Tonight I bring you another (welcome) distraction from our tedious vacation photographs…
These were taken about two hours ago with my newly acquired Voigtlander 35mm f/1.2 Version I. For those of you who are not aware (not many of you are…) I am now officially a slave to the 35mm perspective. That’s right: Something just ‘happened‘ to me on vacation, and now I absolutely love the focal length.
My interest in this lens was twofold: (1) It was an attempt to avoid buying/keeping/owning the 35mm Lux FLE; and (2) I was intrigued by the review of my good friend Peter, who tested this lens quite some time ago. When I happened upon a mint copy of this lens for a startling price, I couldn’t resist.
It turns out my little gamble was well-worthwhile.
Simply put: this lens is 35mm Noctilux for about 1/13th the price.
These were all shot wide-open at f/1.2 on Tmax 400.
Remarkably, It exhibited no focus shift at the distances I tested. While lacking ever-so-slightly in micro-contrast compared to its slower (and more expensive) Leica counterpart (on digital media, in any case…) the Voigtlander conducted itself extremely well.
The only real downside is the size and weight!
Anyway, see what you think…
(All photos completely unadjusted, and straight off the Pakon)
Thanks for looking,