Voigtlander 42.5mm f/0.95 versus Panasonic 42.5mm f/1.2

Started Mar 3, 2014 | Discussions thread
jeffharris
jeffharris Veteran Member • Posts: 8,832
Re: Voigtlander 40mm f1.4?

Tom Caldwell wrote:

Alex Notpro wrote:

For those of us who have IBIS.

Is AF really worth $600 and a 37% loss in light-gathering ability?

Is the Voigtlander usable in the f/0.95-f/1.2 range?

Why not throw the rather nice Voigtlander 40mm f1.4 Classic into the ring?

Smaller, quite capable and not too far away in the specifications. All manual and no IS of course but f1.4 is not to be sneezed at.

Quite a lot cheaper as well.

Possibly. I have the Voigtländer 35mm f1.4, but I can tell you that while the 35mm (by all accounts the 40mm is similar) is a very good lens, sized perfectly for M4/3 bodies even with the lens adaptor, the rendering isn't quite as nice as the 42.5mm and there's really no replacing f0.95 with f1.4. The 42.5mm also focuses down to 9" which I've found extremely

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