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Voigtlander 125mm f/2.5 Macro APO-Lanthar sample pics topic
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PostPosted: Sat May 08, 2010 8:07 pm    Post subject: Re: not so bad lens - good for macro, portraits and landscap Reply with quote

exaklaus wrote:

Hard to believe, that this shot was made with f3,5!

Klaus



it is crop. Full photo looks like that:



PostPosted: Sat May 08, 2010 8:36 pm    Post subject: Re: not so bad lens - good for macro, portraits and landscap Reply with quote

Piotrek wrote:
not so bad lens - good for macro, portraits and landscapes


I just spent considerable time browsing your photos. Your skill in handling this versatile photographer's brush is... enviable Very Happy

Vilhelm


PostPosted: Sat May 08, 2010 10:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Piotrek: Once again your macro shots have amazed me. That dragonfly is on another level.


PostPosted: Sun May 16, 2010 5:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Today was one of those days when nothing seems to go right, and I managed to miss focus, exposure or composition despite shooting over a hundred photos.

Well, one is worth uploading, it shows really well the bokeh this lens can produce



The rest of the gallery is here
http://www.mflenses.com/gallery/v/mfl_club_members/esoxlucius/125apolanthar/

Vilhelm


PostPosted: Mon May 17, 2010 6:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

wide open, low keyed with two SB-800 flashes. desaturated, other than that no pp



original size: http://www.flickr.com/photos/mureena/4615629045/sizes/l/


PostPosted: Tue May 18, 2010 1:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Spectacular shots gentlemen!

I now want this lens (too)!
Help me a bit.
1. This comes in Minolta mount? Which is the recommended adapter for a 5D2 ?
2. How much does this gem weight?


PostPosted: Tue May 18, 2010 2:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't want to sound harsh but as replies to your question are already available by using the forum search...
This is a "post photos discuss lens" thread. The Mflenses forum has sth like 29 Macro APO-Lanthar topics on this forum
and only 2 of them focus on images.

Here's a quick reply for you as a newcomer.

nkanellopoulos wrote:

1. This comes in Minolta mount? Which is the recommended adapter for a 5D2 ?
2. How much does this gem weight?


1. Lens is discontinued since 2003. Yes, it was available in Minolta mount but it is very rare in that mount,
less than 1 000. Search on eBay is your best (and almost only) chance to find one. It was also available in Canon EF mount,
expect to pay 1500 to 1600 EUR for one in Canon EF mount. Weight is 690grams, easily found with Google.

Recommended adapter for 5D Mk II
http://forum.mflenses.com/adapter-availability-for-different-camera-systems-t23945.html

http://forum.mflenses.com/5d-mark-ii-lens-compatibility-chart-t15761.html


Last edited by Esox lucius on Sun May 23, 2010 7:13 am; edited 2 times in total


PostPosted: Thu May 20, 2010 9:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No BS, only pics Smile

Ok, those are too big, but I do it on purpose.

This one was shot wide open, but the VL125 shows sharpness and microcontrast like a normal tele stopped down to f/8.




This one is a 50% crop:


PostPosted: Fri May 21, 2010 7:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Even though I have this lens I am Shocked by the results. Peter, those are fantastic!

Vilhelm


PostPosted: Sat May 22, 2010 4:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bokeh and color, more areas where this lens shines. These are shot in sunny weather, WB 5200K and no saturation added (color mode is Standard).

It's quite hard to describe bokeh, so here it is from wide open to f/8. Exposures are not completely comparable, they're all hand-held but focus point is the same.

f/2.5



f/4



f/5.6



f/8



PostPosted: Sat May 22, 2010 5:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Last bokeh shot of today, f/4 and defocused on purpose



PostPosted: Sat May 22, 2010 9:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The 125 is good in the bokeh department, eh? Thanks for sharing!

Here are my samples from today, from my new "studio". I used two 30-year old Courtenay studio flashes pointing to the sloping ceiling of my attic.









PostPosted: Thu Jun 10, 2010 9:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

More in the exploring bokeh series. All shot wide open at near minimum focusing distance.







Original size here

http://www.flickr.com/photos/mureena/sets/72157623176867047/


PostPosted: Fri Jun 11, 2010 3:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

"Forget-me-not" (hand-held & cropped); Nikon D700 @ !SO 400, f/4, 1/500 sec:


PostPosted: Fri Jun 11, 2010 6:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry guys the following pics were not captured with CV125. It was CV90 instead. I just cannot resist to not share. Lanthar 90/3.5 shows very similar behaviour for a really decent price.

Lanthar 90/3.5 @5.6
Cheap Chinese reflector camera bottom left:



100% crop:


More results with close focus:
www.flickr.com/photos/darctures/4620449401/in/set-72157624092025390/
www.flickr.com/photos/darctures/4620449253/in/set-72157624092025390/
www.flickr.com/photos/darctures/4621061594/in/set-72157624092025390/


PostPosted: Fri Jun 11, 2010 6:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The detail is impressive indeed!

Would you consider editing your post in this topic and adding these photos over here, among others who've posted CV 90/3.5 samples?

http://forum.mflenses.com/voigtlaender-90mm-f-3-5-apo-lanthar-t21934,highlight,voigtlander+90mm.html


PostPosted: Sat Jun 19, 2010 2:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cherry blossom



PostPosted: Sat Jun 19, 2010 2:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

no-X wrote:
Thanks Smile

My plan was take picture of the blooming amarylis, but I wasn't successful with finding a good background, so I shoted only the anthers and used the bloom as background...


Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing

And all this while I thought you threw some cookies in air and shot them

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 20, 2010 8:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Voigtlnder SL 125/2.5 Macro APO-Lanthar



Original size: http://www.flickr.com/photos/mureena/4717820013/sizes/l/



Original size: http://www.flickr.com/photos/mureena/4718460940/sizes/l/



Original size: http://www.flickr.com/photos/mureena/4718458194/sizes/l/



Original size: http://www.flickr.com/photos/mureena/4718455434/sizes/l/

I think these complete my posts to this topic, plenty of samples to inspect here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/mureena/sets/72157623176867047/


PostPosted: Sun Jun 20, 2010 10:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A wonderful lens, effortless sharpness and the bokeh is smooth but distinctive.

I seldom spend a large sum on one lens but this is the kind of lens I would do it for!


PostPosted: Thu Sep 23, 2010 6:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

1:1 macro





PostPosted: Thu Sep 23, 2010 7:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Excellent images - some quite spectacular. I think every wealthy person should own one of these lenses.


PostPosted: Thu Oct 07, 2010 5:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Beautiful Tread, i love the APO-Lanthar. Its soft and razor sharp at once.

Bigger Size -->http://www.flickr.com/photos/kabraxis/sets/72157624990533911/<---






Greetings from Switzerland
Pascal


PostPosted: Sun Oct 10, 2010 7:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote



100% crop:



PostPosted: Sun Oct 10, 2010 8:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The more I see from this lens the more I dream of having one, everything about it is great, even the way it looks, even the damn hood is gorgeous!