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Voigtlander40mm f/2.0 Ultron SL II Aspherical Lens for Canon
 
4.9

(based on 9 reviews)

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Pros

  • Strong construction (8)
  • Durable (7)
  • Rugged (7)
  • Consistent output (6)
  • Nice bokeh (6)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Landscape/scenery (7)
    • Low light (7)
    • Night photography (5)
    • Video (4)
    • Weddings (3)
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      • Was this a gift?:
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    5.0

    Beautiful!

    By Astra65

    from Santa Clarita, CA

    About Me Pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Indoors/Low Light
      • Landscape/Scenery
      • Video

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

      Outstanding build quality and excellent optics! The long focus ring makes it ideal for video.

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      5.0

      Great pancake lens

      By Popcornbrain

      from Mexico City

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

      The build is incredible, the focus ring creamy smooth and the design is wonderfully classical. The lens is manual focus only, the aperture digital. The objective comes with a macro screw on lens that works fine, but deteriorates the sharpness and bokeh a bit. One of my favorite all-round lenses.

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      4.0

      Nice for Artistic Photography

      By Damian Buonamico

      from Bs As Argentina

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

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      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

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      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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        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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