Totally hear you. The 'problem' I had with adapted lenses was getting a very fast approximately 50mm equivalent - it's a topic I've read a lot about. The 25mm is, for me, my 'safest' option in such an expensive prime!I guess it's too late for my opinion, but I'll share it nonetheless: I too was tempted by the Voigtlander lenses, but I decided to "invest" in old manual adapted lenses instead. Mainly for the cost, for less than half the price of the Voigtlander I have a Canon 58/1.2, Minolta 58/1.4, Minolta 50/1.4 and other old junk. And they all take pretty decent photos, so no regrets there. Anyway, just my two cents.
Looking forward to your photos, hope you love the lens!
I agree. Finding a fast 24mm legacy lens is not easy, and not cheap.Totally hear you. The 'problem' I had with adapted lenses was getting a very fast approximately 50mm equivalent - it's a topic I've read a lot about. The 25mm is, for me, my 'safest' option in such an expensive prime!
Sorry but I really can not agree.I agree mostly with pdk. Heavy, softish wide open, expensive. It's been years since I used one, but I am pretty certain I remember stopping down to 1.4 to get results I liked, negating it's advantage over the PL25.
The PL25/1.4 can get you a lot of the way there with a much smaller price, and lighter weight. If you love MF, try the Takumar 50/1.4. Different focal length, but a lot of fun for a little price, also, it's similar in weight and MF feel to the CV25/0.95, so it could help you decide. Or rent the CV as another option.