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    Re: CV 35/1.4

    I want one.

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    Re: CV 35/1.4

    Now that looks pretty sweet!
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    Re: CV 35/1.4

    Is this a new lens that is being released? I know there was the f1.2 Nokton. I assume if it is new it is only offered in M mount.

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    Re: CV 35/1.4

    I love machine translations! "RENJIFAINDAKAMERA"!

    Yep, M mount.

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    Re: CV 35/1.4

    Quote Originally Posted by Jan Brittenson View Post
    I love machine translations! "RENJIFAINDAKAMERA"!

    Yep, M mount.
    Thanks Jan,

    I just waded through all 9 pages of posts on the rangefinder forum. Seems like the timing caught Steve Gandy a little off guard as well.

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    Re: CV 35/1.4

    The lens is priced at $559 and then there is a hood at $69.

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    Re: CV 35/1.4

    Does Stephen have them in stock?

    runs off to look

    OK, not yet in stock, but he's taking deposits.

    WANT! WANT! WANT!

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    Re: CV 35/1.4

    Quote Originally Posted by Maggie O View Post
    WANT! WANT! WANT!
    Maggie - any thoughts on single coated vs. multi coat?

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    Re: CV 35/1.4

    Quote Originally Posted by Jan Brittenson View Post
    I love machine translations! "RENJIFAINDAKAMERA"!
    Well, that is what it literally says.
    Katakana phonetic spelling and all.
    Other common examples in use:
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    Re: CV 35/1.4

    Quote Originally Posted by TEBnewyork View Post
    Maggie - any thoughts on single coated vs. multi coat?
    I'll go with the multi-coated version, I reckon. Maybe ask for the single coated version for Christmas.

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    Re: CV 35/1.4

    One could get a Zeiss for not much more, but its not 1.4 and its a bit longer. I loved the Zeiss 35/2 when I had it. I am very interested to see how this compares.

    Is this a planar type design with two extra elements in the center? I tried to match up this design in this book. http://books.google.com/books?id=ouS...OWTu841UBZrYr0
    If so it should have a nice signature , at least to my eye, since I have always liked planar and tessar type lenses.
    Last edited by espressogeek; 26th January 2008 at 11:38.

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    Re: CV 35/1.4

    I'm really interested in the single coat, but think I'll wait and see what the bokeh is like first...

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    Re: CV 35/1.4

    I'm no lens expert but by comparing the diagrams of the two I would imagine the bokeh and signature to be very similar to the 40/1.4, which is a bit cheaper btw.

    http://www.cosina.co.jp/seihin/voigt...l-m/index.html

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    Re: CV 35/1.4

    Quote Originally Posted by espressogeek View Post
    I'm no lens expert but by comparing the diagrams of the two I would imagine the bokeh and signature to be very similar to the 40/1.4, which is a bit cheaper btw.

    http://www.cosina.co.jp/seihin/voigt...l-m/index.html
    I did not know there was a 40 1.4. Do you mean the 40 2.0?

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    Re: CV 35/1.4

    Yes,
    If you follow the link, there is a 40 f1.4 some people aren't crazy about the bokeh from that lens. However, the 35 looks like it has another element (see the pictures on that page). I do worry about coding their M mount lenses but perhaps they made a change to make that work better.

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    Re: CV 35/1.4

    I have the 40/1.4 MC and find it rather mediocre. Very high contrast with messy bokeh. This is why I'll wait and see what the 35 looks like. If it's the same I'll probably pass. The 40 is mainly useful as a pancake for hiking and tripod/beanbag supported shooting at small aperture in very soft light IMO. Even if the 35 is the same, it's a little smaller. Probably not $559+65 smaller though.

    These are all Planar derived designs - derivatives of the same basic 6-element symmetric design. This, however, has little bearing on bokeh which is more a function of how spherical aberration and coma is corrected. This is largely controlled with the two inner elements facing the aperture. (Varios often have a fat, large, central element for this purpose.) For instance, if on-axis spherical aberration is overcorrected and oblique s.a. is undercorrected, the lens will look smooth and light wide open, but more clinical when stopped down. There is an extra element in the 35/1.4 exactly where you'd want to tweak this behavior. This is exactly what's done in the Summicron 35/2 IV, except the extra element is on the rear half. (Opticially I think this makes little difference.) It may well be that it will render like the 40, however I don't think this is in any way a foregone conclusion. However, because of its similarity to the great 35/2 IV I personally feel optimistic and look forward to the reviews, hands-on's, and samples.

    35/2 (IV):

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    I knew someone would have a more technical explanation of this. I don't particularly dislike the pictures 40/1.4 so if this is an improvement it would make it a winner in my book. This sort of thing is at least partially subjective as many like the leica 40/2 and I could care less for it. Competition is good and I'm glad to see new introductions for the "M" mount.

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    Re: CV 35/1.4

    Just so people can see the CV design:


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    Re: CV 35/1.4

    Oh, hmm, I seem to remember wrong - the CV 40 is very similar to the 35/2 IV in terms of diagram. The 35/1.4 seems to have one additional element. Anyway, it'll be interesting to see how it performs!

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    Although the 40/1.4 has more than its share of rough bokeh at f/1.4, it does well from f/2 on, and f/1.4 is there if you need it. Here are some links comparing the 40/1.4 bokeh to that of the 40mm Summicron-C and a couple 35 Lux versions:
    http://ferider.smugmug.com/gallery/2...9033#144939033
    http://www.pbase.com/juergenkook/lei...ander&page=all

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