Showcase Voigtlander VM 15 mm F 4,5 Super Wide Heliar aspherical III

Discussion in 'Adapted Lens Sample Image Showcase' started by southy, Aug 28, 2015.

  1. southy

    southy TalkEmount Veteran

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    Feb 5, 2014
    Australia
    I've had this little lens of a couple weeks now (actually over a months but it took an eternity for the adaptor to arrive). I can say already with confidence I really like this lens a lot. Spent some time in the city with it now I need to get up the mountain's.

    20761882740_25cdc0192e_h.jpg James Craig by Southy, on Flickr

    20297741223_986bc4feaf_h.jpg On the Bridge by Southy, on Flickr

    20763065929_d62df1f0a3_h.jpg Here Comes the Sun by Southy, on Flickr

    20940246692_585db5b574_h.jpg James Craig & CLS Carpenteria by Southy, on Flickr

    20328853003_44f3a21f9f_h.jpg On the Rise by Southy, on Flickr

    20957285391_4786f492e0_h.jpg Dirty Dodge by Southy, on Flickr

    20923738846_16cb7061d0_h.jpg Golden Arch by Southy, on Flickr

    20327320854_fe50420f6e_h.jpg From the Bow by Southy, on Flickr

    20679575025_1bcaae91b7_h.jpg Opera Flare by Southy, on Flickr

    20731409739_e5e9a28d25_h.jpg QVB clock by Southy, on Flickr
     
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  2. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

    Aug 6, 2011
    Wow! Stunning work with this lens in such a short amount of time! Definitely a thread to feature, though once the current one has some time on the front page.
     
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  3. southy

    southy TalkEmount Veteran

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    Feb 5, 2014
    Australia
    Thanks. I also got the FE35 F2.8 around the same time but other than basic testing it, I haven't used it much because i've been having so much fun with the 15mm
     
  4. WestOkid

    WestOkid TalkEmount All-Pro

    Jan 25, 2014
    New Jersey, USA
    Gary
    Wow!!! Stunning indeed. All are great, but that first one...
     
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  5. izTheViz

    izTheViz TalkEmount Top Veteran

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    May 10, 2013
    Paris
    Yannis Marigo
    Woof...amazing set.
     
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  6. NickCyprus

    NickCyprus Super Moderator

    Oct 11, 2012
    Cyprus
    Nick
    David @WoodWorks@WoodWorks is that you??? LOL :D

    Joking aside, @southy@southy this is really an amazing set of photos!!! Well done :thumbup:
    All are great but #2, #3, #5 and #7 are my favourites ;)
     
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  7. davect01

    davect01 Super Moderator

    Aug 20, 2011
    Fountain Hills, AZ
    Dave
    Such nice shots. :)
     
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  8. WNG

    WNG TalkEmount All-Pro

    Aug 12, 2014
    Arrid Zone-A, USA
    Will
    Read great reviews about this lens. Your images confirms the praise. Brilliant work! First shot is wonderful. And I like the B&W ones as well.
     
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  9. southy

    southy TalkEmount Veteran

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    Feb 5, 2014
    Australia
    Thanks for the positive comments. I agonised over the purchase of this lens. I sold off my SEL16 and UWA convertor, Tokina 17mm f3.5 (at a decent profit), Minolta AF 17-35 along with the LE-AE4 adaptor and Minolta 70-210 beer can to help fund the Voitglander. I was initially looking at the 16-35 because the images from it are amazing but I wasn't frilled with the size and at around $1600 here in Oz just too much to be not 100% happy.

    After deciding on the Voigtlander then I couldn't find one in stock. I found this one on eBay from a Canon shooter in Sydney who was selling gear to fund the new Canon 12-24mm. It's in like new condition only about 6 months old and come from local importer so still under warranty. No buyers remorse with this one, I luv it!
     
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  10. ggibson

    ggibson TalkEmount Regular

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    Sep 1, 2011
    Great shots! This lens has a nice sun star. It makes a nice kit with the FE35. Too bad it's only f4.5, but with that small size, it's amazing already. What's your experience been with the purple vignette on the sides? Your post-processing is very nice, so it's not really noticeable, but this lens shows it, right? Did you go out of your way to correct for it?
     
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  11. southy

    southy TalkEmount Veteran

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    Feb 5, 2014
    Australia
    The purple colour shift on the edges was a problem with the version 1 and 2. This one, version 3 I believe was pretty much designed for the A7 series cameras and doesn't have the purple fringing issues of the earlier models. It does vignette a little (not purple) but I like a bit of vignette and usually add in post. There is a lightroom profile for it but for the most images I haven't bothered with the profile.
     
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  12. Bimjo

    Bimjo Super Moderator

    Oct 28, 2011
    Washington State
    Jim
    Nah, it looks like you and this lens don't get along at all. You should send it to someone who really needs it. No, not me- I'm in love with my version 1 copy. ;)

    Very nicely done southy, looking forward to more examples from you and this lens. :)
     
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  13. jeffmurray

    jeffmurray TalkEmount Veteran

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    Jeff
    Great images - using the super wide for maximum effect in the composition. Excellent series.
     
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  14. Bill

    Bill TalkEmount Veteran

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    Oct 22, 2012
    Brisbane, Australia
    Bill
    Really outstanding work. This is what 15mm can do in the right hands.
     
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  15. southy

    southy TalkEmount Veteran

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    Feb 5, 2014
    Australia
    Time for an update.

    26022917535_e29a7861d1_k.jpg Kings Tableland by Southy, on Flickr

    25285393510_be0f468474_k.jpg Rhodes Morning by Southy, on Flickr

    25488331921_2329763a96_k.jpg Sunrise Surprise. by Southy, on Flickr

    24506277142_80a05d3474_k.jpg Lennox Bridge by Southy, on Flickr

    23343844156_5132091b4e_k.jpg Up on Deck by Southy, on Flickr

    22861388404_c9760ba452_k.jpg Heli Pad by Southy, on Flickr

    23121003899_8259878b41_k.jpg Sails on Sydney Harbour by Southy, on Flickr

    24724683652_f66ed2e70b_k.jpg Sky Light by Southy, on Flickr


    21351163125_6107057653_k.jpg Into the Canyon by Southy, on Flickr

    21028294610_8dd19d0cde_k.jpg Sky Bridge by Southy, on Flickr

    20990313722_7370fafe1f_k.jpg Weeping Rock by Southy, on Flickr
     
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  16. runnerpsu

    runnerpsu TalkEmount Regular

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    Feb 12, 2016
    South Florida
    Another EXCELLENT group! Thanks for sharing. Your work encourages me.
     
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  17. davect01

    davect01 Super Moderator

    Aug 20, 2011
    Fountain Hills, AZ
    Dave
    Well done. [emoji1]

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  18. NickCyprus

    NickCyprus Super Moderator

    Oct 11, 2012
    Cyprus
    Nick
    Just wow!!! Every one is better than the other. Inspiring and Brilliant work :thumbsup:
     
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  19. Jazzer

    Jazzer TalkEmount Veteran

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    Nov 6, 2012
    New York
    Larry
    These are all great images. That ultra wide really provides a lot of impact when used well. Love your processing also.
     
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  20. Amamba

    Amamba TalkEmount All-Pro

    Apr 13, 2013
    SE MI
    Beautiful.
     
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