Last updated (04 September’10):
– Review by Kenrockwell
The Voigtlander Color-Skopar 21mm f/4 Pancake features 21mm at focal length with maximum aperture of f/4. The lens construction has 8 elements in 6 groups and has diagonal angle of view at 91 degrees. Closest focusing distance at 0.5 m and has a filter size of 39mm. The Voigtlander Color-Skopar 21mm f/4 Pancake lens weighs 136 g and it measures 55mm in diameter and 25,4mm long.
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Voigtlander Color-Skopar 21mm f/4 Pancake Reviews
Kenrockwell reviews the Voigtlander Color-Skopar 21mm f/4 Pancake and writes;
“I can’t see any coma (corner smearing of bright points of light). I didn’t push it, so maybe it will or won’t have any on really bright points of light in the corners at f/4, but from my shooting, it wasn’t there. Wide open at f/4, this Voigtländer 21mm has a little more falloff than the Leica 21mm f/2.8 ASPH stopped down one stop to f/4, an otherwise, falloff is the same as the Leica lenses. At f/4 and f/5.6, the Voigtländer is a little sharper than the Leica ASPH in the center, while the last few millimeters of the corners are a little sharper in the Leica 21mm ASPH. For most uses at f/4 and f/5.6, the Voigtländer might be sharper overall.”
Voigtlander Color-Skopar 21mm f/4 Pancake User Reviews
Voigtlander Color-Skopar 21mm f/4 Pancake Sample Photos
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Voigtlander Color-Skopar 21mm f/4 Pancake User Manual
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Voigtlander Color-Skopar 21mm f/4 Pancake Specifications
The Voigtlander Color-Skopar 21mm f/4.0 Pancake lens with the VM lens mount, is designed especially for use with the Bessa R4M/R4A cameras, and will work on any camera that uses the Leica M mount. With the Bessa R4M/R4A cameras that have a built-in bright frame for 21mm, the necessity to use an external viewfinder is eliminated. This ultra-compact wide-angle lens features exceptional close focusing capability, as close as 1.5′ (0.5 m). The focusing lever allows you you to go from minimum distance to infinity in less than a 90 degrees rotation. The Apertures is selected via the click-stop diaphragm. With an exellent depth of field scale, the 10 blade, circular aperture will produce smooth and natural renditions of defocused images, with nearly circular shapes of light point sources.