One short break from film photography (well, actually not a break, but since I am waiting for my Makina 67 rolls to be developed, I thought I should post a few images taken with the Voigtlander Super Wide Heliar 15mm f4.5 mounted on the Sony NEX 5N.
I chose the 5N over the NEX 7 for two basic reasons, better ISO performance and better compatibility with my wide angle Leica and Voigtlander lenses. Both the Voigtlander 15mm and 21mm lenses perform great on the 5N and especially the 15mm is a great alternative to the e-mount Sony 16mm pancake. It’s also a much better lens optically. The f4.5 is not regarded as fast, but with the ISO performance of the 5N that’s not really a problem.
A great advantage of the Voigtlander 15mm is it’s small size. It fits perfectly on the NEX. It takes 52mm filters and despite not being an auto focus lens, it’s an ultra wide angle lens, so depth of field is huge. Due to 1.5 crop, it behaves like a 22mm, which is pretty wide for most subjects. Optically is a superb lens, probably one of the best Voigtlanders I have ever tried, with great color and sharpness, and very flare resistant. I prefer it over the 16mm Sony pancake which I will only use when I absolutely need auto focus and the f2.8 aperture.
Enjoy the rest of the images.
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