Monday, March 8, 2021

Voigtländer 40mm f/1.2 Nokton VM: A lens for all occasions

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The Voigtländer 40mm Nokton is a very fast manual lens that works well on the Leica M and a whole range of mirrorless cameras. It offers a great deal for a very low price.

Leica M System: In praise of simplicity and longevity

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Judging by the rapid-fire arrival of M-mount lenses, you'd think Leica's cameras were the best-sellers. But no, the secret of the success of the M system lies in simplicity, mechanical excellence and the resulting longevity.

The M Files: Not quite Leica M… But really interesting

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The hype seems never-ending: used Leica M film cameras continue to post new price records on the second-hand market. A good copy of the...

Besser a Bessa: Looking for a Voigtländer Bessa R4A or R4M

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Any old Bessas? We are looking for a Bessa R4A or R4M to borrow for test or, even, buying is a possibility.

Voigtländer 40mm f/1.2 Nokton: The meat in the sandwich

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The Leica M set the parameters for standard focal lengths — 28, 35, 50, 75, 90. The 40mm VM Nokton is thus an odd one out by historic standards. Leica did experiment with 40mm on the original CL but it didn't catch on. Now, however, the attractions of a middle road — the meat in the sandwich between 35mm and 50mm — are becoming apparent. And with electronic viewfinders the old frameline problem disappears. 

Voigtländer Bessa-L with 15mm Super-Wide Heliar and optical viewfinder

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Today I met and fell in love with a little black beauty from Cosina-Voigtlaender, a fifteen-year-old simple shooter with a super wide view of life. Pop in a film and see how it goes.....

Wide perspectives: Bessa R4M with Voigtländer 21/4 and 35/1.4

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Jörg-Peter Rau continues his journey into the world of film cameras which use the Leica M-Mount but which are not Leicas...

First Look: Voigtländer VM-E Close-Focus Adapter

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Of all the Sony-E-to-Leica-M adapters on the market, the new Voigländer VM-E close focus is the best option but also the heaviest. As well...

Voigtländer 65mm Apo-Lanthar samples Richmond-on-Thames

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There’s always a first picture from a new lens. Most times, I admit, it’s a shot inside the office after unpacking the box. This time, though, Mike was on the hoof in Richmond when the Voigtländer 65mm Macro Apo-Lanthar arrived. The first shot turned out depict a particularly attractive scene…..

Voigtländer 50mm f/1.2 Nokton Aspherical available in August

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Voigtländer adds to its stable of fast f/1.2 primes with the introduction of the 50mm Nokton Aspherical which will arrive in dealers’ showrooms in August….