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    CV 35/1.2 M Mount on EP2/m43

    Does anybody have experience with this combo or this lens on other m32 bodies or can point me in direction of samples from them? Thank you!

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    Re: CV 35/1.2 M Mount on EP2/m43

    Quote Originally Posted by ZoranC View Post
    Does anybody have experience with this combo or this lens on other m32 bodies or can point me in direction of samples from them? Thank you!
    A quick search on Flickr

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/sabesh/4497510607/

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/thefillm/4504193414/in/set-72157623815022702/

    . . . . . and of course a sample with a GF1!
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/ansys/[email protected]/

    There are more to be found out there if willing to search . . . . .

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    Re: CV 35/1.2 M Mount on EP2/m43

    Quote Originally Posted by seakayaker View Post
    A quick search on Flickr

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/sabesh/4497510607/

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/thefillm/4504193414/in/set-72157623815022702/

    . . . . . and of course a sample with a GF1!
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/ansys/[email protected]/

    There are more to be found out there if willing to search . . . . .
    Thank you For some reason my search before posting question didn't yield as many results so your willingness to help is appreciated

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    Re: CV 35/1.2 M Mount on EP2/m43

    Quote Originally Posted by ZoranC View Post
    Thank you For some reason my search before posting question didn't yield as many results so your willingness to help is appreciated
    Your welcome. Please post some shots if you put this combo together!

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    Re: CV 35/1.2 M Mount on EP2/m43

    Quote Originally Posted by seakayaker View Post
    Please post some shots if you put this combo together!
    Will do if I get it Funds are bit tight after unexpected car repair bill but that doesn't mean I can't window shop and do homework

    Now if I could only decide whether 70mm effective focal length will be good fit for my purposes ...

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    Re: CV 35/1.2 M Mount on EP2/m43

    Quote Originally Posted by ZoranC View Post
    Will do if I get it Funds are bit tight after unexpected car repair bill but that doesn't mean I can't window shop and do homework

    Now if I could only decide whether 70mm effective focal length will be good fit for my purposes ...
    Plenty of m4/3 examples for people shooting with a 35mm lens on Flickr and other sites.

    I have used a few 35mm with my GF1 and the results have been pleasing to my eye: (1) Carl Zeiss Distagon T* 35mm f2.8; (2) Ernst Leitz GmbH Wetzlar - Summaron 3.5cm f3.5; (3) Leica Summicron - M 35mm f2 Aspherical. The first 2 were picked up for very reasonable prices on the used market.

    Also picked up a used Voigtlander Nokton Classic SC 40mm f1.4 which produces outstanding pictures with the GF1. If you are looking for a a fast lens close to the 35mm instead of waiting for the expensive (even on the used market) 35mm f1.2 the 40mm has gotten some great reviews and once again a ton of samples can be seen on Flickr of m4/3 with the 40/1.4

    You have more discipline than I have if you are holding out for the 35/1.2.

    I would rather have something in my hands today and put away for the expensive (dream) lens in the future.

    Once again, good luck in choosing what is right for you.

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    Re: CV 35/1.2 M Mount on EP2/m43

    Quote Originally Posted by seakayaker View Post
    Plenty of m4/3 examples for people shooting with a 35mm lens on Flickr and other sites.

    I have used a few 35mm with my GF1 and the results have been pleasing to my eye: (1) Carl Zeiss Distagon T* 35mm f2.8; (2) Ernst Leitz GmbH Wetzlar - Summaron 3.5cm f3.5; (3) Leica Summicron - M 35mm f2 Aspherical. The first 2 were picked up for very reasonable prices on the used market.

    Also picked up a used Voigtlander Nokton Classic SC 40mm f1.4 which produces outstanding pictures with the GF1. If you are looking for a a fast lens close to the 35mm instead of waiting for the expensive (even on the used market) 35mm f1.2 the 40mm has gotten some great reviews and once again a ton of samples can be seen on Flickr of m4/3 with the 40/1.4

    You have more discipline than I have if you are holding out for the 35/1.2.

