Katsunami

Katsunami

Lives in Netherlands Netherlands
Works as a Software Engineer
Joined on Nov 19, 2011

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"Speculation about Pentax stopping compact camera production."

Who says that Pentax wil stop production? It could just as well be the case that Pentax keeps making compact camera's just as they've always done, just replacing "Pentax" with "Ricoh".

Direct link | Posted on Jul 17, 2012 at 13:04 UTC as 29th comment
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Katsunami: I can perfectly understand why Voigtländer makes M-mount lenses: they are noticably cheaper than Leica and Zeiss with (most of) their offerings, and they've got stuff that both of the other two don't have, such as a 50mm f/1.1 for €975, a, 12mm f/5.6 and a 15mm f/4.5.... if you want that stuff, Voigtländer is the only choice.

But why would someone want a manual focus 28mm f/2.8 for DSLR's from Voigtländer? It's just nothing special. It's 28mm. It's f/2.8. It has no AF. While people talk about a Zeiss or Leica "look", I've never heard them talk about Voigtländer; not much anyway. That's the brand you buy if you want one of their special lenses such as the 15mm, or don't have enough money (or don't want to spend it) to buy Zeiss or Leica.

Where Voigtländer is a "special" brand with cool and/or cheap(er) stuff for M-camera's, they don't add anything extra, better, or special to DSLR's, IMHO.

Could be that I'm missing something of course.

There is a difference between a Zeiss and Voigtländer lens.

It is true that Cosina produces both of them, but the Zeiss lenses are designed by Zeiss, while the Voigtländer lenses are designed by Cosina.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 16, 2012 at 18:02 UTC

I can perfectly understand why Voigtländer makes M-mount lenses: they are noticably cheaper than Leica and Zeiss with (most of) their offerings, and they've got stuff that both of the other two don't have, such as a 50mm f/1.1 for €975, a, 12mm f/5.6 and a 15mm f/4.5.... if you want that stuff, Voigtländer is the only choice.

But why would someone want a manual focus 28mm f/2.8 for DSLR's from Voigtländer? It's just nothing special. It's 28mm. It's f/2.8. It has no AF. While people talk about a Zeiss or Leica "look", I've never heard them talk about Voigtländer; not much anyway. That's the brand you buy if you want one of their special lenses such as the 15mm, or don't have enough money (or don't want to spend it) to buy Zeiss or Leica.

Where Voigtländer is a "special" brand with cool and/or cheap(er) stuff for M-camera's, they don't add anything extra, better, or special to DSLR's, IMHO.

Could be that I'm missing something of course.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 16, 2012 at 15:45 UTC as 16th comment | 3 replies
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