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Voigtlander Apo Lanthar 50 mm f/2 E

15 July 2021
Maciej Latałło

10. Focusing



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The Voigtlander Apo Lanthar 2/50 is a manual lens so you change the focus with the help of a special ring, 30 mm wide. The middle section of this ring is covered by thick ribbing with comfortable indents for fingers and a scallop ideal for grip. Below the ribbing you can find a distance scale expressed in feet and meters. The ring moves evenly and is properly damped. The focus throw amounts to an angle of about 150 degrees, a quite significant value, allowing you full comfort of movement.

Voigtlander Apo Lanthar 50 mm f/2 E - Focusing

The depth of field scale helps you with focusing, as it features markings ranging from f/4.0 to f/16. Apart from that, the lens features a contact plate so it is able to communicate with a camera. Your camera knows when you move the focusing ring and it enlarges images in viewfinder or in display pannel automatically.

Practice shows that the Voigtlander is a joy to use; we think that a photographer with some manual lens experience shouldn't encounter any problems.