Voigtlander 10mm or 12mm?

Started Apr 4, 2017 | Discussions thread
Neurad1 Senior Member • Posts: 2,498
Re: Voigtlander 10mm or 12mm?

blue_skies wrote:

Neurad1 wrote:

Tubbycub wrote:

Has anyone here had much experience with both of these lenses?

Voigtlander 10mm or 12mm

I'm looking at purchasing a Voigtlander (My first manual lens).

For architecture and nature shots.

Look forward to hearing some feedback. I've read the 10mm can be quite challenging.


I have owned both. I purchased the 10mm FE mount first. It has pretty abysmally soft corners. Really disappointing.

Show some shots?

Here is a scene for judging corner performance - it is not so bad?

I returned it and later purchased the 12 mm FE mount. I have been delighted with it. Very sharp, even in the corners. But as you probably already know, it is tricky to shoot well with a lens this wide. I'm still learning.... and waiting for the new Laowa 15mm...

I made a post in the past with multiple shots. Did quite a bit of experimenting with the lens before returning it. You have a good copy. I did not. I have no complaints with my 12. It's sharp from edge to edge. I don't really want to get into a debate about whether I was using the 10mm incorrectly.

Here are a few images from the lens. I deleted some of the images from the folder since returning the lens, but a few remain:


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