    I would rather have something in my hands today and put away for the expensive (dream) lens in the future.

    Once again, good luck in choosing what is right for you.
    Thank you for your input, I am off to research 40/1.4

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    Re: CV 35/1.2 M Mount on EP2/m43

    Quote Originally Posted by seakayaker View Post
    Also picked up a used Voigtlander Nokton Classic SC 40mm f1.4 which produces outstanding pictures with the GF1.
    Is this the one you are talking about:

    http://photovillage.com/product.php?...0&cat=0&page=1

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    Re: CV 35/1.2 M Mount on EP2/m43

    Quote Originally Posted by ZoranC View Post
    Is this the one you are talking about:

    http://photovillage.com/product.php?...0&cat=0&page=1

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    Yes, that is the one.

    Some better pictures of the lens itself can be seen here: http://www.cameraquest.com/voigt4014.htm

    The VC 40/1.4 is sometimes available used on the 'for sale' forum or ebay and can be found at reasonable price.


    I do love the sharp edge on the petals, the color and bokeh in this shot.

    GF1 with Voigtlander Nokton Classic SC 40mm f1.4 -- ISO 100 -- f1.4 -- 1/2000

    and in Black & White.

    . . . . . more samples can be seen here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/2667261...7624474633027/

    Do a search for reviews and I believe you will find a number of positive comments regarding this small and versatile lens. btw, Voigtlander also makes the 35/1.4 but asking price on that lens is $579.00!

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    Re: CV 35/1.2 M Mount on EP2/m43

    Dan, what is the closest that the CV 40mm f1.4 focuses on m4/3? I have the Leica Summicron-C 40mm f2, but it doesn't focus very closely.

    I find the bokeh of the CV 40mm a bit distracting most of time time, which is why I never picked it up. It looks really good in that iris image though.

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    Re: CV 35/1.2 M Mount on EP2/m43

    Quote Originally Posted by seakayaker View Post
    Yes, that is the one.

    Some better pictures of the lens itself can be seen here: http://www.cameraquest.com/voigt4014.htm

    The VC 40/1.4 is sometimes available used on the 'for sale' forum or ebay and can be found at reasonable price.

    I do love the sharp edge on the petals, the color and bokeh in this shot.
    http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4130/...b7d2b834_z.jpg
    GF1 with Voigtlander Nokton Classic SC 40mm f1.4 -- ISO 100 -- f1.4 -- 1/2000

    and in Black & White.
    http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4105/...4edf26d5_z.jpg
    . . . . . more samples can be seen here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/2667261...7624474633027/

    Do a search for reviews and I believe you will find a number of positive comments regarding this small and versatile lens. btw, Voigtlander also makes the 35/1.4 but asking price on that lens is $579.00!
    Thank you for sharing links and samples, they are beautiful

    After browsing through them and almost everything I could find around I am finding your recommandation of 40/1.4 fits me much better than 35/1.2, thank you for it!

    I am inclining toward MC version though ...

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    Re: CV 35/1.2 M Mount on EP2/m43

    Quote Originally Posted by ggibson View Post
    Dan, what is the closest that the CV 40mm f1.4 focuses on m4/3? I have the Leica Summicron-C 40mm f2, but it doesn't focus very closely.

    I find the bokeh of the CV 40mm a bit distracting most of time time, which is why I never picked it up. It looks really good in that iris image though.
    As far as how close it focuses I will have to put it back on the GF1 and verify the distance. The manufacturer states .7 meters or 27.55 inches.

    I will see if I can check it out this evening and if not then the latest I will get to it will be this weekend.

    Bokeh is definitely a personal preference. I do know that I like different flavors created by different lenses. Certainly for portraits a smooth bokeh is more appealing to my eye, but with flowers and other subjects, swirls, circles and other shapes work for me.

    I enjoy the Bokeh thread since it has plenty of different lens on various cameras to give some samples to help sort things out when looking for a certain bokeh look.

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    Re: CV 35/1.2 M Mount on EP2/m43

    Quote Originally Posted by ZoranC View Post
    Thank you for sharing links and samples, they are beautiful

    After browsing through them and almost everything I could find around I am finding your recommandation of 40/1.4 fits me much better than 35/1.2, thank you for it!

