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What happened to the (NEW) Voigtlander 35mm f2.0 ASPH VM Vintage lens
Old 03-12-2019   #1
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What happened to the (NEW) Voigtlander 35mm f2.0 ASPH VM Vintage lens

The Voigtlander 35mm f2.0 ASPHERICAL VM Vintage was announced and started shipping out several weeks ago but I've been surprised that there is very little online review/feedback on it online - apart from a few postings on here and flickr.

Is this lens just not popular because it's just another 35mm lens that is not unique in any way from others in the marketplace? - just curious about the silent treatment for this new lens.
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What happened to the (NEW) Voigtlander 35mm f2.0 ASPH VM Vintage lens
Old 03-12-2019   #2
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What happened to the (NEW) Voigtlander 35mm f2.0 ASPH VM Vintage lens

The official name of the lens is Voigtlander Ultron Vintage Line 35mm F2 Aspherical.
You may have found these threads below if you searched for Aspherical rather than ASPH

https://www.rangefinderforum.com/for...d.php?t=167453
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/for...d.php?t=167468
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/for...d.php?t=166367

Or did you find those threads and were expecting more? It is a new lens... takes time for the word to get out and reviews to happen. And as you noted there is certainly no shortage of 35mm lenses already.
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Old 03-31-2019   #3
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Thanks you for the links. I ended up eventually getting this lens and currently testing it out.
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Old 04-12-2019   #4
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Yesterday my copy of the new Ultron arrived finally.


*Fun mode on*

Unfortunately they sent me the version with focus tab for Erik ...








O.k. I used a rubber focus tab from a 7Artisans lens which I did not use with the tab.
It is self adhesive an be removed without any signs of use ...
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Old 04-12-2019   #5
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The new Ultron 35 f2 is really tiny.


Compared to my Summaron 35 f2.8





Compared to the "Big brother" Ultron 35 f1.7




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Dude. Not nice to get me excited like that! For about 15 seconds I thought my lens dreams came true..... but not quite.

So, how does the lens handle with the 7a tab on it? Probably much nicer than with that stick thing.

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Yesterday my copy of the new Ultron arrived finally.
*Fun mode on*

Unfortunately they sent me the version with focus tab for Erik ...







O.k. I used a rubber focus tab from a 7Artisans lens which I did not use with the tab.
It is self adhesive an be removed without any signs of use ...
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Old 04-12-2019   #7
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This lens makes me want to get a Leica again...
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Old 04-12-2019   #8
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The tab looks great! Why didn't those guys at Cosina ... But I still hate the shiny bayonet on the front. No Ultron f/2 for me.

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Dude. Not nice to get me excited like that! For about 15 seconds I thought my lens dreams came true..... but not quite.

So, how does the lens handle with the 7a tab on it? Probably much nicer than with that stick thing.
I have this sticky on j-12. To be honest it isn't much diffrent from the stick on 28 1.9.
Both are not as good as tab on my Summarit 35, but absolutely usable without any issues.
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I have been using this lens for about 2/3 weeks now on m2, m262 and adapted on sony a7 - The size is great, the focus knob is actually handy and works well on the small lens. Aesthetically, the chrome ring finish is a little too *blingy* for my taste but I can live with it.
Colors and rendering is great. I've noticed a bit of distortion on it but I don't shoot architecture so it's not a deal breaker. It saved me some extra money from getting a 35mm summicron .
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I have this sticky on j-12. To be honest it isn't much diffrent from the stick on 28 1.9.
Both are not as good as tab on my Summarit 35, but absolutely usable without any issues.

You're right!
I don't have any problem with the stick, as I know it from my former ltm lenses (skopar 35 etc.)
But the tab is surely a bit better and one can buy it on eBay or even at B&H for a small amount ...
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Old 04-12-2019   #12
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A fine looking lens. I had the 2.5 skopar, which was excellent and affordable, but this new Ultron is really something.
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Dude. Not nice to get me excited like that! For about 15 seconds I thought my lens dreams came true..... but not quite.

So, how does the lens handle with the 7a tab on it? Probably much nicer than with that stick thing.

