Reviews and Problems with Voigtlaender 20 mm / F3,5 Color Skopar SL II
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Fantastic, this lens is truly excellent
4 weeks ago
Summary: I purchased this Voigtlander lens specifically to use on a Glidecam HD1000 with a Canon 6d. It is perfect for this application, but more than that, it has almost instantly become my favorite lens. Manual focus is not a problem, it has yet to slow down and single shot when I'm using it off the glidecam and the build quality is so good it feels fabulous to us. The image quality is outstanding, anyone who is not impressed has to be impossible to impress.
Excerpt: I love this lens so much. You won't find a wider angle in a smaller or tougher package. On a crop-sensor camera it turns into a perfect street lens with an equivalent focal length of 32mm. If you're working on a full frame with that sort of thing in mind though, consider the 28mm f/2.8 or the 40mm f/2 (or if low-light shooting is essential).It's not the fastest prime and it's not the sharpest lens you could own either.
Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Lightweight, Rugged, Strong Construction
Excerpt: I travel quite a bit and am used to packing a 16-35, which I am very happy with, but I find I shoot this zoom mostly at the wider end, so when I had the chance to borrow a Voigtlander 20mm for a month I was eager to see how it compared. The Voigtlander has a reputation for edge softness, and this is somewhat true when it is wide open, however I find I am never using it opened up - rather the opposite.
Pros: Durable, Lightweight, Rugged, Strong Construction
Excerpt: excellent for photographing streetscapes, for example in historic areas. Quality lens, compact, well built. In a wide angle lens like this the lack of autofocus isn't a problem. It's expensive and I dropped it one start because of that.
Excerpt: I have been using this lens in the south of france to capture the beautiful landscape and light. I use this lens on a nikon D800 the center sharpness is amazing however the edges and corners are not sharp at all unless you stop down to around F/11. Even then the edges are what I would call "soft". I think I need to point out that this is a pancake lens and you sacrifice some image quality for it's small size.
Pros: Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Lightweight, Rugged, Sharp, Strong Construction
Excerpt: I've been looking for a few good pancake lenses to make up a simple day kit, as part of my overall kit. I already have the Canon EF 40mm f/2.8, a Voightlander 28mm f/2.8, and recently added this lens to round out a nice range of focal lengths for various needs while out shooting for the day. I can take all three lenses, an extra battery, and one or two filters in a small case clipped to my belt and walk all day.
Excerpt: I bought this lens for my 6D after using the 40mm pancake. I was looking for a wide angle lens to add that would be light weight and small. Very easy to manual focus and looks great on the camera. The lens cap isn't very good and should be replaced.
Pros: Consistent Output, Lightweight, Strong Construction