Feedback from Voigtlander shooters?

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Jacques Cornell
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Feedback from Voigtlander shooters?

I'm a professional event shooter looking for another stop or two of light gathering. Right now I'm shooting with 12/2.0, 20/1.7 and 45/1.8 primes as well as f2.8 zooms. I'm considering Voigtlander's 10.5mm, 17.5mm and 42.5mm f0.95 primes, particularly the latter two. I shot manual-focus Contax film cameras for a decade. And, I recently shot a gig with my two GX8s in manual focus mode. That wasn't as hard as I'd thought, though the focus-by-wire was a bit frustrating.

If you've used any of these Voigt lenses, particularly for event work, I'd love to hear about your experience with them in terms of both IQ and handling, and the whole process of working quickly in the dark with manual focus.

FWIW, I've considered adding a 35mm-format body with >f2.0 primes, but I can't find one that doesn't involve some unacceptable (to me) compromise. I've also considered the PanOly f1.2 & f1.4 primes, but it's hard to spend >$1k each for just 1 stop.

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