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Voigtländer 75mm f1.5 Nokton VM
« on: October 14, 2020, 20:39:28 »
Lately I've been rediscovering the joy of shooting with manual focus lenses on my Z6. As a result, in an impulse and after some research, I've ordered a Voigtländer 75mm f1.5 Nokton in M-mount.
Today the lens arrived, mine's in black and it's a thing of beauty. Quite small but with a reassuring weight of 350 gram. Now all I need is the adapter I ordered at the same time and which will arrive soon hopefully!





Some info on this lens
https://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic/1608503
https://phillipreeve.net/blog/review-voigtlander-75mm-f1-5-vm/




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Re: Voigtländer 75mm f1.5 Nokton VM
« Reply #1 on: October 15, 2020, 03:05:55 »
I'll keep an eye on your results, Luc!
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Re: Voigtländer 75mm f1.5 Nokton VM
« Reply #2 on: October 15, 2020, 09:14:30 »
I thought there is a f mount version also.

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Re: Voigtländer 75mm f1.5 Nokton VM
« Reply #3 on: October 15, 2020, 12:05:56 »
I thought there is a f mount version also.

Unfortunately, the lens design isn't likely to allow for the mount of any DSLR.
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Re: Voigtländer 75mm f1.5 Nokton VM
« Reply #4 on: October 15, 2020, 12:12:29 »
Unfortunately, the lens design isn't likely to allow for the mount of any DSLR.

I remember using one on my Df, different design maybe but same aperture config..

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Re: Voigtländer 75mm f1.5 Nokton VM
« Reply #5 on: October 15, 2020, 12:18:22 »
Might have been the F-mount 58mm f1.4?

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Re: Voigtländer 75mm f1.5 Nokton VM
« Reply #6 on: October 15, 2020, 12:26:01 »
No no just as i mentioned there is a f mount version but from an earlier design i tend to think.
I used the lens from Thomas when i was there no mistake about it.

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Re: Voigtländer 75mm f1.5 Nokton VM
« Reply #7 on: October 15, 2020, 12:26:45 »
Fons, you probably mix it up with the old F mount  2.5  75mm from Voigtländer - this is a different lens, made for F and M mounts. Then a 1.8  75mm came, only for M.

The new faster 1.5  75mm M mount was made for M users who are not willing to pay € 4K for a used Leica 1.4  75mm  lens and reviews tell, that it is really comparable (have no personal experience)


edit: to be precise, the old 2.5  version was made for F mount and for L39 thread
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Re: Voigtländer 75mm f1.5 Nokton VM
« Reply #8 on: October 15, 2020, 12:34:20 »
Right, thanks Thomas i remember it to be an ok lens but nothing special, all the new Voigts though have been quite well recieved.

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Re: Voigtländer 75mm f1.5 Nokton VM
« Reply #9 on: October 15, 2020, 14:38:04 »
Congrats with this beauty of a lens, Luc.  Looking forward to the results ;)

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Re: Voigtländer 75mm f1.5 Nokton VM
« Reply #10 on: October 15, 2020, 15:06:18 »
Thanks John, the Novoflex adapter is due to arrive tomorrow. So I'll be able to shoot with it this weekend.

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Re: Voigtländer 75mm f1.5 Nokton VM
« Reply #11 on: October 15, 2020, 16:15:50 »
Congratulations, Luc. Aren't the mirrorless cameras wonderful for allowing us to use many types of lenses from many vendors!
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Re: Voigtländer 75mm f1.5 Nokton VM
« Reply #12 on: October 15, 2020, 18:18:12 »
A good looking lens for sure. I read the reviews  and was a bit surprized: one of those stated that sharpness drops at close range (say, 1:10) and wide apertures, and expressed his disappointment.

So what. The same can be said of the Voigtländer 58/1.4, but shooting at close range and wide open is asking for trouble anyway. No portrait shooter, I think, will shoot that close anyway (ugly perspective), let alone with a 75mm lens. At 1:10, either you have a 2-D subject, in which case stopping down is only beneficial, or you have a 3-D subject, in which case you won't nearly get anything sharp at f/1.5. At least with the 58/1.4 and past my first surprize (I was also a bit "disappointed"), my second reaction was "it does not matter (except to chart shooters)", especially when close-ups get brilliantly sharp around f/5.6.
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Re: Voigtländer 75mm f1.5 Nokton VM
« Reply #13 on: October 16, 2020, 17:24:33 »
OK, the Novoflex adapter has arrived. Before going for a test run I shot this image of the lens on my Z6. Image shot handheld with an Olympus E-M10II, no artificial lighting.



I'll post some test shots later today.

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Re: Voigtländer 75mm f1.5 Nokton VM
« Reply #14 on: October 16, 2020, 18:58:11 »
First series of images, all shot at f1.5

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