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Voigtlander 40mm f/2.0 Ultron SL II Aspherical Lens for Canon

You Pay: $499.00
Product Highlights
  • Fast 40mm f/2.0 Prime Lens
  • For Canon Full Frame DSLRs and SLR's
  • 60mm Equivalent for DX and APS-C
  • Superb Optics and Precise Manual Focus
  • Auto Metering and Exposure Compatibility
  • Two Aspherical Elements
  • Multi-coated
  • Includes Dedicated Close-up Lens
  • Includes 52-39mm Adapter
  • Adapter Also Serves as Lens Hood

The 40mm f/2.0 Ultron SL II Aspherical Lens for Canon from Voigtlander is an ultra-sharp manual focus lens for use on Canon full frame DSLRs and SLRs.  When mounted on a camera with an APS-C size sensor the focal length translates to 60mm. The lens' manual focus action is very smooth and precise and its aspherical, multi-coated optics create sharp images with minimal aberration. Metering and exposure information is passed between lens and camera thanks to the lens' CPU which provides auto-functions with virtually every compatible Canon 35mm and digital SLR.

Included with the 40mm F/2.0 Ultron is a  close-up (macro) conversion lens that offers a minimum focus distance of 9.85" (25 cm). The close-up lens is attached via a 52-39mm adapter. In addition to attaching the close-up lens, the adapter allows the attachment of 39mm filters and serves as a lens hood to deflect unwanted light and protect the lens. 

40mm provides ideal 'normal' focal length and welcomed alternative to more common 35mm and 50mm lenses
Smooth and precise manual focusing in a compact, well-designed, classic form
Multicoated lenses with 2 aspherical elements create very sharp images with minimal aberration.
CPU contacts communicate exposure and metering information to camera for auto exposure, shutter speed, ISO and flash applications.
Included close-up lens offers macro shooting with 9.85" (25 cm) minimum focus distance.
39-52mm adapter attaches close-up lens and optional 39mm filters and provides glare reduction and protection for lens.
Performance
Focal Length 40mm
Aperture Maximum: f/2
Minimum: f/22
Camera Mount Type Canon EF
Format Compatibility 35mm Film / Full-Frame Digital Sensor
Canon (APS-C)
Canon (APS-H)
Angle of View 57°
Minimum Focus Distance 1.25' (.38 m)
Maximum Reproduction Ratio 1:7 1
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1:4 with included close-up lens

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Elements/Groups 6/5
Diaphragm Blades 9
Features
Image Stabilization No
Autofocus No
Tripod Collar No
Physical
Filter Thread Front:52 mm
Front:39 mm 2
Please Note:

A 52mm-39mm adapter is included

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Dimensions (DxL) Approx. 2.48 x 0.96" (63 x 24.5 mm)
Weight 7.05 oz (200 g)
Voigtlander 40mm f/2.0 Ultron SL II Aspherical Lens for Canon
  • 39mm Close-up Lens
  • 52-39mm Screw-mount Adapter
  • 39mm Front Lens Cap
  • Rear Lens Cap
  • One Year Limited Warranty
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    Voigtlander40mm f/2.0 Ultron SL II Aspherical Lens for Canon
     
    4.9

    (based on 7 reviews)

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Strong construction (7)
    • Consistent output (6)
    • Durable (6)
    • Rugged (6)
    • Nice bokeh (5)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Landscape/scenery (6)
      • Low light (6)
      • Night photography (5)
      • Video (3)
      • Weddings (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Semi-pro photographer (4)
        • Was this a gift?:
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      4.0

      Nice for Artistic Photography

      By Damian Buonamico

      from Bs As Argentina

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Consistent Output
      • Durable
      • Strong Construction

      Cons

      • Heavy
      • Slow Focus

      Best Uses

      • Indoors/Low Light
      • Landscape/Scenery

      Comments about Voigtlander 40mm f/2.0 Ultron SL II Aspherical Lens for Canon:

      This lens are very nice to use. I love taking photos with it. The manual focus is not hard to use at short distance but if you want to shoot from 15 meters away an try to focus on the person it will be really hard.

      The lens is small in size but pretty heavy! all metal. very good quality construction.

