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Voigtlander 75mm f/1.9 Ultron Review

  
 
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Performance at Infinity: Voigtlander 75mm f/1.9 Ultron vs Leica 75mm f/1.4 Summilux










The Voigtlander 75mm f/1.9 lens demonstrated exceptional sharpness and contrast in the central area when focused at infinity and used at wide apertures. In this regard, it outperformed the Leica 75mm f/1.4 Summilux lens. However, the Leica lens exhibited remarkable improvement when stopped down, delivering superb performance in the mid-zone and corners. In certain apertures, it even surpassed the Voigtlander lens in terms of performance. It is important to highlight that both lenses maintained excellent consistency across the entire image field.

Here is the full image thumbnail showing the area demonstrated at 1:1 magnification.








  1. Distance: Infinity
  2. Camera: Leica M10-R
  3. Focus: Center - Best of three @ 12.4x magnification
  4. WB: Daylight
  5. Lens centered using my decentering test. The Voigtlander 75mm f/1.9 Ultron is perfectly centered.
  6. Software: Lightroom with my default landscape sharpening. All other settings set to default
PS: Distortion is not corrected. All in-camera corrections turned 'off'.

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Center resolution
Voigtlander 75mm f/1.9 Ultron vs Leica 75mm f/1.4 Summilux





Center at f/2







Center at f/2.8







Center at f/4







Center at f/5.6







Center at f/8




Jul 16, 2023 at 02:55 PM
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Voigtlander 75mm f/1.9 Ultron vs Leica 75mm f/1.4 Summilux





Mid-field at F/2







Mid-field at F/2.8







Mid-field at F/4







Mid-field at F/5.6







Mid-field at F/8




Jul 16, 2023 at 02:56 PM
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Voigtlander 75mm f/1.9 Ultron vs Leica 75mm f/1.4 Summilux





Extreme corners at f/2







Extreme corners at f/2.8







Extreme corners at f/4







Extreme corners at f/5.6







Extreme corners at f/8




Jul 16, 2023 at 02:57 PM
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Interesting comp, but not surprising to me. I used the 75 Lux as a landscaper many times. I always found it to resolve phenomenally with just lovely colors and signature even at 42mp across the frame.

The issue were more flare resistance and weight (and of course, price!). Thanks for posting.



Jul 19, 2023 at 01:08 PM
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I have the lens since a couple of months but have not yet tested it much. I spent two days in Barcelona and decided to try it a bit more.
I havenít taken enough pictures with it to have enough of a complete sense of it. It is obviously a great lens but Iím still gauging it. Sometimes I wish I dared order the Sonnetar but I donít know yet.
I took the single coated version and I wished it flared more easily in direct light.
















Nikon Z6 ii with CV Ultron 75mm 1.9




Jul 24, 2023 at 02:13 PM
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Sonnar-7 wrote:
I have the lens since a couple of months but have not yet tested it much. I spent two days in Barcelona and decided to try it a bit more.
I havenít taken enough pictures with it to have enough of a complete sense of it. It is obviously a great lens but Iím still gauging it. Sometimes I wish I dared order the Sonnetar but I donít know yet.
I took the single coated version and I wished it flared more easily in direct light.


When the Sonnetar was introduced, its small size was truly remarkable. I love the way it captures images with a wide-open aperture. The Voigt 75/1.9 lens, while not as fast, is also quite compact, even a bit shorter than the Sonnetar. I plan to compare the image quality of both lenses.







Jul 24, 2023 at 02:26 PM
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Fred Miranda wrote:
When the Sonnetar was introduced, its small size was truly remarkable. I love the way it captures images with a wide-open aperture. The Voigt 75/1.9 lens, while not as fast, is also quite compact, even a bit shorter than the Sonnetar. I plan to compare the image quality of both lenses.


At first I wanted to go for the Nokton 75mm 1.5 but the 1.9 was announced and it was obvious that it would have a little more character to it or more of an old school rendering with the offer of a single coated version, I was sold on it even though I tend to prefer my lenses at 1.5 more than 2 when I can. And the size of it was of course appealing.
From my tests that are not enough yet, I think itís a great lens but I might like more the more outlined bokeh bubbles of the Sonnetar. I was a bit disappointed in the flaring resistance of the single coated which sounds strange to say.
I still very much like the lens but the Sonnetar is quite intriguing.
Looking forward to your comparison.





Jul 24, 2023 at 02:37 PM
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Here are a few samples from the MS Optics 73/1.5 Sonnetar wide open:




  LEICA M10-R    MS Optics 73mm f/1.5 Sonnetar lens    73mm    f/3.4    1/180s    100 ISO    0.0 EV  






  LEICA M10-R    MS Optics 73mm f/1.5 Sonnetar lens    73mm    f/1.4    1/60s    640 ISO    0.0 EV  






  LEICA M10-R    MS Optics 73mm f/1.5 Sonnetar lens    73mm    f/2.4    1/60s    125 ISO    0.0 EV  




Jul 24, 2023 at 02:44 PM
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Judging by these samples I really like how it renders, itís quite a great package of a lens.


