Showcase CV 40mm f1.2 images, first impressions

Discussion in 'Leica M and LTM Mount Lens Sample Image Showcase' started by rflove, Dec 15, 2017.

  1. rflove

    rflove Leica Place Veteran Subscribing Member

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    Jul 13, 2014
    So I decided (impulsively) to purchase this lens after sending back the 7 Artisans 50mm f1.1 I had ordered just a few days before. I did not like the softness of the 1.1 which might have been a less than excellent copy.
    Anyway, I really want a very fast lens with great characteristics but I'm not willing to spend the $$$$.$$ for the Noctilux, or at least not yet :biggrin:. For 1/10 or less of the Noctilux price, I thought I'd give the Voigtlander a try.
    These are just sample images taken during nightly and daily walks around my neighborhood. Just street images, I haven't tried to seriously compose any portrait shots under good conditions. All were shot wide open. L1008881. L1008884. L1008885. L1008886. L1008891. L1008892. L1008895. L1008897. L1008898. L1008900. L1008901. L1008902. L1008904. L1008979. L1008981. L1008975. L1008984. L1008881. L1008884. L1008885. L1008886. L1008891. L1008892. L1008895. L1008897. L1008898. L1008900. L1008901. L1008902. L1008904. L1008979. L1008981. L1008975. L1008984.
     
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  2. rflove

    rflove Leica Place Veteran Subscribing Member

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    L1008923-Edit. L1008928-Edit. L1008910-Edit. L1008911-Edit. L1008921-Edit. Here are a few which I processed in LR and Nik collection plug-ins
     
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  3. Brian

    Brian Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Apr 3, 2013
    The lens look like a real winner. Voigtlander turns out amazing lenses, this one looks like it is no exception.
     
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  4. carlb

    carlb Leica Place Top Veteran Subscribing Member

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    Not shabby at all!
     
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  5. rflove

    rflove Leica Place Veteran Subscribing Member

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    Jul 13, 2014
    Thanks for the feedback. I forgot to mention, the first set of night shots I did use LR to recover the darks because I had to under expose the shots quite a bit to not blow up the highlights.
    I need to shoot some more with it to see, but it might be a keeper..... Now, to start selling stuff and saving for the Noctilux :D
     
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