    I am inclining toward MC version though ...
    Your welcome!

    . . . . . glad I could be of some help. Hopefully you find the lens you want and save some dollars for future projects.

    I choose the SC since in reviews they indicated it would work better for B&W shots and was the main reason for choosing SC vs. MC. Sample photos from both lenses look great to me.

    Good luck with your decision and post some shots when you get the combo.

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    Re: CV 35/1.2 M Mount on EP2/m43

    Quote Originally Posted by seakayaker View Post
    I choose the SC since in reviews they indicated it would work better for B&W shots and was the main reason for choosing SC vs. MC. Sample photos from both lenses look great to me.
    B&W is my love, and yes, because of that statement by vendors and reviewers I was initialy inclining toward SC but after looking around MC seemed to result in contrast that is closer to my personal preference.

    Quote Originally Posted by seakayaker View Post
    Good luck with your decision and post some shots when you get the combo.
    Will do and thank you once again

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    Re: CV 35/1.2 M Mount on EP2/m43

    Dan, have you ever done research on CV 35/1.4 vs. 40/1.4?

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    Re: CV 35/1.2 M Mount on EP2/m43

    Quote Originally Posted by ZoranC View Post
    Dan, have you ever done research on CV 35/1.4 vs. 40/1.4?
    Yes, before picking up the 40/1.4 I did take a look at the 35/1.4 and attempted to purchase one but did not pull the trigger on time.

    You may want to look at Steve Huff's review: http://www.stevehuffphoto.com/2009/1...c-lens-review/

    . . . . . also some comments can be found here: http://www.rangefinderforum.com/foru...ad.php?t=80487

    The 40/1.4 that I purchased on Ebay came with the hood. It was described as in Mint Condition and it was. It was a very nice saving from paying full price for a new copy of a lens with hood. I could have easily owned the 35 under different circumstances. I did enough reading on both that I was confident with either one if I got it for the right price. If you want a 35mm I don't think you can go wrong.

    Lots of pictures can be found out on flickr as well taken with the 35/1.4

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    Re: CV 35/1.2 M Mount on EP2/m43

    Quote Originally Posted by seakayaker View Post
    You may want to look at Steve Huff's review: ...
    ...
    Lots of pictures can be found out on flickr as well taken with the 35/1.4
    Coming across Steve's review and subsequently browsing Flickr pool is what prompted me to ask the question

    Quote Originally Posted by seakayaker View Post
    I could have easily owned the 35 under different circumstances. I did enough reading on both that I was confident with either one if I got it for the right price. If you want a 35mm I don't think you can go wrong.
    What draws me toward 35/1.4 is that samples I saw _appear_ punchier/sharper @ 1.4 than ones from 40/1.4 even though I have seen comments that 40 is sharper.

    That and because I feel effective focal length of 70mm would be more often usable for street/indoors than one of 80mm.

    On other hand I see 35 has noticable distortion, I don't know is same the case with 40.

    Any info/input/thoughts?

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    Re: CV 35/1.2 M Mount on EP2/m43

    Quote Originally Posted by ZoranC View Post
    Coming across Steve's review and subsequently browsing Flickr pool is what prompted me to ask the question


    What draws me toward 35/1.4 is that samples I saw _appear_ punchier/sharper @ 1.4 than ones from 40/1.4 even though I have seen comments that 40 is sharper.

    That and because I feel effective focal length of 70mm would be more often usable for street/indoors than one of 80mm.

    On other hand I see 35 has noticable distortion, I don't know is same the case with 40.

    Any info/input/thoughts?
    I like the 40/1.4 a lot. I love the output that I get when I use the lens.

    With that said, I also like the three 35mm lens that I have and believe all of them could produce great shots.

    Below is one photo from each of the following lenses: Carl Zeiss Distagon T* 35mm f2.8; Ernst Leitz GmbH Wetzlar - Summaron 3.5cm f3.5; Leica Summicron - M 35mm f2 Aspherical; and Voightlander Classic Nokton 40mm f1.4

    The photos are in random order.










