New Voigtlander 35/1.7 M Arriving the end of August $980

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The new improved Voigtlander 35mm f/1.7 Aspheric Ultron Leica M mount lens arrived the end of August 2015 at CameraQuest. Now Shipping!

Bundled with a premium B+W 007 Nano Clear Filter and Next Day Shipping to most lower 48 locations, both Chrome or Black versions are priced at $980.

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Thanks for looking!

Stephen
 
I'd love to see some shots from it :)

Please post any links to samples you may have come across. It will be especially interesting to see this one on the A7 series also. The new CV 15 v3 is currently regarded as the best UWA.

Some basics I did not realize:
totally new lens with 9 elements in 7 groups, MFD of .5

a flickr pool:
https://www.flickr.com/groups/2741869@N21/pool/with/18626604479/
Thanks Ron, for pointing out this one. :)
 
It'll be interesting to see the eventual comparisons with the Nokton 35/1.4 and whether the price difference is justified. Closer focus is something, to be sure. Any other reasons to spend the extra $$? We'll soon see. :)
 
Yes, I would love to see some color shots at f1.7 on an A7x. Been interested in seeing those ever since it was announced.
 
It'll be interesting to see the eventual comparisons with the Nokton 35/1.4 and whether the price difference is justified. Closer focus is something, to be sure. Any other reasons to spend the extra $$? We'll soon see. :)

It could be a big deal for Sony A7 users, as small good 35s are not common for that camera. 225 grams would be fantastic if the Sony sensors like it.

If it's like the new 15 on the digital Ms.....well that lens is really something, and worth every penny. I hope we will see a similar level for this one :)
 
It looks like it uses some parts of the Nokton "wasp waist" 1.5, which is I assume a good thing.

Are all the changes just aesthetic? Is it possible to see the formula of this new lens?
 
The new lens has 9 elements in 7 groups.
You can see the lens diagram here:
http://voigtlaender.com/35-mm-f-1%2c7-ultron.html

The older LTM lens had 8 elements in 6 groups, so it is a new lens design.

In both designs the last element has the aspherical surface.

I had put in my deposit early in the springtime. Then I waited, and waited. In the meantime, I picked up a new Leica 35mm Summicron ASPH in chrome. So, when Stephen's notice finally arrived, I hesitated a while, as I've got 3 x 35mm lenses now.

There's the 35mm 2.8 Summaron in LTM,
Color Skopar 35mm 2.5 in LTM,
and my Summicron ASPH in M mount.

Alas, I have way too much GAS, so I decided to buy the 35 1.7 - in chrome.
I'll see at the end of the month how it stacks up against the Summicron ASPH, at about 1/3 the price.
BTW, the metal hood is a $108 extra cost item. At least Leica throws in their plastic hood.
 
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Optical formula has a lot of similarities to the f1.2 II; they removed a weak concave lens from the front, moved a weak aspherical lens internally, and replaced an aspherical lens with a similarly-shaped spherical one.

Hopefully this means good things, since the 1.2 II seems like a great lens.
 
Picked one up today. It seems very good on an A7. My initial impression is of a slightly less perfect RX1: it trades a minor amount of bokeh smoothness and across-the-frame perfection for real manual focus and the better usability of an A7 body.

I will link to some photos as I take them this week.
 
My 35/1.7's arrived today.

The 35/1.7 M's look very similar to the 50/1.5's M's - in chrome or black.
Standard hoods are included, vented hoods are optional.

Bundled with a premium B+W 007 Nano Clear Filter and Next Day Shipping to most lower 48 locations,
both Chrome or Black versions are priced at $980.

Order Here
 
I didn't realize that any hoods were included. So, I paid extra for the extra cost hood. Oh well, I'll soon see what I've bought.
 
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