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Voigtlander 65mm f2 macro for [F]E mount

Discussion in 'Sony Alpha E-Mount Lenses' started by Fergus, Sep 20, 2016.

  1. Fergus

    Fergus TalkEmount Rookie

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    Voigtlander may have a new macro lens coming for our Sonys.

    Spec sheet here. It says 'e-mount' not 'fe' but it does mention full-frame coverage.

    It's not a lens I'd particularly be buying but it's certainly encouraging to see so many manufacturers offering e-mount lenses.

    Cheers...
    Fergus
     
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  2. Fergus

    Fergus TalkEmount Rookie

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    The lens appears to have a concave front element. Any ideas on this? It does seem unique.
     
  3. WNG

    WNG TalkEmount All-Pro

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    Will
    Sony has one in the 35mm, and Canon had a concave front element on one of their old FD lenses. Been done before.
     
  4. Fergus

    Fergus TalkEmount Rookie

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    Does it achieve anything? Is there a benefit to this design?
     
  5. Jefenator

    Jefenator TalkEmount Top Veteran

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    Jeff
    Looks cool? :rolleyes:
    Sony's FE55 also has a concave front element.
    Probably just a coincidence but I've had all 3 mentioned concave front lenses and they're all pretty good.
    The Voigtlander looks interesting and I might indeed have a use for a good modern macro of this length. I'll be very interested to learn more about how it renders and handles.
     
  6. soeren

    soeren TalkEmount Top Veteran

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    Soeren
    It works a bit like the front of our IC3 trains, trapping air making a slight parabolic airlens protruding from the front at high speed. In case of IC3 that should minimize power consumption and in this case it turns the lens into a highperforming tele with focallenght proportional to speed. :laugh1:
    :sorry:
    65mm :thumbup: that voigtländer might be what i have been lusting for for so long. I hope I can afford it. It's really good to see third party manufacturers turn out macro lenses
     
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  7. pbizarro

    pbizarro TalkEmount Veteran

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    Now, if they remake the 120 f4 Apo-Lanthar, that would be something:)
    P.S. There is no FE mount, it is E mount. Same mount for APSC and FF formats.
     
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  8. chalkdust

    chalkdust TalkEmount Veteran

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    Bert Cheney
    My favorite focal length on my Leica M8.2 is 50mm. With the 1.3 crop factor of the M8.2, that gives a field of view nearly identical to this lens on a full frame Sony.

    Also, I am a fan of Voigtlander lenses. They do not have the reputation of Zeiss of Leica - or the price of Zeiss or Leica. But they have never ruined any shot for me. (And, honestly, it was Voigtlander that rescued me from point and shoot.)

    There is certainly no need for 65mm for me but I will be keeping an eye this one anyway. It could become a favorite, especially for its minimum focus distance.
     
  9. Fergus

    Fergus TalkEmount Rookie

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    Some pics have appeared online. It would look HUGE on my NEX. :)

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  10. rbelyell

    rbelyell TalkEmount Regular

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    me thinkst itd look huge anywhere on anything! holy cow, is that 85mm filter ring?! if so its bigger than the 120 lanthar! for many that'll be the end of the discussion.
     
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  11. JMM

    JMM TalkEmount Regular

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    John
    Also beware. That isnt a true macro lens. It only does 1:2, so you are quite limited in terms of close-ups.
     
  12. Fergus

    Fergus TalkEmount Rookie

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    Luckily for me for most new lenses there is a delay between announcement and delivery. Usually my must-have-it-itis attack has passed by then.
     
  13. soeren

    soeren TalkEmount Top Veteran

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    Yep thats definitely a dealbreaker. It does one good thing though. It makes the 90mm Sony look interesting :)
     
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  14. Fergus

    Fergus TalkEmount Rookie

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    It might be an optical illusion - the spec sheet gives 67mm as the filter size.
     
  15. rbelyell

    rbelyell TalkEmount Regular

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    8 like a 6, ok; 5 like a 7, i dont think so. so either the above pic or the spec sheet you reference is incorrect.
     
  16. dbmiller

    dbmiller TalkEmount Top Veteran

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    The 65mm is the FL, not the filter size.
     
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  17. bdbits

    bdbits TalkEmount Veteran

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    Bob
    I think the "optical illusion" would be seeing what looks like 85mm as actually 65mm. Right beside max aperture would be a pretty common place for focal length. Also multiple sites are listing filter size at 67mm, and I believe the link is to a Voigtlander web site.
     
  18. Fergus

    Fergus TalkEmount Rookie

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    From the spec sheet linked in the first post:

    2eqctmv.

    It sure looks bigger in the pics than 67mm though.