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Nikon D800E

36 megapixels in a compact full-frame DSLR..

Voigtlander 20mm f/3.5 Color-Skopar

Very compact ultra wide angle..

Voigtlander 28mm f/2.8 Color-Skopar

Compact medium wide angle..

Voigtlander 40mm f/2.8 SL II Color-Skopar

Ultra compact normal lens..

Voigtlander 90mm f/3.5 APO-Lanthar SL II

Medium telephoto with world-class chromatic correction..

Voigtlander 180mm f/4 APO-Lanthar

Telephoto with world-class chromatic correction..

Canon 40mm f/2.8 STM

Canon’s tiny and lovely pancake lens..

Sigma Telephoto APO Macro Lenses: 150mm, 180mm

Sigma’s fast telephoto APO macro lenses..

180mm Lenses for the Nikon D3x

Explores options for 180mm lenses on the Nikon D3x, including the Leica 180/2.8 APO-Elmarit-R in Nikon mount, Nikon 180/2.8 ED, Nikon 70-200/2.8 VR, Nikon 70-300/4.5-5.6 VR, and Tamron 70-200/2.8. Updated: now includes the Voigtlander 180/4 APO!.

Nikon AF-S Nikkor 50mm f/1.4G

Nikon’s latest 50mm lens compared with the Zeiss ZF 50/1.4, Nikon 50/1.4D and Sigma 50/1.4..

Nikon AF-S Nikkor 58mm f/1.4G

Nikon’s High performance normal lens.

Nikon 58mm f/1.2 NOCT-Nikkor

Nikon’s sought-after high speed aspheric slightly long normal lens..

Nikon AF-S 28mm f/1.8G

A fast moderate wide angle lens with some practical difficulties..

Nikon AF-S 35mm f/1.4G

State of the art design in a fast 35mm lens..

Focus Shift In-Depth

Focus shift assesments of a wide variety of lenses of various brands. Shows a range of apertures for each lens and the mount of focus shift, discusses how to compensate for it..

Voigtlander FE Heliar-Hyper 10mm f/5.6 Aspherical III

Anything wider would be a fisheye..

Voigtlander FE Ultra Wide-Heliar 12mm f/5.6 Aspherical III

Super wide sibling between the 10mm and 15mm..

Voigtlander FE Super Wide-Heliar 15mm f/4.5 Aspherical III

Ultra wide native mount manual focus lens for Sony mirrorless..

Voigtlander FE Nokton Classic 35mm f/1.4

Fast lens speed with curious rendering..

Voigtlander FE Nokton 40mm f/1.2 Aspherical

Fast lens speed for versatile rendering..

Voigtlander FE 65mm f/2 Macro APO-Lanthar Aspherical

Ultra high grade performer at a modest price..

Panasonic Leica DG Nocticron 42.5mm f/1.2 ASPH

Fast, bright and highly corrected medium telephoto..

Voigtlander Nokton 42.5mm f/0.95

Ultra fast medium telephoto manual focus lens..

Zeiss Loxia 35mm f/2 Biogon

Manual focus moderate wide angle for full-frame mirrorless..

Considerations in choosing a lens.

Focal lengths, color, weight and travel considerations. [relevant, but dated/old material].

Leica 180mm f/2.8 APO-Elmarit-R

World’s best mid-range telephoto lens..

Zeiss ZM 35mm f/1.4 Distagon

Fast and ultra high performance moderate wide angle rangefinder lens..

Voigtlander Ultron 21mm f/1.8

Fast high performance wide angle..

Voigtlander Nokton 35mm f/1.2 II ASPH

Fasted 35mm lens for Leica M, great ergonomics..

Voigtlander M 50mm f/1.1

A slightly slower, but smaller and lighter alternative to the Noctilux, at 1/10 the price..


Blog posts, reverse chronological

2018

2018-03-16 Voigtlander FE Nokton Classic 35mm f/1.4 Aperture Series: 'Sprinter Van at Sunrise' and 'Sunrise over Panamint Range'

2018-03-15 Voigtlander Nokton 40mm f/1.2 Aperture Series: 'Sprinter Van at Sunrise' and 'Sunrise over Panamint Range' and 'Sunset on Oval Erratic'

2018-03-12 Shootout: Zeiss Loxia 35/2 vs Voigtlander Nokton 35/1.4 vs Samyang 35/2.8

2018-02-20 Voigtlander Nokton 40mm f/1.2 Aperture Series: Milling Lathe

2018-02-19 Voigtlander Nokton 40mm f/1.2 Aperture Series: Sprinter Van, Sunlit Frontal View

2018-02-14 Lenses Coming for Review for Sony Mirrorless

2017

2017-11-29 Two Fast New Lenses for Leica M

2017-09-02 Voigtlander 65mm f/2 Aperture Series: Corner of the Quad

2017-09-02 Voigtlander 65mm f/2 Aperture Series: Pruned Palm

2017-09-01 Voigtlander 65mm f/2 Aperture Series: Buckeye Tree

2017-09-01 Voigtlander 65mm f/2 Macro APO-Lanthar Aperture Series: Sunstars and Flare (Sunstar Palm)

