Interest check: Voigtlander 125
Posted 08 January 2013 - 18:22
The Macro-Lanthar, while clearly not optimised for 1:1, still works very well in the close-focusing range and gets even better elsewhere. In my opinion the designers have struck a perfect balance giving the photographers a quality lens for close-ups combined with excellence at longer distances all in conjunction with a stellar bokeh and virtually no axial colour aberration. In fact, it's mainly the onset of lateral colour fringing (blue fringe) that limits the lens towards 1:1.
Posted 08 January 2013 - 19:30
The lens is not an alternative to the CV-125. It is not a macro lens.
The CV-125 is not always used as a macro lens. It is also excellent for other purposes. Along this vein, the Zeiss 135mm f/2.0 is an alternative.
Posted 09 January 2013 - 18:22
But there are still CV 125 lenses listed, and for those interested two 180/4 Apo-Lanthar lenses in Nikon mount.
The feeling of something fishy going one appears to have been confirmed. The item is now removed from eBay.
Posted 09 January 2013 - 19:02
Posted 09 January 2013 - 19:17
Posted 09 January 2013 - 19:26
Posted 03 May 2013 - 21:32
I also have the CV-180 APO, which is not as well corrected as the 125mm, and not a macro lens, but still a very nice lens and not large.
The CV-90 APO is very nice and has its own little close-up lens.
Still, I end up using the CV-125 most of the time. That and the Leica 60mm Macro Elmarit-R. Those are in my kit all the time, at least outdoors.
Edited by Michael Erlewine, 03 May 2013 - 21:33 .
Posted 04 May 2013 - 09:08
OK, so how does £1500 + shipping sounds like??
Sounds very reasonable but I have just taken delivery of the Zeiss 135mm f/2.0.
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