    My opinion/thought would be do not over think it. The lens is just a tool and the photographer will have a lot of control over the output. It is not just about the equipment. In the end I do believe you will be happy with either. If you like the 35mm focal length over the 40mm then it is an easy decision. If you want the lens that will save you money and still have great output then it is an easy decision, it is the 40mm. . . . . . . and if you want to have the fastest 35mm then the decision is easy, go for the 35/1.2, just start saving the bucks! . . . . . or just save up and buy both the 35/1.4 and 40/1.4 since it is not much more then the 35/1.2 and then sell off the least favorite after extensive testing . . . . . it could take years

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    Re: CV 35/1.2 M Mount on EP2/m43

    Quote Originally Posted by seakayaker View Post
    My opinion/thought would be do not over think it. The lens is just a tool and the photographer will have a lot of control over the output. It is not just about the equipment.
    I feel exactly same, thank you for reminding me. 35/1.4 MC it will be.

    Quote Originally Posted by seakayaker View Post
    ... or just save up and buy both the 35/1.4 and 40/1.4 since it is not much more then the 35/1.2 and then sell off the least favorite after extensive testing . . . . . it could take years
    ROFLMAO!

    Quote Originally Posted by seakayaker View Post
    Below is one photo from each of the following lenses: Carl Zeiss Distagon T* 35mm f2.8; Ernst Leitz GmbH Wetzlar - Summaron 3.5cm f3.5; Leica Summicron - M 35mm f2 Aspherical; and Voightlander Classic Nokton 40mm f1.4

    The photos are in random order.
    They are all beautiful, but # 2 and 3 strike my note best. Do you mind if I ask for the sake of curiosity which one is which one, please?

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    Re: CV 35/1.2 M Mount on EP2/m43

    Quote Originally Posted by ZoranC View Post
    I feel exactly same, thank you for reminding me. 35/1.4 MC it will be.


    ROFLMAO!


    They are all beautiful, but # 2 and 3 strike my note best. Do you mind if I ask for the sake of curiosity which one is which one, please?
    FYI - not sure of the date of manufacturer for the first 2 lenses, the Zeiss CY line was discontinued in 2005 and the Voigtlander released the 40/1.4 in 2004

    1. Carl Zeiss Distagon T* 35mm f2.8
    2. Voightlander Classic Nokton 40mm f1.4
    3. Ernst Leitz GmbH Wetzlar - Summaron 3.5cm f3.5 (1953)
    4. Leica Summicron - M 35mm f2 Aspherical (2001)

    . . . . . the 35mm f3.5 is a very nice lens and can be found for around $300.00 in Mint condition, about the same price of a mint 40/1.4 . . . . .

    . . . . . now go get that 35/1.4 and have some fun!

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    Re: CV 35/1.2 M Mount on EP2/m43

    Quote Originally Posted by seakayaker View Post
    . . . now go get that 35/1.4 and have some fun!
    Yes Sir!

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    Re: CV 35/1.2 M Mount on EP2/m43

    sorry I missed this thread earlier. I shot an a wedding with 35mm f1.2 on a G1 previously ( GF1 wasn't invented then). Results are very good, much better than my 40mm f1.4 SC. I would recommend it.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/2190267...7614297646834/


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    Re: CV 35/1.2 M Mount on EP2/m43

    Quote Originally Posted by fortynine View Post
    sorry I missed this thread earlier. I shot an a wedding with 35mm f1.2 on a G1 previously ( GF1 wasn't invented then). Results are very good, much better than my 40mm f1.4 SC. I would recommend it.
    Beautiful results, thank you for sharing

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    Re: CV 35/1.2 M Mount on EP2/m43

    Quote Originally Posted by ZoranC View Post
    Beautiful results, thank you for sharing
    thanks. every shot was at f1.2 as I wasn't enamoured of G1's high ISO results then. it was clearly a heavy lens to handle compared to the pancake 40mm but in low light every half a stop counts.

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