I think Voigtlander have outdone themselves on this occasion, in terms of usability and price point it it's very difficult to find another more worthy lens. Wide open the images have a wonderful rendition and the fall-off from crytical sharpness is beautifrul.
All the images above are wide open at f/1.5, once the lens returns* I will update this post with some more tech oriented pictures using variuos aperatures. Voigtlander In the past really have been the go-to alternative for those of us who may not have $$$$ to throw around for Leica Glass. Considering Leicas 50mm Summilux-M f/1.4 ASPHwill set you back $4620 shelling out about $1K for the Voigtlander aint that bad at all.
*I did however have an issue with the first lens (would not couple with the Leica M9-P) Scott sent me a 'New' seconed replacement lens strait way (thats service)... however this coupled correctly but suffered from some movement while mounted. The vid below gives you a low res idea .
*UPDATE It was indeed the Mount on the Camera body NOT the lens.
More than likely there may be an issue with the M9's mount mechanism, not the lens itself. Teds in Brisbane City kindly let me mount the lens on both a Monochrom and M240 both worked a treat and the lens had no issue. I have now sent bothe the M9-P and lens to leica for a looksee. Hopefully it is just the Leica m mount which will need a minor adjustment. Fingers crossed.*
I know this was just a few rambling words and some simple images to look at, Many of you are probibly looking for a much more tech hands on review. Do a google and I am certain youll find one. I just really wished to share very quickly my first day with the lens and offer my thought on a GREAt lens. It really is a fantastic lens and I would recomend it t any M Digital or Analog shooter.
Price 5/5 | Sharpness 4/5 | Usability 4/5
*UPDATE - The issue with the lens coupling was actually the Leica MP Lens mount. Nothing to do with the Voigtlander at all.