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View Poll Results: Which CV lenses do you CURRENTLY own (50mm-90mm)?
50 / 1.1 39 13.31%
50 / 1.5 113 38.57%
50 / 2 44 15.02%
50 / 2.5 67 22.87%
50 / 3.5 26 8.87%
75 / 1.8 27 9.22%
75 / 2.5 106 36.18%
90 / 3.5 45 15.36%
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CV Lens Popularity Poll - What've you got? (50mm-90mm)
Old 03-20-2012   #1
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CV Lens Popularity Poll - What've you got? (50mm-90mm)

The normal-tele constituent to the other poll that mostly focuses on wide-angle.
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Old 03-20-2012   #2
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Glad to see you didn't forget the Heliars!
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Old 03-20-2012   #3
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50 f1.5 and love it. Cheap in the M mount world (ok, I know its not really m mount) and gives great results.
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Old 03-20-2012   #4
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The 50/1.5 is so good I got two copies in two different mount (selling the LTM and keeping the S-mount)
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Old 03-20-2012   #5
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Currently have the 50/1.5 Nokton, it is a fantastic lens.

I have owned the 75/2.5, 75/1.8, and 90/3.5 and sold them to fund other purchases.
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Old 03-20-2012   #6
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For me the 50/1.5 was better than the Summilux 50-pre and in the first two stops better than my C-Sonnar 50. Not a centimeter of focus shift too! (Why C/V discontinued it, I never understood..)
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Old 03-20-2012   #7
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Starting with M compatible RFs I focused first on small lenses. That's why I own only the CV50/2.5 in this poll. Next up will be one of the fast 50mm.
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Old 03-20-2012   #8
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I have the Nokton 1.1, but I will sell it in the next days or weeks. It's a good lens, but I mostly shoot 35mm and do not need a big 50mm. My collapsible Elmar 2.8 is enough for me.

I also have the 75mm 1.8 and I think, it is the best Portrait-only lens, I have owned so far. I really love it for portraits, but I don't use it for anything else, yet.
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Old 03-20-2012   #9
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I had the 75/2.5 for a while, but didn't get long with it.
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I currently only have the 75mm f/1.8 and it consistently gives me fantastic results and continues to surprise me at its quality. While I haven't shot with a 75mm Summarit, I wouldn't sell the Heliar to fund a Summarit because it [Heliar] is such a fine performer, I love the way it draws and I can't see me gaining much by moving to the Leica lens. It's just awesome.

I've owned two 15mm Super Wides, a 28mm f/1.9 and a 35mm f/1.7 Ultron. They all were good but I don't think as good as the 75 f/1.8.

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Old 03-21-2012   #11
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The 35/1,7 and the 50/1,5 along with the 28/2 are accompanied to the RD-1.
The 15/4,5 the 21/4 28/3,5 35/2,5 50/2 75/2,5 and 90/3,5 with the Nex 5n.
The two bags are very similar in size and weight.
Sometimes hard to choose which to come with me...

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I had the 75/2.5 for a while, but didn't get long with it.
Same here. The lens was nice enough, but I just never bonded w/ the 75mm focal length.

I also had the Nokton 50/1.5 for awhile. Wonderful optic, but I didn't like the size, so I sold it.

My favorite CV lens remains the Skopar 50/2.5. Not selling that one.
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Old 03-21-2012   #13
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I have the 15/4.5 wide heliar. Can't praise it enough. Why not on the list?
And I have the 50/1.5 Nokton. Fine lens, but having a hard time against my 50/2 Summicron.
And I want to have the 35/1.2 II

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I have the 15/4.5 wide heliar. Can't praise it enough. Why not on the list?
This is the 50mm and over list. There is another for the wides.

