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Voigtlander Ultron 40mm f/2 SL IIS Aspherical Lens for Nikon F (Black Rim)

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Voigtlander Ultron 40mm f/2 SL IIS Aspherical Lens for Nikon F (Black Rim)
Key Features
  • F-Mount Lens/FX Format
  • Aperture Range: f/2 to f/22
  • One Double-Sided Aspherical Element
  • Ultra-High Refractive Index Glass
Featuring a slender profile and a slightly wider-than-normal focal length, the black-rimmed Ultron 40mm f/2 SL IIS Aspherical from Voigtlander is a versatile prime well-suited to everyday shooting. The double Gauss optical design employs a single aspherical element, as well as ultra-high refractive index glass, to produce well-controlled, sharp imagery void of spherical aberrations. Its slightly wide focal length pairs with the bright f/2 maximum aperture to benefit making shallow depth of field imagery as well as working in low-light conditions. The smooth manual focus operation also contributes to controlling focus position, and both depth of field and focus distance scales are featured on the metal lens barrel to aid in pre-focusing or setting hyperfocal distance. This lens' physical design also features a scalloped focus ring to recall classic lens designs of the 1960s as well as afford more secure handling during use. Mixing the classic-inspired design with contemporary usage, the lens also sports an AI-S type CPU to permit in-camera adjustment of the aperture setting for faster, more intuitive exposure control.
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Voigtlander 40mm f/2 Ultron SL II-S Overview

Featuring a slender profile and a slightly wider-than-normal focal length, the black-rimmed Ultron 40mm f/2 SL IIS Aspherical from Voigtlander is a versatile prime well-suited to everyday shooting. The double Gauss optical design employs a single aspherical element, as well as ultra-high refractive index glass, to produce well-controlled, sharp imagery void of spherical aberrations. Its slightly wide focal length pairs with the bright f/2 maximum aperture to benefit making shallow depth of field imagery as well as working in low-light conditions. The smooth manual focus operation also contributes to controlling focus position, and both depth of field and focus distance scales are featured on the metal lens barrel to aid in pre-focusing or setting hyperfocal distance. This lens' physical design also features a scalloped focus ring to recall classic lens designs of the 1960s as well as afford more secure handling during use. Mixing the classic-inspired design with contemporary usage, the lens also sports an AI-S type CPU to permit in-camera adjustment of the aperture setting for faster, more intuitive exposure control.

Slightly wider-than-normal prime, this 40mm f/2 lens is designed for FX-format Nikon F-mount DSLRs, however can also be used with DX models where it will provide a 60mm equivalent focal length.
Bright f/2 maximum aperture benefits working in difficult lighting conditions and also affords greater control over depth of field when using selective focus techniques.
Double Gauss-type optical design uses ultra-high refractive index glass and incorporates one double-sided aspherical element to reduce spherical aberrations and distortion for greater sharpness and clarity.
Manual focus design permits working with subjects as close as 9.8" away with a maximum magnification ratio of 1:4.
Nine-blade diaphragm contributes to a smooth and pleasing bokeh quality.
All-metal lens barrel integrates both focus distance and depth of field scales to aid in using pre-focusing and hyperfocal focusing techniques.
Scalloped focus ring and smooth focusing action affords precise control when handling.
Built-in CPU permits using in-camera controls for adjusting the lens' aperture setting.

Voigtlander 40mm f/2 Ultron SL II-S Specs

Key Specs
Focal Length
40mm
Maximum Aperture
f/2
Lens Mount
Nikon F
Lens Format Coverage
Full-Frame
Focus Type
Manual Focus
Image Stabilization
No
Filter Size
52 mm (Front)
Maximum Aperture
f/2
Minimum Aperture
f/22
Lens Mount
Nikon F
Lens Format Coverage
Full-Frame
Angle of View
57°
Minimum Focus Distance
9.84" / 25 cm
Maximum Magnification
0.25x
Optical Design
6 Elements in 5 Groups
Diaphragm Blades
9
Focus Type
Manual Focus
Image Stabilization
No
Filter Size
52 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L)
2.61 x 1.48" / 66.3 x 37.5 mm
Weight
9.17 oz / 260 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight
0.85 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
5.2 x 4.4 x 4.3"

Voigtlander 40mm f/2 Ultron SL II-S Reviews

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Does it come with 52-39mm Adapter, 39mm close-up, ...

Does it come with 52-39mm Adapter, 39mm close-up, and 39mm cap? It should be included in the original box, please confirm.
Asked by: Umberto
This version does not require the close-up adapter, it focuses all the way down to 25cm/10", covering a view of 15cm/6" full frame on the long side.
Answered by: yavor
Date published: 2021-03-16

Where is this lens made?

Where is this lens made?
Asked by: Benjamin
Japan
Answered by: Jonathan
Date published: 2020-08-25

Aside from the obvious difference in size and ...

Aside from the obvious difference in size and focal length, how does this lens compare in image quality to the Zeiss ZF.2 35mm f/2 Distagon
Asked by: William
There is very little difference in the focal length but the Zeiss lens has better optical quality in my opinion. However the Voigtlander is much smaller in size so if you are looking to keep your camera small and discrete, the 40mm is a better option. Both lenses have their positive points.
Answered by: Dan W
Date published: 2021-03-25

How does the focus ring feel compared to classic ...

How does the focus ring feel compared to classic Nikon AI & AIS lenses? Is it tight yet smooth or a bit loose like modern Nikon AF lenses?
Asked by: Daniel
Very smooth just like manual Nikon lenses
Answered by: vilson
Date published: 2021-01-11

can this be adapted to Fuji x camera?

can this be adapted to Fuji x camera?
Asked by: Louis
Certainly with a Nikon to Fuji lens adapter.
Answered by: Rob
Date published: 2021-01-14

can the F mount be adapted to EF? is there an ...

can the F mount be adapted to EF? is there an adapter ring?
Asked by: Richard
No. The focus from nikon turns in the opposite direction of the EF mount.
Answered by: Fernando
Date published: 2021-10-13

Will this work correctly with a Nikon F2?

Will this work correctly with a Nikon F2?
Asked by: John
Yes.
Answered by: Rob
Date published: 2021-01-21

Will this work on the Nikon f

Will this work on the Nikon f
Asked by: JAY
Yes, it will work on the Nikon F.
Answered by: Rob
Date published: 2020-07-21
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