Voigtlander 20mm f/3.5 Color Skopar SL II on Fuji X







The Voigtlander 20mm f/3.5 Color Skopar SL II is also capable of being used on my Fuji X cameras as well as the A7r. With my Metabones Speed Booster it becomes a 21mm f/2.5 (in 35mm terms approx.) Sound familiar? yes it's a manual focus version of the Fuji 14mm f/2.8. 

Above it's pictured on my X-Pro 1 and there are a couple of sample shots. As you can see from the cactus picture it focuses pretty close as well. Very useful lens and again looks good on the camera, which is a really great 'old-school' combination. It's certainly not light in the hand, but it feels really great. 

Voigtlander have always been one of my favourite lens makers. For some reason there are people who make derogatory comments about the company and insist on putting Cosina before the name. I imagine to show that the company name has been bought by a Japanese company and somehow 'cheapened.. However if you've ever seen original Voigtlander gear you may well think as I do that things have improved since those days, so that's a view I certainly don't share. Voigtlander come up with many retro lenses with retro designs but also give us some modern classics in that retro style. The three manual f/0.95 lenses for m4/3 being a great example. 

I've always enjoyed using their lenses and they are always beautifully made. It's worth noting that many Zeiss lenses are made in their factory, which has always made me inclined to use the Voigtlander alternative if there is one, since they are cheaper. As I said if you like metal lenses with classic designs then you'll like these. I am a serious Nikon lens fanboy but Voigtander run them a close second, so you can imagine just how much I like Voigtlander lenses in a Nikon fit. 


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