One of our first tests with the Voigtlaender 25mm f/0.95 lens. Shot wide open.
One of our first tests with the Voigtlaender 25mm f/0.95 lens. Shot wide open.
Uwe.. How does this lens compare to the Panasonic Leica D 25mm and the Panasonic 20mm 1.7?
I know, it is not my thing to know but anyway... When spelling the trade mark Voigtländer we see some different ways to do it:
1) Voigtländer (as it should be spelled)
2) Voigtlander (as some have a problem with the dots above the a)
3) Voigtlaender (which is a way to make a simple phonetic variation)
I like the first the best. As a Swede I have no problems with the German "ä". But it is more common to see the second version which is the short Internet way to simply skip the dots. The third, and the one used here, is nice, works fine for me, but will seldom generate a hit when searching a forum or eBay, for example.
CV works, commonly, as a short for Cosina Voigtländer. Maybe the good folks over at the rangefinder forum(s) are most familiar with this short.
CV Nokton 25/0.95 may not be a very good thread title. Or it may?
Uwe, your name sounds German to me, but your choice was Voigtlaender... I'm not sure but I think it may be a good idea to ask a mod to switch the title of this thread to
Fun with the Cosina Voigtlander Nokton 25/0.95.
Here is one taken in a way the lens probably is not supposed to be used in, wide open for sunny landscapes...
Above: G1, CV25, f/0.95, 1/4000
I'm in the learning to know the lens -process. Some LoCA is removed and that accentuated the ugly horizon line.
Did you need an ND filter to shoot wide open.
Also, laziness on the spelling for us Americans who have to go and find the dotted A under special characters .
I wonder about the ND filter also and hate to admit it, but I rarely add the dots--lazy American too LOL. I can with Ipad, Voigtländer, but generally type without.
. . . . . the Voigtlander 25/0.95 is a wonderful lens . . . . .
Ava & Lindsay
GF1 with Voigtlander Nokton 25mm f0.95 -- ISO 200 -- f0.95 -- 1/4000
A Swedish keyboard is well suited for µ4/3 and Voigtländer. We are all lazy and if there hadn't been an "ä" right at my right pinkie I would spell Voigtländer without the dots as well. But it should always be µ4/3. I dislike "MFT".
No, the CV25 isn't "sharp" wide open in the way most modern internet pixel peepers judges "sharp". It is just "good enough" and small web images are always sharp, aren't they? The CV25 is about as "sharp" as the PL25, in the center and f-stop by f-stop. A PL25 is of cousre the Panasonic Lumix Leica D Summilux 1:1.4/25 ASPH. Abbrevs are good.
Uwe, is that image from the same place you took the video of a robot doing something? I like the hydraulics and all the other details there!
Umlaut-a :: type 'option-u' then 'a' = ä
Capital Umlaut-u :: type 'option-u' then 'shift-u' - Ü
Open System Preferences and choose the International panel, Input Menu tab. Turn on the Keyboard Viewer and/or Character Palette tools. That puts a drop-down menu into the menu bar. If you choose the Keyboard Viewer, pressing the Option key will highlight all the available two-key press diacritical marking character keys. Once you know where the modifier keys are, it's easy to type characters such as č, é, ü, ä, ń without having to search for them.
Oh yeah, the lens looks nice. ;-)
>3) Voigtlaender (which is a way to make a simple phonetic variation)
I try to use this version as I am German and my name is Steinmüller. But in the US my name is now Steinmueller. For me typing Umlaute is too much of a hassle :-). Ue and Ü sound exactly the same and you really have to know what maybe right or wrong.
In the old times (before the 80s) Vogtländer was a household name for cameras.
My kids watch very little TV .
GH2, 25mm Nokton wide open
Somehow, I would have thought that the plane of focus would be razor thin.
Seemingly not the case......any comments on that?
>Seemingly not the case......any comments on that?
