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Voigtlander Wide Angle Color-Skopar Pan 35mm f/2.5-M (PII) Manual Focus M Mount Lens - for Bessa T, R2 and Leica M Mount Rangefinder Cameras - Black

You Pay: $409.00

This tiny Color-Skopar 35mm f/2.5 lens features an all-metal lens barrel construction and a 10 bladed aperture diaphragm which creates pleasing out-of-focus highlights. Click stop aperture movements at half-stop intervals makes subtle adjustments in exposure or depth-of-field easy.

A standard M-mount is used for this lens, making it compatible with Voigtlander Bessa T & R2 cameras, as well as the Leica M-series cameras.

Very compact and lightweight
10 aperture blades for pleasing out-of-focus effect
Filter Size 39mm
f/Stop Range 2.5-22
Minimum Focus Distance 2.3' (0.7 m) [depending on rangefinder used]
Angle of View 63 Degrees
Groups/Elements 5/7
Length Not Specified
Maximum Diameter 2.2" (55mm)
Weight 4.7 oz (134 g)
Voigtlander Wide Angle Color-Skopar Pan 35mm f/2.5-M (PII) Manual Focus M Mount Lens - for Bessa T, R2 and Leica M Mount Rangefinder Cameras - Black
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    VoigtlanderColor-Skopar Pan 35mm f/2.5 (PII) Lens
     
    4.4

    (based on 10 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (5)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (4)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

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    89%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Lightweight (6)
    • Durable (5)
    • Easy to use (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Portraits (4)
      • Travel (4)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Professional (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (8)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Razor Sharp

      I decided to get this lens as a second lens for my Sony NEX 5N which equals a 'normal' focal length. One of the deciding factors was the size, which is tiny and...Read complete review

      I decided to get this lens as a second lens for my Sony NEX 5N which equals a 'normal' focal length. One of the deciding factors was the size, which is tiny and just a tad smaller (thinner) than my Voigtlander Color-Skopar 21mm f/4P lens. I've read some good reviews on this lens, and talked to a few other photographers shooting with it, and they had nothing but great things to say about it. The second factor was that it is also very similar to my VM 21mm in build, feel and focus so switching between the two takes very little effort. Although the focus throw on this lens is shorter (which is a good thing). Finally, I decided to buy this over the Voigtlander 35mm f/1.4 because it's smaller, cheaper by a few hundred dollars and I've read over and over again how the f/1.4 lens is not really sharp until f/2.5 so what's the point? I couldn't be happier. As for my experience level, I have more than 10,000 photos published to my credit so I've used a few lenses in my time.

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Not so contrasty lens

      I bought 2 CV lenses last year, 21mm f4, and this 35mm f2.5 PII. After a year using it I think this lens did not have good contrast and not sharp at all...Read complete review

      I bought 2 CV lenses last year, 21mm f4, and this 35mm f2.5 PII. After a year using it I think this lens did not have good contrast and not sharp at all (unlike the CV 21mm is very good)

      The Velvia slides came out way too dull and sharpness is very disappointed
      I perhaps got a bad copy(?)

      I am going to try the Zeiss 35mm F2.8 next

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      5.0

      Great Lens

      By Greentype

      from Palo Alto

      About Me Professional

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Easy To Use

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Everyday use
        • Portraits
        • Traveling

        Comments about Voigtlander Color-Skopar Pan 35mm f/2.5 (PII) Lens:

        I use this with a metabones adaptor on my NEX 7. It is nice and small, although the adaptor adds to the size. I set the camera to manual focus assist with yellow peaking color, it is fast, accurate and easy to focus. Once I got a little practice I think my focus was faster than with an autofocus lens.It also is sharp, with good bokeh. The max aperture of 2.5 is usually not a problem, I just raise the ISO in low light.

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        5.0

        Great lens to start with and keep!

        By G.

        from Maryland

        About Me Professional

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Candid shots
          • Street Photography
          • Traveling

          Comments about Voigtlander Color-Skopar Pan 35mm f/2.5 (PII) Lens:

          Light compact, perfect for street and travel photography! Good price for decent glass; sharp, contrasty and fun to use!!

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Solid lens, bargain price.

          By Paul

          from Pittsburgh PA

          About Me Semi-Professional

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Easy To Use
          • Lightweight
          • Reliable

          Cons

          • Soft

          Best Uses

          • Everyday use
          • Portraits
          • Street shooting
          • Traveling
          • Tv Sets

          Comments about Voigtlander Color-Skopar Pan 35mm f/2.5 (PII) Lens:

          Voightlander makes some amazing equipment for their own rangefinders, as well as for Leica mount cameras. This lens works as a great jumping off point into the world of rangefinder photography, working out as a 50mm equivalent on Leica's M8. Build construction is amazing, with all metal parts and a slightly recessed lens that provides a slight bit of protection from bumps even without a lens hood. For $ I could not be happier.

