Leica Showcase Cosina Voigtländer 21/3.5 Color-Skopar

mike3996

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Apr 2, 2018
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The brand new, classic-design Color-Skopar is a joy in its small size and weight. The focusing is a bit fidgeting; at the same time tiny deviations don't make a difference. I had enormous fun shooting this thing, assisted by a plastic Leica 21mm viewfinder.








I just begun to wade through the shots on a big screen but readily I can say it's sharp and has a pleasant focus transitioning.

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The very first shot. At least at closer focusing distances the center is as sharp as you could possibly expect.

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The second shot had to be zone-focused of course. And turned out very well! Excellent sharpness and gentle focus roll-off. Wide open.
 

mike3996

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Apr 2, 2018
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Every shot up to (and including) this post used the built-in profile for 21mm f/2.8 ASPH lens. I could sense a small bit of magenta hue up to the corners, but it's certainly not something I personally worry about. The effect may be exaggerated in the shots where I used radical tone curving such as the next one.


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Closer focus...

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And further away. Wonderful performance, there's big croppability in these files.

Here's a full-size sample to judge, probably at f/5.6 http://fwwm.us/p/2019-06-22-13-29-MP008771.jpg
 

mike3996

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Apr 2, 2018
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I finally came around to check if this actually benefits from the corrections at all. It doesn't.

With "21/2.8 non-ASPH" you get magenta overcorrection and with "21/2.8 ASPH" you get cyan overcorrection. It's best to leave the lens detection off, or just leave it at 35 mm or whatever you used last.

How about them sunstars

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