In addition to Leica’s own lenses, some other brands have also launched Leica M-mount lenses. In the film era, some Japanese lens manufacturers would make their best lenses into Leica mounts. For example, KONICA hexanon 28mm 2.8, KONICA hexanon 50mm 2, KONICA hexanon 28mm 2.8, KONICA hexanon 50mm 2.4 limited edition, KONICA hexanon 35mm 2 limited edition, Konica hexanon 60mm 1.2 limited edition, Konica hexanon 50mm 1.2 limited edition, Konica Card hexanon dual 21-35 3.4-4 dual focus head limited edition. Also, Minolta M-RIKKOR 40mm 2, Minolta M-RIKKOR 28 2.8, Minolta M-RIKKOR 90 2.8. There are also Ricoh gr 28mm 2.8 L39 limited edition and Ricoh gr 21mm 2.8 L39 limited edition. There are also Rollei sonnar 40mm 2.8 L39 limited edition, Rollei planar 80mm 2.8 L39 limited edition, Minolta g-rokkor 28mm 3.5 limited edition, Pentax pentax 43mm 1.9 L39 limited edition, etc. But today I want to talk about Voigtlander’s 35mm 1.4 lens.

The Voigtlander M-mount 28mm f2 lens I have used has distortion, and this 35 1.4 lens also has distortion, especially when compared with the original Leica 35mm lens. This kind of distortion will not always be noticed by you. It can only make you feel a little unnatural under certain circumstances. If you use Leica lenses for a long time, you will have a mental expectation of the photos you take. If the expectation of Leica lenses is 90 points, then if you switch to Voigtlander, I will adjust it to 60 points. Hey, this is the feeling, you can’t The standards for Leica require Voigtlander.

It is not a Leica, the details in the dark areas are not good, the grayscale is not as natural as the Leica, the highlights are easily uncontrollable, and the performance on a digital camera is not as good as on film, but the price of the Voigtlander vm35 1.4 is very attractive, and what is even more attractive is its The appearance is very beautiful and looks exactly like the Leica summilux 35 1.4 first edition.

The color of the multi-coated version of Voigtländer vm35 1.4 mc is not as good as that of Leica summilux 35mm and Zeiss zm 35mm 1.4. Its color is a bit unnatural. The single-layer coated version of Voigtländer vm35 1.4 sc is suitable for shooting black and white, and it is really good for shooting black and white film.

I do not recommend Leica M camera users to use Voigtlander vm35 1.4 as their first lens, because its optical performance cannot be compared with any Leica 35mm lens, and you cannot appreciate the wide-angle advantage of Leica rangefinder cameras. On the contrary, if you already have a lot of Leica 35mm lenses but like the beautiful appearance of the Voigtlander VM 35mm f/1.4 Nokton Classic, then I think you can buy one.

contact: i35mm@i50mm.com     © 2020 Zhao Zhenguo. All Rights Reserved.

Voigtlander Nokton Classic 35mm F1.4 II VM