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Voigtlander Nokton 35mm f/1.5 ASPH VM – Why the Hood Steals the Show

Voigtlander Nokton 35mm f/1.5 ASPH VM – Why the Hood Steals the Show Lens Review Voigtlander Nokton 35mm f/1.5 ASPH VM – Why the Hood Steals the Show July 14, 2024 Kodak Vision 3 250D, Voigtlander Nokton 35/1.5 ASPH VM, Himeji Japan Who would buy this Nokton 35mm f/1.5? That picky voice in my head questioned as I looked at the silver rim that didn’t quite match the vented circular hood. So I stuck with my Summilux 35mm and skipped […]

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Voigtlander Nokton 50mm f1.5 L39 and Prominent – Beyond the Swirly Bokeh

Voigtlander Nokton 50mm f1.5 L39 and Prominent – Beyond the Swirly Bokeh Lens Review Voigtlander Nokton 50mm f1.5 L39 and Prominent – Beyond the Swirly Bokeh April 14, 2024 Coating colour Leica M10-P, Voigtlander Nokton 50/1.5 Prominent, Edinburgh, UK I have owned the Voigtlander Nokton 50mm f/1.5 L39 and Prominent version, also known as the Old Nokton, multiple times. With each iteration, I am learning about the different versions, adapter compatibility, its history, and its distinctive renderings. I’ve been meaning […]

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Voigtlander Nokton 50mm f1.2 Aspherical VM Review

Voigtlander Nokton 50mm f1.2 Aspherical VM Review Lens Review Voigtlander Nokton 50mm f1.2 Aspherical VM Review February 13, 2024 Leica M240-P Camera, Voigtlander Nokton 50mm f/1.2 Aspherical VM As a fifty guy, I’ve always kept an eye on new and exciting lenses, especially those that can provide excellent value for money. When the rumors and videos about the Voigtlander Nokton 50mm f1.2 ASPH VM lens started to circulate on YouTube, I was immediately intrigued. I had previously owned the Nokton […]

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Voigtlander Ultron 35mm f2 ASPH VM – Perfect for Newcomers

Voigtlander Ultron 35mm f2 ASPH VM – Perfect for Newcomers Lens Review Voigtlander Ultron 35mm f2 ASPH VM – Perfect for Newcomers December 19, 2023 Leica M10, Voigtlander Ultron 35mm f/2 ASPH, Sydney The Voigtländer Vintage Line Ultron 35mm f/2 ASPH lens for M mount was released in 2019. Initially, I had not planned to acquire one since I already possessed the Leica Summicron 35mm f/2 V1. So, why did I end up purchasing it? The simple answer is the […]

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Leica Summilux 35mm f1.4 FLE ASPH (11663) – An Exquisite Lens for Every Occasion

Leica Summilux 35mm f1.4 FLE ASPH (11663) – An Exquisite Lens for Every Occasion Lens Review Leica Summilux 35mm f1.4 FLE ASPH (11663) – An Exquisite Lens for Every Occasion March 28, 2023 Leica Summilux 35mm f1.4 ASPH FLE (11663) with hood Leica M10, Havana Cuba Leica Summilux 35/1.4 ASPH FLE The Leica Summilux 35mm f1.4 ASPH FLE (11663) is a lens that has been a part of my collection for quite some time. Back in 2011, this lens was […]

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Leica Noctilux 50mm f0.95 ASPH M – A Nocturne

Leica Noctilux 50mm f0.95 ASPH M – A Nocturne Lens Review Leica Noctilux 50mm f0.95 ASPH M – A Nocturne December 20, 2022 Front Top Noctilux 50/0.95 ASPH If I remember correctly, I briefly held this lens in Sydney 2011 Photokina. Good old days when there weren’t too many product releases, and each excited you. Noctilux is like Mount Everest for every Leica lover, the holy grail. We climbers reach the base camp with the Summilux, and we are all […]

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Voigtlander Nokton 50mm f1.0 ASPH VM – A Razor Sharp Samurai Sword

Voigtlander Nokton 50mm f1.0 ASPH VM – A Razor Sharp Samurai Sword Lens Review Voigtlander Nokton 50mm f1.0 ASPH VM – A Razor Sharp Samurai Sword September 4, 2022 Cosina Voigtlander Nokton 50/1.0 ASPH on Leica M3 Top view of Nokton 50mm f/1.0 ASPH Voigtlander Nokton 50/1.0 ASPH VM I have been online following all the news about Cosina’s Voigtlander 50mm f1.0 ASPH M mount lens. Since 2018 Voigtlander has been rolling out aggressive lens maps, upgrading its existing lineup […]

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Light Lens Lab – Zeiss Hologon 15mm f8 Prototype

Light Lens Lab – Zeiss Hologon 15mm f8 Prototype Lens Review Light Lens Lab – Zeiss Hologon 15mm f8 Prototype August 2, 2022 Leica MP and LLL Hologon 15/8 M LLL Hologon 15/8 M, Ilford Pan 400 pushed 1600, Kodak HC-110 Light Lens Lab Replica – Not a Wide-Angle Person The Zeiss Hologon 15mm f8 in M mount is an ultra-wide and ultra-thin lens. It is so tiny that I would have mistaken it for a lens cap because of […]

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Leica Summilux 50mm f1.4 ASPH – Too Perfect to Own

Leica Summilux 50mm f1.4 ASPH – Too Perfect to Own Lens Review Leica Summilux 50mm f1.4 ASPH – Too Perfect to Own July 16, 2022 Leica M3 with Summilux 50/1.4 ASPH with hood extended Leica M3 with Summilux 50/1.4 ASPH Leica Summilux 50/1.4 ASPH Leica Summilux 50mm f1.4 ASPH probably has the best bokeh, and sometimes I mistake it with Noctilux 50mm f0.95. Having the same tone and contrast, some say the Noctilux 50mm f0.95 is just the enlarged version […]

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