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Has anyone tried the Voigtlander Z 15mm on Z body?

  
 
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p.1 #1 · p.1 #1 · Has anyone tried the Voigtlander Z 15mm on Z body?


I have tried the Voigtlander 15mm three different times on Sony bodies and all three times they exhibited slightly smudgy corners. Has anyone tried the Voigtlander Z 15mm f4.5 on a Z body and did they do a better job of optimizing the lens for the sensor stack that there is no issue with corners?


Feb 17, 2024 at 10:13 PM
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p.1 #2 · p.1 #2 · Has anyone tried the Voigtlander Z 15mm on Z body?


"the corners wide open are quite soft"



I would use a 15mm at f/8 most of the time anyway. Unless I'm using the Nikkor Z 14-24mm f/2.8 S at 15mm, then I may just shoot it wide open.



Feb 17, 2024 at 11:28 PM
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p.1 #3 · p.1 #3 · Has anyone tried the Voigtlander Z 15mm on Z body?


I like my 14-30/4 S. Not so heavy/bulky, and image quality is more than adequate for 99% of pictures:
https://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic/1592777



Feb 18, 2024 at 06:27 AM
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p.1 #4 · p.1 #4 · Has anyone tried the Voigtlander Z 15mm on Z body?


I have it and thinks it sharp and nice, all over. I posted samples some in the Voigtländer on Nikon thread.




Feb 18, 2024 at 06:36 AM
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p.1 #5 · p.1 #5 · Has anyone tried the Voigtlander Z 15mm on Z body?


I also have it and like it.


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p.1 #6 · p.1 #6 · Has anyone tried the Voigtlander Z 15mm on Z body?




billsnature wrote:
I have tried the Voigtlander 15mm three different times on Sony bodies and all three times they exhibited slightly smudgy corners. Has anyone tried the Voigtlander Z 15mm f4.5 on a Z body and did they do a better job of optimizing the lens for the sensor stack that there is no issue with corners?


The 15mm is just a lens with a lot of copy variation. A good sample has pretty great corner performance on Sony particularly for the size of the lens. Three copies just may not be enough; I had to try five to get a keeper.



Feb 19, 2024 at 03:42 AM
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p.1 #7 · p.1 #7 · Has anyone tried the Voigtlander Z 15mm on Z body?


Aztatlan wrote:
The 15mm is just a lens with a lot of copy variation. A good sample has pretty great corner performance on Sony particularly for the size of the lens. Three copies just may not be enough; I had to try five to get a keeper.


UGH! That's disappointing to hear. I love that the hood is removable on the Z version, I was hoping that they fixed the corner thing too.




Feb 19, 2024 at 09:01 AM
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p.1 #8 · p.1 #8 · Has anyone tried the Voigtlander Z 15mm on Z body?


I received my copy of Z-mount this week and I think the corner IQ is depends on the scenes and the different aperture.
IMO, the IQ of infinity focus is acceptable @f5.6 or stopping down to f6.3, f8.
Z-mount version has the better MFD 0.126m comparing to E/VM-mount. but the corner is bad even stopping down to f8.

Voigtlander Z 15/4.5 on Nikon Zf
@f5.6
DSC_2197 by elvenelven77 lee, 於 Flickr

@f6.3
DSC_2231 by elvenelven77 lee, 於 Flickr

@f8.0@
DSC_2217 by elvenelven77 lee, 於 Flickr

Edited on Feb 19, 2024 at 06:26 PM · View previous versions



Feb 19, 2024 at 04:26 PM
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p.1 #9 · p.1 #9 · Has anyone tried the Voigtlander Z 15mm on Z body?


billsnature wrote:
UGH! That's disappointing to hear. I love that the hood is removable on the Z version, I was hoping that they fixed the corner thing too.



I had previously posted this in the Sony forum, it's a full res (61MP) sample of my copy of the lens. It's a rubbish photo, taken purely for testing purposes. You can see that the corners look reasonable without the telltale smearing that bad copies of this lens exhibit. This was taken at f6.3. The bottom corners are DOF limited so are not in full focus.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1ZDuilLZ0TknCHjraFyEXp_r38-LAsJgw/view?usp=sharing

From what I have seen posted on this forum I would say my copy is not a 10/10 version, but certainly better than the vast majority of samples of this lens. The true (rare) golden copies will perform a little better than this - but not much.



Feb 19, 2024 at 06:02 PM







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