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Voigtlaender 15mm Super Wide Heliar f/4.5

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Overall 10
10

Well made little super wide angle lens for the money

caferacer58, Ebay
1 July 2013
  • Summary: Thus far, I've really been impressed with this little lens. It has the widest field of view of most anything available for my Leica screw-mount cameras, and with an adapter, it makes a great landscape lens for my Ricoh GXR. It is not rangefinder coupled and manual focus only, which may seem cumbersome, so the user has to use scale focusing for their film camera and focus-assist through a viewfinder on their digital camera.
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Overall 10
10

Fantastic lens on Nex

b3reeze, Ebay
1 August 2012
  • Summary: Fantastic lens on Nex-7, small and light, no dictortion. 1.5*15= 21mm not as good as leica or even nikon 24 1.4 on full frame, but for trevelling and lookind at price it's the best chose.
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Overall 8
8.0

One of the widest wide angle lenses available to Leica screw mount and M rangefinder cameras

John Kwok, Amazon
1 June 2011
  • Summary: The Voigtlander Super-Wide Heliar 15mm f4.5 aspherical lens offers suprisingly good performance as one of the two widest lenses available from Voigtlander for screw and M mount rangefinder cameras. I have seen excellent enlargements nearly 11 x 14 inches in dimensions which attest to the excellent optical qualities of this lens.
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Overall 8
8.0

Great lens for the money, fill a niche.

1joel1, Ebay
28 April 2011
  • Summary: Very nice lens. Works best if stopped down a bit. Great construction and affordability. Since there are no other lenses available in this focal length, your choices are limited. Leica's own 21mm is phenomenal, but very pricey. Obviously, this is a special purpose lens, along with their 12mm, but it does have its uses.
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Overall 10
10

Great little lens for little money.

D. Fineman "dand@oxy.edu", Amazon
26 January 2011
  • Summary: This lens is sharp as heck, light weight, and almost free. The other reviewer notes that it's cheaper than the Leica 15mm. A bit! The Leica is 7500$ and hardly any more contrasty or sharp. Further, you can buy a body, a Bessa L, for 100$ and have an extraordinary combination for interiors, buildings, or special effects. This lens is fully linear.
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Overall 10
10

little gem

gardelix, Amazon
22 October 2010
  • Summary: After I bought a Bessa L for a really nice price, I went to Downtown LA to shoot some pics in B&W. I basically learn on the spot how to use the camera (it doesn't work like my GH3, GX1 or the others, LOL!)the results were awesome. It is quite sharp even on the borders. I am getting an adapter to use it on my M4/3 cameras.
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Overall 10
10

nice lens for 7d with an adaptor.

phonlycomics, Ebay
17 October 2010
  • Summary: I like this lens because it provides an affordable lens for the canon 7d. These old lenses are as good as or better than many new lenses, especially for video where you are manually focusing!
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Overall 8
8.0

Heliar & M8

Gordon Yonehara ""new to digital"", Amazon
28 June 2010
  • Summary: I concur with prior positive comments about the Voigtlander 15mm. The optical performance appears to be very good, the build quality is nice, the compact size is handy, and the value is unbelievable! My only reservation is use with full frame format, which I have not tried. I suspect vignetting may be an issue with some users since a graduated ND filter to my knowledge is not offered. This is not a significant issue with the M8 1.33 format.
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