I'm wondering if
> maybe this is an optic that needs to be mated to an appropriate film
> emulsion? My results with Neopan 400 & 1600 have not yielded prints that
> are satisfactory, i.e. within my standard parameters.
> I'll be trying that Ilford deltoid next to see where it takes me.
> Slobodan Dimitrov
> imagecom@EUnet.yu wrote:
> >
> > Hello,
> >
> > I read rave reviews about Voigtlander's 21mm lens. has anyuone bought it?
> > I want that lens to be my only lens for my M6. I sit any good? How
> > does it compare to the SA34 or the new 21mmASPH?
> >
> > Any input on this would be appreciated.
> >
> > Thanks
> >
> > Milos

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