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    This lens or new Voigtlander for G1?

    I'm kind of torn. I can buy the Voigtlander in Nikon iteration and use it on my D300 as well. But I've heard good things about these old Minoltas and their performance, plus it's compact, like the M-Voigtlanders.

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...=STRK:MEWAX:IT

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    Re: This lens or new Voigtlander for G1?

    The 40/2 M-Rokkor is a great lens, but it doesn't focus all that close. I found that problematic on my G1...

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    Re: This lens or new Voigtlander for G1?

    That lens is the CLE 40/2 M-Rokkor, the serial # is located on the barrel ( the # on the CL is located on the front of the lens). It has the same lens cam* as the summicron 40, also the same optical formula, but that model Rokkor has superior double coatings and resultant better contrast compared to the Summicron. a Very Nice lens...but as monza indicated...it won't do for those faceb00k self-portraits




    * an if you have a M body...you can rock sum tri-X wif it!

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    Re: This lens or new Voigtlander for G1?

    Interesting. The cheap Minolta 45mm f2.0 doesn't focus very close either, but it's a decent prime.

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    Re: This lens or new Voigtlander for G1?

    The 40/2 is great on a CL or CLE. I wonder if it could be modified to focus closer.

    In the meantime I like the 38/1.8 and 40/1.4 Pen lenses for similar field of view and 14" close focus.

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    Re: This lens or new Voigtlander for G1?

    yehh...this winters project...



    CLE Rokkor 40 @ f/2... focus 10"

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    Re: This lens or new Voigtlander for G1?

    Quote Originally Posted by monza View Post
    The 40/2 is great on a CL or CLE. I wonder if it could be modified to focus closer.

    In the meantime I like the 38/1.8 and 40/1.4 Pen lenses for similar field of view and 14" close focus.
    I've got the 38mm Pen, it's a very good lens, better than my OM 35mm f2.8 wide open.


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