Dropped my Voigtlander 17.5mm a year ago, but it's still excellent.

Discussion in 'Native Lenses' started by MAubrey, Aug 6, 2015.

  1. MAubrey

    MAubrey Photographer

    Jul 9, 2012
    Bellingham, WA
    Mike Aubrey
    My lens suffered a fall a year ago and got a nice ding. I was so terrified that it was going to be lost, but I honestly can't see any difference. Still incredibly useable at f/.95 and still super sharp stopped down.

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    Wide Open @f/.95 by Mike Aubrey, on Flickr

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    Stopped down to f/2 (I think) by Mike Aubrey, on Flickr
     
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  2. Jonathan F/2

    Jonathan F/2 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Aug 10, 2011
    Los Angeles, CA
    A dropped lens just adds character (says the guy who baby's his gear like his own flesh and blood :p:D)!

    Great shots and that 17.5mm renders beautifully!
     
  3. Ricoh

    Ricoh Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Nov 2, 2013
    UK
    Steve
    Nice images, the lens doesn't seemed to have suffered as a result.

    I'd love a Voigtlander 17.5 myself, it's just the wife I have to convince. And to make matters worse, she wants pictures for the walls, random strangers on the street don't cut it for her :)
     
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  4. MAubrey

    MAubrey Photographer

    Jul 9, 2012
    Bellingham, WA
    Mike Aubrey
    That's the worst! My wife and I have compromised with landscapes. ;)

    I should add, for purposes that are purely about self-promotion, this particular lens is up for sale on the Buy-Sell forums (https://www.mu-43.com/posts/800138/). I was gathering full-size images together when I came across these two and thought they'd look good in the Hi-Res forum.
     
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  5. Sniksekk

    Sniksekk Mu-43 Veteran

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    Apr 7, 2015
    I "hate" this. Now I want voigtlanders again :D
     
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  6. walter_j

    walter_j Mu-43 Veteran

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    Sep 10, 2013
    Hagwilget, B.C., Canada
    Walter
    i dropped my 17.5 on pavement, and cracked the lens cover. Lens works great. I dropped my cv 25 on a ceramic tile floor and it sounded like breaking glass - but it was just the brass lens filter. Lens works great I'm twisting and turning about the 42.5 or maybe the kowa 8.5.
     
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