2017-09-01 Voigtlander 65mm f/2 Macro APO-Lanthar Bokeh Series: Backlit Trees

2017-08-31 Voigtlander 65mm f/2 Aperture Series: Blue Bike in Blue Light

2017-08-31 Voigtlander 65mm f/2 Aperture Series: Burghers of Calais

2017-08-31 Voigtlander 65mm f/2 Aperture Series: Mosaic

2017-08-31 Voigtlander 65mm f/2 Aperture Series: Old Tower, Modern Architecture

2017-08-31 Voigtlander 65mm f/2 Aperture Series: Yellow Bike

2017-08-29 First Look: Voigtlander 65mm f/2 Aperture Series at 1:11: Dolls

2016

2016-09-25 Voigtlander Heliar-Hyper Wide 10mm f/5.6 Aspherical: Aperture Series 'Snow Road' (Sony A7R II)

2016-09-25 Voigtlander Heliar-Hyper Wide 10mm f/5.6 Aspherical: Aperture Series 'Snow Road' (Sony A7R II)

2016-09-25 Voigtlander Heliar-Hyper Wide 10mm f/5.6 Aspherical: Aperture Series 'Snow Road' (Sony A7R II)

2016-06-12 Warm and Cozy at 10,400'

2016-05-28 REVIEWED: Voigtlander 10mm f/5.6 for Sony

2016-05-28 Voigtlander 10mm f/5.6 Aspherical for Sony Aperture Series: Yellow Flower Yard (A7R II)

2016-05-13 Voigtlander 10mm f/5.6 for Sony E: Maxed-Out Field of View, Rectilinear Design

2016-05-12 Reviewed: Voigtlander Super Wide-Heliar 15mm f/4.5 Aspherical III for Sony E: Aperture Series from f/4.5 - f/11: Mosaic

2016-04-20 Optical Distortion: Zeiss Batis 18mm f/2.8 and Voigtlander 15mm f/4.5 for Sony Mirrorless

2016-02-02 Tiny Lenses: Voigtlander 40mm f/2 Ultron SL II

2016-02-01 Tiny Lenses: Nikon 45mm f/2.8P, Voigtlander 40/2 Ultron, Canon 40/2.8 STM

2016-02-01 Tiny Lenses: Voigtlander 90mm f/3.5 APO-Lanthar SL II

2015

2015-08-29 Studying Old Lenses on the Sony A7R II: Voigtlander 90mm f/3.5 APO-Lanthar and Voigtlander 180mm f/4 APO-Lanthar

2015-02-17 6-way Shootout at 35mm: Zeiss ZM 35/1.4 Distagon, 35/2 Biogon, 35/2.8 C-Biogon, Voigtlander Nokton 35/1.2 II ASPH, Leica 35/1.4 Summilux, Leica 35/2 Summicron

2015-01-11 6-way Shootout at 35mm: Zeiss ZM 35/1.4 Distagon, 35/2 Biogon, 35/2.8 C-Biogon, Voigtlander Nokton 35/1.2, Leica 35/1.4 Summilux, Leica 35/2 Summicron

2014

2014-10-13 Zeiss ZM 35mm f/1.4 Distagon: More Field Examples

2014-10-10 6-way Shootout at 35mm: Zeiss ZM 35/1.4 Distagon, 35/2 Biogon, 35/2.8 C-Biogon, Voigtlander Nokton 35/1.2, Leica 35/1.4 Summilux, Leica 35/2 Summicron

2014-09-13 Compared: Voigtlander Ultron 21mm f/1.8 vs Leica 21mm f/3.4 Super-Elmar-M ASPH (M240, Wyman Canyon Lower Cabin Interior)

2014-09-10 Voigtlander Ultron 21mm f/1.8 on Leica M Typ 240 Aperture Series 'Wyman Canyon Lower Cabin Exterior'

2014-07-22 Reader Comments: D810 Review, Lenses, etc

2014-06-08 Voigtlander 21mm f/1.8 Ultron for Leica M?

2014-03-15 Shootout: Panasonic Leica DG Nocticron 42.5mm f/1.2 ASPH vs Voigtlander Nokton 42.5mm f/0.95 (Olympic Bar, EM1)

2014-03-13 Voigtlander Nokton 42.5mm f/0.95 Aperture Series ‘Magenta Flower on Green’

2014-03-11 Panasonic Leica DG Nocticron 42.5mm f/1.2 ASPH and Voigtlander 42.5mm f/0.95 for Micro Four Thirds

2013

2013-11-05 Shootout: Nikon 58/1.4G vs 58/1.2 NOCT-Nikkor vs Voigtlander 58.1.4 SL (D800E, Street Scene at Night)

2013-11-03 Shootout: Nikon 58/1.4G vs 58/1.2 NOCT-Nikkor vs Voigtlander 58.1.4 SL (D800E, Persimmon Tree)

