After selling the last of my Nikon lenses, I picked up a couple of Voigtländer lenses this week. I had been looking for either a 90mm or 75mm lens for portraits and close up work.
Not only did I find a very nice 90mm in great condition, but I also picked up a fast 28mm as well. The image above was shot with the 28mm Ultron on the R-D1. This gives me a 42mm angle of view; about as wide as you can get with the R-D1 without an external viewfinder added.
Looks like the 28mm will be my walk around lens on the R-D1. The 35mm translates to a 50mm on the Epson and the 28mm is certainly close to that at 42mm, but a touch better quality then the 35mm Ultron and a good size for street photography. And, it gives a wider option for the M9, if I ever need it. I’m thinking that for an upcoming group portrait (over 35 people) it might be just the thing.
As for the 90mm…
Although I haven’t shot a portrait with the new 90mm, I did shoot this still life on my M9 in natural light. With the longer focal length, shooting at f4 provides a very shallow depth of field. This is shot at f8, which keeps most of the quince in focus. I look forward to doing a portrait this week with the 90mm and the 50mm Summilux.