The Voigtlander SL II lenses offer great value. They compare favorably to their more expensive Zeiss ZF brethren in optical and build quality. For fans of high quality manual focus lenses, the Nokton 58mm f/1.4 SL II and the Ultron 40mm f/2 SL II offer very good value.
For those looking for a high-quality manual-focus “normal” lens, the 58/1.4 Nokton is a no-brainer. With beautiful bokeh and terrific image quality even wide open on full-frame, it’s a bargain at $379 (without lens hood).
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