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Voigtländer 65mm f/2 APO-Lanthar Macro Galleries

Dustin Abbott

July 10th, 2018

From the moment I added Sony full frame bodies to my own personal kit, I immediately became interested in the Voigtländer 65mm f/2 APO-Lanthar Macro lens for two reasons.  Both of these reasons are Zeiss-inspired.  The first is that I’ve always been tempted by the Zeiss 50mm f/2 Makro-Planar in both its “Classic” and Milvus versions.  The versatility of such a lens is fabulous, and being able to go from standard work to portraits to macro (though at a 1:2 ratio rather than 1:1) is something that has always appealed to me.  Zeiss doesn’t make that lens in a Sony FE mount, so the Voigtländer presented a lovely alternative that supports all of the Sony advantages for manual focus lenses.  The second reason I was extremely interested in the lens was the APO (Apochromatic) designation.  APO lenses are more expensive to manufacture, but typically represent something near the pinnacle of optical performance in many categories.  I own one APO lens – the Zeiss Milvus 2/135 – and it is simply a fabulous lens in every metric.  As you will see from these galleries, the APO-Lanthar does not disappoint optically, delivering near-flawless degrees of sharpness, color, and contrast.  It is rare to see an apochromatic lens for under $1000, but Voigtländer manages to pull it off…by a penny!  Stay tuned for more photos along with my final verdict on the lens.  

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Photos of the Voigtländer 65mm f/2 APO-Lanthar Macro 

Photos taken with the Voigtländer 65mm f/2 APO-Lanthar Macro 

Gear Used:
Voigtländer 65mm f/2 APO-Lanthar Macro: B&H Photo | Amazon | Amazon Canada | Amazon UK | Amazon Germany | Ebay
Sony a7R III Camera: B&H Photo | Amazon | Amazon.ca | Amazon UK  | Ebay
Peak Design Slide Lite:  Peak Design StoreB&H Photo | Amazon | Amazon Canada | Amazon UK
Sony a6500: B&H Photo | Amazon | Amazon.ca | Amazon UK | Ebay
Peak Design Leash Strap: B&H Photo | Amazon | Amazon Canada  | Amazon UK

BenQ SW271 4K Photo Editing Monitor – B&H Photo  | Amazon | Amazon.ca | Amazon UK
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My filming setup:  Sony a7R III: B&H Photo: https://bhpho.to/2D6ibNO or Amazon: http://amzn.to/2CNxOvH |  Sony a6500:  B&H Photo: https://bhpho.to/2rKiYNCor Amazon: http://amzn.to/2rKkjnK |  Voigtländer 65mm f/2 APO-Lanthar Macro @ B&H Photo: https://bhpho.to/2zmz1cS or Amazon: https://amzn.to/2KUTI4n | Oben CC-2481L from B&H Photo: https://bhpho.to/2tbHpHY or Amazon: http://amzn.to/2sSRmYe

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