Some photos with my NEX-5N and new Voigtlander 35mm F1.4

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Jimmy2thou
Jimmy2thou Regular Member • Posts: 461
Some photos with my NEX-5N and new Voigtlander 35mm F1.4

Hi All,

I'm just back from a trip and have edited a few photos taken with the Voigtlander. I bought it in New York and love the rendering of the lens. It is the uncoated version for those interested.

I will post more soon. C&C welcome.

Thanks,

James
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John
John Regular Member • Posts: 298
Re: Some photos with my NEX-5N and new Voigtlander 35mm F1.4

really nice set! Any color vignette problems?
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lowincash
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Re: Some photos with my NEX-5N and new Voigtlander 35mm F1.4

really like the last pic =]

Pentaxdan1985 Regular Member • Posts: 111
Re: Some photos with my NEX-5N and new Voigtlander 35mm F1.4

Great set of pics, that lens seems to do a great job. Also, very nice pp. These are some of the nicest pics that I have seen on the forum in a while.

ulfie Veteran Member • Posts: 3,299
Re: Some photos with my NEX-5N and new Voigtlander 35mm F1.4

You said this lens is uncoated. I believe it's single-coated, to mimic the olden days lenses lower contrast. Probably no modern lenses are uncoated.

Les Hall
Les Hall Senior Member • Posts: 1,385
Re: Some photos with my NEX-5N and new Voigtlander 35mm F1.4

Looking good.

On an aside, if I was King I would ban nutcrackers like this, all of them, anywhere. Big burning pyre of them which I would dance naked round. There, I said it!

All goes back to shooting effing nutcrackers in the middle of summer and reminds me of how much I hated shooting catalogues even though I made gobs of money

OK I'm alright now. Les

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john
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Re: Some photos with my NEX-5N and new Voigtlander 35mm F1.4

Do you mind sharing the camera settings for these pics other than the default. Any special pic effect selected? Thanks!

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Richard Ettinger Senior Member • Posts: 1,317
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very unusual look. seems as if everything is bit over sharpened. lens or post?

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Jimmy2thou
Jimmy2thou OP Regular Member • Posts: 461
Re: Some photos with my NEX-5N and new Voigtlander 35mm F1.4

Thank you all for your comments.

As for vignetting, I haven't noticed any with this lens.

I'm planning on using this as my only lens for the next couple of Months and see how using this fixed focal length works out. I'm more used to a 28mm focal length, but find the 52mm equivalent really refreshing as it gives me a different take on my usual photo spots.

Thanks again,

James

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uhoh07 Senior Member • Posts: 1,564
Re: Some photos with my NEX-5N and new Voigtlander 35mm F1.4

Jimmy don't you read any posts around here? Don't you know this is a highly flawed lens?

How dare you post these nice shots with such an "un recommended" piece of glass!

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loicc Regular Member • Posts: 491
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Great pics!
I really like the color rendering.
Colors looks like a bit desaturated giving a nice 70s 80s filmdays feel.

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headofdestiny Veteran Member • Posts: 9,226
Re: Some photos with my NEX-5N and new Voigtlander 35mm F1.4

uhoh07 wrote:

Jimmy don't you read any posts around here? Don't you know this is a highly flawed lens?

How dare you post these nice shots with such an "un recommended" piece of glass!

Don't confuse objective opinions of this lens with emotional unrecommendations. Many of us who do own it point out the positives and negatives before people rush out to spend $600. Lowlight and shallow dof shots are exactly what this lens is good at. Corner to corner sharpness, not so much.

Fwiw, to the OP, this lens is actually single coated, but today's single coating is probably as good as multi-coating from 30-40 years ago, so it's kinda "vintage Multicoated."

Jimmy2thou
Jimmy2thou OP Regular Member • Posts: 461
Re: Some photos with my NEX-5N and new Voigtlander 35mm F1.4

Thanks for the info on the lens coating. Whatever it has, I like it.

Cheers,

James
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Uncle Albert
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Re: Some photos with my NEX-5N and new Voigtlander 35mm F1.4

Nice!

I had thought of getting the 1.4, but ended up getting the Voigtlander 35mm 2.5 Color-Skopar II. I like its sharpness as well as its size!

jalimb Regular Member • Posts: 301
Re: Some photos with my NEX-5N and new Voigtlander 35mm F1.4

this one's amazing!

Jimmy2thou wrote:

Ric4rdo
Ric4rdo Junior Member • Posts: 33
Re: Some photos with my NEX-5N and new Voigtlander 35mm F1.4

Fantastic set you offered us. Simply blowing, thanks

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