Voigtländer 15mm F4.5 Super Wide Heliar E-mount lens review by QuietOC
|QuietOC#45686 date: Apr-3-2021|
flare control: 4
|ownership:||I own this lens|
|compared to:||Sigma 10-20 F4-5.6 EX DC|
Samyang 12 F2
Opteka 15 F4 Macro
Sigma 12-24 F4.5-5.6 EX DG HSM
Tamron 17-28 F2.8 RXD
Tamron SP 17-35 F2.8-4
Tokina AF 17 F3.5
|price paid:||550 USD (used)|
Dark, smeared corners
Lack of sealing
|comment:||A gritty, worn looking example purchased from an individual via a fixed price eBay listing. This is a manual, unit focus lens with electronic contacts. "Lens made in Japan"|
It is rather similar optically to the old Sigma 12-24 zoom at 15 mm and closer to the inexpensive Opteka macro than I was expecting. It is much wider than the 17 mm primes and zooms. The Tamron 17-28 F2.8 RXD is much sharper in the corners. A sharpness rating of 4 may be too generous given the falloff.
The lack of seals is alarming at this price. The gap for the aperture control is sized to capture and hold grit. It requires more care than the previous owner gave it.
Not a great deal for the cost, but it is small and fun to use.