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Voigtlander Color Skopar 20mm f/3.5 SL-II
« on: July 28, 2012, 09:17:59 PM »
I'm really enjoying this little pancake
the electronic aperture control is awesome and AF confirm is quite snappy even though its a MF lens
and i love the 20mm focal length on full frame too
focus ring is super smooth and even i can see it being a really nice video lens too
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Voigtlander Color Skopar 20mm f/3.5 SL-II
« on: July 28, 2012, 09:17:59 PM »

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Re: Voigtlander 20mm f3.5 color-skopar SLII
« Reply #1 on: July 28, 2012, 09:47:47 PM »
Looks like a really nice lens, what I'm reading says it's pretty great optically, with great build quality. Wish it was a bit cheaper, but I might just put this on the list of "I'll get it eventually". Probably ahead of the 200L f/2, I'm gonna have the win the lotto or save up for years for that one.
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Re: Voigtlander 20mm f3.5 color-skopar SLII
« Reply #2 on: July 28, 2012, 10:42:20 PM »
i got a used one 2 weeks old for $450 the owner bought it and didnt like it so i got lucky ! :)
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Re: Voigtlander Color Skopar 20mm f/3.5 SL-II
« Reply #3 on: December 20, 2013, 03:09:59 PM »
I got one of these a while back, mostly because I wanted something different to what everyone else is using. It's a little softer than the usual Tamron or Canon lenses I tend to use, and there's a lot of barrel distortion apparent if you have verticals close to you when you take a photo. It works quite nicely for night time photography though, 20mm is pretty decent on full frame.

Here's a sunset at the new Severn Bridge near Bristol in the UK taken with this lens:

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Re: Voigtlander Color Skopar 20mm f/3.5 SL-II
« Reply #4 on: June 19, 2014, 05:43:19 PM »
I decided to do an infrared test of this lens, so attached is a test image. In Lightroom, white balance has been adjusted, and exposure, and no other settings changed.

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Re: Voigtlander Color Skopar 20mm f/3.5 SL-II
« Reply #5 on: July 23, 2014, 06:33:50 PM »
How do you focus this lens hand hold?

do you usually guess subject distance?

or

its possible to judge focus in view finder?

thanks

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Re: Voigtlander Color Skopar 20mm f/3.5 SL-II
« Reply #6 on: July 24, 2014, 04:26:46 PM »
At f/3.5 and focussing on a specific subject, I can use the viewfinder. There is also focus confirmation as well, but I don't tend to use it. For landscapes (f/8 and above) there are hyperfocal markings on the lens which I use to have from infinity to as close to me as possible in focus.

Hope that helps!

Perhaps it's worth also bearing in mind that manual focus is not a big deal - after all, auto focus is a relatively new thing in photography given the lengthy time photography has been around, and people managed fine up until it came along!

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Re: Voigtlander Color Skopar 20mm f/3.5 SL-II
« Reply #6 on: July 24, 2014, 04:26:46 PM »