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Voigtlander Apo Lanthar 50 mm f/2 E

15 July 2021
Maciej Latałło

6. Distortion



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Contemporary standard lenses rarely feature any problems with distortion correction; still it's worth mentioning the fact that it wasn't always the case. In times of popularity of double gauss systems deformations of even -2% weren't a rare feature.

The Voigtlander Apo Lanthar 2/50 is clearly a new construction and, as it befits contemporary standards, it corrects distortion pretty well. On the smaller APS-C sensor the level of that aberration is practically zero, officially amounting to just 0.02%. On full frame you get a tad higher result, that of 0.38% but still it's a level difficult to notice even after examining our testing charts, not mentioning real life photos.

As you see, in this category the tested lens performs as it should and, once again, fully deserves our praise.

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