Leica Voigtlander 21/4

William Lewis

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Location
Hayward WI
Name
William Lewis
So sorry. First time I’ve heard of a Voigtlander lens being bad.
Honestly, though it was pretty well packed, all it takes is one bad hit or perhaps the previous owner ... neglected... to mention the issues. It was less than 1/2 the average selling price so even with a CLA/repair from a reasonable shop, it can still be less than a new one.
 

rayvonn

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London
No issues for me so far, new or used - superb quality (I own eight and have ordered an ninth lens). I've had more problems with Leica lenses, to be frank.

M.
Yes, but given the cost of a Leica lens, a CLA makes it worthwhile as opposed to potentially prohibitive with a cheaper Voigtlander lens. FWIW, Voigtlander lenses in my experience outshine native G, AF-D and ai-s lenses with my Nikon camera so I guess I’m still a bit stunned to see how William’s came out.
 

William Lewis

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Location
Hayward WI
Name
William Lewis
Got an email from DAG tonight that my lens is finished. $150 to fix loose internal elements and test it. I'll have the money to pay him on Friday so a few days after that I'll have a lens that is as good as new for what is still less than the average price on ebay for the 21/4.
 

William Lewis

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Location
Hayward WI
Name
William Lewis
Got it back today. Hopefully I can play with it over the next day or two.

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Meanwhile DHL has my Nikkor on the way from Japan. Wheee!
 
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