Voigtländer 28-210mm Apo Zoomar A-mount lens review by Duur

reviewer#504 date: Feb-15-2006
sharpness: 4
color: 5
build: 2
distortion: 4
flare control: 4
overall: 3.8
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:Tokina AF 28-70 f2.8-4.5
Sigma - 28-70 F2.8 EX Aspherical DF
Minolta AF 100-300 / 4.5-5.6 (D) APO
price paid:125 Euro (new)
color reproduction
negative:slow AF mechanism
plastic feeling
Too flimsy gears for the newer and faster AF Cameras
comment:The color reproduction is very good for this cheap lens. (I paid a 125 euro for a new one) The colors are good enough to make stand in a comparison with my Minolta primes.
It gives a a decent sharp picture stopped down (f 8 or higher)
It stays a slow lens in both AF and in available light.
I´ve seen the same lens with the Cosina brand name.

The newest Camera's with the fast AF-motors can tear off the tooths of the gears

rating summary

lens image
  • total reviews: 2
  • sharpness: 4.00
  • color: 5.00
  • build: 3.00
  • distortion: 4.00
  • flare control: 4.00
  • overall: 4.00
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