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Old 09-17-2012   #26
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Pretty cool. Might be a nice companion to my Zeiss 21/4.5.
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Old 09-17-2012   #27
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A dream come true! Time to start saving!

Funny that just a day or two ago I was thinking that I'd be forced to compromise and get an SLR to get a fast 21
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Old 09-17-2012   #28
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This is great news! Just when I'm in the market for a new 21!
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Old 09-17-2012   #29
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looks good...just when i settled on the 25 as my wide of choice...
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Old 09-17-2012   #30
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That came out of the left field. Nice one Cosina, now show me my ZM 35/1.4!
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Old 09-17-2012   #31
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Is it confirmed if it's 35mm format lens or just half-frame?
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Old 09-17-2012   #32
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Is it confirmed if it's 35mm format lens or just half-frame?
Had there ever been a half frame lens with M-mount (visible in the picture)? THAT would be a bigger news.
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Old 09-17-2012   #33
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It is a M-mount lens - thus full frame. Size is the similar to the 35mm f1.2 - not small by any means, but then it is a f1.8 (smaller than the Summilux 21f1.4 - and 1/5 of the price). Front element is slightly larger than the 35f1.2 - (58 mm versus 52 mm). It has been in the works for about 15 month.
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Old 09-17-2012   #34
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any sample images tom?
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Old 09-17-2012   #35
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Ach mein liebe...awesome-looking set of specs.

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Old 09-17-2012   #36
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I wished for a 21/2 some time ago, but I was thinking more in line of the Zuiko 21/2, which is almost half the weight (250g vs 412g) of this gargantuan.. Not entirely convinced by this Cosina effort, but I'll probably buy one anyways to try out..
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It would lot nicer lens if it was a size of zuiko 21 f2 .
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It is a M-mount lens - thus full frame. Size is the similar to the 35mm f1.2 - not small by any means, but then it is a f1.8 (smaller than the Summilux 21f1.4 - and 1/5 of the price). Front element is slightly larger than the 35f1.2 - (58 mm versus 52 mm). It has been in the works for about 15 month.
Tell us what you think of it Tom. We're sure you've been playing with it a bit at least.
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Early 2013, accoording to the Voigtländer site.

Btw: http://www.voigtlaender.de/cms/voigt...21mm_f1_8.html
Cool - just in time for my Birthday, hint hint....
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Old 09-18-2012   #40
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It would lot nicer lens if it was a size of zuiko 21 f2 .
Right. That's why you need the zuiko. Go forth.
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Relative depth of field decreases as one goes longer...
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Old 09-18-2012   #42
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Nice!

But, i'd love to see a fast 25mm.

Let's wait little more.
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Old 09-18-2012   #43
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The people who will get excited about this will be the RD-1 and M8 owners ... finally a fast wide that even with the crop factor of the two mentioned cameras offers new life to these digital antiques!
Digital antiques? Excuse me while I put my fingers over my RD1s' ears!

Actually, this 21/1.8 is the best news coming out of Photokina for me thus far. And I dont want it for digital. I want it for film.
But we will see how it measures up to the Zeiss 21/2.8 and the Leica 21/3.4. All in the same price range.
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Old 09-18-2012   #44
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This is really wonderful assuming the performance is decent - amazing price for the speed and focal length
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The people who will get excited about this will be the RD-1 and M8 owners ... finally a fast wide that even with the crop factor of the two mentioned cameras offers new life to these digital antiques!
Keith,
I am getting an M9 which will make my M8 best suited for normal and tele while the M9 will be used for wide angle lenses. No need to get a CV just because of the cropfactor for the M8.


I have settled for SLR 21mm lenses as my "RF" lenses. I have the Canon 19/3.5, the Rokkor 21/4, and now the Nikkor 21/4. These classical beauties are great for the Florida sunshine state weather. I use them on my Leicas with adapters. I do not need a fast 21mm lens. My 35/1.4 Summicron will do.
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Got me drooling when I heard the news....... it is like I don't have enough 21mm with me.
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I am getting an M9 which will make my M8 best suited for normal and tele while the M9 will be used for wide angle lenses. No need to get a CV just because of the cropfactor for the M8.
Didn't you get the M8 just a few weeks ago? I guess the digital M really works for you.
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Keith,
I am getting an M9 which will make my M8 best suited for normal and tele while the M9 will be used for wide angle lenses. No need to get a CV just because of the cropfactor for the M8.


I have settled for SLR 21mm lenses as my "RF" lenses. I have the Canon 19/3.5, the Rokkor 21/4, and now the Nikkor 21/4. These classical beauties are great for the Florida sunshine state weather. I use them on my Leicas with adapters. I do not need a fast 21mm lens. My 35/1.4 Summicron will do.

An M9!!!

Well Raid for a digital hang back you're now in boots and all. May as well order a Monochrom too!
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Very interesting. Any pixs of it on a camera?, would like to get the idea how big it is.
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Taking Deposits for Voigtlander 21/1.8
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Taking Deposits for Voigtlander 21/1.8

Initial demand will likely be far beyond production with a back order for months, like the 25/.95.

US price not yet set. Estimated shipping in January or February.

I am taking $100 refundable deposits for Voigtlander 21/1.8 to [email protected]

Free Post Office USPS Express Mail shipping.

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