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10mm f5.6 - world's first rectilinear lens at 10mm
Old 02-29-2016   #1
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10mm f5.6 - world's first rectilinear lens at 10mm

No one has seen this yet?

http://bokeh.digitalrev.com/article/...for-full-frame

I personally wouldnt find this lens useful but it might have some uses for some people.

Why Voigtlander is obsessed with super wides?
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Why Voigtlander is obsessed with super wides?
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Why Voigtlander is obsessed with super wides?
I guess they are more exciting than longer and longer telephotos. A 600mm lens isn't all that more interesting than a 400 or a 500. A 10mm seems like more of a technical breakthrough.

I don't know if I will want one or not. I haven't even tried the 12mm yet. So far, I'm up to (down to?) the 15mm.
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In the past, it was difficult (and very costly) to produce lenses that are very wide. It was even more costly to produce rectilinear lenses. It seems that these days it has become possible to overcome some technical challenges to arrive at such wide angle lenses with a high level of optical corrections. I hardly ever used in the past wide angle lenses that were wider than 24mm. [wide enough to cover Sumo wrestlers?]
I find it more fun and more interesting to use 35mm-50mm lenses and to try to take better photographs.
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Actually, the 10mm would serve as a 13.33mm equivalent on the M8. And the 12mm would be equivalent to a 16mm. That has possibilities!
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I think VC is obsessed with Wides and Ultra wides for a simple reason,

They do it well, they do it cheap, and they do it small.

Im absolutely thrilled when I hear of new lenses from Cosina, they may not be of interest to my shooting, but that fact they are alive and well, helps me sleep a little better at night knowing I can get great lenses at an affordable price for my not so affordable cameras.

Edit: Looking at the video linked above, is anyone else confused why they would opt for a clickless/stepless aperture? Seems more like a feature suited for videographers and not rangefinder users. I love click stops... the sound and the feel.. its reassuring.
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Edit: Looking at the video linked above, is anyone else confused why they would opt for a clickless/stepless aperture? Seems more like a feature suited for videographers and not rangefinder users. I love click stops... the sound and the feel.. its reassuring.
From the article just below the video:

"the lens can be changed from hard click stops to a clickless aperture by turning a ring that is just below the aperture adjustment. While a clickless aperture is good news for video shooters, the lens has a integrated petal hood which doesn’t allow you to use any type of filter such as a variable ND."
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Because Canon recently released their 11-24 to edge out Nikon's and Sigma's 12-24 lenses... Someone had to edge out Canon.

Cosina addresses niches. No one else currently does modestly sized excellent super-ultra wide angle primes at 'modest' price points (consider the Zeiss ZM15 price point). Leica has 21-90mm well covered and their 16mm is a ~$5000 zoom. For $750ish, the 15/4.5III is a really excellent value considering its performance.

But the new 10, 12 and 15 are more about Sony and mirrorless compatibility. The 15 has eliminated edge color shift problems and is sharp (enough) into the edges/corners without smearing on the Sonys (and is very similar on Leica digital). The new 10 and 12 should be similar. Wide angle is where many 3rd party lenses, particularly rangefinder style/size legacy options have suffered most in respect to image quality degradation on the Sony (and other) mirrorless cameras. Adapted telephotos and 'normal' lenses have few, if any problems. Hence a niche opportunity for Cosina to address.

I have the 12/5.6 LTM and it's a gem for its super small size. There are some occasions where it has become very, very useful. But at these extreme coverage angles, these super-ultra wides are very difficult to use well, IMO. But still a fun option to have. Why not?
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The lens is very specialized I wish them luck but for me the amount of edge distortion makes the lens a no go. Others might be able to use it creatively though.
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Haha oops, should have read the article!

That's a nifty feature, stepped to step less.
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Because Canon recently released their 11-24 to edge out Nikon's and Sigma's 12-24 lenses...
And Cosina-Voigtländer's own 12mm...

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That 10mm has a 15mm angle of view on the APS-C sensors like what's in Fujis (like the new XPro 2). Might be a nice addition.
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I think VC is obsessed with Wides and Ultra wides for a simple reason,

They do it well, they do it cheap, and they do it small.

Im absolutely thrilled when I hear of new lenses from Cosina, they may not be of interest to my shooting, but that fact they are alive and well, helps me sleep a little better at night knowing I can get great lenses at an affordable price for my not so affordable cameras.

Edit: Looking at the video linked above, is anyone else confused why they would opt for a clickless/stepless aperture? Seems more like a feature suited for videographers and not rangefinder users. I love click stops... the sound and the feel.. its reassuring.
Who is VC ?
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