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PostPosted: Sat Dec 13, 2014 8:37 am    Post subject: Voigtlander Heliar 15mm III Reply with quote

The new Heliar 15mm could be the next big thing with improved performance and less problems with color shifts.

http://voigtlaender.com/15-mm--f-4%2c5-super-wide-heliar-iii.html


PostPosted: Sat Dec 13, 2014 1:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Was announced at Photokina back in September, will likely be released in February, odd that it wasn't posted here.
It's on my list to get as soon as I see some sample pics on the A7r.

Other CV lenses that were announced:
Ultron 35/1.7 which I might get. http://voigtlaender.com/35-mm-f-1%2c7-ultron.html
And the 40/2.8 Heliar for use on the VM-E. http://voigtlaender.com/40-mm-f-2%2c8-heliar.html


PostPosted: Sat Dec 13, 2014 7:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It is on my list as well! Looks like it could be the perfect super wide angle for the A7 series.

The Ultron looks really nice to! Surprised
The Loxia 35mm is also a tempting lens, but quite expensive.

I am also going for the Rokinon 12mm f/2.8 fisheye in FE mount. Probably nice to shoot stars with.

I would be first in line for the new Heliar, and I will post pictures in this thread with the A7 II


PostPosted: Sun Dec 14, 2014 1:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nordentro wrote:
It is on my list as well! Looks like it could be the perfect super wide angle for the A7 series.

The Ultron looks really nice to! Surprised
The Loxia 35mm is also a tempting lens, but quite expensive.

I am also going for the Rokinon 12mm f/2.8 fisheye in FE mount. Probably nice to shoot stars with.

I would be first in line for the new Heliar, and I will post pictures in this thread with the A7 II

I think that 12mm fish is an SLR design, with a built in adapter?
http://www.sonyalpharumors.com/new-samyang-12mm-f2-8-full-frame-lens-announced/
I'm waiting for a fish that's designed for mirrorless FF.


PostPosted: Fri Jan 16, 2015 1:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

*"The new Voigtlnder Super Wide Heliar 15mm III is perfect for use on Sony A 7R

by using the appropriate adapter VM-E II or VM-E close focus.

There are no test results yet as this lens will be on the market for the first time in spring

(approx. March/April). Price is not determined yet.

We hope we have been able to help you with this information.

Kind regards from Frth

Petra Meredith

i. A. Petra Meredith

Voigtlnder GmbH

RINGFOTO GmbH & Co.
ALFO Marketing KG
Benno-Strau-Str. 39
90763 Frth/Germany"

*from dpreview forum


PostPosted: Wed Mar 04, 2015 2:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Better sample pics here. Thanks to serhan_ @ FM for posting this there.

PRICE: 749,- EUR (From the link in the first post)


PostPosted: Wed Mar 04, 2015 3:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

some links to new tests:

Main Article

type III

vs

type II

The sample images (2nd and 3rd links)are on the A7r, which is pretty remarkable.


PostPosted: Wed Mar 04, 2015 8:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks very good as promised Very Happy


PostPosted: Sat Apr 18, 2015 9:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I got mine today, nice Very Happy


PostPosted: Sat Apr 18, 2015 11:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'll have mine on Tuesday!


PostPosted: Sun Apr 19, 2015 5:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Awesome!

jpg straight from the camera (click for original size)


But, no lens is perfect or what? Look at what strong light sources does with this lens Surprised Sensor reflections?


PostPosted: Sun Apr 19, 2015 6:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

hello

no color shift at all, but strange and original sensor flare Evil or Very Mad

never seen one like this


PostPosted: Sun Apr 19, 2015 8:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

May be the sun is lighting up by a LED panel?

More samples please.


PostPosted: Sun Apr 19, 2015 9:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote





PostPosted: Mon Apr 20, 2015 2:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've seen it before, I think it's the micro lens array doing some weird reflection off the cover glass, A7 seems to have it the worst, A7r less so, A7II is less affected still, my NEX-7 never displayed it that I can recall.
Not much you can do but avoid that situation, sadly I love having the sun in frame, thankfully you can see it when framing your shot.


PostPosted: Mon Apr 20, 2015 8:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Other than that, the lens is very well built, compact, contrasty and sharp. The corner sharpness is also "approved".


PostPosted: Mon Apr 20, 2015 10:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Video from reflection issue here:

https://vimeo.com/125508440


PostPosted: Tue Apr 21, 2015 6:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Received my CV15III, focus is a bit tight, while holding it by the hood, I turn the focus ring and near both ends it gets tight and stops short, on the camera it doesn't do that, but isn't as smooth as I'd expect.


PostPosted: Tue Apr 21, 2015 7:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Congrats!
I am pleased with my focus ring, but I am after all only used to old MF lenses Laughing
Do you have the reflection issue?


PostPosted: Tue Apr 21, 2015 7:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I see this reflection issue is pretty common on A7

http://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/52986111


PostPosted: Tue Apr 21, 2015 7:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nordentro wrote:
Congrats!
I am pleased with my focus ring, but I am after all only used to old MF lenses Laughing
Do you have the reflection issue?

It's somewhat overcast today, I'll try and get some examples posted this week.


PostPosted: Tue Apr 21, 2015 7:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nordentro wrote:
I see this reflection issue is pretty common on A7

http://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/52986111

Yes, A7II was improved, there are much less issues with the sensor.
My NEX-7 was far cleaner than my A7r is for night shots.


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 21, 2015 7:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is probably a killer lens on the A7R!


PostPosted: Thu Apr 23, 2015 12:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lightshow wrote:

Yes, A7II was improved, there are much less issues with the sensor.
My NEX-7 was far cleaner than my A7r is for night shots.

Is this an issue with the A7s? Trying to google for the issue, but my google-foo is failing me today. Sorry for the OT.


PostPosted: Thu Apr 23, 2015 2:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nordentro wrote:
This is probably a killer lens on the A7R!

I hope so!

RnR wrote:
Lightshow wrote:

Yes, A7II was improved, there are much less issues with the sensor.
My NEX-7 was far cleaner than my A7r is for night shots.

Is this an issue with the A7s? Trying to google for the issue, but my google-foo is failing me today. Sorry for the OT.

Not that I've seen or heard.