I am surprised too. But then think that this is the DOF of a 25mm wide angle lens. Ever shot a 25mm on FF 35mm for shallow DOF?
You have to get close (not sure was full open but likely 1.4). Too bad there is no EXIF info.
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Rich, I think it's about right considering that a 25mm f/0.95 lens in this format should give similar DOF to a 50mm f/2 lens in 35mm format... or, as Uwe said, considering that it is a 25mm lens (irrespective of format).
This lens has a very short minimum focus distance, though, so the DOF can be very thin indeed. This wasn't even at the minimum focus distance:
Here's one from relatively close:
I too am surprised about DOF I am seeing, especially in Jonas' shot, as DOF of 25mm lens @ F1 is only third of a foot at 5 feet.
However, it is impossible for me to comment with certainity as I neither know exact distances nor can see these shots at 100% SOOC.
. . . . . all taken wide open . . . . .
GF1 with Voigtlander Nokton 25mm f0.95 -- ISO 400 -- f0.95 -- 1/2500
GF1 with Voigtlander Nokton 25mm f0.95 -- ISO 200 -- f0.95 -- 1/20
GF1 with Voigtlander Nokton 25mm f0.95 -- ISO 200 -- f0.95 -- 1/10
GF1 with Voigtlander Nokton 25mm f0.95 -- ISO 200 -- f0.95 -- 1/15
GF1 with Voigtlander Nokton 25mm f0.95 -- ISO 200 -- f0.95 -- 1/1300
GF1 with Voigtlander Nokton 25mm f0.95 -- ISO 200 -- f0.95 -- 1/640
Damm, I love this lens, worth every penny, JMHO
... but again, it is much harder to say when not looking at 100% SOOC shot.
P.S. Now you got me curious. I have both 25/0.95 on EP2 and 50mm prime on FF (D700). I have to make a note to myself to do some controlled side by sides.
Well, I have tried with 50 and 100mm lenses on µ4/3 and FF. The surprise I got was that the theories were so close to the practical results.
I'm happy some can understand the equivalence theory. That has been a problem earlier here when discussing the CV25. I hope I'll be able to find some time having fun with the lens next week.
Looks like Bodie....is it?
I'm really liking the output at this web size. I don't really need or want another MF 25mm so will wait to see if the 25 f1.f AF lens comes to pass but this is def. one I'm watching.
There are too many good looking images in this thread. I had to find something else from everything I've done trying to learn the lens:
G1, CV25, 1/1250, f/0.95
Nice, plain ugly, to be expected - you decide.
Great shots, all of them.
I especially like the third one!
One of my favorit places: Jazz im Anglerheim! Nokton at 1,2 , 1/25 sec at ISO 1600, E-PL1
I don't care what gear I have.
Things I sell: http://www.shutterstock.com/sets/413...html?rid=61105
I can live with this as I bought the lens for low light shooting and the "problem" is not so apparent in that environment.
ReeRay, beautiful photographs as usual! Love the color, sharp detail with the soft bokeh!
. . . . . you did manage a wonderful find when finding the Schneider Xenon 25mm F0.95 at $ 400.00, on the occasions I have done a search they usually come back in the $1200.00 to $1500.00 range. The two listed on ebay at the moment are for $1600.00 and $1540.00
There does appear to be a number of schneider xenon 25/1.5 available in the $350.00 to $500.00 range and photographs I have seen taken with them are very nice as well.
Kris by peterb666, on Flickr
Kris the very old cat doing what he does best - resting.
This photo was taken with an Olympus E-P1 and Voigtlander 25mm f/0.95. The shot was taken indoors with a single light above (and not very bright).
The exposure is for 1/13 second at f/2 and the camera is set to ISO1600. The distance to Kris is approximately 0.4m.
amazing images here - they're making me reconsider my order for a K5 and 31mm 1.8, even though micro four thirds and the voigtlander are very different to the pentax - i like what i see ;-)
hmmm... maybe after my bank account recovers... will be a very long time though :-( lol