The Voigtlander 15mm f/4.5 is a lens that I’m not unfamiliar with. In fact, I’ve owned one before, though since the period of ownership preceded 35mmc, it feels a little like it was in a past life. Recently reviewing the 16mm Hologon had me wondering whether or not I should buy one again. I’d enjoyed the Hologon, but couldn’t justify the outlay for the minimal amount I’d use one. As such, I figured the Voigtlander 15mm might just be the obvious alternative…? Just as I was going through this thought process, it was suggested to me by Alex Yates, that I might borrow his Voigtlander to compare it to the Hologon – just as when James made me a similar offer, I practically tore his arm off!
This little Olympus mju-iii wide 100 became a deviation from a path. If I’d followed the results of a little poll I did, I’d be reviewing the Petri Color 35 now. But when I was given this Olympus the other day, it somehow pushed in the queue. My relationship with It started in a moment of turmoil when I grabbed it and a roll of film just as I was leaving the house to go to the hospital with my wife a week or so back. The results of which ended up being some of my favourite shots I’ve taken in a while. Ordinarily I’d have written a “one roll review” of this camera, but because of that day I’ve decided to split this post into two parts
The Canon Sureshot A1 – This is the perfect camera to ride the retro wave, and make a splash at the beach or pool during the summer. It’s a fully automatic 35mm camera – fixed 32mm f/3.5 Lens – Auto ISO, Auto Exposure, Auto Focus It has an active 3-point AiAF system (fixed focus under water), with a focusing range: 0.45m to infinity on land; 1m to 3m (macro: 0.45 to 1m) under water. It has an easy-to-see, real-image ‘Big’ Viewfinder, and is water resistant to a depth of 5m.
I’ve decided to part with my Voigtlander 50mm f/1.1 – I’m pretty certain I am going to regret it when winter comes, as I enjoyed shooting it a great deal last year. I just want to try the Zeiss 50mm Sonnar and need this cash to afford one.