Disappointed by the condition vs cost of available Leica screw mount lenses, I've been looking at the screw mount offerings from Voightlander. Specifically, the 35mm Color Skopar and 25mm Snapshot-Skopar. What do I need to know about these?
I have a bunch of modern Voightlander lenses bought from Steve Gandy from 15mm on up to 50mm. While build quality not equal to E. Leitz lenses they will probably be trouble free as long as I’m around and lens quality is quite good. My experience has been that Canon ltm lenses are frequently cursed with haze although extremely good when clear. My gut feeling that modern Leica products are marketed as luxury items.
Yeah, it's the M-mount Color Skopar version that's rangefinder coupled. The M-mount version didn't come bundled with an auxiliary viewfinder, since I think it was designed with the Bessa R4M/R4A which had built-in 25mm framelines. CameraQuest's website has some great details about these Voigtlander lenses:Kinda surprised and a little bummed that the 25mm f/4 is not range finder coupled.
I get that the fairly wide depth of field allows for there to be considerable focus error but...sheesh!
I'm sure glad I asked.
Thank you again to everybody who've responded and especially for the example photo!
I guess I should have mentioned at the outset...
I have a Leica IIIF, use mainly B&W film (Tri-X or FP4+) and make traditional prints in the darkroom.
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