While this lens isn’t flawless, I appreciate its punchy high-contrast rendering and pop. It delivers a pleasant classic look for everyday or street photography. Optically, distortion is minimal, but wide open, the corners and edges can be a bit sloppy, and there’s noticeable vignetting at f2.8.
The Pergear 35mm f1.6 is an all-manual metal APS-C lens that fits more into the category of a classic lens than a modern lens. There are a lot of great lenses for an affordable price, and for the classic rendering, this is one of my favorites.
This lens is a delightful addition to the m-mount system. Its sharpness is commendable, especially at f2.8, although it still holds up well even at f1.5. In very bright lighting, you may notice some ghosting at the fastest aperture, and occasionally there may be some flaring with a noticeable arc. Nonetheless, the bokeh is beautifully vibrant with a touch of swirl in the foreground and only slight chatter and swirl at the edges in the background. This telephoto lens stands out due to its stunning color and contrast, and the overall character it creates at f1.5 and f2 is truly enchanting. While it's not a flawless lens, Voigtlander's 7-element design gives it a unique and classic look with a captivating bokeh.
The Zeiss Planar 50mm f2 lens is a true gem in the world of photography. It has earned its reputation as the standard lens for the ZM system and for good reason. This lens offers exceptional image quality, with incredibly sharp details and a consistent rendering that is hard to match. Its T* anti-reflective coating ensures that even in difficult lighting conditions, the lens produces images with minimal flare and ghosting.
The Voigtlander 35mm f2 Ultron is a very compact full-frame manual lens for the Leica M mount. The lens includes one aspherical element which helps improve the corner-to-corner image quality making this lens great for casual photographers looking for a good low-profile walkaround lens. While the image quality is surprisingly good for a lens this size, the rendering characteristics are sometimes a little unpleasant at times.
The Nikon Z 40mm f2 is one of the latest compact full-frame lenses for the Nikon mirrorless system, quickly becoming the go-to lens for photographers looking for a great lens in a smaller size. Especially street and casual photographers which will be the focus of this article.
The Viltrox 35mm f1.8 is a full-frame autofocus lens for a few of the different camera brands including Sony and Nikon. For this review, we'll be looking at images taken with the Viltrox 35mm f1.8 on the Nikon Z6.
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