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For details on how this lens works and a look at a more modern version, have a look at the crypto museum’s Stasi version.

Link | Posted on Dec 15, 2021 at 09:18 UTC as 11th comment

Perhaps DPreview you could update your Voigtlander lens timeline page which has not been updated since 2017 !

Link | Posted on Dec 10, 2021 at 16:30 UTC as 31st comment
On article Have your say: Vote now for best prime lens of 2021 (115 comments in total)

Voigtlander 50/1.5 Heliar Classic has entertained me the most over the last few months so it wins here.

Link | Posted on Dec 3, 2021 at 13:07 UTC as 25th comment
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LiNGo0: Besides the Leica M10, are there any true rangefinder digital cameras? Surely there must be an alternative. It's a shame Epson stopped making them.


Link | Posted on Nov 3, 2021 at 12:39 UTC

Very nice gesture by Epson.

Have to admit that looking back to the day, I wish I'd bought one instead of all the other digital cameras I tried in the gap before the M9.

Link | Posted on Nov 2, 2021 at 21:22 UTC as 53rd comment

Now just waiting for the Leica CL2 with IBIS.

Link | Posted on Oct 20, 2021 at 16:12 UTC as 31st comment

Whoever has IBIS wins ;-)

Link | Posted on Oct 12, 2021 at 14:39 UTC as 150th comment
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mais51: So another lens company selling a replica of century old designed lens for a mere $1,200 - Not bad going consider all they have to do is putting a Leica lens mount on the back of it - and the suckers will come with their credit cards.

Adding multi-coating to all surfaces probably went a long way in allowing the aperture to open wider, before contrast fell to zero, compared to the original uncoated Ernostars. He also has access to modern glass and brings a lot of design knowledge to the table. This lens is a homage to the old design, not one trying to out-gun modern aspherical designs.

Link | Posted on Aug 3, 2020 at 11:33 UTC

I read this is be based on the Ernostar pre Sonnar design.
The contrast looks very low full open, but increases until it’s practically indistinguishable from a modern lens by f5.6.
Comparing the data the Sonnetar looks that bit better full open, which tallies as it is Sonnar derived - one step up the evolutionary chain.
The main market for this lens is likely Sonnar aficionados who will buy this just for it’s historical connection.
I do own the 50 Sonnetar and 35 Apoqualia and use them when wanting a classic look, but am not feeling the need to add this new lens.
For similar money, a mainstream Voigtlander 50/1.2 is much better for general use, producing a modern sharp look wide open.

Link | Posted on Jul 31, 2020 at 22:01 UTC as 12th comment | 1 reply
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User1234567890: R5 will keep you alive if you get caught by huge snow storm.
7s3 will let you freeze to death.

Quite the opposite - the R5 overheats because the heat cannot escape from the inside near the sensor to the outside. The A7sIII does not overheat because it can easily transfer heat from the inside to the outside world !

Link | Posted on Jul 28, 2020 at 17:42 UTC
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