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Voigtlander APO-LANTHAR 50mm f/2 Aspherical VM lens to be announced soon

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3 hours ago, Alan Friedman said:

A quick look at the definition possible with the VM Apo-Lanthar 50 combined with a high resolution sensor - in this case, the Sigma fp-L. I don't recall if this was taken at f2 or f2.8. Full frame field of view contrasted with a full resolution crop... color and shadows have been adjusted - no sharpening or other processing applied. DNG converted to jpeg.


OK Alan you've convinced me now 🙂 I should have one by tuesday 

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My son. CV APO-Lanthar 50/2 VM wide open on Leica M6, Ilford FP4+. Hello guest! Please register or sign in to view the hidden content. Hallo Gast! Du willst die Bilder sehen? Einfach registrieren oder anmelden!

Here is a window light portrait made with the 50mm APO Lanthar on a Leica M240, ISO 1600, at f2.4. Hello guest! Please register or sign in to view the hidden content. Hallo Gast! Du willst die Bilder sehen? Einfach registrieren oder anmelden!

Indeed... it appears that the contrast and resolution of APO-Lanthar 50 are very high. If you are a fan of focus peaking as an aid to manual focus you might love the lens. I have never seen as much assist information displayed at f2. In fact, it might be preferable to turn focus peaking off to compose the shot. In the photos I posted above the direct sunlight influences the contrast overly... this portrait of my wife on a day of difficult personal news might be a more general sample of how the l

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On 6/21/2021 at 1:17 PM, Alan Friedman said:

Let us know how you like it Steve. 

So far so good!





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I think because all of the Leica 50mm apo lenses ever produced  are all factory coded that the camera automatically detects the Leica 50mm apo regardless of what setting the lens detection is on.  So, you will never need to manually select a LEICA 50mm apo. Why fill up the selection  menu with codes and make the list needlessly longer--thus unneeded more scrolling) if that lens is always selected automatically.   One of the benefits of buying a Leica lens.  

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