14 Feb Review: Voigtländer 50mm f/2 APO-Lanthar

Source: Admiring Light

Today I’m reviewing the Voigtländer 50mm f/2 APO-Lanthar – an all manual lens for Sony E-Mount. In 2021, you wouldn’t think that fully manual lenses would be gaining much of a foothold in the photographic world, but Voigtländer has managed to create a wonderful line of E-Mount lenses that have been largely successful. I’m sure the sales numbers are nowhere near what the AF lenses are, but especially among enthusiasts, the high quality, compact size and exceptional build quality makes these Voigtländer lenses a treat to use.

I have owned several Voigtländer E-mount lenses, and have always enjoyed them for their wonderful physical and optical qualities. Voigtländer has made a name for itself by creating ultra-fast aperture primes, high quality macro lenses and an array of ultra-wide glass that is highly revered. The lens I’m reviewing today doesn’t fit into any of those categories.

Voigtländer 50mm f/2 APO-Lanthar

The Voigtländer 50mm f/2 APO-Lanthar is a compact normal prime with a modest maximum aperture. The design goal of this lens is simple: Pure image quality. Designed to meet the demands of ultra-high resolution sensors and with an apochromatic design, the 50mm f/2 APO-Lanthar is Voigtländer’s answer to Leica’s world renowned 50mm f/2 APO-Summicron-M, but at 1/8 the price.

Construction and Handling

The Voigtländer 50mm f/2 APO-Lanthar is a compact, all metal lens made for the Sony E-Mount, though they have since released a Leica M mount model that can be used on M mount rangefinders or adapted to

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