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Lens review

Voigtlander Nokton 17.5 mm f/0.95 Aspherical

26 September 2012
Arkadiusz Olech

6. Distortion



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The Olympus E-PL1 body, used in the test of this lens, is not able to communicate with or even recognize the Voigtlander because the lens comes without contacts. As a result that body doesn’t correct the lens’s distortion either. The result we got while analyzing RAW and JPEG files is, within the margin of error, identical and it amounts to –1.7%. Such a level is not high and in most cases that aberration shouldn’t be bothersome at all.

It’s also worth noticing that the Nokton’s distortion is not higher than the results you get with 35 mm class lenses on full frame - the values range from −1.5 to −1.9% so the Voigtlander “fits” right in the middle of it.

Olympus E-PL1, JPEG
Voigtlander Nokton 17.5 mm f/0.95 Aspherical - Distortion
Olympus E-PL1, RAW
Voigtlander Nokton 17.5 mm f/0.95 Aspherical - Distortion