Distractions . . .

A minor flurry of switcheroos while offloading stuff has resulted in more or less a third system in the dry cabinet. Not exactly my intention when it started, but I like how it ended up.

Two Zeiss Loxia wides were impossible to pass up when offered new at far less than what they normally go for even in used condition in the West. They, in turn, provided me with an excuse opportunity to round out the lineup with a Voigtlander 75mm f1.5, giving me a trio of topnotch MF lenses.

The Voigtlander had been in my sights since I saw some images that a friend took with her copy. It struck me as very Mandler-ish, with a rendering not unlike the 80mm Summilux-R, but without the weight (and age). A bonus is that it is easily adapted to all my bodies.

Continued steamy (literally, at times) weather makes it a good time for exploring the capabilities of the trio indoors, after putting the two Loxia lenses to known target tests yesterday. Both are spectacular, and a few clicks on the way home with the Voigtlander this afternoon show it to fit right in.

Once it quietens down and dries up just a little outdoors, critter-chasing will happily resume . . .

a7IV/Zeiss Loxia 25mm f/2.4