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15mm and 75mm Voigtlander lenses on E-P1
Old 07-21-2009   #1
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15mm and 75mm Voigtlander lenses on E-P1

Been playing some more with my Voigtlander lenses attached to my E-P1.
First, the 15mm Aspherical Super Wide Heliar.

This is the original thread mount version, attached using the thread mount adaptor in the MFT adaptor. With the 2x crop it's equivalent to a 30mm, and while not a fast lens (f4.5) has bags of depth of field, so you can set it to f8 and set the hyperfocal range to between a few feet and infinity.

A set of images can be found here.

Then there's the 75mm Color Heliar. Again, this is a thread mount lens like the 15mm, mounted using the thread mount adaptor in the MFT adaptor.


With the 2x crop factor the field of view equates to a 150mm telephoto that's not much bigger than the kit zoom. Now, it was a sunny day (and quite blustery) but I was still able to focus it using the zoomed in view.

There's a set here.

For comparison, the full set here includes some pictures taken with the kit zoom and some higher ISO interior shots.

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Old 07-29-2009   #2
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AH ha! Two lenses I like and have wondered about using with this camera - thank you very much for posting. I'm off to browse your samples.
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Old 08-11-2009   #3
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I use the SWH 4,5/15mm MKII and the Summarit 2,5/75mm on the PEN. All my lenses have Leica-M mount so I put them directly in the Novoflex MFT to Leica-M adapter.
But I must admit that the 2,8/17mm pancake Olympus lens is great. The difference with the Leica lenses on the PEN is small. I like the VF which is supllied with the 17mm lens.
An EVF would make the PEN far M8.2 superieur.
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Old 06-03-2010   #4
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I own the Voigt 75mm Color-Heliar F/2.5 and had to get an M-Bayonet Adapter Ring to use it on my Leica M6
What is the correct adaptor to purchase if I want to use this lens on an Olympus EPL-1?
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Old 06-03-2010   #5
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You need an M to 4/3 adapter, produced by Voigtländer and Novoflex. The conversion factor for lenses is 2x.
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You need an M to 4/3 adapter, produced by Voigtländer and Novoflex. The conversion factor for lenses is 2x.

I'm confused - if the 75mm Voigtlander needs an adaptor for me to use it on my Leica M6 -do I need two adaptors to use it on the EPL-1?
Both the M to 4/3 and the M Bayonet Adaptor Ring I already own?

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I see your point but I doubt there is a LTM-4/3 adapter available on this moment.
But when there is a market they will come.
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Old 06-03-2010   #8
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So I am correct about needing two adaptors?
Do you think that will work?
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The Leica M adapter is very small and completely designed for use on LTM. So using a 4/3 to M should also work.

Maybe a good idea to take contact with Novoflex in Germany because this is really their territory. My 4/3 to M Novoflex is made of really nice fine German quality.
http://www.novoflex.de/
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You need an M to 4/3 adapter, produced by Voigtländer and Novoflex. The conversion factor for lenses is 2x.

I'm confused - if the 75mm Voigtlander needs an adaptor for me to use it on my Leica M6 -do I need two adaptors to use it on the EPL-1?
Both the M to 4/3 and the M Bayonet Adaptor Ring I already own?

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Old 06-03-2010   #11
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Correct, two adapters needed. And the lenses, ofcourse (see below)
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LTM--->m4/3 adapter....no experience with this yet, but I got my M-->m4/3 from this seller and it focused a bit over infinity but after shimming (~.3mm) it works well enough for me. For LTM lenses, I use an M adapter as others have stated.
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Old 06-03-2010   #13
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I have one too

ltm to u4/3. from a different vendor. Haven't tried it yet.


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LTM--->m4/3 adapter....no experience with this yet, but I got my M-->m4/3 from this seller and it focused a bit over infinity but after shimming (~.3mm) it works well enough for me. For LTM lenses, I use an M adapter as others have stated.
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ltm to u4/3. from a different vendor. Haven't tried it yet.
in reid reviews, there is an article about two john milich m4/3 adapters, one for LTM and another for M-mount lenses. there may be others?
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I've successfully used the 75/f2.5 with the Voigtlander LTM-M and M-u4/3 adapters. Yep, you need both. Results look great so far.
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Old 06-11-2010   #16
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There are plenty of LTM>M4/3 adapters available which would directly mount your 75/2.5 lens. I have two, one unlabeled, the other an RJ, they work fine. Do a google search, or check on ebay.

But if you still have your M6, there's no harm in using an M>M4/3 adapter and leaving your LTM>M adapter on the 75. Works the same, and saves you the trouble of removing/attaching the LTM>M ring every time you switch between cameras.
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The Voigtlander 50mm f/1.5 Nokton . . . . .
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The Voigtlander 50mm f/1.5 Nokton . . . . .

Besides the 75mm Color-Heliar, the Voigtlander 50mm f/1.5 Nokton looks great on the micro four/thirds as well. It is a Leica Screw mount same as the 75mm and has had some nice reviews and does take great photos. I have both the 50 and 75 and love them both.

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