Your experience with the Voigtlander 12 and 15 on an X-cam

Started Nov 17, 2012 | Questions thread
nspur Senior Member • Posts: 1,039
Re: Your experience with the Voigtlander 12 and 15 on an X-cam

I can speak for these lenses on the X-Pro1. The Fuji M adapter lets you enter settings to avoid colour shading and vignetting (plus distortions but you don't need that) and the software correction works well. The 15 needs stronger correction than the 12. You can't use the optical finder with either and in fact although you can use lenses of 21, 24, 28 and 35 with the OVF unless you use zone focusing it isn't really helpful  to do so. There is a lot of talk hereabouts concerning smearing of corners and that's much overdone. Having said that, you do get the best results by stopping down at least one stop (f8 for the 12 and f6.3 for the 15). You would be very disappointed if using an adapter other than the Fuji M one although I have good results with a Canon Serenar 28 mm and an old Nikkor 50 mm. The CV lenses have excellent colour and contrast that suits the X-Trans sensor well.

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