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35 1.4 voigtlander how good

Hello. Anyone have experience with the 35 1.4 voigtlander? I am thinking begin to save some money to upgrade my 35 2.5 for a summicron or the 1.4 voigtlander. Since the last include is more cheap and i can buy it new become a real choice for my empty pockets. many thanks

by Hernan Zenteno at 2009-04-21 03:48:37 UTC Buenos Aires , Argentina | Bookmark | | Report spam→

there is two version of this lens. Nokton classic MC and SC. MC is rear on the market so i didnt know that before and have bought SC version ( no marked ). There is a lot of flare on SC.Im selling this lens right now…I think Nokton classic MC 35/1.4 very good lens but they dont sell it in Russia..

p.s. do you know lanacion/Las Ranas mag?

by [former member] | 21 Apr 2009 05:04 | moscow, Russia | | Report spam→
Thanks Valeri. I work for La Nacion newspaper but don’t know what is Las Ranas, i never ear this magazine name. Write me if you need some help about the first. Saludos

by Hernan Zenteno | 22 Apr 2009 00:04 | Buenos Aires, Argentina | | Report spam→
look.. i got this email from Daniel Caldirola La Nacion..
..photoeditor of the Sunday magazine of La Nacion newspaper, Buenos Aires, Argentina and also in a cultural magazine with one issue by year called Las Ranas.Las Ranas is a magazine about essays,literature and arts. Each issue have a Portfolio , 12 pages in illustration paper,printed in black and white, about one photographer..
they are contacted me but later disappeared

by [former member] | 22 Apr 2009 05:04 | moscow, Russia | | Report spam→
I will send you an email.

by Hernan Zenteno | 22 Apr 2009 15:04 | Buenos Aires, Argentina | | Report spam→
I use the 40mm 1.4 Nokton Classic and it is ok, not great but ok. They are well made lenses and get the job done but they are not as good wide open as say a Leica lens or Canon. Also, the focus is rather stiff but that could be because it is brand new.

by Juan Carlos Delgado | 23 Apr 2009 16:04 | Portland, OR, United States | | Report spam→
Well this bother me, i mean if they are not so good wide open. Thanks Juan. Equal i will have to sell some pics extra and my actual lens to get the money. Mmm, don’t know if will be a good deal.

by Hernan Zenteno | 24 Apr 2009 03:04 (ed. Apr 24 2009) | Buenos Aires, Argentina | | Report spam→
Quizás un dia puedo visitar Buenos Aires y te presto mi 40mm 1.4 por un rato para ver si te gusta. Buena Suerte!

by Juan Carlos Delgado | 24 Apr 2009 04:04 | Portland, OR, United States | | Report spam→
No hay problema, tomamos unas cervezas o un vinito. El problema con el 40 es que no me coincide el visor con el de 35 de la m6.

by Hernan Zenteno | 01 May 2009 01:05 | Buenos Aires, Argentina | | Report spam→
so, no more users of the 35 1.4 voigtlander that want to share their experiences?

by Hernan Zenteno | 08 May 2009 02:05 | Buenos Aires, Argentina | | Report spam→
haven’t used the 35 1.4, but had the 28/1.8 and it was a really good lens. tried other voigtländers too and was always happy with them considering the price. so is price the factor, just by it, try it, if you’re happy, then keep it. if not it’s always possible to get it sold again on ebay or so…

you could also ask the rangefinder geeks at www.rangefinderforum.com about this stuff, they have an insane amount of detailed info about everything rf.

happy hunting;)

by marius sortland myklebust | 06 Jun 2009 03:06 | Wellington, New Zealand | | Report spam→
Many thanks Marius. I have a 21 f4 and i am very very happy with this voigtlander. I have a 35 2.5 too but i would really like to try the 1.4 thing but i am afraid of the flare with the big glass. I will check rangerfinder forum. Saludos

by Hernan Zenteno | 08 Jun 2009 02:06 | Alta Gracia, Argentina | | Report spam→
I never used the lens, but I was interested in it. I was trying to find some reviews and asked people they own it. Sean Reid has paid review site with very good reviews and he tested 4 samples of the Nokton. Conclusion was that the lens is good at full aperture and stopped down to f/5.6 and smaller. From f/2 to f/4 the focus shift is evident and it’s not related to sample variation. However the test has been done on M8 and on film the lens will probably behave better (which has been confirmed by owner I know).

by Palo Markovič | 09 Jun 2009 12:06 | Bratislava, Slovakia | | Report spam→
i use it on my M4-2 and its a nice lens, on slide its good from 2.8-11, with grainy film ; you can shoot wide open.
at best aperture (5.6-11) ist not as sharp as the 35mm f2 on my Hexar AF.

flare is not really a problem

by Pierre | 10 Sep 2009 20:09 | Montreal, Canada | | Report spam→
i think flare is a big problem on his lens..sharpness here is ok

by [former member] | 21 Sep 2009 07:09 | moscow, Russia | | Report spam→
Is there some comparison between flare on both lenses (MC and SC)? Also, is the difference between the lenses even noticeable? I am going to shoot mainly TriX (as long as it is in production) and do not really know what to choose. Most people on the internet use SC and are very satisfied…

by David Sotosek | 17 Oct 2011 04:10 | Ljubljana, Slovenia | | Report spam→
Hi David. I am curious too. I can told you that I am very happy with the simple Voigtlander 35 2.5, what scary me about the comments about the 1.4 was shift focus between 1.4 and more close diaphragm. I read some of this comments over the Carls Zeiss 35 1.4 that I suppose is a great lens but is not found anymore in my close markets.

by Hernan Zenteno | 11 Nov 2011 03:11 | Buenos Aires, Argentina | | Report spam→

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