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Nikon D800
Voigtlander 20mm f/3.5 Color-Skopar SL II

LENS: D800 + Voigtlander Color-Skopar 20mm f/3.5 SL-II

The reader is strongly advised to read the lens evaluation notes.

The Voigtlander Color-Skopar 20mm f/3.5 SL-II Aspherical is pancake-style lens with a minimal level of correction, having only 9 elements in 6 groups.

Available for Nikon or Canon.

Quick summary

Not shown here, flare control with the Voigtlander Color-Skopar 20mm f/3.5 SL-II is outstanding. But that doesn’t make up for its miserably poor off-center performance (but field curvature might be responsible, see the Bottom crop).

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