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Old 09-26-2009   #41
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Thanks, Stewart and Ralph, for the pics of the lens. I've ordered my lens in black (the AU importer's last black lens). And Stewart, that photo of the scene down the roadway and across the valley is very pleasing - and certainly sharp and detailed. Was the light that contrasty, or is that characteristic of the lens/film/processing? Regarding hoods - how does this lens handle flare? Is the optional squared-off hood an advantage? Thanks!
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Old 09-26-2009   #42
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I have only shot the two rolls in mixed lighting, partly sunny day. I did not see any flare in my prints with the stock hood. I was wondering too when I saw Stewart's hood. I am hopeful though that the littie Skopar ring will be enough because the lens is so compact. I have not seen any mention of flare problems when I was researching the lens.
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Old 09-26-2009   #43
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The lens is a very high contrast lens and you better do not stop down more than f/8, when diffraction unsharpness starts to occur. The best shade for it is the classic Leitz 12585, to your surprise it will fit perfectly. In close-up the lens performs at its best. When shooting B&W you better do not use old Leitz lenses on the same roll; the difference in contrast is too big. Decrease developing time by 20% to control the contrast when you are used to shoot old Leitz lenses. This lens never flares.
Enjoy your new lens. I've used it for many years and it is still one of my favorites.

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Old 09-27-2009   #44
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Voigtländer Color Skopar 50mm f/2.5, Leica II, Tmax400.

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Old 09-29-2009   #45
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Many nice photos in this thread!

Anybody care to share some photos wide open and preferably close up?

I am curious as to how the bokeh of the lens is. Hoping it is similar to the 35/2.5 which I love.
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Old 09-30-2009   #46
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Old 10-13-2009   #47
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Just ordered the last one that is sold in Australia. I have seen enough samples of this lens to tell me that it's good enough. Plus, the compact size and looks are important factors.
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Old 10-15-2009   #48
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Some really fine shots in this thread, guys; doubt mine measure up but these two were done with a Leica M2, 50 Skopar. First one uses Pan-F in Diafine, second is Fuji NPZ 800. I'm not a frequent user of 50mm, yet this is an attractive lens for a number of reasons. Compact, inexpensive, well-made, and with a pleasant character. The complexity of the 7-element design is surprising for an f/2.5 lens.



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Old 10-21-2009   #49
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Guys...do I need some kind of adaptor to fit this 50/2.5 onto my M2? If so, do I need to specify a particular type? Tnx.
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I´ve used the 2,5/50 quite a bit on a Canon P (or two). Loved it, don´t really know where to find samples. An alternative in my book would be the Nokton 1,5 - which is bigger by all means, but later/smaller than the Canon (still; te point would be gone, I guess). I miss the 2,5/35 pancake even more. That was truly lovely - I traded for the 1,4/35 because of the extra speed.
RFluhver; you´d need a normal LTM to M adapter (50mm).
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Old 10-21-2009   #51
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You need a 50/75 LTM >> M adapter. Screw it on to the lens and leave it there - 'voila' you have an m-mount lens.

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http://cameraquest.com/inventor.htm

There is a 2nd hand one available as well as new.
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just ordered a CV 50 2,5 to cameraquest
Enjoy! Post some photos with it later.
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Two wide open shots, plenty sharp enough for me, and great bokeh, and focuses to 0.75m... I'd say it's one of the more underrated CV lenses.
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just received my 50 2,5 from cameraquest
it took it four days to cross the ocean, it took 7 days for the post office to advice me to pick it up, the last meters are always the hardest
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Old 12-15-2009   #57
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This one of those lenses I've been eyeing with interest. I have the 35mm version and like it be it that sometimes I might find it maybe a bit too contrasty for b&w.
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Mablo, what B&W are you using? With Delta 400 and XP2 Super, I don't find contrast to be a problem.
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Old 12-30-2009   #59
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Fantastic bokeh and sharpness from this lens, so underrated. The separation is excellent as well.
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Old 12-30-2009   #60
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I made a roll test with my 50 2,5

great lens , I now just have to go in the street with it now
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color skopar 50 in snw, paris, december 2009
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"50/2.5 Color Skopar: Leica Screw Mount -- add Screw Mount adapter for perfect compatibility Leica M cameras! Compact high performance highly corrected 7 element in 6 group normal, For ANY Leica Screw Mount or Leica M mount camera! Sold Out"


looks like I had one of the last
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Old 01-16-2010   #63
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Voigtländer Color Skopar 50mm f2.5, Leica M2, Film: Rollei Superpan 200, scanned with Canoscan 8800f



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Old 01-16-2010   #64
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All these were with the CV 50mm f/2.5 on Fuji Reala 100:


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Old 01-18-2010   #65
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Voigtlander lenses all seem to be sort of fixed run items, though maybe supplies will be more stable with the M mount than with the L39.
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Old 01-29-2010   #66
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A wonderful lens. I have had mine for a couple of years.......pretty heavy for its size however....quit dense and well made!
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Old 02-01-2010   #67
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yes, "dense" is the right word for this lens
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wish i could find the ltm vesion somewhere in the world ...
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Old 02-05-2010   #69
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They are all LTM. I have in mind getting one when cash flow improves. Photovillage still carries them. There; I may have blown my chance.
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Chris why dont you consider old Elmar 5cm f2.8?? It is a decent lens with focusing tab. I love it on BW and the prices are ~200$ I think. It is collapsable so very compact too.
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The Color Skopar is a wonderful lens. I always loved it !









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It is too modern to my taste, look at this example from my elmar:

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photovillage did not have one last night. maybe i looked in the wrong place ...
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Look here:

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That's a Nikon S mount version (S Skopar).

Here is the LTM version.
http://www.photovillage.com/product....9&cat=0&page=1
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That's a Nikon S mount version (S Skopar).

Here is the LTM version.
http://www.photovillage.com/product....9&cat=0&page=1
Thanks Bill,
They've now got one less!
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after nearly two months with the CV 50 2,5 I have to say it is quite a great lens, I spent two years using nearly 35mm , it is not so easy to go back to 50 mm but quite interesting

BTW I love the rendering of the lens
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My black one arrived from Photo Village this morning. Nice look and feel about it. Slipped an LTM to M adaptor on and - voilà! Looking forward to using it!
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The images in this thread shows that the 50/2.5 is quite an awesome lens.

Another lens that has a tab, is as sharp or sharper than this one, but may have more flare, is the 50/2.4 ltm Hexanon. I am not sure if that would come in less than a tabbed Summicron, but it would be sharper.
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