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Comparison—40/2 Ultron vs Nikon 45/2.8P and Zeiss ZF 35/2 Distagon

This comparison examines the relative performance of the Voigtlander 40/2 Ultron to the Zeiss ZF 35/2 Distagon and the discontinued Nikon 45mm f/2.P pancake lens. Since reproduction size is not matched, the comparison subjectively assesses the overall image and corner areas.

Click the image at the top of the page to see a full-frame image at 50% actual pixels. You might want to compare it to the entire frame from the Zeiss ZF 35/2 Distagon. Both entire-frame images sharpened as follows: Unsharp Mask {10,50,0}, Smart Sharpen {20,0.3,0}.

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Voigtlander Ultron 40/2 center: f/2 and f/2.8

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