Voigtlander Ultron 40mm f/2 SL-II Aspherical Compact Pancake Manual Focus Normal Lens for Canon EOS Film & Digital Cameras, with Pro Optic 52mm Digital Essentials Filter Kit, Lens Cap Leash, Professional Lens Cleaning Kit

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Summary of Customer Reviews

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Pros:
Strong construction (13),Lightweight (12),Durable (9),Consistent output (8),Nice bokeh (7),Easily interchangeable (7),Rugged (5)
Best Uses:
Low light (13),Landscape/scenery (11),Night photography (7),Weddings (5),Macro photography (4),Wildlife photos (3)
Reviewer Profile:
Semi-pro photographer (9),Pro photographer (4),Photo enthusiast (4)

Voigtlander 40mm F/2 Features

  • Two Aspherical Elements
  • Manual focus lens with fully compatible metering
  • CPU matrix metering for full meter compatibility with current digital SLR's
  • Canon EOS mount
  • Lets you control the F stop from the camera (set the aperture ring to f/22)

Voigtlander 40mm F/2 Specifications

Construction
5 groups, 6 elements
Angle of view
57°
F stop range
2-22
Closest Focusing Distance
15"/.35m (with Close-Up lens 9.85'/.25m)
Maximum Magnification
1:7 (with Close-Up lens, 1:4)
Filter Size
52mm
Dimensions (Length x Diameter)
1 x 2.5" / 24.5mm x 63mm
Weight
7 oz / 200g

Voigtlander 40mm F/2 Reviews

Review Snapshot®

 
4.3

(based on 17 reviews)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

Reviewed by 17 customers

 
5.0

What a winner!

By

from St. Louis, MO  -  Photo Enthusiast

This ultra-sharp lens brings its attributes to Nikon film and digital, particularly full-frame SLR's alike. I have mounted it on a vintage but pristine Nikon FG and it makes an incredibly sweet and petite package for walkabouts. It's superb clarity and color are of great benefit on the Nikon D700 full frame digital body. The operation is so smooth and silky it is very satisfying to use and makes one happy that it is a manual focus lens. It focuses in a snappy fashion when using the split image on a film camera or the focus indicator on a digital body. The lens shade is wonderful, not only because it is effective, but because it goes a long way to reduce the chance of fingers straying on to the glass. It is designed to function with a filter. I recommend a clear glass filter like the Tiffen (dirt cheap at Adorama) so the color quality of the lens is completely unaltered. Last but not least, the included close-up lens is really clever in the way it mounts into the lens shade and does a great job, too! Get one and enjoy!

 
5.0

Very sharp / Amazing color contrast!

By

from West Palm Beach  -  Pro Photographer

Nail the focus and your images pop! Great buy if you don't mind focusing with the buttery soft manual focus ring.

(1 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

Not worth it

By

from FL  -  Semi-pro Photographer

Used for landscape and I found a 40 year old manual Nikon lens to be sharper. Can't recommend this product.

 
5.0

Excellent all-round lens

By

from Ireland  -  Photo Enthusiast

Excellent walking around lens. Fast at f2.0. The 40mm focal length is a bit different but hits a nice sweet spot between 35 and 50. Optically excellent. Works great with digital and film. The lens cap is a peculiar size if it gets lost. Excellent value for money.

(1 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

Not worth it

By

from Florida  -  Semi-pro Photographer

I would use this as a walk around lens, landscape work. Didn't work to well: not as sharp as even 40 year old Nikon Lenses. Aperture control was a nice feature but this did not offset the fact that the lens simply was not sharp. Would not recommend it to anyone - buy a genuine lens for your camera.

 
5.0

Big Performance in a Small package

By

from New Haven  -  Pro Photographer

The 40mm Ultron is a great companion. I keep on my D700 when I'm shooting for myself. It's small enough to use on the street . . . people and architecture look great. It's very sharp at medium apertures and is pleasant wide open. The close-up lens is surprising useful!

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

second chance - fantastic

By

from Virginia Beach, VA  -  Semi-pro Photographer

OK, after buying and loving the 90mm and 20mm CV lenses, I repurchased the 40mm - maybe I just got a bad copy ... or maybe I didn't give it enough time. The second time around, it's been fantastic. I put it on my D800 and it does the job - sharp clean pictures, edge to edge. Tough, lightweight. I just returned from five weeks of landscape shooting; the 40mm took 80% of the photos. It lives on my D800; great for landscapes, great for indoor/low light. I'm not a fan of "pancake" lenses, but I am a fan of this one.

(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Lens. Sharp

By

from Dubai  -  Semi-pro Photographer

Very small lens that delivers amazingly sharp results on the Nikon D800. I can count the hairs on each eyebrow AND can see every spot where the eyebrow has been plucked!

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Fantastic little lens!

By

from PA / NJ  -  Pro Photographer

Wow. Excellent contrast. Far exceeds my expectations. Don't let the manual focus prevent you from purchasing this lens - especially in shooting still subjects. It is not the lens for every situation, but in the situations where subjects are still, you will not be disappointed. It is my new favorite lens. (I say that about all my lens). But I am continually impressed by this lens each time I use it.

(1 of 14 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

good lens

By

from fairfax,va  -  Semi-pro Photographer

good lens, but not autofocus

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