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Hi all... Would you believe it? Last week I spent an hour doing a custom hand sewing job on the corner of a jeans pocket. It seems, me shekels have been flowing out, fueled by GAS. No-no-no, am not complaining... I'm delighted with the Bessa T and CV 25/4 bought from CQ.
Then, I saw a picture our member pschia did of his cat Nobby with the 75/2.5 Heliar, and a voice somewhere within me began to shout... that's SHOUT, "I want THAT lens!"
So, it's $245- for the CV 75/2.5, and Stephen's got a special... just another $40- for the dedicated VF. Now, I paid $55- for the Voigtlander m39 to M Adapter that keeps the CV 25/4 warm and happy, when I'm not using it. It is a very good quality Adapter, well made and thin... so that Infinity focus is
You do get the picture friends, yes?
Shall I get out the sewing kit again? :o
Stephen will be back at work tomorrow, and a payment
just went into the credit card company.
I usedto own it, Mike, it's a great lens and the 1:1 finder is nice, too.
But I usually see it quoted for US 289 (Adorama) - 295 (Stephen).
Mike, I have one and I like it a lot. I'm using it to be sure I'm happy with the FL before I drop the cash on a 75 Summicron. So far, so good.
I've got one, use it a bit. Got it in preference to the CV 90mm, which I find a bit long and slow for my uses. Extremely useful focal length, fast enough for (brighter) low-light, very sharp, decent bokeh.
-Dan, I like mine. I also picked up a Jupiter 9 for slightly longer/faster shooting, and to complement the 75 Heliar.
I have a 75, on loan to my son. I used it to test it and found it to be a great lens. The deal with the finder is what I go (too go a deal to pass up).
While I like a bit more reach, there is nothing new in that range that has a reasonable speed (IMHO). f4 is just too slow for me and a tele.
The lens is a wonderful size, lens hood isn't too big and it is much smoother than my old Nikkor 85/2 Chrome.
I think the 75 would be a great complement to your 24, next go out and get a 15mm. The kit I used on my T (and now my M6) is 15/40/105. The 105 is an old Nikkor LTM (f2.5) and is a world class lens even today. It is much heavier than the 75, but a trade I do not mind making.
Great lens! I really like it's focal length myself. Of course those with Leica 75mm versions pooh-pooh it and it is not that great wide open but a wonderful lens nonetheless.
Here are a few photos tagged for this lens on my Flickr pages if you care to take a look:
I've got one too, which I picked up on the 'bay in excellent condition. I got it to round out a 35/75 travel kit for my Canon 7, particularly for landscapes but also for portraits and street shots. I like it a lot, although I've still got some learning to do on the 75mm perspective. I really appreciate the lens's compact size.
Buy it...you'll like it. It handles beautifully, and the lens is sharp and contrasty...just the way I like 'em.
It's done... Order in to CQ.
Thanks for all your support.
It really helped.
Cheers, mike ;-)
Mike, pretty exciting to have that 75 Heliar coming! As said, it is a great lens with a lovely look to it, so I hope it works for you.
It seems very competent. I've got some good technical quality shots out of it, just nothing creative to share.
My journey here has been pretty amazing. It's almost a year.
I started out in RFF went over to DSLRx, and then really found
'my path' so to speak, with CV Bessa.
And for sure, I'm not 'done' with SLR ;)
I purchased the Heliar about 2 weeks ago along with the Ultron 28mm. It seems a very nice lens, thought I haven't had a chance to give it a good work out the way I would like yet.
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