After some days of use, I'm starting to love my new tiny gem!
The bokeh seems to be a bit more nervous compared to my Ultron 35 f1,7 but beside this it is a great lens for me.

I didn't have a problem with the stick, but now the 7artisans tab feels great.
It's more soft, but not less comfortable for focusing as my beloved Skopar 50 f2.5 LTM and otheres with plastic tabs.

So I can really recommend buying the 7artisans tab for tab lovers
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The tab looks great! Why didn't those guys at Cosina ... But I still hate the shiny bayonet on the front. No Ultron f/2 for me.

Erik.
I hate the way it looks like it was made from random left over pieces lying around the shop. How many different types of finishes can they incorporate on one lens?
Shiny chrome. Matt black. Gloss black. Matt silver...

Love the size of it. But seriously, shiny chrome around the front of the lens is the worst idea ever, for any lens. Why do you think lens hoods are matt/flat black?
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yes I would prefer all black. I remember there was flare caused by silver metal on color skopar?
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I imagine it will take a while for reviews. I suspect most people already have a 35mm lens. Do they need another?
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yes I would prefer all black. I remember there was flare caused by silver metal on color skopar?
I had all three versions of CV CS 35 2.5. M version with silver thread, hood mount was flaring until I put 3$ eBay hood on it.
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looks a very nice lens, pleasing on the eye and no doubt will be sharp
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I had all three versions of CV CS 35 2.5. M version with silver thread, hood mount was flaring until I put 3$ eBay hood on it.
hmm, thank you for the recommendation! I will try that. Now I wonder why Voigtlander doesnt take lesson from this.
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I hate the way it looks like it was made from random left over pieces lying around the shop. How many different types of finishes can they incorporate on one lens?
Shiny chrome. Matt black. Gloss black. Matt silver...

I could't agree more. Examples enough of fine looking 35mm lenses: 35mm f/2.8 Summaron and 35mm f/2 Summicron v1. Just make a lens exactly look like these, but then in black paint on brass. Is that so hard? Cosina can do it, see the Color-Skopar 50mm f/2.5 LTM.


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I could't agree more. Examples enough of fine looking 35mm lenses: 35mm f/2.8 Summaron and 35mm f/2 Summicron v1. Just make a lens exactly look like these, but then in black paint on brass. Is that so hard? Cosina can do it, see the Color-Skopar 50mm f/2.5 LTM.


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Or 35 1.4. Beautiful lens.
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I guess Voigtlander was going with the penguin design. Wait, was it racoon? No panda, that's it! The panda version but wearing mirrored sunglasses.
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The Chinese maker Haoge is working on a bayonet mount square hood for the 35/2 and the 35/2.5. Similar to this one but with the cutout for viewfinder.
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I could't agree more. Examples enough of fine looking 35mm lenses: 35mm f/2.8 Summaron and 35mm f/2 Summicron v1. Just make a lens exactly look like these, but then in black paint on brass. Is that so hard? Cosina can do it, see the Color-Skopar 50mm f/2.5 LTM.


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In this case I can't understand your problem.
Why don't you buy these Summaron/Summicron lenses, if design is so important for you that you get angry?

For me image quality, size, weight and price are more important when buying a lens than a chrome design feature.
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Why don't you buy these Summaron/Summicron lenses, if design is so important for you that you get angry?

I have them already! But optically they can be improved.


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I have them already! But optically they can be improved.


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O.k., then your problem is only luxury - that's fine
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I imagine it will take a while for reviews. I suspect most people already have a 35mm lens. Do they need another?

Yes, of course!
I had two 35mm M lenses (beside an old Summaron with LTM, but only for my IIIf)

- The great Ultron 1.7/35 VM, which is a bit large and has no focus tab or stick.
- Summaron 2,8/35, which is small, classic and a bit slow.

I'm going to sell both and replace them with the new Ultron 35mm f2.

So, to answer your question, yes, I needed another one
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I've had mine (I got it used for a great deal!) for a couple weeks now. I unfortunately haven't gotten to shoot much with it, work has been getting in the way of life. I do like the results I have been gotten back with some pushed Tri-X and on digital as well. It compares IQ and performance wise with my Planar ZM which is exactly what I was looking for and is high praise.
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