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Voigtlander APO-LANTHAR 35mm f/2 Aspherical Lens for Sony E

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Voigtlander APO-LANTHAR 35mm f/2 Aspherical Lens for Sony E
Key Features
  • E-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/2 to f/16
  • Two Aspherical Elements
  • Five Partial Dispersion Elements
A sophisticated wide-angle prime, the Sony E-mount APO-LANTHAR 35mm f/2 Aspherical from Voigtlander holds the elite distinction of being part of the APO-LANTHAR series of optically refined, apochromatic lenses. A series of anomalous partial dispersion and aspherical elements help to suppress virtually all aberrations for especially high sharpness and color accuracy, and a floating elements system maintains consistent performance throughout the focusing range. A manual focus design is employed, along with a high precision helicoid, for refined focusing control and a Selective Aperture Control System allows the manual aperture ring to be de-clicked for smooth, silent exposure adjustment to suit filmmaking applications. Additionally, a 12-blade diaphragm contributes to a pleasing bokeh quality. This lens is compatible with Sony E-mount features, including Exif data transfer, manual focus assist, auto lens correction, and 5-axis lens stabilization.
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Voigtlander 35mm f/2 APO-Lanthar Aspherical Overview

A sophisticated wide-angle prime, the Sony E-mount APO-LANTHAR 35mm f/2 Aspherical from Voigtlander holds the elite distinction of being part of the APO-LANTHAR series of optically refined, apochromatic lenses. A series of anomalous partial dispersion and aspherical elements help to suppress virtually all aberrations for especially high sharpness and color accuracy, and a floating elements system maintains consistent performance throughout the focusing range. A manual focus design is employed, along with a high precision helicoid, for refined focusing control and a Selective Aperture Control System allows the manual aperture ring to be de-clicked for smooth, silent exposure adjustment to suit filmmaking applications. Additionally, a 12-blade diaphragm contributes to a pleasing bokeh quality. This lens is compatible with Sony E-mount features, including Exif data transfer, manual focus assist, auto lens correction, and 5-axis lens stabilization.

Wide-angle prime designed for full-frame Sony E-mount mirrorless cameras, however, can also be used with APS-C models where it will provide a 52.5mm equivalent focal length.
Bright f/2 maximum aperture benefits working in low-light conditions and also affords greater control over focus position for selective focus applications.
Using five partial dispersion elements, this lens has an apochromatic designation due to its ability to virtually eliminate color fringing and chromatic aberrations in order to achieve higher clarity and color fidelity.
Two aspherical elements are incorporated towards the front and the rear of the 11 element, nine groups construction, and help to limit spherical aberrations and distortions for improved sharpness and accurate rendering.
Floating elements system maintains consistently high image quality throughout the focusing range, from 13.78" to infinity.
Manual focus design is complemented by a high-accuracy all-metal helicoid that provides an ideal amount of torque for high-precision control.
A 12-blade diaphragm contributes to a pleasing out-of-focus quality when working with shallow depth of field techniques.
Selective Aperture Control System produces a stepless, de-clicked aperture ring, which provides silent and smooth exposure adjustment that is well-suited for video application. The aperture ring can also be configured to utilize traditional 1/3-stop clicks for more intuitive tactile control over exposure settings.
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.

Voigtlander 35mm f/2 APO-Lanthar Aspherical Specs

Focal Length35mm
Maximum Aperturef/2
Minimum Aperturef/16
Lens MountSony E
Lens Format CoverageFull-Frame
Angle of View62.2°
Minimum Focus Distance13.78" / 35 cm
Optical Design11 Elements in 9 Groups
Diaphragm Blades12
Focus TypeManual Focus
Image StabilizationNo
Filter Size49 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L)2.5 x 2.6" / 62.6 x 67.3 mm
Weight12.4 oz / 352 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight1.185 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)7.8 x 4.5 x 4.5"

Voigtlander 35mm f/2 APO-Lanthar Aspherical Reviews

Optically & Ergonomically Stunning

By Sam
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-06-22

It's wildly sharp, reasonably quick, yet decently compact. Out of all the lenses I own, my favorite leave-on-the-camera lens; it just feels right in the hand, the size, the smoothness of the rings, everything. I found the size to be more pleasant in the hand than the 40 & 50mm Noktons due to the narrower body, even if some may find their bokeh rendering, speed, and narrower FOV more interesting. I have five Voigtlander E-mount lenses from 21mm to 65mm and the feel is very consistent; all are ergonomically perfect to me (aside from the 'backwards' focus coming from Nikons!). Optically? It's absurd. What chromatic aberration? What edge softening? Sharp corner to corner at nearly any stop, flat focal plane, almost no distortion to speak of; my humble A7SII struggles to even remotely challenge the resolving power of this lens, and I bet you'd have to go well past 50 MP to change that. Get the focus right and the only thing you can possibly mess up is composition. Basically, get this if you are allergic to chromatic aberration, love shooting manual, require very sharp, low-distortion imagery straight out of the camera, and f/2 is fast enough for your tastes/needs. As always, the Philip Reeve review (look it up!) is worth reading for more thoughts and test shots galore, but here are a few casual, humble shots from a few weeks of use.

Small, Compact,

By Maxwell
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-05-16

I own the 65mm f/2 APO and 35mm f/2 APO paired with sony a7rIII. Mostly shot in the harsh desert sun, with some magic golden hours. The lens is really sharp (when you nail the focus). I end up stitching a lot of panaramo photos to make landscape photo with both lens and have enjoyed the end results. My only negative is the 35mm has a funky looking lens flare, when I shoot into the sun at the right angle with a higher f-stop. I can get green honeycomb flare that looks... meh... But amazing lens, don't really take off my camera unless its for the 65mm. I had the lens hood on, decided I dont like it. I prefer the smaller profile

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Date published: 2021-05-03
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