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    SOLD Voigtlander Heliar 50/2 Nickel only 600 made

    I have owned this for only 2 weeks but can't get used to the older style focusing lever. My loss is your gain.

    Comes with everything mint in box, including a type 2 M mount adapter. This lens is actually an awesome performer and is built as well as any Leica lens. Only 600 were made in Nickel.

    $600 and shipped to your US door.

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    Re: Voigtlander Heliar 50/2 Nickel only 600 made

    BUMP. Like new except a little scrape on the hood, seen in the pic below




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    Re: Voigtlander Heliar 50/2 Nickel only 600 made

    Make it $550 to get this sold, no less. thats a bargain for this gorgeous lens

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    Re: Voigtlander Heliar 50/2 Nickel only 600 made

    Now that's a beautifully crafted lens. I have toyed with the idea, but have 3 50's already and don't think I'd really "need" a 4th. Possibly CV's sexiest lens, though, and sure to be collectible....

    Man, I am tempted...
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    Re: Voigtlander Heliar 50/2 Nickel only 600 made

    It is a beautiful lens. I had it for a while and decided to sell it and posted on fm and get dpi. Someone local bought it from me and was so happy with it. The finish as ashwin and leicashot mentioned is outstanding nickel. The lens is no so heavy either, delicate, well bulilt but cannot collapse like to the leica one.

    I am sure ashwin will like this lens.

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    Re: Voigtlander Heliar 50/2 Nickel only 600 made

    Haha, that someone was me (Hi, Everett!). Just a newbie getting into photography. It does look beautiful and perform comparable to the Summicron DR that I acquired few weeks later. I'm selling my magic cards to buy more lenses, so hopefully you guys have some good stuff for me later!

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    Re: Voigtlander Heliar 50/2 Nickel only 600 made

    GOod to know that it images like the DR 'Cron. I have the rigid cron, so this lens might be a duplication for me.

    Arghhh.....so many choices...I am also tempted by the C-sonnar zeiss....

    LOL!
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    Re: Voigtlander Heliar 50/2 Nickel only 600 made

    Hi David:

    Glad you are checking out GetDPI. I am a newbie too! DR is nice. Did you get one with the goggle? How did you adapted to you Sony or you now have Leicas, haha.

    I am still looking forward to your son's photos.


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    Re: Voigtlander Heliar 50/2 Nickel only 600 made

    So Ashwin, I should be looking at the Zeiss?

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    Re: Voigtlander Heliar 50/2 Nickel only 600 made

    Yes Kebebe I would say that the Sonnar should definitely be on your list. I've owned one before and will again as soon as they come back to stock.

    Bokeh is a cross between a Planar and the Hexanon 50/1.2

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    Re: Voigtlander Heliar 50/2 Nickel only 600 made

    I need to learn or experience the planar character since I never tried much zeiss lens. The only zeiss i had and sold was 25mm for my Nikon systems. I have not touch my nikon stuff for a while since I start practicing range finder systems. I still have problems with sharp focus and could be partially technique and vision. I should check to see if I can get better glass or laser.

    It would be nice to have a lens party so we can bring different lens and have some models or subjects to try out their character before buying and selling them later. Some lens may be so close in look that in a blind test of finished unedit images to pick out which ones.

    I need to learn the difference designs and their basic character so I have a better idea about the characteristics. You guys have way so much experience that are judge what to buy or not for your preferences.

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    Re: Voigtlander Heliar 50/2 Nickel only 600 made

    Hey Ashwin and Leicashot:

    Is there problems with focus shift with the C Sonnar Zeiss. It is hard to get?

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    Re: Voigtlander Heliar 50/2 Nickel only 600 made

    Probably should keep these conversations to PM's or on the forum threads, but to answer your question, yes it does have focus shift, but I only suggest buying the Sonnar to shoot at 1.5 anyway.

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    Re: Voigtlander Heliar 50/2 Nickel only 600 made

    Quote Originally Posted by Double Negative View Post
    A great and exact review DN, thanks for sharing

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    Yeah, I just read the review. Thanks again. I have some idea about planar and sonnar now. I have to identify which lens from leica and others follow this approach and others to have the character for the intended rendering.

