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I review the Voigtlander 35/1.2 ii ASPH (CV 35 1.2 ii) with Sony a7


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I love the Voigtlander performance. I love the fact that it's f/1.2 and it's 35mm and I am coming to enjoy 35mm much more than I've had. But I like it for the very shallow depth of field and low light capability and coupled with the Voigtlander VM-E Close Focus adapter, you can get some really good interesting shots with your 35mm a whole lot closer than you could if you did not have the Close Focus adapter mounted on your camera. Leave me your thoughts or questions below. If you've used this lens I'd love to hear how you use and what circumstances you use it in.


Video review with photos. 



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    • Hi Pieter, Not yet. I've thought about that, to use a tripod. But I've no time to try that yet. I'll try it this weekend and let you know.  Thanks!
    • Did you try manually focussing at 135mm, camera on tripod / solid ground, delayed release? If you can get sharp pictures that way, at least you know the optics are fine.
    • I don't know how those cameras would fare as aviation cameras - either of them are far beyond my scope of purchase - but people have been taking pictures of planes and other man-made flying objects well, as long as they have been around.  Unless the aircraft is flying straight at you or flying perpendicularly away from you, the AF lagging behind the shutter should not be an issue and in almost all cases you would be shooting at infinity so internal lens movements to acquire focus should be at a minimum.  If you are expecting to crop a lot, I guess a camera with higher resolution would be better for you but that also depends on what you are going to do with the image.  If you are going to be printing large mural sized prints, higher resolution image would be better but if you are going to print at or below 11x17 or not print at all, even a cropped image from my A7II will be good enough on any consumer grade monitors on the market.  I have seen images printed from the first generation Olympus OM-D E-M5 (16MP) at 11x17 and they were excellent.
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