Voigtlander MACRO APO-LANTHAR 65mm f/2 Aspherical Lens for Sony E

Voigtlander MACRO APO-LANTHAR 65mm f/2 Aspherical Lens for Sony E

Voigtlander MACRO APO-LANTHAR 65mm f/2 Aspherical Lens for Sony E

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Voigtlander MACRO APO-LANTHAR 65mm f/2 Aspherical Lens for Sony E

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Product Highlights

  • Sony E-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/2 to f/22
  • 1:2 Magnification Ratio
  • Apochromatic Optical Design
  • One Aspherical Element
  • Manual Focus Design
  • Minimum Focus Distance: 12.2"
  • Manual Aperture Ring
  • 10-Blade Diaphragm
  • Contacts Transfer Exif Data
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Voigtlander 65mm f/2.0 overview

  • 1Description

With an apochromatic design, the MACRO APO-LANTHAR 65mm f/2 Aspherical Lens from Voigtlander will be able to deliver crisp, aberration-free imagery, even with the high resolutions of modern digital sensors. This lens is designed to work with full-frame Sony E-mount cameras where it offers users the ability to get close to their subjects thanks to the 1:2 magnification ratio afforded by the 12.2" minimum focus distance. It also boasts outstanding sharpness, helped in part by an aspherical element, meaning users will be able to resolve the finest details in their subjects. On top of this, the lens features a relatively fast f/2 aperture, which will enable the creation of images with a shallow depth of field as well as in low-light conditions.

The all-metal construction is designed to last and offers full manual operation for tactile control during shooting. This includes a manual focus ring and a manual aperture ring with 1/3 click stops. A 10-blade diaphragm is also present for smooth bokeh while electronic contacts will automatically transmit data to the camera for use of advanced functions, including in-body image stabilization. Additionally, it comes with a lens hood to block stray light from entering the lens.

Designed for full-frame E-mount cameras, this 65mm lens is also compatible with APS-C format systems where it provides an equivalent focal length of 97.5mm.
The lens' apochromatic design practically eliminates longitudinal chromatic aberrations, making this lens a high-performing option for demanding digital image sensors.
One aspherical element is featured in the optical design to control spherical aberrations and improve clarity, sharpness, and resolution.
Manual focus design permits smooth, refined control along with a minimum focusing distance of 12.2", which grants macro capabilities with a magnification ratio of 1:2.
The manual aperture ring uses traditional 1/3-stop clicks for more intuitive tactile control over exposure settings.
Ten-blade diaphragm contributes to a smooth quality of bokeh.
Included lens hood guards the front lens element and also helps to control lens flare and ghosting.
Contacts transfer all Exif data between the camera and lens in order to permit full use of camera functions, including focus magnification, image stabilization, and lens corrections.
In the Box
Voigtlander MACRO APO-LANTHAR 65mm f/2 Aspherical Lens for Sony E
  • Front & Rear Lens Caps
  • Lens Hood
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description

    Voigtlander 65mm f/2.0 specs

    Performance
    Focal Length 65mm
    Aperture Maximum: f/2
    Minimum: f/22
    Camera Mount Type Sony E
    Format Compatibility 35mm Film / Full-Frame Digital Sensor
    Angle of View 38°
    Minimum Focus Distance 12.20" / 31 cm
    Magnification 0.5x
    Maximum Reproduction Ratio 1:2
    Optical Design 10 Elements in 8 Groups
    Diaphragm Blades 10
    Features
    Image Stabilization No
    Autofocus No
    Tripod Collar No
    Physical
    Filter Thread Front: 67 mm
    Dimensions (DxL) 3.07 x 3.59" / 78 x 91.3 mm
    Weight 1.38 lb / 625 g
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 1.9 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 8.6 x 4.6 x 4.6"

