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Old August 20th, 2006, 12:25 PM   #31
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Gah.. I'll keep saving for the 3 grand 5D thank you
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Old August 21st, 2006, 05:27 AM   #32
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Yeah. And that's just for the body. :-(
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Old August 24th, 2006, 04:44 AM   #33
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Well, I got a buyer for my 2 Leica lenses and bought a Voigt 50mm F1.5. Coupled with a screwmount to M adaptor, it was still 1/2 the price of the Zeiss 50/2. Maybe this lens will be good enough.

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Old August 24th, 2006, 06:33 AM   #34
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The lens is this: 50/1.5 ASPH Nokton. There's info at http://www.cameraquest.com and a short review here: http://www.imx.nl/photosite/japan/voigtl01.html

It seems to be a very good lens but not a great lens, reflected with the low price, I presume. Hopefully I'll have it soon so I can screw it on and test it out.
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Old August 24th, 2006, 06:36 AM   #35
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One plus about this lens is that it has 52mm filter threads. So I can use my Nikon filters and hoods.
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Old August 25th, 2006, 01:53 PM   #36
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So I received my 50/1.5 ASPH Nokton today. It is as beautiful as a non-AI Nikkor 50mm, but not as heavy. It's already fastened to my Bessa. Now I just have to dig into my over-sized camera bag and pull out a filter and a hood, and away I go!
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Old August 30th, 2006, 11:27 PM   #37
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My 50/1.5 ASPH Nokton today is super sharp

Got back my first rolls. Too bad I have to use a mount adaptor to use it. I wish Cosina would make this lens in several different mounts. It would be a good seller.
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Old September 2nd, 2006, 04:37 AM   #38
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Compared the prints with it and my 40mm F2 'cron, along with comparing high resolution scans. Seems like the Nokton 50mm F1.5 is super-sharp. Plus its bokeh is pleasing. I believe B&H sells this lens. If not, try http://www.cameraquest.com.

Note: this is a Leica screw mount lens. An adaptor costs about $50. Several adaptors are available from Cosina/Voigtlander. I'm using an M-mount adaptor. Works well.
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Old September 2nd, 2006, 04:44 AM   #39
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Oh, forgot. The price of this lens is $329 USD. The filter size is 52mm (Like many of the Nikkor lenses). This lens is a real bargain.
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Old September 14th, 2006, 08:25 PM   #40
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Leica M8 is finally announced

http://www.dpreview.com/news/0609/06...8previewed.asp

$5,000 USD or there abouts just for the body. I wonder how many of these cameras will sell in the next 12 months?
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Old September 15th, 2006, 11:26 AM   #41
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Oooh.. so sexy. Too bad it is out of reach for mere mortals.

I wonder if Nikon might eventually make their own rangefinders?[at a more affordable price point?]
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Old September 15th, 2006, 05:13 PM   #42
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Epson's RD-1 is a digital M-mount camera. It costs a lot less than the Leica M8. I assume Epson is working on a new model, one with more pixels---and here lies the problem. Why spend THAT MUCH on something that will be outdated with higher pixel counts and better technology? Not a rangefinder but that new Pentax is looking very sweet.
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Old September 16th, 2006, 09:04 PM   #43
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I put together a cut and paste quote job review here:

http://www.photopoo.com/m8.htm
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Old September 17th, 2006, 03:33 PM   #44
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Nikon filters vs B+W

Maybe I'm wrong but I have a feeling that basic B+W's filters perform better on sharp lenses than my old Nikon's (screwed into my still cameras). But then it could just be an illusion.
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Old September 18th, 2006, 04:15 AM   #45
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Nokton 50mm F1.5 shots

low light B&W shots with Nokton 50mm F1.5 here:

http://www.cosina-voigtlander.com/in...id=240&catid=7

and one here:

http://www.cosina-voigtlander.com/in...&id=12&catid=2
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