Voigtlander ULTRON 75mm f/1.9 SC/MC VM lens review at FredMiranda




Fred Miranda published his review of the new Voigtlander ULTRON 75mm f/1.9 SC/MC VM lens for Leica M-mount (pre-order at Adorama):

Final Thoughts:

To sum up, the Voigtlander 75mm f/1.9 Ultron by Cosina is an impressive offering. It’s a compact, lightweight, and affordable lens that performs excellently as a multi-purpose short telephoto lens. The lens provides high resolution and contrast for most of the image field, with optimal performance achieved at apertures of f/2.4 and f/2.8. It’s an excellent choice for landscape photography, with corner performance becoming optimal at f/4.

While there are some minor drawbacks, such as the ‘cats-eye’ shaped specular highlights and noticeable focus shift, the Voigtlander 75mm f/1.9 Ultron still represents great value for its price. The lens is capable of producing 12-pointed sunstars with its aperture mechanism, and the multi-coated version has excellent flare resistance. Overall, this lens is a worthwhile investment for anyone seeking a high-quality 75mm lens for their rangefinder camera.
At minimum focus distance, it performed better than expected, considering it’s not equipped with a floating element/group. The lens’ rendering is mostly smooth and pleasant and I think it’s a great choice for portraits or any other application where the out of focus area should be not distractive.

Pros:

  1. Modern, compact, and lightweight design for a 75mm lens.
  2. High resolution and contrast wide open, with optimal performance at f/2.8 in the center and f/4 in the corners.
  3. Low distortion and low field curvature.
  4. Minimal focus distance of 0.5m.
  5. Excellent build quality with tight tolerance construction.
  6. Aperture mechanism creates 12-pointed sunstars.
  7. Low chromatic aberration.
  8. Great flare resistance, especially with the multi-coated version.

Cons:

    1. Specular highlights may have a “cats-eye” shape due to high optical vignetting.
    2. Slight focus shift.
    3. Sensitive focus due to the short focusing throw.

Read the full review at Fred Miranda.

The new Voigtlander ULTRON 75mm f/1.9 SC/MC VM lens for Leica M-mount available for pre-order, could be delayed

Officially announced: Voigtlander ULTRON 75mm f/1.9 SC/MC VM lens for Leica M-mount

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