Showcase Cosina Voigtlander 35mm f/2.5 Color-Skopar PII

Discussion in 'Adapted Lens Sample Image Showcase' started by MAubrey, Oct 12, 2012.

  1. MAubrey

    MAubrey Photographer

    Jul 9, 2012
    Bellingham, WA
    Mike Aubrey
    Pick this lens up in the mail yesterday and had a few moments to play with it in the Autumn leaves. These aren't much artistically, but they're helpful in seeing what this little guy can do. It's an absolutely tiny lens.

    Hope you enjoy:

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    OM-D ISO200 f/4
    A little smearing in the corners, but not too bad. An 8x10 crop would take care of most of it.

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    OM-D ISO200 f/2.5

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    OM-D ISO200 f/4

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    OM-D ISO200 f/2.5

    Overall, the out of focus rendering isn't perfect, but I think as long as I'm careful about what backgrounds I'm using, it won't be too harsh.

    I've posted a little more discussion and a few more images here:
    OM-D & the Voigtlander 35mm f/2.5 Color-Skopar PII
     
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  2. MAubrey

    MAubrey Photographer

    Jul 9, 2012
    Bellingham, WA
    Mike Aubrey
    Another one from while preparing dinner this evening...

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    OM-D ISO400 f/2.5 1/8
     
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  3. MAubrey

    MAubrey Photographer

    Jul 9, 2012
    Bellingham, WA
    Mike Aubrey
    Some more fall colour with this little gem...

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  4. phrenic

    phrenic Mu-43 All-Pro

    Sep 13, 2010
    Thanks for sharing..I'm a bit surprised at the corner performance in some of those shots but I'm sure that's also partially just not being in focus.
     
  5. MAubrey

    MAubrey Photographer

    Jul 9, 2012
    Bellingham, WA
    Mike Aubrey
    You can see corner performance the best in the very first image in the thread. Wide angles don't really seem to appreciate being made into telephotos...
     
  6. MAubrey

    MAubrey Photographer

    Jul 9, 2012
    Bellingham, WA
    Mike Aubrey
    I had mentioned in another thread that my cheapo adapter focused well beyond infinity and that there wasn't anything to do but to put the money down for a quality Panasonic or Voigtlander adapter. So I started saving.

    But then I had a thought: the adapter is in two pieces the M mount screws into the base with the μ43 mount. Would it be possible to put shims between them to make up the difference? It took some creativity, but I made some shims out of just plain printer paper and experimented with thickness. Four pieces stacked took me from having infinity focus appear at the 4 meter mark to having the lens focus at the ∞ marker. So now I can just throw the focusing tab as far as it goes and get a perfectly sharp image (cropped):

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    Golden Ears, OM-D 35mm f/6.7
     
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  7. chasm

    chasm Mu-43 Veteran

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    Mar 2, 2010
    I used to have the "classic" version of this lens but sold it as I found it too hard to focus on a GF-1. I'm sure my G3 would be another story... I also had the same problem with a cheapo adapter, it really irritated me that infinity was actually Buzz Lightyear!*
    (*"To infinity.... and beyond!")
    Now I'm confident that my Sigma 30mm will fill the gap. But I do like the way Voigtlander make lenses, there's something about the rendering.
     
  8. MAubrey

    MAubrey Photographer

    Jul 9, 2012
    Bellingham, WA
    Mike Aubrey
    I initially bought it for its size.

    The 14mm pancake, 20mm pancake, and this 35mm pancake make for the smallest trinity set possible. On an E-PM2, one lens on the camera in a jacket pocket and the other two lenses in the other pocket: the perfect portable set up that weighs half a kilo/slightly more than a pound.
     
  9. MAubrey

    MAubrey Photographer

    Jul 9, 2012
    Bellingham, WA
    Mike Aubrey
    I attached some extension tubes to this little guy a couple days ago:

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  10. MAubrey

    MAubrey Photographer

    Jul 9, 2012
    Bellingham, WA
    Mike Aubrey
  11. MAubrey

    MAubrey Photographer

    Jul 9, 2012
    Bellingham, WA
    Mike Aubrey
    I just liked these trees:

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