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    Re: Voigtlander Heliar 50/2 Nickel only 600 made

    In a way I hate to contribute to a useful discussion when this is a "FS" ad", so we should take notice of that...and it's for a particulary lovely lens at that!

    Although it's important to understand our lenses, their characteristics, strengths, weaknesses, the way it renders and draws an image...being many of the reasons why we painstakenly choose our lenses and often pay princely sums for them......we also shouldn't get obsessed and loose sight of learning how to use lenses effectively, along with proper composition and recognition of what makes a great image of a particular subject. Sort of like not seeing the forest for the trees...being so involved in the minutia of each lens, that utilizing the lens for great imagery is often missed.

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    Re: Voigtlander Heliar 50/2 Nickel only 600 made

    Out the door at only $500!!!!

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    Somebody should buy it. Such great price and great limited edition lens. My friend is thinking and if he could get some more funds....

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    Re: Voigtlander Heliar 50/2 Nickel only 600 made

    Its a bargain for such a quality lens. Id keep it if I could get used to the focusing lever.

    Kebebe I thought friends like you get nice gifts? LOL

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    Haha. Sounds good but thats a good gift. He was thinking of picking it up since he is in so cal. I am also tempted. Just looking at the finish will guarantee great shots. Haha. I will bug him again see if he can borrow some cash.

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    Re: Voigtlander Heliar 50/2 Nickel only 600 made

    I'm sure you 'can' lend it to him Kebeb lol... Maybe then I should raise my price

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    Re: Voigtlander Heliar 50/2 Nickel only 600 made

    I can trade you my vc 40 1.4 and lease option to buy ?

    Hehe

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    I mean lease to him

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    Re: Voigtlander Heliar 50/2 Nickel only 600 made

    haha, nah, maybe you Hexanon should do it ;-) You wouldn't even know its missing from your extensive collection haha

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    Re: Voigtlander Heliar 50/2 Nickel only 600 made

    Everett and Kristian, you guys are like best friends...LOL.

    Seiously, for that price, this lens should be sold already....
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    Re: Voigtlander Heliar 50/2 Nickel only 600 made

    Yeah i really dont get it. Once this is in the new owner's hands they're gonna be thrilled!

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    Re: Voigtlander Heliar 50/2 Nickel only 600 made

    I just got home. wow, you guys don't know how hard I work so I can afford these toys. The good part I don't have a wife or girl friend to control my $$ or what I can buy. But then, I miss some of the other benefits, haha.

    Someday I got to meet Leicashot and Ashwin if not to buy/sell or just get some coffee or somethin. Let me see if my friend got more money.

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    Re: Voigtlander Heliar 50/2 Nickel only 600 made

    Does this lens have a long focus 180 degree focus or a short 90 degree focus?

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    Re: Voigtlander Heliar 50/2 Nickel only 600 made

    Being single and carefree does amazing things for your photo budget.

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    actually we pay more taxes filling single so have less to spend. Costs more money when we go travelling if we cannot have a paying companion. no other else to make money if our income goes down. eat alone and outside everyday and pay more for food.

    I am in the early stages of a new hobby so in a buying mode. Once have enough stuff will be trading or selling and selecting personal best kits. later will be in selling mode when money is needed to or stuff gets too valuable and don't dare to use anymore. Finally last mode will be dead and someone will come in and buy pennies for a dollar for all the stuff we collected and the stuff goes around.

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    Re: Voigtlander Heliar 50/2 Nickel only 600 made

    $450 and its sold. PM if its still available and you accept my offer.

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    Re: Voigtlander Heliar 50/2 Nickel only 600 made

    Can't do it. The ONLY reason its cheap is because the hood has been marked. Its virtually new, used a few times and I deserve $500, which means about $450 in my pocket, after paying $735 including tax only 3 weeks ago. You'll never find one cheaper

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    Re: Voigtlander Heliar 50/2 Nickel only 600 made

    Ok, ok. I'll take it if available! Tks.

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    Re: Voigtlander Heliar 50/2 Nickel only 600 made

    sold. you should have sent me a PM cause i missed your post here jamriman

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