Author Topic: Voigtlander APO-SKOPAR 90mm f/2.8 SL II S lens for Nikon F-mount  (Read 1450 times)

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Re: Voigtlander APO-SKOPAR 90mm f/2.8 SL II S lens for Nikon F-mount
« Reply #15 on: October 16, 2021, 23:21:01 »
20160616-119 by longzoom, on Flickr.   Sorry. This is a third crop, from the previous image.  LZ

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Re: Voigtlander APO-SKOPAR 90mm f/2.8 SL II S lens for Nikon F-mount
« Reply #16 on: October 16, 2021, 23:26:31 »
Those shots look very good.
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Re: Voigtlander APO-SKOPAR 90mm f/2.8 SL II S lens for Nikon F-mount
« Reply #17 on: October 17, 2021, 01:40:15 »
Does the CPU play nicely with the ZFC adapter?

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Re: Voigtlander APO-SKOPAR 90mm f/2.8 SL II S lens for Nikon F-mount
« Reply #18 on: October 17, 2021, 03:14:53 »
Those shots look very good.
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Re: Voigtlander APO-SKOPAR 90mm f/2.8 SL II S lens for Nikon F-mount
« Reply #19 on: October 18, 2021, 00:57:13 »
Minimal shooting distance is somewhat disappointing.
Yes that is the shame, no better than my AIS 85/2 (focus to 0.85m) or the Series-E 100/2.8 (focus to 1.0m). I will stay with my Tokina 90/2.5 macro for now. Not as pretty or APO, but a good lens regardless.

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Re: Voigtlander APO-SKOPAR 90mm f/2.8 SL II S lens for Nikon F-mount
« Reply #20 on: October 18, 2021, 01:25:19 »
optical design looks interesting.

i didn't see any aspherical elements so the bokeh balls wont have onion rings (i assume) :o :o :o

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Re: Voigtlander APO-SKOPAR 90mm f/2.8 SL II S lens for Nikon F-mount
« Reply #21 on: October 18, 2021, 03:31:58 »
It looks like an Ernostar type of design, similar to that used by AI and Series-E 135mm lenses. The optical design is compact but is not symmetrical so performance drops at close range, which is likely the reason it does not focus very close.

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Re: Voigtlander APO-SKOPAR 90mm f/2.8 SL II S lens for Nikon F-mount
« Reply #22 on: October 18, 2021, 12:28:55 »
True macro lenses are one solution - the other that I use regularly is the mount the lens in reverse.

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Re: Voigtlander APO-SKOPAR 90mm f/2.8 SL II S lens for Nikon F-mount
« Reply #23 on: October 19, 2021, 10:13:41 »
Does the CPU play nicely with the ZFC adapter?
The existing Voigtländers of the SL range do work painlessly through the FTZ. Thus see no reason why the new 90 shouldn't.

By the way, the black-nosed version of the new 90/2.8 looks gorgeous. Imagine having such optics in native Z-mount will full electronic support. That would be a real dream come true. I like the optics and performance of the new Z Nikkors and have acquired most of them by now. Still, their handling and haptics hold no candle to a well-designed manual lens. Plus the long barrels make them look akward on the tiny Z fc. Thus I have ordered the Viltrox 56mm f/1.4 to complement my exisitng 23mm f/1.4. Haptics are so-so, but their small size is commendable and image quality is a real positive surprise at their fairly low price points.

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Re: Voigtlander APO-SKOPAR 90mm f/2.8 SL II S lens for Nikon F-mount
« Reply #24 on: October 19, 2021, 22:01:48 »
The existing Voigtländers of the SL range do work painlessly through the FTZ. Thus see no reason why the new 90 shouldn't.

By the way, the black-nosed version of the new 90/2.8 looks gorgeous. Imagine having such optics in native Z-mount will full electronic support. That would be a real dream come true. I like the optics and performance of the new Z Nikkors and have acquired most of them by now. Still, their handling and haptics hold no candle to a well-designed manual lens. Plus the long barrels make them look akward on the tiny Z fc. Thus I have ordered the Viltrox 56mm f/1.4 to complement my exisitng 23mm f/1.4. Haptics are so-so, but their small size is commendable and image quality is a real positive surprise at their fairly low price points.
Excellent optics in a very nice package!
For the moment I am going to give some life to my z50 with  Viltrox 23 1.4 I do like the total compact size as you do

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Re: Voigtlander APO-SKOPAR 90mm f/2.8 SL II S lens for Nikon F-mount
« Reply #25 on: November 06, 2021, 17:24:48 »
What a beautiful compact lens !   Glad Cosina is making manual focus F Mount lenses. Nikon sure isn’t anymore. A beautiful compact lens with a styling and construction paying homage to the Nikkor mechanical lenses of the 1960’s.  And it’s already chipped !  So I can use it on my Df and F6 without having to add it to or remember to select it from a menu. Will also look great on my Nikon FE and FM3a. I see myself buying this and sticking it in my travel bag.

Close focus not an issue for me. It is a short tele after all.  I can always bring along my micro Nikkor 55mm 2.8 AIS if need be.  My only issue is deciding whether to buy the black or silver trim version.   :)

Too bad Nikon has given up on the F Mount and shamefully neglected yet again to outfit their FTZ adapter with a aperture feeler for MF lens guys like myself.  It would be pretty easy.  No EXIF aperture data. No exposure meter in the viewfinder. Stop down metering.  C’mon Nikon !  It is a major reason why i won’t go to Z.  That and I prefer an optical viewfinder.   Just a matter of taste for me. I realize the Z cameras are amazing machines. Not disputing that.

Anyway thank you Cosina for providing a path for buying brand new chipped mechanical manual focus AIS lenses.

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Re: Voigtlander APO-SKOPAR 90mm f/2.8 SL II S lens for Nikon F-mount
« Reply #26 on: November 24, 2021, 05:41:07 »
A nice tidy bundle of potential, that one. Oh, if only... Don't mind me, folks. It's past my bed time, so I'm setting myself up for pleasant dreams.