Summary: I am in the process of selling this lens in favor of the Zeiss 18mm f/4, yet still I have a very high opinion of it. Here's the good: -This lens is very sharp. Central sharpness is great even wide open at f/4.
Excerpt: I have not yet studied the corners of images made with this lens and the Sony a7r. But the image does not appear to vignette and looked good in the camera. I am using the camera and this lens in particular as a backup to a medium format camera, but from all I have seen would not hesitate to purchase...
Can't fo wrong here if you are interested in film imaging
2 February 2014
Summary: The Bessa R is a surprisingly easy camera to use. The viewfinder is more comparable to the great Leica M3 than to most other rangefinders especially the screw mount leicas and canons except for the Canon P and 7 which are also very good. The camera is easy to load and use.
Summary: I love this little guy. OK sure it doesn't deliver the same mind-blowing image as the , but it is a tiny fraction of the size and weight of that lens, not to mention costing less than 1/4 the price. Wow, this lens is WICKED sharp in the center of the frame. I mean, it will blow your mind, man!
Summary: A 21 mm on a full frame camera would be considered an ultra-wide lens, if you are using it on a micro four thirds body, this would be effectively a 42mm FOV. If you google a little bit, you will find that this is one of the cheapest 21mm M mount lenses out there.
Summary: This lens if fantastic. It performs really well, but where it really shines is in how compact it is. I'm used to F/4 lenses because I also have a mamiya 7II, and honestly I'd rather have quality over speed more of the time anyway. This thing easily fits in a pocket, and it's 21mm...
Excerpt: I owned a number of M series lens. You pay a small fortune for the "red dot".Cannot knock the quality of the Solms glass, but when you buy and use this lens ( I decided to sell my M6 and Bessa bodies as frankly loading from the bottom may appeal to the Leica elitist diehards, but life was not meant...
A classic lens, the equal of Zeiss and Leica at a fraction of the price
3 October 2012
Summary: I bought this manual focus lens for use with my Sony NEX-7 and NEX-5N cameras. The lens produces very sharp and detailed images on both cameras and is one of the few lenses I own which is sharp enough to bring out the best in the NEX-7s 24MP sensor.
Excerpt: Just learning to use an M8; I exchanged the Voigtlander 28mm Ultron for this (thank you, Adorama!)This is everything I was looking for: amazing sharpness and dynamic range; beautiful color. It is also very well built; aperture and focus are smooth.