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Discussion in 'Black and White' started by Kiwi Paul, Jun 6, 2016.
These relics lie along the river Don in Aberdeen.
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How do you like that Voigtlander 15? There's one for sale on FM for a decent price, but looks like there's a couple versions and I know nothing about which is better or which to avoid (if such a thing exists with this lens).
Very nice shot Paul.
Whenever I see old equipment like this, I can't help but think about the men and machines that made it.
I had the CV15 and now have the CV12 and sold the 15. Both lenses are excellent, I got the 12 as I preferred the even wider fov, it can create more impact I think.
The CV15 lenses come in Mk1 , Mk2, Mk3 M mount (used with an adapter that can be bought for £12) and now an E mount version is available. The 12 comes in Mk1 and 2 M mount and an E mont version will be released soon.
I've had the MK2 versions of both lenses and I'm totally pleased with them. They are fully manual and don't display any info back to the camera. The E mount versions are manual focus but display EXIF data to the camera but are more expensive.
I'd really only go for the MK2 or later versions although the MK 1 is meant to be OK but I can't comment as not used one.
LR provides lens correction (distortion and vignetting) and Sony have an App you can download to the camera for £8 that provides lens correction and EXIF data when you select the App. The lens corrections are done manually initially and the camera remembers them for that lens.
Thanks for the info, Paul! I'm OK with manual focus I've got a few I use already. I have a 21mm, but I need to go wider.