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Voigtlander 65mm F2 Macro APO-Lanthar Full-Frame Lens (2017)

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Product Overview

Voigtlander 65mm F2 Macro APO-Lanthar is a manual-focus short telephoto macro lens for Sony E-mount and Sony E-mount. It covers the full-frame image circle. Introduced by Voigtlander in 2017, it has 10 elements in 8 groups.
Manual focus may be limiting to some, but purists will find it much more engaging. There are also fewer things to go wrong on the long run. Unfortunately, Voigtlander has opted to omit weather sealing for this lens, so owners should pay extra attention when shooting in incremental weathers.
A telephoto prime lens, the Voigtlander 65mm F2 Macro APO-Lanthar is well suited for portrait photography. Those who like sunstars (sun bursts) will be pleased by the lens' even-numbered aperture count, though conversely those who find sunstars distracting may have the opposite feeling.

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Ratings

What we found**

Neo score 79% (not directly comparable across industries)
Pros
  • One of the sharpest lens
  • Exceptional build quality
  • High micro contrast
  • Smooth focus throw
  • Apochromatic design
Cons
  • Lacks weather sealing
  • Only 1:2 maximum reproduction

What external reviewers found***

Ext 74% (not directly comparable across industries)
Pros
  • Excellent color rendition
  • Lightroom lens profile (2018)
Cons
  • No correction to 2-3 (which is very little to suppress them)
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Specifications

Construction

Aperture Blades
10 blades
Colors
black
Form Factor
Short Telephoto Prime Lens
Image Size
Full-Frame
Lens Barrel
Physical aperture ring, Distance scale, DoF scale
Lens Mount
Sony E-mount, Sony E-mount
Material
Metal
Optical Formula | Elements
10 elements
Optical Formula | Groups
8 groups

Dimensions

Filter Diameter
67 mm / 2.64 in
Size | Diameter
78 mm / 3.07 in
Size | Length
91 mm / 3.58 in
Weight
625 g / 22.08 oz

Function

Angle Of View
36.8° Diagonal | 31.0° Horizontal | 20.9° Vertical
Aperture
f/2 ~ f/22
Autofocus
No
Focal Length
65 mm
Focus Type
Extending front
Image Stabilization
No
Weather Resistance
No

Performance

Min Focus Distance
3100 mm / 122.05 in

Production

Accessory
Lens hood included
Debut
2017-08-08
Made In
Japan

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External Reviews

sonyalpha[1]

Sentiment Score 74%
Reviewers from sonyalpha have found the following***:
The Voigtländer 65mm F2 Macro Apo Lanthar is an exceptional lens with a strong character. For me this lens will be terrific for portraits, street photography, some details shooting, proxy photography, but for real macro, I still prefer Sony 90mm macro. All photos are straight out of the camera with no sharpening or any adjustments.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Exceptional sharpness across the whole frame wide open at F2 and only deacreasing as from F16 due to diffraction Centre Corner
  • Lightroom lens profile (2018)
  • Excellent color rendition
Cons
  • No correction to 2-3 (which is very little to suppress them)

User Reviews

References

1. ^ Voigtländer 65mm F2 Macro Apo Lanthar. [sonyalpha]. https://sonyalpha.blog/2017/08/29/voigtlander-65mm-f2-macro-apo-lanthar/. 2017-08-29. Retrieved 2022-01-23.

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