Jul 24, 2023 at 03:06 PM
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I was enamoured with the idea of possessing the Voigtlander Nokton 75mm 1.5 when the Ultron 75 1.9 was announced, I took the single coated version of the Ultron and I believe it to be a great lens, if the Sonnetar didnít exist I wouldnít question much my choice despite having a liking for faster apertures but all in all, I donít feel cheated with the Ultron.

A few samples I took, it always helps to see some pictures to decide, I know it does for me.








































Nikon Z6 ii and Voigtlander Ultron 75mm 1.9




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Two images from today. I think the pano shows the OOF glow quite nicely. Both taken wide-open

Glyptothek CV 75mm by Felix, auf Flickr

Glyptothek CV 75mm by Felix, auf Flickr



Aug 13, 2023 at 08:06 AM
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I recently got the Voigtlander 75mm f/1.8 Heliar Classic lens. I've always liked how this lens renders, and I'm going to compare it to the CV 75mm f/1.9 Ultron lens.


Aug 20, 2023 at 06:48 PM
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With the A6600 I am still shooting with the CV 75mm f/2.5 MC Color-Heliar using the Shoten L.M.-S.E. Macro adaptor. I was always curious to see how this old lens (40+ years) compares to the Heliar Classic or the Ultron. I like the colours and the bokeh of the Color Heliar a lot.




Curious to hear what the thought is about the old vs. the new optics.

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Aug 21, 2023 at 02:24 PM
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jowul wrote:
With the A6600 I am still shooting with the CV 75mm f/2.5 MC Color-Heliar using the Shoten L.M.-S.E. Macro adaptor. I was always curious to see how this old lens (40+ years) compares to the Heliar Classic or the Ultron. I like the colours and the bokeh of the Color Heliar a lot.
Attached are two quick shots I took today. The first was taken at f/4 and the second (brick wall in the background) at f/2.8

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/53132084777_c38021ccac_h.jpgDSC02676_ji by Joachim Wulfers, on Flickr

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/53133091970_c62799c0b3_h.jpgDSC02679_ji by Joachim Wulfers, on Flickr

Curious to hear what the thought is about the old vs. the new optics.


Hi Joachim,
I could not see the images you posted.

The CV 75/2.5 is a well regarded lens but personally I never tried it.



Aug 28, 2023 at 04:56 PM
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Hi Joachim,
I could not see the images you posted.

The CV 75/2.5 is a well regarded lens but personally I never tried it.


Hi Fred,
thank you for responding to my question. I am not sure why you could not see the pictures I had posted.I am trying one more:

With the A6600 I am still shooting with the CV 75mm f/2.5 MC Color-Heliar using the Shoten L.M.-S.E. Macro adaptor. I was always curious to see how this old lens (40+ years) compares to the Heliar Classic or the Ultron. I like the colours and the bokeh of the Color Heliar a lot.

Curious to hear what the thought is about the old vs. the new optics.

DSC02676_ji by Joachim Wulfers, on Flickr

DSC02679_ji by Joachim Wulfers, on Flickr

I hope it worked this time.



Aug 29, 2023 at 06:45 PM
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A little walk with the Ultron 75mm 1.9, I forgot what a blast it was to shoot with a 75mm or so, itís great until you canít take a shot for half an hour because your back is against the wall and nothing works.
That lens is quite a performer, maybe a bit underrated because itís not just its size, thereís something I like about the images it produces, canít put my finger on what it is, I almost donít even mind that itís not more messy to fit my taste in hazy old lenses.


Voigtlander Ultron 75mm 1.9 & Nikon Z6 ii











































Sep 03, 2023 at 06:02 AM
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Sonnar-7 wrote:
A little walk with the Ultron 75mm 1.9, I forgot what a blast it was to shoot with a 75mm or so, itís great until you canít take a shot for half an hour because your back is against the wall and nothing works.
That lens is quite a performer, maybe a bit underrated because itís not just its size, thereís something I like about the images it produces, canít put my finger on what it is, I almost donít even mind that itís not more messy to fit my taste in hazy old lenses.

Voigtlander Ultron 75mm 1.9 & Nikon Z6
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Great series. Paradise for street photography!


Sep 03, 2023 at 11:00 AM
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Great series. Paradise for street photography!


Thank you! Some medium sized french cities manage to offer more than they should in terms of variety and bustling city life and some just donít, that one is quite alright.
I still wish I lived in Tokyo or Hong-Kong for street photography.




Sep 03, 2023 at 12:39 PM
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Did not know about this lens! Loving the tiny footprint it has. Similar to the 75/2.5 that I used to own many years ago and dearly miss it now... But might have a great replacement with this one...

Any photos of how it looks like mounted on an A7 body?



Sep 04, 2023 at 06:20 AM
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nampramos wrote:
Did not know about this lens! Loving the tiny footprint it has. Similar to the 75/2.5 that I used to own many years ago and dearly miss it now... But might have a great replacement with this one...

Any photos of how it looks like mounted on an A7 body?


This review shows it on the Sony with the TechArt adapter. I use this combo too (A9) and it's great.
https://www.foto-video-klein.de/voigtlaender-ultron-75-test/



Sep 08, 2023 at 09:25 AM
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