Voigtländer 15mm F4.5 Super Wide Heliar E-mount lens review by onsplekkie

reviewer#45644 date: Feb-11-2021
sharpness: 4.5
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 4
flare control: 5
overall: 4.7
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 MP; 24MP24 MP; 36MP36 MP; 42MP42 MP; 61MP61 MP
ownership:I own this lens
compared to:Voigtlander 5.6/12 LTM
Zeiss Loxia 2.8/21
price paid:450 euro secondhand
positive:Solid build; small(ish), feels and handles great
Colours this lens gives match other Voigtlander lenses realy well
Sunstars *****

negative:Bit awkward to use filters on this lens because of non-removable hood.
comment:My Voigtlander 5.6/12 LTM just didn't work as well on my A7iii compaired to my A7s. So, looking for a small UWA lens that matches this body I did not have to look far to find another great Voigtlander lens.
I love the images it gives me for landscape or streetphotography. Beware for putting people in close range of the lens or to much into the corners of the frame for unnatural looking distortion.
I find the colours very nice and sharpness good, although extreme corners lack a bit behind (could be copy variation?).
Put aperture on f/8, focus on/near infinity, ISO setting auto, forget about it & just enjoy shooting (-;

rating summary

lens image
  • total reviews: 5
  • sharpness: 4.90
  • color: 4.80
  • build: 5.00
  • distortion: 4.40
  • flare control: 4.80
  • overall: 4.78
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