2013-10-25 Voigtlander VM-E Close Focus Lens Adapter with Close Focus for Sony A7/A7R/NEX E-Mount

2013-03-24 APO.chromatic: + Sigma 180/2.8 APO Macro DG HSM + Sigma 150/2.8 APO Macro DG HSM + Leica 180/2.8 APO-Elmarit-R + Voigtlander 180/4 APO-Lanthar + Nikon 70-200/2.8G VR II

2013-01-06 Nikon 28/1.8G vs Nikon 28/2 AIS vs Voigtlander 28/2.8 Color Skopar (Cabin #9 Bathroom)

2013-01-06 Zeiss 28mm f/2 Distagon vs Nikon 28/1.8G, 28/2 AIS, Voigtlander 28/2.8 Color Skopar (Cabin #9 Bathroom)

2012

2012-10-13 Nikon AF-S 28/1.8G vs Nikon 28/2 AIS and Voigtlander Color-Skopar 28/2.8 SL II, (D800E, Cottonwood Canyon)

2012-10-13 Zeiss 28mm f/2 Distagon vs Voigtlander Color-Skopar 28/2.8 SL II, Nikon AF-S 28/1.8G, Nikon 28/2 AIS (D800E, Cottonwood Canyon)

2012-10-10 Zeiss 28mm f/2 Distagon vs Voigtlander Color-Skopar 28mm f/2.8 SL II (Nikon D800E, Pine Creek Tungsten Mine)

2012-08-24 Compared: Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM Pancake Lens vs Voigtlander 40mm f/2 SL II on 5D Mark III

2012-08-03 Comparison — Nikon AF-S 35/1.4G vs Nikon 35/1.4 AIS vs Voigtlander Ultron 40/2 SL II

2012-08-03 Comparison — Zeiss 35/1.4 Distagon vs Zeiss 35/2 Distagon vs Nikon 35/1.4G vs Voigtlander Ultron 40/2 SL II

2012-07-30 Focus Shift — Nikon 50mm f/1.4G, 50mm f/1.4D, 50mm f/1.8FG, 50mm f/1.8D, Voigtlander Nokton 58mm f/1.4 SL II

2012-05-13 Nikon D800 Lens Evaluation: Voigtlander Color-Skopar 20mm f/3.5 SL-II

2012-05-13 Nikon D800 Lens Evaluation: Voigtlander Nokton 58mm f/1.4 SL-II

2012-05-12 Nikon D800 Lens Evaluation: Voigtlander 90mm F/3.5 SL II APO-Lanthar

2012-05-12 Nikon D800 Lens Evaluation: Voigtlander Ultron 40mm f/2 SL-II

2011

2011-12-20 Reviewed: Voigtlander 35mm f/1.2 II ASPH for Leica M

2011-12-18 Aperture Series in 1/2 Stops with Voigtlander Nokton 50mm f/1.1

2011-12-18 Aperture Series in 1/2 Stops with Voigtlander Nokton 50mm f/1.1

2011-12-18 Focus Series with Leica M9 + Voigtlander Nokton 50mm f/1.1 @ f/1.1, f/2.8, f/5.6

2011-12-16 Reviewed: Voigtlander Nokton 50mm f/1.1 for Leica M

2011-12-15 Initial Impressions: Voigtlander Nokton 50mm f/1.1 for Leica M

2011-12-14 Voigtlander Nokton 50mm f/1.1 for Leica M

2011-12-09 Lenses on the Way for Review: Leica 28/2.8, Voigtlander 35/1.2 and 50/1.1

2011-03-08 Voigtlander 90mm f/3.5 APO-Lanthar SL-II for Canon or Nikon

2010

2010-06-30 Voigtlander 90mm f/3.5 APO-Lanthar SL II

2009

2009-06-12 Canon 24/1.4L II and Voigtlander 20/3.5 in stock

2009-04-30 Color uniformity of the Voigtlander 20/3.5 Color-Skopar

2009-04-29 Voigtlander 20mm f/3.5 Color Skopar SL ASPH compared

2009-04-29 Voigtlander 20mm f/3.5 Color Skopar SL ASPH review

2009-04-16 Voigtlander Color-Skopar 20mm f/3.5 SL ASPH

2009-03-23 Voigtlander Ultron 40/2 ASPH SL II in stock

2009-03-13 Voigtlander Ultron 40/2 ASPH SL II

2009-02-26 Voigtlander 180/4 APO Lanthar on Nikon D3x

2009-02-14 New Voigtlander 20mm f/3.5 coming?

2009-02-05 Voigtlander 40/2 Ultron update

2009-02-03 Lens recommendation: Voigtlander 40/2 Ultron ASPH

2008

2008-09-10 Voigtlander 58/1.4 Nokton and 40/2 Ultron aspherical

2008-06-10 Voigtlander Nokton 58/1.4 SL II

2008-06-01 Voigtlander 40/2

2007

2007-11-11 Cosina Voigtlander 40/2 and 58/1.4

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