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Voigtländer SL APO Lanthar serial numbers production volumes
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 11, 2010 7:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

SLII Ultron 40/2 N/AI-S 9811546 Lens made in Japan


PostPosted: Sat Feb 13, 2010 5:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Saw four listed on eBay: two 125's, OM mount, # 9150450 and # 9150554, a 125, FD mount # 9150338 and a 180, M42 mount, 9341167


PostPosted: Sun Feb 14, 2010 4:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here is my lense, bought today here in Oslo, Norway. Used but looks like new.

125 mm f/2.8 APO
s.nr 9250489 Japan
N/Ai-S


PostPosted: Sun Feb 14, 2010 4:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome to the forum cascapedia Smile

Your 125/2.5 is from the last batch manufactured, it is #489 out of 1 000 total in the final production run.


PostPosted: Sun Feb 14, 2010 8:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Esox lucius wrote:
Welcome to the forum cascapedia Smile

Your 125/2.5 is from the last batch manufactured, it is #489 out of 1 000 total in the final production run.


Thank You! Very Happy Great Job you`re doing!


PostPosted: Mon Feb 15, 2010 1:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

kds315* wrote:
cascapedia wrote:
Here is my lense, bought today here in Oslo, Norway. Used but looks like new.

125 mm f/2.8 APO
s.nr 9250489 Japan
N/Ai-S


your surely wanted to type f2.5 - right? Wink


Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy Sorry! (Obviously I have been handling too many nikon lenses)


PostPosted: Tue Feb 16, 2010 8:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here is my lens: APO LANTHAR 125mm f2,5
Serial: 9150329 Japan
Bought it a few months ago from an ebay seller in Hong Kong
Expensive - yes, worth the price - I will not sell it for any price.


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 16, 2010 8:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Congratulations. Owners of this lens share your thoughts, to sell it is quite unlikely.

Can you tell me what mount it is? Canon? Nikon? Olympus? Minolta? Pentax K-A? M42? Contax?


PostPosted: Tue Feb 16, 2010 9:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry Embarassed It's Nikon AI-S


PostPosted: Wed Feb 17, 2010 1:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here's my 90/3.5 lens in Pentax K mount: 9160190

Cheers!

Abbazz


PostPosted: Thu Feb 18, 2010 8:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here are the Serial Numbers of my SL I lenses:

40mm M42 92403xx
75mm M42 90321xx
90mm M42 92102xx
125mm M42 91212xx
180mm PKA 93308xx

I bought these while they were still being made and the prices were cheap Smile
My 125 has the original 95,000 Yen Price ticket in the box.

I'm curious, does anyone else have all the SLI's?

Cheers,
R


PostPosted: Thu Feb 18, 2010 12:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Quite a collection acquired at the right moment.

So far, during my survey of collecting SL serials, I have encountered only one gentleman who had all SL I (and SL II) lenses. Congratulations, if not unique your collection is at least very very rare Cool


PostPosted: Thu Feb 18, 2010 6:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome to mflenses forum!

How do you find your 75mm Heliar? its not a lens that people seem to talk about much.


PostPosted: Thu Feb 18, 2010 6:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ChrisLilley wrote:
How do you find your 75mm Heliar? its not a lens that people seem to talk about much.


Yes, I am also keen to hear about it. The rangefinder shots I've seen are very nice, bokeh also pleasing to my eye.


PostPosted: Thu Feb 18, 2010 9:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ChrisLilley wrote:
Welcome to mflenses forum!

How do you find your 75mm Heliar? its not a lens that people seem to talk about much.


Thanks.

The 75mm is a great little lens with very nice colours & bokeh, definitely recommended Smile

Unfortunately I don't have any images taken with it online as they're all on slides.

Going back to my original post, I don't actually have all the SLI's as I'd forgotten about the Topcon-styled 58mm SLI.
Does anybody have (or indeed even seen) one of these?

Cheers,
R


PostPosted: Thu Feb 18, 2010 10:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Reuben0 wrote:
I don't actually have all the SLI's as I'd forgotten about the Topcon-styled 58mm SLI. Does anybody have (or indeed even seen) one of these?


I received photos and serials from two owners, but I have already deleted all emails and private messages so I can't contact owners. Deliberately, I didn't think it was courteous to share info entrusted to me.

I had never seen one before receiving photo from one owner some time ago.


PostPosted: Mon Feb 22, 2010 2:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here's a picture of this superb lens, linked from the Cameraquest website:


Photo credit: http://www.cameraquest.com/Voigt%20SL.htm

Cheers!

Abbazz


PostPosted: Fri Mar 26, 2010 2:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

125/2.5 PKA: 9121954 JAPAN


PostPosted: Sat Apr 10, 2010 8:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ok, update on my latest achivement.

CV 90/3.5 in OM mount - s/n 9220452 Smile


PostPosted: Sun Apr 11, 2010 9:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

- 75/2.5, O/OM, 90309xx

- 90/3.5, LTM, 90602xx

- 125/2.5, M/MD, 91500xx


PostPosted: Thu Apr 15, 2010 4:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My 2 cents...

APO-Lanthar 4/180 SL PK-A SN: 9341278


PostPosted: Thu May 06, 2010 2:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just got mine on Monday. Very expensive but not over-priced.

CV 125mm f/2.5 apo-lanthar
Nikon ais
SN=920736 Japan
Numerals are machine stamped.


PostPosted: Sun May 09, 2010 1:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

bruceliv wrote:
CV 125mm f/2.5 apo-lanthar
Nikon ais
SN=920736


congratulations on a very rare acquisition! I believe you forgot one digit from the serial though... is 9250736 the correct serial?

Vilhelm


PostPosted: Sun May 09, 2010 3:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you Vilhelm. No, earlier...
I've been having a great time with the feel of this lens and the results I achieve.
I paid too much for it, but it's mint and the images are worth every penny!
Serial # 9120736
Bruce


PostPosted: Sun May 09, 2010 5:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you, I've added it to my database.

Does anyone know why the amount 1 600 could be significant to Voigtländer? I have now gathered a fair amount of serials, and lens/mount production runs seem to center a lot around volumes of 1 600. I have no idea why so many different lenses would have the same production volume, apart from theories about some strange number symbolism or Asian symbology invisible to me as a westerner. Or, maybe that was the factory output for quality control. Beats me.

The original Voigtländer SL I Topcor 58/1.4 was manufactured in 1 600 copies only. When I look at individual production runs it is clear that many other SL I lenses also have the same production volumes. 1st Nikon 90/3.5 production run, it seems 180/4 was made in two times 1 600 production runs etc. etc.