Lenstips: Voiglander 65mm f/2 Macro Apo-Lanthar Review

Voiglander makes some very solid mechanical lenses and it looks like the Voiglander 65mm f/2 Macro Apo-Lanthar is a winner from Lenstips review:

The Voigtlander Apo Lanthar 35 mm f/2 Aspherical has everything that is needed to be called a top-of-the-range, premium lens. Its build quality is excellent, its optical properties – beyond reproach. In many categories it is able to outclass its direct rivals. Still high quality costs and, accordingly you can hardly call this lens cheap as you have to spend about $1150 on it.

Pros:

  • very solid, metal barrel,
  • sensational image quality in the frame centre,
  • very good image quality on the edge of the APS-C sensor,
  • good image quality on the edge of full frame,
  • negligible longitudinal chromatic aberration,
  • slight lateral chromatic aberration,
  • imperceptible distortion, close to zero,
  • proper correction of coma,
  • very low level of astigmatism,
  • original appearance of circles in blurry areas.

Cons:

  • too high vignetting on full frame.

Voigtlander MACRO APO-LANTHAR 65mm: B&H Photo / Amazon / Adorama

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