Voigtlander Ultron 40mm f/2 SL-II

Last updated (03 September’10):
- Review by Kenrockwell

The Voigtlander Ultron 40mm f/2 SL-II features 40mm at focal length with maximum aperture of f/2. The lens construction has 6 elements in 5 groups and has diagonal angle of view at 57 degrees. Closest focusing distance at 0,38 m and has a filter size of 52mm. The Voigtlander Ultron 40mm f/2 SL-II lens weighs 200 g and it measures 63mm in diameter and 24,5 mm long.

Overall Rating: ★★★★½ | Latest Price Info

Expert Reviews

Voigtlander Ultron 40mm f/2 SL-II Reviews

Kenrockwell reviews the Voigtlander Ultron 40mm f/2 SL-II and writes;
“Manual focus is so nice I don’t know how to put it in words. It’s like a LEICA lens, but with a perfect rubber grip around it. it’s at least as smooth as Nikon manual-focus lenses, and much nicer than Nikon’s AF lenses. Focus is as smooth as silk, perfectly damped with no play. The Voigtländer 40mm f/2 has very minor barrel distortion on FX, and no visible distortion on DX. There is no problem with vignetting, even with combinations of thick filters. There are no lateral color fringes on the D300 or D3, which would correct them if the lens had any.”
Rating: ★★★★★

Photozone reviews the Voigtlander Ultron 40mm f/2 SL-II and writes;
“The Ultron is a very sharp lens straight from the max. aperture but especially around f/5.6. The amount of distortions and vignetting is generally negligible in field conditions. Lateral Chromatic aberrations are a bit higher than average but they don’t reach worrisome levels.”
Rating: ★★★★☆

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Voigtlander Ultron 40mm f/2 SL-II User Manual

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Features & Specifications

Voigtlander Ultron 40mm f/2 SL-II Specifications

The Ultron 2.0, 40mm SL II Lens is available in Pentax and Nikon mounts. The Ultron 2.0 / 40 SL II has a flat design with a length of 24.5 mm and comes bundled with a close-up lens, which adjusts the macro-adjustment range from 1:7 to 1:4. The full size image circle can cover both Digital and Film SLR camera. Superior image quality with state-of-the-art optical design.

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