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Voigtlander Nokton 25 mm f/0.95

14 December 2010
Arkadiusz Olech

6. Distortion

As the Voigtlander is not a system lens, the Olympus E-PL1, used in our test, doesn’t have data concerning its distortion level so this aberration is not corrected. In the case of both the JPEG and RAW files we deal with slight barrel distortion which value we measured as –1.7%. As you see constructing a Micro 4/3 lens with good distortion correction is not an impossible task. The result is perhaps not as good as that of the Leica Summilux 25 mm f/1.4, which at the same angle of view had the distortion of –0.97% but still this performance is better than some of full frame 50 mm devices. For example the Nikkor AF-S 50 mm f/1.4G showed the distortion level of –2.01% so a bit higher than the Voigtlander, tested here.

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Olympus E-PL1, JPEG
Voigtlander Nokton 25 mm f/0.95 - Distortion
Olympus E-PL1, RAW
Voigtlander Nokton 25 mm f/0.95 - Distortion