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          4.0

          Nice lens

          By Dgs

          from NYC

          Comments about Voigtlander Color-Skopar Pan 35mm f/2.5 (PII) Lens:

          Cv 35f2.5. Solid performer. Using it on M240, a7, and nex 6. Nice color, sharpness, and clarity. Not a summicron or summilux (I use both) but something like 1/10 the price. For an everyday lens that you neither have to worry about losing or worry about image quality, it's excellent.

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          4.0

          sharp an small

          By jq

          from nyc

          About Me Professional

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Easy To Use
          • Lightweight
          • Reliable

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Landscape Photography
            • Portraits
            • Traveling

            Comments about Voigtlander Color-Skopar Pan 35mm f/2.5 (PII) Lens:

            Heavy and substantial, Im using this lens on m43 bodies. so far it works well. All the attributes of manual focus. I like to zone focus.

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Plays nice with the NEX-5N

            By Shadow Steps

            from London

            About Me Casual Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Voigtlander Color-Skopar Pan 35mm f/2.5 (PII) Lens:

                I have this lens mounted on a NEX-5N with Hawk's helicoid adapter.

                It makes a compact everyday combo and I'm happy with the image quality.

                Looks stunning too!

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                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                surprisingly good

                By Noddy

                from Texas

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Consistent Output
                • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Voigtlander Color-Skopar Pan 35mm f/2.5 (PII) Lens:

                    Five star rating is because of value for money. This is a great lens and well made but of course it snot a Leica or a Zeiss. Neither build quality or performance matches a new lenses from either but unless you are a pro giving the lens a daily punishing and producing 40x30" gallery prints you will probably never notice the difference.

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                    4.0

                    Sharp, nice bokeh, well built.

                    By nanthor

                    from Detroit

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Pros

                    • Lightweight
                    • Nice Bokeh
                    • Strong Construction

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Landscape/Scenery

                      Comments about Voigtlander Color-Skopar Pan 35mm f/2.5 (PII) Lens:

                      I've had 2 copies of this lens over the last few years and both were sharp, with a medium contrast similar to the version IV summicron. Both were also very well built with no looseness anywhere and both the focus tab and the aperture tabs were easy to access and use, they both fell-to-hand naturally and I have slightly large hands. This is a very capable lens and there are no negatives that I can find. I use it for B&W film and full-frame digital (it does vignette but that can be fixed in PP) and mainly for B&W in digital so I can't really comment on it's color accuracy. For the price, you will not be disappointed.

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                      (9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Razor Sharp

                      By Mindlessbuttonmasher

                      from Tampa Bay

                      About Me Pro Photographer

                      Pros

                      • Durable
                      • Incredible metal build
                      • Rugged
                      • Short focus throw
                      • Strong Construction
                      • Tiny

                      Cons

                      • Dark Corners on NEX

                      Best Uses

                      • Documentary
                      • Photojournalism
                      • Portraits
                      • Street photography

                      Comments about Voigtlander Color-Skopar Pan 35mm f/2.5 (PII) Lens:

                      I decided to get this lens as a second lens for my Sony NEX 5N which equals a 'normal' focal length. One of the deciding factors was the size, which is tiny and just a tad smaller (thinner) than my Voigtlander Color-Skopar 21mm f/4P lens. I've read some good reviews on this lens, and talked to a few other photographers shooting with it, and they had nothing but great things to say about it. The second factor was that it is also very similar to my VM 21mm in build, feel and focus so switching between the two takes very little effort. Although the focus throw on this lens is shorter (which is a good thing). Finally, I decided to buy this over the Voigtlander 35mm f/1.4 because it's smaller, cheaper by a few hundred dollars and I've read over and over again how the f/1.4 lens is not really sharp until f/2.5 so what's the point? I couldn't be happier. As for my experience level, I have more than 10,000 photos published to my credit so I've used a few lenses in my time.

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                      • No

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                      (7 of 15 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      3.0

                      Not so contrasty lens

                      By Pizzabox

                      from san jose, ca

                      Verified Reviewer

                      Pros

                      • Inexpensive
                      • Use 39mm filter

                      Cons

                      • Not a sharp lens
                      • Not so contrasty

                      Best Uses

                      • All year round lens

                      Comments about Voigtlander Color-Skopar Pan 35mm f/2.5 (PII) Lens:

                      I bought 2 CV lenses last year, 21mm f4, and this 35mm f2.5 PII. After a year using it I think this lens did not have good contrast and not sharp at all (unlike the CV 21mm is very good)

                      The Velvia slides came out way too dull and sharpness is very disappointed
                      I perhaps got a bad copy(?)

                      I am going to try the Zeiss 35mm F2.8 next

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