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Voigtlander 75mm f1.5 Vintage Line VM lens - Images
Old 08-08-2019   #1
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Voigtlander 75mm f1.5 Vintage Line VM lens - Images

Voigtlander 75mm f1.5 Vintage Line VM lens, Sony A7III camera
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Plenty sharp. Nice bokeh. Really impressed by Cosina Voigtlander these days.
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Nice photos Mike. Just out of curiosity, with all the M lenses you own and shoot, why don't you use a digital M body?
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Nice photos Mike. Just out of curiosity, with all the M lenses you own and shoot, why don't you use a digital M body?


Also curious, Mike! And also, living in Japan, is it easier and faster to get these new Voigtlander lenses? Nice supply of used Leicas too, I bet!


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Nice photos Mike. Just out of curiosity, with all the M lenses you own and shoot, why don't you use a digital M body?
Great question!

When the right digital ďMĒ camera comes along and at the right price Iíll be ready to snap it up.

I held a Leica M10-P in my hand the other day, played around with it, I thought it was very nice, but not $7,995.00 worth of nice.

I really wish there was some competition in the digital rangefinder market. Iíd like to do some comparative shopping, see some other manufacturers in the game.

For now Iíll just keep on playing with my Sony A7III, Voigtlander VM/E Close Focus Adapter, and beautiful ďMĒ mount lenses.

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Hey Mike,

These weren't shot wide open, were they? If so, damn I'm impressed.

Maybe it's just me, but seeing these I wouldn't have guessed they came from a 75mm lens. I don't see the same kind of compression that I usually see from long lenses, and there's a good amount of "3d pop" throughout the images. To me this is super appealing.
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Hey Mike,

These weren't shot wide open, were they? If so, damn I'm impressed.
It's to hard to photograph moving subjects wide open with this lens.
These two images were shot at f1.5. With the nose in focus it starts to blur between the checks and the ears.





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Speed aside, any notable differences compared with the Zeiss Tele-Tessar 85mm f.4?
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Speed aside, any notable differences compared with the Zeiss Tele-Tessar 85mm f.4?
Peter, is that you?

Frankly, there is a differance between them, the Zeiss Tele-Tessar 85mm f.4 is a bit easiar to get along with; but not much. They are both very demanding of the photographer to pay attention to what the desired result will be. There is no sweet spot, get it right or not. At least that's my opinion.

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Yep, that's me... Agreed, the Tele-Tessar is not easy to use, especially in the street. Also, because it's 'pencil thin' -with the hood attached, and a bit heavy, it's cumbersome.
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I'm enjoying the technical and aesthetic quality of the pictures of Japanese life you are showing Mike. They are lovely. A credit to you, Voigtlander and Sony. Thanks,
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I'm enjoying the technical and aesthetic quality of the pictures of Japanese life you are showing Mike. They are lovely. A credit to you, Voigtlander and Sony. Thanks,
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Thank you, John, your kind comment is sincerely appreciated.

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Seconded - a silly little request, but given your location do you have any photos of the Mikasa pre-dreadnought battleship in Yokosuka Mike? It's the only remaining pre-Dreadnought in the world.
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Seconded - a silly little request, but given your location do you have any photos of the Mikasa pre-dreadnought battleship in Yokosuka Mike? It's the only remaining pre-Dreadnought in the world.
Hello Charles!

I just did a search of my digital files and oddly enough I donít have any images of the Battleship Mikasa. I know that I must have some somewhere in my old photo albums of 30 plus years ago but I donít fancy cleaning out the closet looking for them. So, next week Iíll walk down to Mikasa park; itís only about a 30 minute walk from my house and Iíll take a set of images for you and post them here at RFF. Itíll be a fun project.

By-the-way, I donít know if you know it or not but the ship is moored in cement and not floating in the water.

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Thanks Mike - that's very kind! - I can live with the cement, HMS Victory floats on steel poles after all.

It's just such a rare thing, and made in Britain originally.
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These are really good, showing great pop and separation. Great examples Mike!
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These are really good, showing great pop and separation. Great examples Mike!
Thank you, Huss, it's very kind of you to say so; I appreciate it.

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I have to say, this August heat is killing me, but the photographer in me won't quit.

Sony A7II, Voigtlander 75mm f1.5 Heliar Vintage Line VM lens
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These are very nice images Mike, well done. I thought you might also be interested in this rolling review of the lens. (Nice images there too - this lens certainly seems to have something, its rendering is quite sublime).

https://phillipreeve.net/blog/review...-75mm-f1-5-vm/
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The images that Mike has provided look great. 7Artisans has just released a 75mm 1.25 for $450 shipped. I wonder how this will compare?
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Has anyone managed to shoot the 75/f1.5 on film?
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Seconded - a silly little request, but given your location do you have any photos of the Mikasa pre-dreadnought battleship in Yokosuka Mike? It's the only remaining pre-Dreadnought in the world.
Charles, I posted some pictures of the Mikasa in the "W/NW Boats ans Ships" thread.

If you want you can see the full set of pictures on my blog:
https://yokosukamike.blogspot.com/20...ip-mikasa.html

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Thanks Mike - seen them and adore them!
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