Zeiss 50/2 versus 50/1.4 (versus Voigtlander 58/1.4)

Started Jun 13, 2012 | Discussions thread
tyyreaun
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Re: Zeiss 50/2 versus 50/1.4 (versus Voigtlander 58/1.4)
In reply to oneANT, Jun 15, 2012

oneANT wrote:

Dont think that likely unless you have a poor copy. The voigtlanders are pretty good in their tolerances and I cannot recall anyone having problems with the mount. Maybe an element is de-centred or something. If it was a rental maybe its had a hard life.

Confirmed - optimal focus on the Voigtlander is actually outside the range where the focus confirmation dot appears - the dot appears when the lens is backfocused. I'd like to jump on the bandwagon and blame D7000 backfocusing, but both Zeiss 50's are spot on. So, either damaged lens or Voigtlander doesn't go through the same QC as Zeiss.

You get what you pay for, I guess?

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