Tag: Voigtlander

It’s Sunday night and I just received an e-mail from LensRental.com reminding me that I need to return the lens or call for an extension. As I type, the lens is safely packed away and will be shipped tomorrow. Overall, I can speak very highly of LensRental.com. The rental was a breeze; it was packed very well and the lens was in top shape, very well cared for. As for the lens itself, it was a decent lens. I think…

The walk home With about 4 1/2 days of my 12 day rental remaining, I find myself still unsure about this Voigtlander 50 mm f/1.1. I don’t know if I like it, yet. I developed another roll of film that I shot with the lens, this time without incident. What I’m seeing so far is decent sharpness, little if any vignetting, which is good, and good light gathering abilities. What I’m not seeing is that “punch” that I’m used to…

This morning I skipped my walk in order to do some pre-sunrise shooting with this lens. Of course, I was excited. Looking at the difference in size between my f/2 and this f/1.1, one could not help but be impressed, at least on the size. But, does size really matter? It’s how you use the lens, right? I had to have a false start, first, of course, or it just wouldn’t be me. I got the camera out of the…