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4 hours ago, jase said:

Great shot! Guess who re-bought the Voigtländer again this weekend... :)

Nice! The more I use this lens, the easier it is to sell other lenses, especially if I take them out with me at the same time. The others just don't stack up. The rendering, even wide open, just blows my mind every time I use it. Are you picking up the GX80/85?

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Just now, mercer said:

Yeah, the out of focus highlights can look like footballs. 

Not footballs. Those are well rounded bokeh. On the voigtlanders the bokeh's aren't very pleasing to the eyes. I am guessing its a mixture of the number of lens elements, as well as the shape of the lens aperture control ring. 

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6 minutes ago, sanveer said:

Not footballs. Those are well rounded bokeh. On the voigtlanders the bokeh's aren't very pleasing to the eyes. I am guessing its a mixture of the number of lens elements, as well as the shape of the lens aperture control ring. 

Sorry, American footballs. 

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I am looking forward to getting the gx85. I decided to hold off until the price drops in a few months. In the meantime I am really considering picking up the BMMCC. I have a few shorts I am shooting over the next few months and the footage I have seen from the pocket with the voigtlander has me pretty excited for the micro and it's 60p. 

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6 minutes ago, mercer said:

I am looking forward to getting the gx85. I decided to hold off until the price drops in a few months. In the meantime I am really considering picking up the BMMCC. I have a few shorts I am shooting over the next few months and the footage I have seen from the pocket with the voigtlander has me pretty excited for the micro and it's 60p. 

For sure the micro is quite tempting, but I have to admit that rigging doesnt really match my profile of using a camera. But the specs of the BMMCC in a BMPCC v2 and I would maybe even forget about how nice stabilisation is. In the meantime, lets find out about the GX80 :)

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5 hours ago, jase said:

For sure the micro is quite tempting, but I have to admit that rigging doesnt really match my profile of using a camera. But the specs of the BMMCC in a BMPCC v2 and I would maybe even forget about how nice stabilisation is. In the meantime, lets find out about the GX80 :)

Jase, I've watched your Splash 2014 video five or six times and I love the way that you convey the atmosphere of the festival. If the GM1 and Voigt gave you the flexibilty and simplicity to tell the story so well, then I reckon that you've done the right thing in buying the Voigt again :)

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7 hours ago, DevonChris said:

Jase, I've watched your Splash 2014 video five or six times and I love the way that you convey the atmosphere of the festival. If the GM1 and Voigt gave you the flexibilty and simplicity to tell the story so well, then I reckon that you've done the right thing in buying the Voigt again :)

Thanks for your kind words, DevonChris! I too think that this is one of my best shots. So after constantly checking for something even better I finally reckon that I had something that was very good and that I wasted quite some money over the last two years finding something that might be even better, yet eventually not for me. Learned the hard way.

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39 minutes ago, jase said:

Thanks for your kind words, DevonChris! I too think that this is one of my best shots. So after constantly checking for something even better I finally reckon that I had something that was very good and that I wasted quite some money over the last two years finding something that might be even better, yet eventually not for me. Learned the hard way.

Story of my life ?

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1 hour ago, kidzrevil said:

Story of my life ?

jm2c: you had a winning combo with the milvus lenses and the NX1. I dont get why you sold them. I read your argument about vimeo, but yet I think you made a loss by selling them, didnt you? GAS striked back again I take.

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There's not much discussion about the Nikon 50mm f/1.2 AiS lens which seems to be awesome, as the 9 blade aperture creates fantastic bokeh and you get almost the low light capabilities of the Voigt 0.95, and maybe even betters it with a speed booster.

I am seriously thinking about this Nikon, but I've held back so far because on MFT with a speedbooster it is still a bit long at 75mm FF equivalent.

You can get them new in the UK for around £340 so it is a lot cheaper than the Voigt 0.95's.

Another advantage of the Nikon is that it is portable to other systems whereas the Voigts are limited to the MFT platform.

Any thoughts?

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I don't think the lens is worth it. I might have a bad copy, who knows, but I don't like the rendering except for face closeups. It also has some sort of a cold look. I think any cheap 50 1.4 is the better choice.

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16 minutes ago, Nikkor said:

I don't think the lens is worth it. I might have a bad copy, who knows, but I don't like the rendering except for face closeups. It also has some sort of a cold look. I think any cheap 50 1.4 is the better choice.

Hi Nikkor. Is it the Nikon 50 1.2 that you were talking about?

Cheers

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