Reviews and Problems with Voigtlaender 15mm Super Wide Heliar f/4.5
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Well made little super wide angle lens for the money
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.
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.
Summary: I have a few 15mm wide angle lens, and the COSINA made is the best I own now. besides the price is a bargain.some people bidder and won the same lens at [...] for over $400 ( the problem is they did not know NEW lens is available at B&H ) besides older CARL ZEISS at [...
Summary: The Voigtlander Heliar 15mm f/4.5 does the job of landscape photography and interior architectural photography well. My initial experiences at f8 to f22 show excellent sharpness andcontrast. There is some vignetting, but this is easily cured by programs like Light room. For the money, this lens is a good value. The one drawback is that there is no front screw mount for filters and no filter adapter.