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Voigtlander Zoomar 70-210mm f/4 -ghost lens?

Discussion in 'Adapted Lenses' started by Selten, Oct 25, 2013.

  1. Selten

    Selten TalkEmount Regular

    188
    Oct 22, 2012
    Rhineland, Germany
    Lusi
    I bought this voigtlander zoomar recently at a reasonable bid of 1€ - the seller was offering a buyout price of 150€ as well. So now I'm really curious about what it is I have purchased, and how bad or good is it. It seems to be a ghost on the internet, though; there are no details at all.

    Does anyone know anything about it? Thanks!
     
  2. davect01

    davect01 Super Moderator

    Aug 20, 2011
    Fountain Hills, AZ
    Dave
    You can be the first to tell us.

    Great price!
     
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  3. Bimjo

    Bimjo Super Moderator

    Oct 28, 2011
    Washington State
    Jim
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  4. Selten

    Selten TalkEmount Regular

    188
    Oct 22, 2012
    Rhineland, Germany
    Lusi
    So far first impressions:
    - feels heavy, so nailing critical focus and preventing shake is difficult at the length of 210mm;
    - at f/4 the borders are nothing to write home about, but at f/5.6 and f/8 it is ok;
    - chromatic aberation can be an issue;
    - for me, the mechanism of 'zooming' is weird - pull the barrel toward the camera to zoom in, push outwards to zoom out...



    A few sample images, all out of camera JPEGs. I did shoot RAW too, but no time to work with those, yet. Will post those separately as time permits. All the pics were made handheld, so shutter speeds around 1/100...


    150mm, f/8
    10523610294_8d7911599e_b.


    180mm, f/5.6
    10523786385_86b4fee650_b.


    180-190mm, stop between f/5.6 and f/8
    10523813385_e4f4d8e57f_b.


    210mm, f/8
    10523833063_1c819b2a1a_b.


    210mm, f/4
    10523745926_c30f50153f_b.


    90mm, f/5.6 or f/8
    10523684375_d93fc3095b_b.
     
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  5. Bimjo

    Bimjo Super Moderator

    Oct 28, 2011
    Washington State
    Jim
    Hard to complain about any of those. :)
     
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  6. NickCyprus

    NickCyprus Super Moderator

    Oct 11, 2012
    Cyprus
    Nick
    +1 ;)
     
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  7. claude

    claude TalkEmount Top Veteran

    585
    Jan 13, 2013
    Ottawa Canada
    Looks are a very good buy.