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Voigtlander 21/1.8 Corner to corner sharp!
Old 01-14-2013   #1
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Voigtlander 21/1.8 Corner to corner sharp!

The new CV 21mm f/1.8 ASPH Ultron on the Leica M-E. Click image for full size original.

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Old 01-14-2013   #2
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Do you recall what aperture this was shot at? It looks amazing for an ultrawide...

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That is a great example of a 20 test shot. Not because of the sharpness, as most new 20s are now sharp, but because of the lack spherical aberration.
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It is also a very even illumination. The 21f1.8 has significantly lower vignetting than the Summilux 21f1.4. Edge distorion is very low (the Summilux might have less - but really not significantly so). Center sharpness is pretty much the same - with an edge to the Ultron.
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I just got this same combo myself
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Looks like the Cosina designers are giving Leica some serious competition! Maybe I need one of these! I'm sure I need one! Don't I?
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Wow - very impressive!

I'd be really interested in how this new lens performs @ f4 compared to the current VC 21mm Pancake. Has anyone tried both? Thanks.
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Count me in as being impressed with the lack of distortion, and the clarity of detail from foreground to infinity. Nice, really nice.

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I just clicked through for the full size image. Wow, that's an impressive lens for sure.
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Wow - very impressive!

I'd be really interested in how this new lens performs @ f4 compared to the current VC 21mm Pancake. Has anyone tried both? Thanks.
I have both... I can do some unscientific comparisons.
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Yep.. looks good... but I too want to know what aperture this is shot at?

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EXIF says f8
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beautiful!!! low light wide open shots, anyone?
i'm just too eager to wait for mine to arrive on sunday, ten shoot, develop, yadda yadda
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Oh brilliant. I just bought a Zeiss 21mm.

Aha! I see some weird colours in the far right vertical pole. Anybody else see that or am I hallucinating?
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This looks like it would be a great lens for travel photography, along a fast 50mm lens.
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This is at f1.8 and 0.5 or 0.6 m. Kanazawa, Japan September 2012. Kodak Ektar 100.
Check Flickr under tag "Voigtlander Ultron 21mm f1.8 Aspherica" - close to 210 shots up there now (mostly mine - but I had a head start with this lens).

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Ultron 21mm f1.8 @ f2.0 (1/2000 s), Bessa R4M, Kodak Ektar 100.
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thanks, Tom, I had seen those on the flickr group, so many great shots!
that sushi bar is lovely...

looking forward to taking mine out for a spin!
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There is a very detailed review/comparison of four 21mm focal length CV 21/1.8, Leica 21/1.4, Leica 21/3.4, and Zeiss 21/2.8, http://www.ronscheffler.com/techtalk/?page_id=130. I really enjoy Ron's write-up.
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thanks for posting these pics here and on Flickr. Results look very promising with some interesting quirks.

Has anyone tried this out on an RD1s?
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Last Shipment for the next few months

Today my last Voigtlander 21/1.8 shipment for the next few months arrived.

$1249 with free Express Mail Shipping World Wide including the US.

it looks like I will run out before the next shipment.

see http://checkout.cameraquest.com/voig...le-deposit.htm

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thanks, Tom, I had seen those on the flickr group, so many great shots!
that sushi bar is lovely...

looking forward to taking mine out for a spin!
Which"Sushi bar" ?
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Do you recall what aperture this was shot at? It looks amazing for an ultrawide...

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Aperture was f/8. It is an amazing ultra wide.
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What code did you use for the lens, or lens choice from the code menu?

This looks spectacular @ f8.0,

I'd also be interested in seeing comparably sized files done @ f4.0, f2.0, and f1.8.

I may need to find a new home for my 21 Elmarit ASPH. . .
At first I used the menu code for the 21 elmarit, but then decided to hand code it with a marker for the 21 lux. The latter seems to be slightly better, but either option works fine.
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Oh brilliant. I just bought a Zeiss 21mm.

Aha! I see some weird colours in the far right vertical pole. Anybody else see that or am I hallucinating?
That is moire. The sensor is telling you that this lens is too sharp
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Which"Sushi bar" ?
Kanazawa, Japan, with the shells and all.
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That is moire. The sensor is telling you that this lens is too sharp
LOL! I get ya.
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I'm not surprised, They make great lenses. I have a 25mm on my Nikon S3 and it's
Sharp. Enjoy your lens.

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Here is a shot pointed directly at the sun:


L1000138 by akagoffer, on Flickr
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Nope, straight out of Lightroom with a touch of contrast, no profiles or anything done. There are a few more in my flickr with the 21 as well.
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this lens....unreal. At f/1.8 it is so damn sharp its unbelievable, here are some photos

f/5.6







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it does people too....WIDE OPEN:



look at this 100% crop - UNSHARPENED

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I have to say that i am very impress !

Thanks for sharing your experiences with lens. Very interesting.
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I think I like this lens.....







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good way how to make big headed alien from ordinary person...

Ultron at f/2; 1/125, kodak 5222, leica CL, scale focus.
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Really brilliant photos in this thread. I am very tempted by the Ultron. How big is the lens compared to a 50 Summilux Asph or an Elmarit-M? I know Ron Scheffler did a comparison but I don't have any of the lenses he compared with so I have difficulty getting an impression of the Ultron's size.

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Is anybody still using this lens? Haven't seen to many pictures from it
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