voigtlander 35mm 2.5

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jazzroy1972
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voigtlander 35mm 2.5
Jun 13, 2011

Hi guys,

I'm evaluating to buy it, but does anyone know if it fits or the protrusion gets too close to the sensor?

Michael J Hoffman
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Re: voigtlander 35mm 2.5
In reply to jazzroy1972, Jun 13, 2011

If you are speaking of the Voigtlander Color Skopar Classic, I have that lens.

Yes, it works beautifully! The only caveat is that it will require two adapters - the LTM to M AND the Leica M to NEX adapters. The Color Skopar is a screw mount lens. I was fortunate to find a mint used one sold with the LTM to M adapter included.

Go for it! Image quality and handling are both first rate. In fact, I like the Color Skopar, in every regard, much better than my Nokton 40/1.4 Classic.

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Re: voigtlander 35mm 2.5
In reply to Michael J Hoffman, Jun 13, 2011

Michael J Hoffman wrote:

If you are speaking of the Voigtlander Color Skopar Classic, I have that lens.

Yes, it works beautifully! The only caveat is that it will require two adapters - the LTM to M AND the Leica M to NEX adapters. The Color Skopar is a screw mount lens. I was fortunate to find a mint used one sold with the LTM to M adapter included.

Go for it! Image quality and handling are both first rate. In fact, I like the Color Skopar, in every regard, much better than my Nokton 40/1.4 Classic.

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You can find adapters for LTM to Nex directly. You don't need 2. Although there is a bit of confusion with the 39 screw mount. Some promote it as M39 and others as L39.

There is a slight difference between both (in theory, in practice adapters don't follow exactly and probably are the same). Copied from an other sites:

L39 or LTM: Leica std screw mount is 39mm X 26T per 1" pitch with a 28.8mm registration (distance film surface to lens mount mating surface)

M39: The Braun Paxette M-39 mount is 39mm X 26T per 1" pitch with approx a 44.5mm registration (distance film surface to lens mount mating surface)

As you can see, some adapters call them M39, others L39 and others both:

http://cgi.ebay.com/Leica-L39-M39-lens-Sony-E-NEX5-NEX3-Adapter-/220715291481?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item3363a81359#ht_2345wt_1139

http://cgi.ebay.com/Leica-L39-M39-Mount-Lens-Sony-NEX-NEX5-NEX3-Adapter-/270610738008?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item3f01a82b58#ht_2867wt_905

http://cgi.ebay.com/Leica-L39-lens-Sony-E-NEX-5-NEX-3-NEX3-NEX5-Adapter-/400145770267?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item5d2a8be71b#ht_2392wt_905

http://cgi.ebay.com/Adapter-Leica-M39-L39-lens-Sony-NEX-3-NEX-5-E-mount-/180553427740?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item2a09d2ab1c#ht_3285wt_1139

http://cgi.ebay.com/Leica-M39-Mount-Lens-Sony-NEX-5-3-NEX5-NEX3-Adapter-/270613225187?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item3f01ce1ee3#ht_1661wt_905

http://cgi.ebay.com/Leica-M39-LTM-Mount-Sony-NEX-NEX3-NEX5-adapter-/180680416100?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item2a11645b64#ht_984wt_1139

http://cgi.ebay.com/Leica-M39-Lens-Sony-DSLR-NEX-3-NEX-5-Adapter-Ring-/250792654335?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item3a646835ff#ht_2444wt_905

(I don't know any of them, so don't ask me which is best)

They probably are all the same , and will work with the Nex and your lens, but there are slight differences in adapters so it is always a try and miss.

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John Bean (UK)
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Re: voigtlander 35mm 2.5
In reply to Michael J Hoffman, Jun 13, 2011

Michael J Hoffman wrote:

Yes, it works beautifully! The only caveat is that it will require two adapters - the LTM to M AND the Leica M to NEX adapters. The Color Skopar is a screw mount lens. I was fortunate to find a mint used one sold with the LTM to M adapter included.

No, you just need a L39 to NEX adapter - which is usually significantly cheaper than a the M to NEX and no need for the L39 to M at all. I have two of them

Go for it! Image quality and handling are both first rate. In fact, I like the Color Skopar, in every regard, much better than my Nokton 40/1.4 Classic.

I don't have one now (I have a Leitz Summaron 35/3.5 instead) but I used the Skopar a lot on film. Lovely lens - and generally available at bargain prices compared with other rangefinder 35's.

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jazzroy1972
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Re: voigtlander 35mm 2.5
In reply to John Bean (UK), Jun 13, 2011

yes I'm talking about the color skopar!

I have both the M-nex adapter and M39-nex one (I hope M39 adapter is really the same as L39 adapter), so I should be ok.

nice to know that the quality is top rated, could you post some examples?

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