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Voigtlander Apo-Lanthar 65 mm f/2 Aspherical 1:2 Macro

1 December 2017
Arkadiusz Olech

10. Focusing

A comfortable manual focus ring is the biggest part of the lens’s body. Its middle is covered by thick ribbing with wide indents for fingers. The ring moves evenly without any play and is properly damped; running through the whole distance scale takes a turn through an angle of as much as 310 degrees. Most of that range covers the macro area, though; the change from 0.5 of a meter to infinity needs a turn through an angle of just 100 about degrees. Still it is more than enough to set the focus comfortably.

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Voigtlander Apo-Lanthar 65 mm f/2 Aspherical 1:2 Macro - Focusing

Overall it must be said that manual lenses with electronic contacts joined with full frame mirrorless Sony cameras are a joy to use. They feature focus magnification and focus peaking function so the process of focusing is really very nice.