The Voigtlander 21mm f/1.4 visits a Dead Mall.
By Steve Huff
Video is below!
Debby with the Sony A7III and Voigtlander 21 f/1.4 at f/14. Click for larger.
The 21mm lens from Voigtlander is FE mount and made for Sony cameras. I attach it to my personal Sony A7III and share a few shots. The lens is nice, and built to a Hugh standard. All metal build, feels like a tank in the hand and is easy to focus and use. Being a manual focus lens, it gives you total control. This one came from CameraQuest.com and can be seen HERE. Price is $1199 and for those who need a 21mm fast prime, I suggest taking a good look at this option!
A few samples, all at 1.4. There is some vignetting wide open if you shoot JPEG right out of camera but shoot RAW and this is easily fixed in a matter of seconds. These were all shot as JPEG below, but the image above of Debby was shot in RAW.
Well most of these pictures could have been taken with a much much slower lens. It’s the f1.4 that makes it special. Would have been nice to see what this lens can do @f1.4
If you read the text you will understand all pictures are 1.4!
Spooky! Thanks Steve. I honestly think that many phones would have gotten same or even better results, regardless your amount of fun, which is obviously the key element.
Just picked up the iPhone 11 Pro. Amazing how far these cameras have gotten!
How does it compare to the Zeiss Loxia 21mm 2.8 ? I hesitate between this Voigtlander and the little Loxia.
René van Wijck
The Loxia is nice but slower. I feel the Zeiss will give typical Zeiss color and quality but you lose the f1.4, which is what this lens is all about. Thank you.
It’s hard to choose between these two.But thanks for the comment Steve !