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  1. CV 40mm f1.4 is one of my favorite adapted lens on Fuji-X bodies. It's small, fun to use and make interesting shots. Yesterday I've received "MINT" sample from eBay US seller claiming the lens is used only once. The lens has tons of hidden issues, and I'd like to expose them so you'll not buy (or just return) similar lens. Please feel free to ask questions or add suggestions. My case with that seller is not over yet, he still insists the lens is perfect and I'm wrong : ) Ok, so discovered issues list: 1. Checking the focus ring. It should rotate smooth on all Voigtlanders. I was surprised there are no grease and ring rotates sometimes stiff sometimes very loose. 2. It looked suspicious, so I inspected rear side. There are shiny black painted areas on disassembly threads. Make sure you inspect it on your Voigtlander/Zeiss/Leica, etc. lens 3. Typical inspection with strong flash light under different angles unveils more details. You can see a lot of dust. 4. And now we came to the most scary part : ) I found someone's fingerprint under the glass. After noticing that I also checked the box - styrofoam inserts was from another lens. No manual. Plastic bag is "100y old". Also white paint on lens became yellowish - one more indicator of the lens age. Optically lens works excellent, but all that issues make overall experience very bad. Hope this short review helps someone purchasing better options.
  2. I have been searching for small hood for my Zeiss Touit 32mm F1.8 because its included hood is too big. Especially it has caused big problem whenever I attach it to my X-Pro2. (Of course it doesn't cause problem when it is attached to X-T. But, still it is too big.) Yesterday I happened to know LH-40N hood for for Voigtländer ULTRON 40mm F2 SLIIN. It is screw-in type inner hood for 52mm filter thread. Immediately I visited Voigtländer shop and bought LH-40N. And, I tried it for Zeiss Touit 32mm. Yeah! It became compact! I worried about the vignetting. But, soon I noticed that the coverage of LH-40N is exactly the same as that of included 'big' hood. I took some shots, and I couldn't find vignetting at all even though I attached LH-40N on protector filter. I tried both of slim protector in above picture and thicker Zeiss UV filter. Both of those two were all right. One thing I don't like is 'Voighländer' text engraved on filter. But, at least its appearance is not bad. I also tested LH-40N on Zeiss 50mm F2.8 Macro and Fuji XF 35mm F1.4. LH-40N works very well on Zeiss 50mm F2.8 Macro. But, on Fuji XF 35mm F1.4, it caused noticeable vignetting. So it can't be used on Fuji XF 35mm F1.4.
  3. Keep looking for manual alternative of XF 27mm 2.8 lens. Decided to try Voigtlander 28mm 2.8 SL II in Nikon F mount (Canon mount version is heavier and larger). I like how it performs on Fuji sensor. F2.8 F2.8 F5.6
  4. Voigtlander Nokton Classic 40mm f1.4 S.C on Fuji X-E2
  5. From the album: Street

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