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      5.0

      UNBELIEVABLE FOR VIDEO

      By davidjewels

      from Miami, FL

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Consistent Output
      • Durable
      • Easily Interchangeable
      • Fantastic For Video
      • Rugged
      • Strong Construction

      Cons

      • NONE

      Best Uses

      • Indoors/Low Light
      • Night Photography
      • Reduces Camera Profile
      • Video

      Comments about Voigtlander 40mm f/2.0 Ultron SL II Aspherical Lens for Canon:

      So I wanted a lens that helped me reduce the overall size of the Canon 1Dx and decided to choose a pancake lens: namely the Voightlander 40mm f2.0 Ultron.
      Normally for video I usually take along at least 5 of my Canon primes and I'm forced to use a backpack. Not with the Voightlander! This lens is so amazing, that after a few test videos, where I stood at varying distances from my subject, I realized that it was able to fill the needs of all my other lenses and there was ABSOLUTELY NO DISTORTION even when I got real up and close to the subject.
      The focus ring is pure heaven to use. And the sharpness is TACK SHARP, so sharp that you might cut your eyes after seeing the video you have shot!!!
      For stills, just like some of the other reviewers have mentioned, after a little practice you get the hang of it. The lens has focus confirmation blips that light up to confirm focus anyways, and if you magnify the image with the camera you can dial in the PRECISE focus and then take the shot.
      Obviously it's not going to be as fast as an autofocus lens, but you will get the hang of it eventually: I bought it for video.
      The construction of the lens is SOLID. It's a very beautiful jewel of a lens to look and hold too.

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      5.0

      Great Lens

      By Mark from Indonesia

      from Jakarta, Indonesia

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Nice Bokeh
      • Rugged
      • Strong Construction

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Indoors/Low Light
        • Landscape/Scenery

        Comments about Voigtlander 40mm f/2.0 Ultron SL II Aspherical Lens for Canon:

        The service from B and H was excellent. This lens is really nice on my Canon EOS Mark III. I had the Canon EF 50 1.4 and the pictures from the 40mm Voigtlander are so much better. It doesn't take long to get used to the manual focus. The only pictures I see compared to this lens are on a Full Frame Leica. If you have a choice buy from B and H.

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        5.0

        Love this lens

        By mscherlacher

        from Albuquerque, NM

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

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        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Consistent Output
        • Durable
        • Lightweight
        • Nice Bokeh
        • Rugged
        • Small And Unobtrusive
        • Strong Construction

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Indoors/Low Light
          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Macro Photography
          • Night Photography
          • Video
          • Weddings/Events

          Comments about Voigtlander 40mm f/2.0 Ultron SL II Aspherical Lens for Canon:

          This has become my favorite lens very quickly. Great optics (very sharp), fairly fast and so small. Focus ring is very smooth and well damped. Love the size, perfect for travel, street and hiking probalbly going to buy the 20mm too,checking it out this week as a loner. If the image quality is good, for me these two may be all I need for 99% of my work.

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          5.0

          Sweet.

          By mscherlacher

          from Albuquerque, NM

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Consistent Output
          • Durable
          • Lightweight
          • Nice Bokeh
          • Rugged
          • Strong Construction

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Indoors/Low Light
            • Landscape/Scenery
            • Macro Photography
            • Night Photography
            • Weddings/Events

            Comments about Voigtlander 40mm f/2.0 Ultron SL II Aspherical Lens for Canon:

            Using a manuel focus prime is my favorite way to shoot, keeps you thinking and moving. This lens is very sharp, love it. Can't wait to get the 20mm.

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            5.0

            Small lens, big performer

            By O.Lamalice

            from Quebec, Canada

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Pros

            • Consistent Output
            • Durable
            • Lightweight
            • Nice Bokeh
            • Rugged
            • Strong Construction

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Landscape/Scenery
              • Night Photography
              • Street photography

              Comments about Voigtlander 40mm f/2.0 Ultron SL II Aspherical Lens for Canon:

              Being a manual pancake lens, I was worried it could be difficult to use. It turns out to be a wonderful lens, very easy to use and focus on my 5D mark II (with an appropriate focusing screen). The image quality is amazing, on par with the Zeiss (18mm and 85mm) and Canon L (50mm, 135mm and 24-70mm) lenses I use.

              I appreciate the light weight, especially for long photo walks in the city.

              The build quality is amazing, just like Zeiss lenses. After all, they all come from the same place. The focusing ring is smooooooth and very easy to use. I love how it's unobstrusive, even on a DSLR like the 5D.

              I highly recommend this lens if you're into manual focusing.

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              5.0

              Voigtlander 40mm f2

              By Srg

              from Elk Grove, CA

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Consistent Output
              • Durable
              • Easily Interchangeable
              • Nice Bokeh
              • Rugged
              • Strong Construction

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Indoors/Low Light
                • Landscape/Scenery
                • Night Photography
                • Sports/Action
                • Video
                • Weddings/Events
                • Wildlife Photos

                Comments about Voigtlander 40mm f/2.0 Ultron SL II Aspherical Lens for Canon:

                Sharp, solid build, smooth focus and compact. Ideal for video use. All positives so far seem's to be made to last.

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