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Re: Voigtländer SL 180mm f/4 APO Lanthar
« Reply #30 on: February 27, 2019, 18:59:37 »
White Magnolia -  both with f/4

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Re: Voigtländer SL 180mm f/4 APO Lanthar
« Reply #31 on: February 28, 2019, 16:00:47 »
The 180 also does UV. This is a little unexpected for a fairly modern lens with advanced coatings, but I for one won't complain :D Of course the UV response is not in the UV-Nikkor league but then most lenses cannot match that legend anyway.

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Bummer I sold mine, should have tested it for UV.... oh well, one cannot have it all ;-)
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Re: Voigtländer SL 180mm f/4 APO Lanthar
« Reply #32 on: February 28, 2019, 17:59:06 »
Bummer I sold mine, should have tested it for UV.... oh well, one cannot have it all ;-)

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Re: Voigtländer SL 180mm f/4 APO Lanthar
« Reply #33 on: March 02, 2019, 19:39:59 »
... essence of life ...

But life is just, found a capable 250mm and 300mm CAT lens for UV ;-)
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Re: Voigtländer SL 180mm f/4 APO Lanthar
« Reply #34 on: February 05, 2021, 23:37:56 »
Df, CV 180/4 in Lille.
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Re: Voigtländer SL 180mm f/4 APO Lanthar
« Reply #35 on: February 06, 2021, 01:35:47 »
Airy, the fourth one is quite a succesfull shot! Both in sharpness and composition.

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Re: Voigtländer SL 180mm f/4 APO Lanthar
« Reply #36 on: February 06, 2021, 13:59:26 »
Just tested the CV 180/4 againt Elmar-R 180/4 and Nikkor 180/2.8 AIS ED; at f/4 and about 2.5m :
- Elmar is warmer and shows some LoCA. Even in the focus plane, the Elmar blacks have a slight purple cast ; CV is also sharper ;
- Nikkor and CV are nearly identical, but:
1) Nikkor exhibits faint LoCA, CV exhibits none;
2) CV is slightly sharper.
Given that the CV is "setting the standard" here, I can confirm that the Nikkor is lots of value for little money.
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Re: Voigtländer SL 180mm f/4 APO Lanthar
« Reply #37 on: February 06, 2021, 14:12:37 »
I have the CV-180 and many of the better corrected Voigtlanders. However, my all-time favorite is the CV-125 APO-Lanthar, of which I still have three  copies.
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Re: Voigtländer SL 180mm f/4 APO Lanthar
« Reply #38 on: February 06, 2021, 14:38:13 »
I'll pass on this one for the time being. As fine as the 125 may be, the Zeiss 135/2 does the job for me. Don't tempt me!
By the way, eBay has none for sale.
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Re: Voigtländer SL 180mm f/4 APO Lanthar
« Reply #39 on: February 06, 2021, 15:42:52 »
I'll pass on this one for the time being. As fine as the 125 may be, the Zeiss 135/2 does the job for me. Don't tempt me!
By the way, eBay has none for sale.

The Zeiss 135/2 is very sharp. I love also.
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Re: Voigtländer SL 180mm f/4 APO Lanthar
« Reply #40 on: February 06, 2021, 17:06:17 »
Airy, the fourth one is quite a succesfull shot! Both in sharpness and composition.

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Re: Voigtländer SL 180mm f/4 APO Lanthar
« Reply #41 on: February 06, 2021, 20:06:38 »
Airy, the fourth one is quite a succesfull shot! Both in sharpness and composition.
Yes, agree !

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Re: Voigtländer SL 180mm f/4 APO Lanthar
« Reply #42 on: February 06, 2021, 20:12:13 »
There is a small review of the 125/2.5 here:
https://www.closeuphotography.com/voigtlander-apo-lanthar-125mm-lens/2017/8/22/voigtlander-sl-125mm-f25-macro-apo-lanthar-lens

Nice lens!

But I am so far happy with my Micro-Nikkor 105/4.

About the 180/4....could be interesting to see difference between Nikkor 180/2.8 and 180/4......at F4?

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Re: Voigtländer SL 180mm f/4 APO Lanthar
« Reply #43 on: February 06, 2021, 20:48:29 »
Here you are (screenshots of LR screens). Despite all precautions (LV), the focus was not exactly the same, which made the comparison even more difficult. Intended focus was on "Clous" in the middle, but resulted a bit more to the front for the CV.
CV is on the left; Nikkor shows hints of green LoCA on the far right, quite moderate actually.

The Nikkor seems to be a tad more contrasty; see for instance the blacks of the characters in the center, or the reds surronding the "Ducros" brand.
Some reviewers mentioned relatively low contrast of the CV, possibly due to flare. In the present case, the CV had a HS-2 hood on (borrowed from Nikkor 105/2.5), and the Nikkor had its sliding hood totally extended.
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Re: Voigtländer SL 180mm f/4 APO Lanthar
« Reply #44 on: February 06, 2021, 21:02:58 »
Ok....based on these images and the description of 180/4 it is probably the left side pictures that is the 180/4......
Left side has focus a bit more in foreground.....
Was is AIS 180/2.8 or the AF version at the right?