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Old 03-21-2012   #15
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I didn't think I would like the 50/2 Heliar as much as my 40 Summicron-C but indeed I do. I'm looking at the 75/1.8 next (either on RF or SLR )
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Old 03-23-2012   #16
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It's obvious that whenever Cosina decides to relaunch the 50/1.5 in M mount, they will definitely sell as well as a 50 can.
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Old 04-04-2012   #17
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Non. Only 3 Summicrons i am using. They are better
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Old 04-04-2012   #18
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I had the 75/2.5 for a while, but didn't get long with it.
I agree, but it's great on the NEX with the crop factor. It becomes, like, a 100mm.
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Old 04-22-2012   #19
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Mine include: 50/2 Heliar, 50/3.5 Heliar, 75/2.5 Heliar. And yes if CV release a 50/1.4, then add that to the list.
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Old 04-22-2012   #20
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Where is the "I don't shoot RF between 50 and 90mm" choice?
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Old 04-23-2012   #21
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I'm surprised that so many people in the poll "admit" to owning the 50mm f/2.5, because I haven't seen (any) very many photos taken with this lens posted.

But perhaps there's some love for it out there??
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I have Leica glass, 35 and 50 Lux also 35 Cron that I use on my M9 and M6 but.....

find myself unable to part with the VC 50 f/1.1 I think for the cost and subsequent resale value it still has something to offer me so I will keep it for now.

Also have the VC 75 f/1.8 and think its a superb lens, not compared it first hand to any other 75 though.

and finally have the VC 90 Apo f/3.5, least used but again I rate it.

Leica glass is wonderful but many of the VC lenses are superb offerings and such great vfm.....
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Old 10-30-2012   #24
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Nokton 50 1.1, Heliar 50 3.5 (my screwmount workhorse) and the 90 3.5 (the grandkid school event champion.) Love everyone of them and would not let any of them go.
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I'm surprised that so many people in the poll "admit" to owning the 50mm f/2.5, because I haven't seen (any) very many photos taken with this lens posted.

But perhaps there's some love for it out there??
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APO Lanthar 85mm f3.5

The APO Lanthar 85 in S-mount is a stunner. Compact as well AND it takes 39mm filters. The S-mount versions of the 50s (1.5 & 2.5) are also nice on Nikons. The 50/2.5 in S-mount has the funky "dome hood" that is sooo compact and snag-proof. The latter is an amazing lens for street work - slides in & out of the overshirt, and looks tourist-y enough to keep the laity off their guard. I have heard (no data to support) that the S-mount Nokton is even better than the LTM. An hard facts out there?
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50 1.5 here. Super awesome lens on my M6. Just wish it had a focusing tab, but otherwise great.
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I went kind of nuts buying CV lenses:
12mm UWH
15mm SWH
21mm f4
28mm f1.9
28mm f3.5
35mm f1.4 S.C.
35mm f1.7
35mm f1.2
35mm 2.5
40mm f1.4 M.C.
50mm f1.5
50mm f2.5

Best bang for your buck on lenses IMHO.
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I own none of the ones listed but the 2 I wish I could add to my collection is the 50/2.5 to complement my 35/2.5 & the 75/2.5 in ltm.
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Old 05-18-2013   #30
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The 50/1.5 and 75/2.5 are two of my favorite lenses for use on a u4/3 body.
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Old 05-18-2013   #31
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I only have the 15mm LTM now, great little lens.
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My long lenses are Leitz and my shorts are CV. Though the 50 1.5 is mighty tempting, and someday I'd like to at least try the 50 1.1.
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Although there is no distinction made in the poll concerning RF and SLR lens in the CV range indicated - I only have 2 CV SLR lens they are:
40mm F2 Ultron SL1 and its brother the 75mm F2.5 Heliar both in Nikon F mount.

On the RF - I am seriously considering the 40mm f1.4 for the Leica MP.

So 2 x CV lens for SLR, and hopefully soon my first CV RF lens.
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My long lenses are Leitz and my shorts are CV. Though the 50 1.5 is mighty tempting, and someday I'd like to at least try the 50 1.1.
To me it's a great great lens. My M9 loves it. But of course it's big.

The Cvs I'm using most right now on the M9: 35 skopar, 75/2.5, and I recently got a 90/3.5 which is really something.
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Aw, didn't ask me which wides I own. I think the CV lenses are an absolute grand slam deal at the wide end. Oh, and at the normal and tele ends too I suppose....I just haven't taken em up on it yet.

The 50/1.5 will eventually live in my lens cupboard.
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