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Voigtlnder SL APO Lanthar serial numbers production volumes
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 19, 2010 8:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

BTW, the picture on the CameraQuest website also has an 8-digit serial (94300384).

R


PostPosted: Wed Dec 22, 2010 6:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

kds315* wrote:
That piece (Nikon mt version that is) has gotten so rare that people pay silly prices now.
Maybe I should sell mine too (MINT in box, all complete) Laughing Laughing

pls pls pls ! Twisted Evil


PostPosted: Thu Dec 23, 2010 9:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

CV125 in EOS mount on ebay Germany now, serial no not visible Click here to see on Ebay.de
(all complete in box)


PostPosted: Sat Dec 25, 2010 7:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

...or you can buy an original, but empty box for the CV125 for just US$20:

http://cgi.ebay.com/Voigtlander-Macro-Apo-Lanthar125-mm-F2-5-Empty-BoxONLY-/270679566657?pt=Camera_Lenses&hash=item3f05c26941

...and leave it out in full view of friends who will think you have one of the best F-mount lenses ever made. Cool


PostPosted: Sun Jan 02, 2011 7:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sanity may be in the making of a comeback to the aftermarket, or then it was a combination of after-Christmas brokeness and seller accepting bank transfer only: Mint boxed Macro APO-Lanthar 125/2.5 in Canon EF mount just sold on eBay from Germany for EUR 1,115 + shipping


PostPosted: Sun Jan 02, 2011 7:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Only the Nikon versions seems to keep the skyhigh prices, all the others seem to be not in demand...


PostPosted: Thu Jan 06, 2011 6:32 pm    Post subject: Two new items in the bag Reply with quote

Laughing Very Happy

I have reported my 125mm before and now it has got company ; 90mm APO Lanthar (nikon) serialnr: 9161519 - mint in box and 180mm APO Lanthar (nikon) serialnr: 9330572 - mint with lens hood, no box.

Hans OLe Laughing Laughing


PostPosted: Thu Jan 06, 2011 7:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome to the very limited "Three Sisters Club", as one gentleman on a Japanese forum called those who own all three rare lenses Laughing

Interestingly, those serials were already in the database (I must have picked them from those eBay auctions you won).

Vilhelm


PostPosted: Thu Jan 06, 2011 7:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice club to be member of Laughing


PostPosted: Thu Jan 06, 2011 7:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes. High entrance ticket price but there is no annual fee, and the benefits are very rewarding Laughing Laughing Laughing


PostPosted: Fri Jan 07, 2011 4:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Darioratti wrote:
by chance has anyone got a manual for the lens


Here is a scan of the English part of the manual/leaflet

Voigtlnder SL 125mm f/2.5 Macro APO Lanthar manual (English)

Part one
http://img156.imageshack.us/img156/2634/macroapolanthar125engma.jpg

Part two
http://img153.imageshack.us/img153/2634/macroapolanthar125engma.jpg


PostPosted: Tue Jan 18, 2011 3:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Voigtlander 125mm Nikon mount 9122047 (brought from Hong Kong)


PostPosted: Tue Jan 18, 2011 9:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I see more and more those sold in Japan now. Is there something being overlooked
or are owners just converting them into cash at these crazy prices now??


PostPosted: Tue Jan 18, 2011 10:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Traditionally, the Japanese camera stores selling used equipment have been quite open to accept whatever for sale. The financial crisis in Japan has struck the private sector really bad, and my contacts say a lot of the stores simply don't accept for sale anything anymore - their shelves are so full of stuff that only high-end gear is accepted for sale.

Of course, this is as good or bad a theory as any other. Many would wish that it is an indicator of Japanese insiders who have heard about an SL II version of this lens.

I don't know, but I would rather put my money on an overall bad economic situation in Japan (people need cash).


PostPosted: Tue Jan 18, 2011 10:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

tonychua wrote:
Voigtlander 125mm Nikon mount 9122047 (brought from Hong Kong)


Thank you for your valuable contribution. This is a previously unknown serial number range, 9122*** which, if confirmed with higher serials in the same range, will somewhat raise the estimate of total production volume of all Macro APO Lanthars (9121*** and 9122*** serial ranges contain mixed mounts).


PostPosted: Tue Jan 18, 2011 11:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Esox lucius wrote:
Traditionally, the Japanese camera stores selling used equipment have been quite open to accept whatever for sale. The financial crisis in Japan has struck the private sector really bad, and my contacts say a lot of the stores simply don't accept for sale anything anymore - their shelves are so full of stuff that only high-end gear is accepted for sale.

Of course, this is as good or bad a theory as any other. Many would wish that it is an indicator of Japanese insiders who have heard about an SL II version of this lens.

I don't know, but I would rather put my money on an overall bad economic situation in Japan (people need cash).


I can follow that argument Vilhelm, as I haven't heard any reliable rumors about a SLII version of it.


PostPosted: Wed Jan 19, 2011 3:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Saw three more for sale;
90 SLI, Pentax mount 9160698
http://cgi.ebay.com/Voigtlander-APO-LANTHAR-90mm-f-3-5-SL-Pentax-Exc-/380297728672?pt=Camera_Lenses&hash=item588b82d2a0

90 SLI, Nikon mount 9160830
http://cgi.ebay.com/Voigtlander-APO-LANTHAR-90mm-f-3-5-SL-Nikon-Exc-/160534079058?pt=Camera_Lenses&hash=item256093a652

40 SLI Nikon mount 9221032
http://cgi.ebay.com/Voigtlander-ULTRON-40mm-f-2-SL-Nikon-AI-S-Exc-/160534080265?pt=Camera_Lenses&hash=item256093ab09


PostPosted: Tue Jan 25, 2011 3:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Added one more 125/2.5 in N/Ai-S mount to the database

ref: http://forum.mflenses.com/voigtlander-125mm-nikon-mount-9122047-and-9122050-t35868.html

Original post (see 1st post in this topic) was also updated, some new information added.


PostPosted: Tue Jan 25, 2011 6:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

3.5/90 SL for M42 9210109


PostPosted: Fri Jan 28, 2011 5:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Esox lucius wrote:
Added one more 125/2.5 in N/Ai-S mount to the database

ref: http://forum.mflenses.com/voigtlander-125mm-nikon-mount-9122047-and-9122050-t35868.html

Original post (see 1st post in this topic) was also updated, some new information added.


Any idea when is it manufactured?


PostPosted: Fri Jan 28, 2011 6:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Second digit is year of manufacture, in Your case 2001.


PostPosted: Fri Jan 28, 2011 9:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

On a side note, read: http://thepictorial.com/reviews/clash-of-the-titan-macros/


PostPosted: Fri Jan 28, 2011 11:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

On a second side note, read this three way shoot out that also includes the Leica 100/2,8 APO:

http://slrlensreview.com/web/benchmarks-resources-131/134-macro-challenge/521-macro-challenge-part-1.html


PostPosted: Sun Feb 20, 2011 10:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Our member tonychua just showed his two Nikon mount ones here


PostPosted: Sat Mar 05, 2011 6:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Another Voigtlnder belonging to a new forum member, 180mm f/4 APO Lanthar in Nikon N/AI-S mount serial 93310**. This is one of the last 180/4 lenses that rolled out of the Cosina factory, one of less than 1,000 copies manufactured in Nikon mount.