Wanting a fast tele, got the Voigtländer 75mm f/1.8!

Discussion in 'Adapted Lenses' started by taz98spin, Apr 3, 2013.

  1. taz98spin

    taz98spin FujiXspot Top Veteran

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    TAZ
    Like many of the members here, I have a Micro Four Thirds camera.
    The Olympus M.ZUIKO 75mm f1.8 is a lens that I've been lusting after since it was first announced!
    But the price point was just too much for me :(

    Not that I don't have the money to buy it, but I couldn't justify spending that much money on a lens that I could only use for my E-PM2..
    My E-PM2 is my carry anywhere, casual camera and the X-PRO1 is my main camera.

    So after a few weeks of research, I bought a lens that I can use on both systems, and hopefully future proof myself, just incase Fuji does go indeed full frame or I hit the lotto and buy a Leica :p

    + didn't see a fast long tele prime on Fuji's roadmap, so bought myself a Voigtländer 75mm f/1.8 LEICA M Mount Heliar Classic lens!

    The lens is heavy and solid. Super smooth to focus, and even though there is no focus peaking, I find it easy to focus, focuses perfectly at f/1.8 and is sharp.

    Here are some photos of lens!

    Shot with the 60/2.4

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    Voigtlander 75mm 1.8 Heliar Leica M Mount by Taz Spin, on Flickr

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    Voigtlander 75mm 1.8 Heliar Leica M Mount by Taz Spin, on Flickr

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    Voigtlander 75mm 1.8 Heliar Leica M Mount by Taz Spin, on Flickr

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    Voigtlander 75mm 1.8 Heliar Leica M Mount by Taz Spin, on Flickr

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    Voigtlander 75mm 1.8 Heliar Leica M Mount by Taz Spin, on Flickr
     
  2. taz98spin

    taz98spin FujiXspot Top Veteran

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  3. taz98spin

    taz98spin FujiXspot Top Veteran

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  4. carlb

    carlb FujiXspot Veteran

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    Congrats, Taz. :)

    Looks to be a beautiful hunk of glass. How is it to focus on the XPro-1?
     
  5. taz98spin

    taz98spin FujiXspot Top Veteran

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    Thanks, the focusing is really easy.

    I find it easier to focus with this lens because of the smoother + shorter distance that I need to rotate the focusing ring, than my Olympus OM 55/1.2 lens. :)
     
  6. fujidanny

    fujidanny FujiXspot Regular

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    Hey Taz's Spin,
    That's a nice combo. I like those manual focussing lenses very much. I use mine on the X-E1. There is a special look of the image in the EVF, when hitting the point in the 10x magnification setting, comparable to focus peaking. So no problem to focus: i press the wheel with my thumb, then i focus.
    Go on posting pictures!
    Fujidanny
     
  7. taz98spin

    taz98spin FujiXspot Top Veteran

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    Thanks, your photos from your adapted lenes motivated me to buy this lens ;)
     
  8. Armanius

    Armanius FujiXspot Top Veteran

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    Nice! Congrats! For a cheaper alternative, the Voigtlander 75/2.5 is an excellent performer too.
     
  9. CaptZoom

    CaptZoom FujiXspot Regular

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    Wanting a fast tele, got the Voigtländer 75mm f/1.8!

    Cheaper but still top quality:)
    Voigtlander really should've kept both in production. Since they both render wonderfully and quite differently. The f/2.5 advantage in size and weight savings shouldn't be ignored.

    To the OP:
    Congrats on the Heliar. And thanks for sharing the pics of it mounted on the camera.
     
  10. sge998

    sge998 FujiXspot Rookie

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    Congrats with the purchase! I had this lens back when I was using primarily manual lenses on m43 bodies. It is definitely a great lens with a special character. Take some nice photos and share it with us!
     
  11. flysurfer

    flysurfer X-Pert

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    Rico Pfirstinger
    It's a very nice lens, indeed. One with character for sure. Here's a sample I took yesterday, ISO 1600, f/2.8 and one single flashlight...

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  12. fujidanny

    fujidanny FujiXspot Regular

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    Hello Flysurfer :tiphat:

    That's a beautiful portrait. How did you made this? In a studio with artificial light or outside against the sun?
    Did you overexpose?
     
  13. flysurfer

    flysurfer X-Pert

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    Rico Pfirstinger
    As I wrote, one single flashlight and maybe 4-5 stops overexposed. The tricky part is the manual focus and to avoid strong flares.

    We were having great fun in the studio with Damien, he's incredible. Here he is with one of his beloved Lupolights.

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  14. taz98spin

    taz98spin FujiXspot Top Veteran

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    Thanks! I added some photos to the archive thread :)

    This weekend, I plan to try this lens on my E-PM2!
     
  15. Armanius

    Armanius FujiXspot Top Veteran

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    Great portrait Rico!
     
  16. taz98spin

    taz98spin FujiXspot Top Veteran

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  17. Dacalac

    Dacalac FujiXspot Veteran

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    picking one up this week! I needed a good portrait lens and my buddy is selling me his for $600. =)

    I get to test it out this coming Sunday for a maternity shoot in the park. w00h00!
     
  18. taz98spin

    taz98spin FujiXspot Top Veteran

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    Congrats!! I love this lens, even more than the 50/1.1!
     
  19. flysurfer

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    Rico Pfirstinger
  20. Dacalac

    Dacalac FujiXspot Veteran

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    and that's the other one my buddy is selling! I was looking at a Voigtlander 75mm Flickr Group (that I may have found through your page!) and was sold! I'm really excited to try it out. I just need to pick up an M-mount adapter. Did you purchase the Fuji one?