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    My Voigtlander 15 Heliar report is up!

    Just finished my Voigtlander 15mm heliar write up if anyone is interested. Lots of image samples, full size downloads and more!

    http://www.stevehuffphotos.com/Steve...AR_REVIEW.html

    Thanks for looking!

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    Re: My Voigtlander 15 Heliar report is up!

    Nicely done. Like the unbiased pros and cons approach and style. One request? Maybe a couple of link to full B&W shots to show the fine detail abilities w/o the cyan drift issue? A full-sized copy of say the first cathedral shot would be one example.

    Over the last year, I've started using CV SL and SLII glass on my 1Ds2 as I start shifting to Nikon and moving out some of my glass that won't Nikon-mount (or be converted to same). VERY, very impressed. Looking fwd to seeing what the upcoming 20/3.5 SLII will deliver.

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    Nice review, Steve. I agree with your conclusions. The CV 15/4.5 is one of my favorite lenses, and the very first lens I bought after I got my M8. Love it! And while the new version looks interesting, I have the Milich adapter and filter holder for my current version, and am plenty happy with that setup. Rangefinder coupling on this lens is a non-issue!.

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    Re: My Voigtlander 15 Heliar report is up!

    I understand, CV has just reworked this lens and it now has an M-mount, takes a 58mm filter and has rangefinder coupling.

    See it and specs here.

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    Yes they did so no more having to buy an adapter if you go with the new version.
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    Also, Lloyd and Rob, thanks for checking it out! Love the train shot Lloyd!
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    Re: My Voigtlander 15 Heliar report is up!

    Quote Originally Posted by johnastovall View Post
    I understand, CV has just reworked this lens and it now has an M-mount, takes a 58mm filter and has rangefinder coupling.

    See it and specs here.
    Steve does mention that in his review.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stevem8 View Post
    Yes they did so no more having to buy an adapter if you go with the new version.
    But, will that make it more difficult to code?

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    Yeah, I'm in line for the new one. Never got on with the old one and sold it. I like rf coupling (even for superwides) I think it will actually be easier to code as they now have a groove in the mount on newer CV M mount lenses.

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    Quote Originally Posted by charlesphoto View Post
    Yeah, I'm in line for the new one. Never got on with the old one and sold it. I like rf coupling (even for superwides) I think it will actually be easier to code as they now have a groove in the mount on newer CV M mount lenses.
    I sold mine for the same reasons and will probably buy the new version. A 15, 35 and 75 is possibly the ideal travel combo.

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    Re: My Voigtlander 15 Heliar report is up!

    Quote Originally Posted by stevem8 View Post
    Just finished my Voigtlander 15mm heliar write up if anyone is interested. Lots of image samples, full size downloads and more!

    http://www.stevehuffphotos.com/Steve...AR_REVIEW.html

    Thanks for looking!

    Steve

    Steve,

    Thank you for sharing this. I've been trying to figure out the ideal setting for my Voigtlander 15mm Heliar with my M8 for a while without much assurance. Your example shots were very helpful.

    Cheers,
    Dan

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    Thanks Dan for checking it out. I am glad you found it useful.

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