Sample Photos - Voigtländer 21mm f/1.8 Ultron

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 Post subject: Re: Sample Photos - Voigtländer 21mm f/1.8 Ultron
Unread postPosted: Mon Sep 30, 2013 10:52 am 
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Some fantastic pictures here it's definitely going on my list of lenses to get.


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 Post subject: Re: Sample Photos - Voigtländer 21mm f/1.8 Ultron
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DaveM wrote:
Some fantastic pictures here it's definitely going on my list of lenses to get.

Thanks, Dave! :)

I look at it this way... The Leica 21SEM is a killer lens, and I appreciate the 46mm filter size. Unfortunately, it's a bit slow for my preference - or I would've picked it up in a heartbeat (and nearly did!). Next up is the 21Lux... But I'm not spending that kind of major coin on a focal length I don't use as often as I would need to, to justify it. Plus it's bigger, heavier and uses funky Series filters. As timing would have it, along came the Ultron when I was in the market. It's a damn fine performer, especially for the money. Granted, it has a bit of LoCa wide(r) open, but so does the Noctilux... And it's easily dealt with. Such is the nature of fast lenses in daylight. In-camera correction actually works really well, mine's temporarily coded - and I'm still on my original markings with a Sharpie (the mount is recessed around the perimeter). Though I have to try the 21Lux coding, as EXIF only goes down to f/2.8 currently (and I tend to shoot wide open).

It's worth pointing out that the Ultron actually focuses closer than the Lux - so if you're after sheer bokeh, although the Ultron is slightly slower, you'll end up with a blurrier background. The trick is to know where on your camera strap (make a mark if necessary) equates to a .5m distance (from the sensor plane) since the rangefinder disengages at .7m. Hold your strap out to measure, shoot, voila!

Leica needs a 21mm Summicron...

As it turns out, I've been enjoying the 21mm focal length more and more since getting it!

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 Post subject: Re: Sample Photos - Voigtländer 21mm f/1.8 Ultron
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Double Negative wrote:
Leica needs a 21mm Summicron...


That would be great! Leica doesn't need another APO corrected lens that doesn't benefit from it (ie a 35mm), they need to close the gap with their ultra wides...though we all know a $9k APO summicron 35 is coming next.

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M9, ISO 160, 1/250s @ f/2.8:
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 Post subject: Re: Sample Photos - Voigtländer 21mm f/1.8 Ultron
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I have successfully coded the lens as a Summilux-M 21mm f/1.4 ASPH (⬛⬜⬛⬛⬛⬛). Initial test shots look good; will test further with all the white of the snow coming down today.

Hooray! Hopefully I'll finally get apertures in the EXIF down to f/1.8 now (rather than f/2.8 as before) and the vignetting correction and colors stay nice and clean.

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