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Voigtlander Heliar 15mm III
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 25, 2015 1:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

the lens works on the A7 cameras, but on the M digital, it is off the chart. No color cast and great rez. To me this is one of the most exciting new lenses.


PostPosted: Sat Apr 25, 2015 7:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

uhoh7 wrote:
the lens works on the A7 cameras, but on the M digital, it is off the chart. No color cast and great rez. To me this is one of the most exciting new lenses.


Agree, the vignetting is also much less Wink


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 25, 2015 5:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice:)

A few from me:




PostPosted: Sat Apr 25, 2015 6:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Also nice.
I'm very happy with the lens for night shots, low coma(so far) and no reflections(unlike the version 2).
Thank you Cosina for a lovely optic that is far better than its price point.


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 26, 2015 7:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow, amazing shot! Very Happy

It makes pretty cool stars stopped down!

I have the train just 500 meters from where I live and now I want to do something similar Wink


PostPosted: Mon Apr 27, 2015 5:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks, I had high hopes for the 2nd version with my NEX-7 and then my A7r, but corner issues and color shift were too much for me to get good color shots, B&W were acceptable, but it's not enough to reserve a spot in my bag, version 3 is.
Awaiting your results.
This shot from my NEX-7 & OM21/3.5 was 4 seconds, the last second the train was stopped.


PostPosted: Mon Apr 27, 2015 5:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fantastic shot again!

I had the same issues with A7R and the CV 12mm Ultra Wide-Heliar, color shifts and vignetting and the focal length was to extreme for my taste. CV 15 III is perfect Very Happy


PostPosted: Fri May 08, 2015 3:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Another...


PostPosted: Wed Aug 09, 2017 9:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Still in love with this lens...


PostPosted: Wed Aug 09, 2017 10:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

wow Lars, great one!


PostPosted: Thu Aug 10, 2017 7:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thx Klaus, fantastic lens really Wink



PostPosted: Fri Aug 11, 2017 10:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

in Kamakura Japan (a7 @f8 )


In Shinjuku Tokyo (a7 @f8 )


in ROM Toronto ON (a7 @f8 ) see the light reflections in the censor topping! @2015-Jul-22)


...now with a7RII
in ROM Toronto ON (a7R2 @f8 ) light reflection almost sopped (Two years later today 2017-Aug-11, the museum has not replaced the broken bulb in the ceiling YET.)


in ROM too (a7RII @f11) ROM = Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto


That's all for today.


PostPosted: Sun Feb 04, 2018 8:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks everyone for your samples. I managed to snag one recently, 2nd hand LTM mount in pristine shape for 470€, and I'm loving it on my Fuji X-M1, the borders are great and those 10 pointed sunstars are to die for. Here's a quick sample from the other day:



Very recommended lens!
 


PostPosted: Tue Feb 06, 2018 4:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

LTM mount? You mean Leitz Thread Mount, or 39mm 26 tpi screw? Than it isn't a CV 15mm III, that one was only produced in Leica M mount AFAIK. The CV 15mm I was LTM, versions II and III are Leica M.


PostPosted: Wed Feb 07, 2018 11:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

dickb wrote:
LTM mount? You mean Leitz Thread Mount, or 39mm 26 tpi screw? Than it isn't a CV 15mm III, that one was only produced in Leica M mount AFAIK. The CV 15mm I was LTM, versions II and III are Leica M.

Yes, LTM Leica Thread Mount was only available on the first (v1), it is also the only one with a removable hood, I believe it performs better on the A7rII with less colour shift.
I had the v2, it was a nice lens, but had some issues on my cameras, it had colour shift, and reflections.
CVII on NEX-7
Colour shift


Reflections from bright lights


CVIII
https://www.flickr.com/photos/lightshow-photography/tags/cv15iii/

As you can see, the reflections are mostly gone in v3






My favorite shot with the my CVIII


PostPosted: Thu Feb 08, 2018 7:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You're both right, it's Leica M mount, not LTM. Haven't noticed any halos on mine with strongs sources of light! Fingers crossed Smile

Beautiful pictures, btw!


PostPosted: Thu Feb 08, 2018 11:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks.


PostPosted: Fri Feb 09, 2018 12:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just to show the version 1 of this lens in M39/LTM as well which was introduced apprx. 15 years ago for the Bessa R film camera.
I think it's still the smallest 15 mm RF lens ever and the second one after the very rare and expensive Zeiss Hologon 15/8 lens which was introduced 1972.

Just a quick and dirty test shot to show the performance on my Ricoh GXR-M which happens to be obviously the only digital camera with sensor sizes equal or larger than APS-C which doesn't struggle with this lens in terms of color shift or corner smearing;
i.e. it performs exactly as excellent like on film:



PostPosted: Sat Feb 10, 2018 12:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Like 1 Like 1 Like 1 great lens Thomas!


PostPosted: Sat Feb 10, 2018 12:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lightshow wrote:
dickb wrote:
LTM mount? You mean Leitz Thread Mount, or 39mm 26 tpi screw? Than it isn't a CV 15mm III, that one was only produced in Leica M mount AFAIK. The CV 15mm I was LTM, versions II and III are Leica M.

Yes, LTM Leica Thread Mount was only available on the first (v1), it is also the only one with a removable hood, I believe it performs better on the A7rII with less colour shift.
I had the v2, it was a nice lens, but had some issues on my cameras, it had colour shift, and reflections.
CVII on NEX-7

My favorite shot with the my CVIII


AMAZING SHOT!! Like 1 Like 1 Like 1


PostPosted: Mon Feb 12, 2018 11:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Happy Cat


PostPosted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 8:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you for the kind comments.