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Main—28/2.8 Color Skopar SL II

The Voigtlander 28mm f/2.8 Color-Skopar SL II is a pancake lens. With only 7 elements, the Voigtlander 28/2.8 has some limitations to what it can correct, and this results in peformance on full frame that is not entirely satisfactory off-center. Its main appeal is the ultra compact size.

The 28/2.8 Color-Skopar is a solidly built lens with metal construction. It is a CPU lens for Nikon and Canon, so electronic aperture control is available (ring must be set to f/22 on the lens). The ring is non-locking so on Nikon if the camera indicates an error, check that the lens is set to f/22.

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Voigtlander 28mm f/2.8 Color-Skopar SL II

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