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Voigtlander 42.5mm f/0.95 for Micro Four-Thirds!

Discussion in 'Micro 4/3 News and Rumors' started by Jonathan F/2, Jan 31, 2013.

  1. Jonathan F/2

    Jonathan F/2 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Aug 10, 2011
    Los Angeles, USA
    This looks to be pretty interesting!

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    Source: DC Watch via 43 Rumors

    Amin adds: This is a manual focus lens and joins the 17mm f/0.95 and 25mm f/0.95 Voigtlander lenses currently in production. Also notable is the fact that Panasonic has a 42.5mm f/1.2 autofocus lens in development.
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  2. Promit

    Promit Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 6, 2011
    Baltimore, MD
    Promit Roy
    No matter what type of shooter you are, m4/3 has really got some serious momentum now. I wonder how this will compare to the coming 42.5/1.2 from Panasonic, whenever that shows up.
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  3. hankbaskett

    hankbaskett Mu-43 Regular

    Aug 21, 2012
    Shut up and take my money.
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  4. mister_roboto

    mister_roboto Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Jun 14, 2011
    Seattle, WA, USA
    OH MAN... YEAH.

    This year I was hoping for a 100-300 Panasonic, and a 42.5mm f1.2 Panasonic (whenever that materializes)... but now... I think I have to redo my lens plan. That 40-150 I have will have to remain my only telezoom for awhile... or uh, until I sell it :wink:

    They also hit the sweet stops for classic focal lengths... that I want. Also- it looks like it's not the size of a monster. I love my Oly 17 f1.8, so I'll pass on the existing CV 17mm (and my bag size real estate is getting slim- always have 4 lenses + lens on camera + Body cap "lens"). The 25mm though- is my favorite lens I own. The build quality is fantastic, and it gives me a nice nostalgia for MF lenses of years past.

    I'm sure when announced on DPR the comments of "will this come out for the NEX?" will pile up :wink: I KID I KID :tongue:
  5. Jonathan F/2

    Jonathan F/2 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Aug 10, 2011
    Los Angeles, USA
    Looks pretty sweet. M43 will have a total of 3 dedicated portrait lenses!
  6. speedandstyle

    speedandstyle Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    It will cost more and not have AF. I wish I could afford the Voigtlander lenses! Sadly they have to remain in my dreams.:frown:
  7. Armanius

    Armanius Mu-43 All-Pro

    Feb 23, 2010
  8. Jonathan F/2

    Jonathan F/2 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Aug 10, 2011
    Los Angeles, USA
    Should be back!
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  9. sge998

    sge998 Mu-43 Regular

    Jan 14, 2013
    San Francisco, CA
    now I really hope a form of focus peaking will come to the next Pany/Oly cameras... the dof of this lens will be razor thin at f/0.95
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  10. Ned

    Ned Mu-43 Legend

    Jul 18, 2010
    Alberta, Canada
    Now this one interests me more than the 17.5mm and even the 25mm of old! I always wanted them to go longer with these big apertures, rather than wider.
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  11. dhazeghi

    dhazeghi Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Aug 6, 2010
    San Jose, CA
    Nice, but I'm through with MF lenses.
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  12. nickthetasmaniac

    nickthetasmaniac Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jan 11, 2011
    Very nice, especially as it looks closer to the 25mm than the 17.5mm in size :smile: Can't wait for samples...

    Just sayin, I told you so...

    Now, perhaps a 10mm f 1.8 next from CV?
  13. Liamness

    Liamness Mu-43 Veteran

    Apr 20, 2011
    This makes the system supremely attractive to filmmakers. Focus-by-wire lenses are a bit crap for them, as it's hard to get them working without a follow focus. Now there is a full complement of manual focus lenses for the system, and they are extremely fast also, reducing the need to work in full frame to get shallow depth of field effects.
  14. ssgreenley

    ssgreenley Mu-43 Top Veteran

    May 12, 2011
    I wonder who on this forum will be the first to use the Voigtlander trio as their holy trinity!!
  15. Jonathan F/2

    Jonathan F/2 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Aug 10, 2011
    Los Angeles, USA
    I think Voigtlander just needs to make a fast 14mm .095 and they'll have all the classic focal lengths for M43!
  16. gsk3

    gsk3 Mu-43 Regular

    Jan 29, 2012
    I think any lens in f/0.095 would be quite expensive!
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  17. elavon

    elavon Mu-43 All-Pro

    Sep 1, 2012
    Tel Aviv Israel
    Probably the richest guy on the forum. :smile:
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  18. Talanis

    Talanis Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Oct 15, 2012
    Sherbrooke, Canada
    Eric Cote
    Looks like a very nice lens indeed.
  19. TDP

    TDP Guest

    Murahahahaha come to me, darr-ling.
  20. ean10775

    ean10775 Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jan 31, 2011
    Cleveland, Ohio
    I'm actually of the opposite mindset. While not f0.95, there are plenty of high quality, relatively fast legacy MF lenses that can offer shallow DOF/subject isolation and that are wicked sharp stopped down. Because of the m43 crop factor, where we lose out is on the wide end - hence the 25mm and the 17.5mm. This is where I'd like to see more ultra-fast lenses. Obviously though, the wider and faster you go, the larger the lens gets which in part defeats one of the advantages of the smaller m43 system.
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