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Voigtlander 110mm f/2.5 Macro APO-Lanthar

Aperture Series: Mosaic (Sony A7R IV)

This series from f/2.5 through f/8 evaluates the Voigtlander 110mm f/2.5 Macro APO-Lanthar on an extremely demanding subject, revealing every weakness, lack of symmetry, etc. Most lenses require f/5.6 or f/8 to sharpen the whole mosaic.

Update: field usage shows much more satisfactory performance, so it appears that this planar target may be showing some aspect of field curvature or a particular sample.

Sometimes a macro lens performs less well at distance. The Voigtlander 65mm f/2 Macro APO-Lanthar is outstanding on this scene to the point of being a reference lens, so how does the 110mm do?

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