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Voigtlander Primes

Discussion in 'Adapted Lenses' started by jaz1943, Sep 8, 2014.

  1. jaz1943

    jaz1943 New to TalkEmount

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    Sep 8, 2014
    Banning, CA
    Allen Jaszcar
    I use Voigtlander 50, 35 and 21mm primes on my Sony A7 and A6000. Excellent lenses in both bokeh, color rendition and sharpness. Some samples attached from A7:

    . 9uda6y2u. 21mm f4

    tabury7a. 35mm f1.7

    a6eva8e7. 50mm f1.5
     

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  2. WoodWorks

    WoodWorks Super Moderator

    Dec 12, 2012
    Ashland, OR, USA
    David
    Woof! What happened to the blues in those images, Allen? They look waaaaaaay over saturated, and I can see halos around the tree limbs on the left side. The foreground looks plenty sharp and contrasty, if a bit "HDRy," but the mountains in the background and the sky look very strange to me. :hmmm:

    Oh, and welcome to the forum! :)
     
  3. dragion

    dragion TalkEmount Top Veteran

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    May 8, 2014
    Boston, MA
    William
    :thiagree: with David about the over saturated blue on the mountains...overall everything else looks good!
    Thanks for sharing and keep posting...hope you don't mind a little bit of criticism(?)
     
  4. ChangshaNotes

    ChangshaNotes Super Moderator

    Aug 15, 2012
    China
    Colin
    I use a Nokton 40 1.4 on my NEX-7. It's my favourite lens.
     
  5. davect01

    davect01 Super Moderator

    Aug 20, 2011
    Fountain Hills, AZ
    Dave
    Welcome.

    I agree, a bit too heavy on the editing, but nice sharpness throughout.
     
  6. jaz1943

    jaz1943 New to TalkEmount

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    Sep 8, 2014
    Banning, CA
    Allen Jaszcar
    I realize their a little saturated but I am learning to use these lenses on my A7(sold) and now my A6000. I was mainly concerned with sharpness. By the way, I used a Voigtlander VM adapter on my A7 and on my A6000 I am using the Voigtlander VM II adapter and in manual focus the photos come out slightly out of focus. The Sony Kit lens in manual focus is ok. Any suggestions??
     
  7. WoodWorks

    WoodWorks Super Moderator

    Dec 12, 2012
    Ashland, OR, USA
    David
    Are the aperture and focal lengths the same for each pair of photos between the Sony kit lens and the various Voigtländers? It may not be a focus problem so much as it is a depth-of-field (too narrow) or shutter speed (too slow) problem.

    Can you post some samples with the relevant EXIF data?
     
  8. jaz1943

    jaz1943 New to TalkEmount

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    Sep 8, 2014
    Banning, CA
    Allen Jaszcar
    Problem solved. I had the camera set in Program Auto, changed to Aperture Priority and all is well.. thanks
     
  9. van

    van TalkEmount Rookie

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    Aug 28, 2014
    Yup, I'm loving the Voigtlander VM lenses too. The 21mm F4 in particular is amazing for it's size (Been keen to try the 21mm 1.8, which most say is amazing) The one thing I'm not a fan of is the focusing tab, which is found on most of the really small ones. A small quibble...