    Voigtlander 65mm f/2.0 reviews

    MACRO APO-LANTHAR 65mm f/2 Aspherical Lens for Sony E is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 16.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from So sharp I had to get stitches! I got the Voightlander 65mm yesterday. The learning curve for focus with this lens was much easier than I thought. I have had other manual focus lenses but this has been the easiest to focus with on the Sony A6000 with peaking. The lens is about the same weight as the Sony 90mm macro but shorter which I found better to balance with. The sharpness and micro detail is better than any lens I have ever used. The travel on the focus ring is a little long but it's accurate. Colors are outstanding. F2 is amazingly sharp across the image and no vignetting that I could see. Focusing at infinity with any manual focus lens is something I have had to get used to but it has been easier with this lens. The lens hood is nice but the front element is recessed enough to almost make it unnecessary.� Can't wait to use it on full frame.
    Date published: 2018-02-23
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Forget your 50mm and step it up a notch... I love this lens. It has a solid metal build, impeccable color rendition, excellent microcontrast, superb bokeh, and overall superlative image quality... It also renders equally good as a portrait lens or as a 1:2 macro lens, which enables you to have a great deal of flexibility regarding choosing your focal distance. �Those who have the patience to use this manual focus lens will rejoice over the quality this lens delivers.
    Date published: 2018-02-07
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from A few sample images This is an addendum to my earlier review. Frankly, my respect for this lens only grows. It is really a fabulous lens. Here are a couple of sample images I have taken with this lens.... too bad I could only upload two. I have bunches. It is a great lens--good for bugs, flowers, landscapes, etc.
    Date published: 2017-09-03
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing all purpose lens This lens is one of the finest lenses I have used. It is as sharp as any of my other glass near its focal length including the Zeiss Loxia 85, Leica 75/2 apo, Sony GM 85/1.4, FE 55/1.8, and Loxia 50/2. It is also remarkably sharp corner to corner from wide open--the Loxia 50 takes until F5.6 to be able to compete. It is better corrected for CA than any of the above lenses. It is as color neutral as any lens I have and delivers beautiful 10 pointed sun stars with its 10 blade aperture. It is a 1:2 macro lens, and it does macro beautifully, but don't think of it as a macro lens, think of it as an all-round lens for landscape, portrait, macro, flowers, etc. It is well constructed and a pleasure to use. Negatives? There are few and all are nitpicks. It may not have quite as much 3D in its rendering as the Loxia lenses, but that is an extremely subtle point and subjective. Its flare resistance is okay, but not great. Its bokeh is normally very good, but at certain distances and with certain backgrounds, it can be a bit busy. It is also a bit large and heavy for its focal length. I will upload some samples later, but if manual focus does not put you off, and if the focal length works for you, you will not regret buying this lens. It is a terrific value and a first rate optic.
    Date published: 2017-08-28
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from My favorite lens! Online reviews raved about this lens.� They were right! I love almost everything about it except: 1. Size/weight - it's pretty large due to macro capability 2. The aperture ring is in 1/3 stops - single or 1/2 stops would be easier to count Image quality is wonderful, down to the single pixel (on an A7 iii). My other favorite lenses are the Loxia 21 and the 100-400GM.
    Date published: 2018-05-23
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing Optic! Great build, rendition, microcontrast; IQ, I love this lens. It has a solid metal build, impeccable color rendition, excellent microcontrast, superb bokeh, and overall superlative image quality... �Those who have the patience to use this manual focus lens will rejoice over the quality this lens delivers.
    Date published: 2018-01-31
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Likely the best performing lens under 85mm in the world Some aspects of the two shorter (55 and 28mm) OTUS lenses are a trifle better than this lens, but the reverse is also true. �This monster is so sharp that it can (if everything is just right) produce a basically perfectly sharp image corner to corner wide open at f/2. �It's so good (so sharp at such a fast aperture) that it reveals sensor alignment issues of a camera quite readily. �This is not to say that various copies of this lens don't vary with respect to their swing and tilt (creating the same effect as the sensor and lens mount being out of parallel) but they don't vary nearly as much as Sony sensor's do, for example. �My A7r II has close to 50 microns of swing across the sensor, which is about five times more than what's needed for working at f/2.8 let alone larger apertures. �It's also got about 45 microns of tilt across the short dimension of the sensor, which is even worse. �Sony needs to greatly improve their sensor adjustment during assembly, making sure each body is within about 10 microns or less across the sensor both ways of parallel with the lens mount. �I have examined three A7r II bodies and all three were far from correct, with each being different. �I have devised a method of accurately assessing this independently of the limitations of any lens. �I've seen strong evidence that the Canon bodies are individually calibrated to such a tight standard (10 microns each way) or better using spring-tensioned screws instead of a shim system such as both Sony and Nikon use for their best full-frame cameras. �Photographing stars in a night sky will make a monkey out of equipment with errors which are incredibly small. �Ten microns is one-tenth the thickness of an ordinary sheet of paper. I have examined six copies of the Apo-Lanthar myself and from memory I'd say they were all within about 10 microns of swing or tilt of one another. �While I had the first three, I was still working out the puzzle of the camera being crooked, otherwise I might have kept one of those three copies. �In fact, if you were aiming to work at 5.6 and smaller, all six copies would be superb, but for 2.8, with perhaps the most demanding subject matter of all, I'd say the good copies would be something like 2 out of 3 with this design, an unusually high percentage. �Cosina is doing a great job making the Voigtlander brand lenses, which is not surprising given that they also make nearly all of the Zeiss branded lenses shown on Zeiss's German website (not the Zeiss-branded lenses shown on Sony's website). �For starry skies, I will normally stitch with this lens, making a large number of exposures with an equatorial mount. �I've seen a very high percentage of samples of many of the most-lauded lenses in the world turn out to be lemons, with one or more corners much worse than the others or awful curvature of field or severe swing or tilt. �The 65 Apo-Lanthar is an exciting breath of fresh air from a purely optical standpoint. �Killer lens. �Being a macro, the adjustment to nail focus is somewhat tight, but OK. �The focussing scale integration with the Sony is a complete joke, with readouts of infinity, infinity, infinity, two meters. �Then it turns off before you're done focussing. �Unlike the excellent behavior of the Batis by-wire systems, this mechanical focus system linked to the Sony body's distance readouts doesn't work at all. �Fortunately it doesn't matter. �Just use plain old manual focus with the EVF zoomed in. �Although each of these lenses does seem to have some curvature of field, it's a very small amount, a few feet closer at the left and right edges when focussing at 100 feet in the center, for example. �The three EOS 35mm f/1.4L II lenses I just tried all have curvature between 10 and 15 times that great and are thus quite useless. �To be sharp at infinity, they need to be stopped down beyond 5.6. �Don't believe reviews if you want lenses which can approach what your sensor can do for all-in-focus type subject matter at large apertures. �Lenses have been improving steadily in the digital era but the demands of the sensors are very difficult to fully accommodate and most of the reviewers don't know how to test lenses very well. �Plus copies vary quite a bit and often reviews only show the results for one corner, leading to far more copy to copy variation than the overall average variation. �If sharp corners are the limiting factor for what you need, it's not easy to get the real dirt on any lens type. �Lucky for them, most photographers don't need that. �I do.
    Date published: 2018-03-12
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Superb! As all reviews say, this is a superb and flawless lens.� Incredibly sharp and easy to focus (on my A7rII).� A tad bulky, but not overly so.� Highly and enthusiastically recommended!� For more information go to FredMiranda.com where you will find a dedicated forum on that lens.
    Date published: 2017-12-19
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