Voigtlander 12mm without Cornerfix, with cornerfix, OOC JPG

Started Feb 3, 2013 | Discussions thread
TThorne
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Re: Voigtlander 12mm without Cornerfix, with cornerfix, OOC JPG
In reply to Al Valentino, Feb 4, 2013

Al Valentino wrote:

TThorne wrote:

I have this lens with the Fuji M Mount adapter, and I really like it a lot. I recently bought the Fuji 14mm and it too is a nice lens. I don't really need to keep both, and the Voigtlander is smaller, wider, and better built (although the Fuji is built well also). In the end, I'm not sure which way I'll go. The Fuji is Faster, but the XP1 High ISO is great, I use it on a tripod a lot, and I tend not to care too much DOF wise on this wide a lens, although I do appreciate lenses like the Nikon 24mm f/1.4 in cases where I have seen it tape a wide shot with relatively shallow DOF.

Decisions, decisions. Anyone else weighing these two against each other?

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Yeah, i am weighing these two. As a matter of fact i almost bought one a few minutes ago. I had a few voigts in my watch list on ebay and decided to put in a bid. I lost 30 seconds before it ended but there will be others.

14mm is faster and has AF and cost $900. A used Voigt 12mm might go for around $600 or so. A used Voigt 15mm might go for a bit over $400 for the older screw mount. While the Zeiss is 12mm, AF, and f/2.8 for at least $1,000, probably closer to $1,300. I would love to have a Zeiss, i would love 12mm if I could have only one wide prime, and I would love to faster glass for low light but money is an object. There are virtues for all the above lenses and the Voigtland options, especially Used, seem the most affordable. If I do it right I can sell my Nikon 10-24. I just don't want to epbuy twice and pay more. In the meantime I will watch for deals on Used Voigtlander lenses, i think they look cool on a X-mount

Just to add to this. With the Voigtlander 12mm on a tripod or in good light, you can stop down and even handhold at reasonable shutter speeds and never really worry about focus. AF is really not a missing piece so much with that lens. at f/8 you can set it to 3ft and have everything from a foot to infinity. I like to stop down to f11, set it at 4 or 5 feet, and call it a day. Thats even better than AF, lol.

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