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Voigtlander Apo Lanthar 50 mm f/2 FE review by Lenstip: “outstanding result practically in every testing category”


We have a ton of 50mm E-mount lenses but I guess very few of you would ever consider this one from Voigtlander. From the pure specs point of view it’s nothing exciting. But this is a “Lnathar” lens which means it’s meant to be a lens with superb resolution. Lenstip tested the new Voigtlander 50mm FE lens and concluded:

The Voigtlander Apo Lanthar 35 mm f/2 Aspherical, tested by us not so long ago, was an outstanding lens. At that time it was difficult to imagine a better performance. Its 50 mm brother, though, showed clearly that it is completely possible to fare even better – it managed to achieve an excellent or outstanding result practically in every testing category, apart from vignetting.

Even the Voigtlander’s Apo Lanthar 2/50 high price tag, amounting to about $1050, is not able to change our favorable assessment of this lens; in this case we feel such a high quality is worth paying for. When a lens comes with a long list of assets and is practically devoid of flaws we always grant it our ‘Editors’ Choice’ badge. We feel the Voigtlander fully deserves it.

Get the lens at BHphoto.

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