Voigtländer 10mm F5.6 Hyper Wide Heliar E-mount lens review by Snegren

reviewer#33746 date: Jan-4-2017
sharpness: 4.5
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 4
flare control: 4
overall: 4.5
tested on:
  • film camera:Film camera
  • APS-C: 6MP6 MP; 10MP10 MP; 12MP12 MP; 14MP14 MP; 16MP16 MP; 20MP20 MP; 24MP24 MP
  • full frame: 12MP12 MP24MP24 MP36MP36 MP42MP42 MP
ownership:I own this lens
compared to:Nothing realistically.
price paid:EUR 1089
positive:Communicates well with the camera, gives focussing distance in the viewfinder which is a first for me (this is my first electronic E-mount lens). Very well made, looks and feels all metal, solid and smooth. Sharp where it matters. Produces nice 10 point sunstars when pointed at the sun. Because it is only f/5.6 it is compact, practical and affordable.
negative:The extremes of the image are not as sharp as the rest of the image. However, due to the extreme wide angle nature this is to be expected and edge sharpness is better than expected. Can produce horrible flare when pointed at the sun.
comment:When I discovered a filter holder that does not cause vignetting on full frame I was sold to this lens. I wanted something wider than my 16-35 ZA and if you think 16 mm of FF is wide then think again.

rating summary

lens image
  • total reviews: 2
  • sharpness: 4.25
  • color: 5.00
  • build: 5.00
  • distortion: 4.00
  • flare control: 4.00
  • overall: 4.45
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