Leica Yet another new Voigtlander lens (28mm F1.5)

Looks great. I was tending to the Nokton F 2.0. Now tghis IS a game vchanger for me. The II-brass one please . . .

What I like is that this whole new range of lenses from the last few years have a new design, not a Double Gauss anymore.

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To me, the Alpa 50mm macro Kilar from the 1960-ies had a similar non-Gaussian design. And that lens was Apochromatic . . . As well, many new Leitz designs have this concept.

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The Leica 28mm Summicron asph
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The high-performance Color-Skopar 28mm F2.8 Asph. also has this lens structure.

So here we do have a familiy resemblance. Promissing. All superior quality.
What is this lens family called?

As to the CV quality, I had the 25mm f/4 Skopar, great quality (but a different color cast from my Leica lenses) and stupidly I sold it. I have the ZM 28 too.
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$880 and $985 for type 1 and type 2 apparently. I suspect that optically, there's going to be little if any practical difference between this Voigt and the nearly 8 grand Summilux.
28mm is my favorite, and I haven’t landed on one yet for the m mount, so I’ll be keeping an eye out for reviews on this. Type 2 looks great. Especially for about the same as the Ultron?
28mm is my favorite, and I haven’t landed on one yet for the m mount, so I’ll be keeping an eye out for reviews on this. Type 2 looks great. Especially for about the same as the Ultron?
Yes, it's a favourite of mine too to the extent that I have one and one's not enough (silly as that sounds). I've been hanging around hoping to find a used Summicron 28 at (what I consider) a reasonable price. A strategy which so far has been about as effective as an ashtray on a motorbike. This new Voigt also gets in the way of that strategy.
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28 is easily my favorite focal length. I already have the 28/2 Ultron and the 28/2.8 Color-Skopar Type I, both of which I find excellent. I shoot them both at their maximum aperture without issue. I love the compact size of both but the Color-Skopar is a whole different level of compact. It looks like the 28/1.5 Type I would weigh about what my Ultron II weighs, ugh. A brighter f1.5 lens is always welcome, but, I need to stay off of these forums! :oops:
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This new version is going to be a hard sell for me. The Ultron easily became my favorite when I got it, small with excellent image quality but also fast enough for night walks. The 2.8 Skopar is what I grab first now because image quality is just as good as the Ultron for my purposes and it is unbelievably small. Even though the aluminum version is just as light as the Ultron, it is bigger. Yes, 1.5 would be nice to have at night but I am not sure I really need it. Even with my Voigtlander 10.5/.95 for MFT, I usually stop down to f2 anyway. I do wish Voigtlander would come out with some small primes for MFT, that I would be more interested in.
I will wait for now. I would like to see Fred's review on FM before I decide. By then someone will have returned one so there will be a used one on CameraQuest for a hundred or so less. The only reason for me to contemplate this lens is at 1.5, I can stop down to f2 and get great sunstars, or so I am assuming. This lens is a lot smaller than the Voigtlander 21/1.4 which I use stopped down for sunstars for night street but it frequently doesn't make the trip because of size and weight. The 28/1.5 might be a better night street lens for me.
Fred's review is making a pretty compelling case for this lens. He also favorably compared it to the tiny Voigtlander 28/2.8 Color-Skopar which I love and will definitely keep. F1.5 is nice to have at times, especially at night. I can see this replacing my 21/1.4 and 35/1.5 as a night time walk around lens.