Voigtlander 90mm f/3.5 Reviews & Specifications

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A 10 Bladed Aperture
Creates Pleasing Unfocused Highlights

Voigtlander Lanthar 90mm APO lens The Voigtlander Lanthar 90mm APO lens delivers stunningly focused portraits yet when using infared film. The barrel of the Lens is a metal, and the aperature is a 10 bladed creation that allows pleasurable unfocused highlights. The lens also features half-stop aperture movements.

The lens is,well-matched with Voigtlander R&L Bessa cameras along with classic cameras from Canon and Leica that use the esteemed 39mm screwmount model. You may employ this lens with Bessa T, Leica M, or Konica RF Hexar cameras, by using the (# 45BD210A) adapter ring . This lens preserve rangefinder and viewfinder unions through all combinations.

Lens barrel construction is a metallic affair, and a 10 bladed aperture creates pleasing unfocused highlights. Features the Voigtlander family's click-stop aperture movement at half-stop intervals. A standard L-mount is used for this lens, making it compatible with Voigtlander Bessa R & L cameras as well as classic cameras from Leica and Canon with the venerable 39mm screwmount design. If you desire to use this lens with Leica M, Voigtlander Bessa T or Konica Hexar RF cameras, use the adapter ring (catalog number 45BD210A). This lens retains rangefinder and viewfinder coupling with all combinations.


Optional brightfinder features parallax correction ✓

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Lens stylePrime lens
Max Format Size 35mm FF  
Lens focal length90 mm  
Stabilization type No  
Camera mount Canon EF, Pentax KAF, Nikon F (FX)  
Angle of view 27 Degrees  
Largest aperture opening F3.5  
Smallest aperture opening F22.0  
Includes aperture ring Yes  
Total diaphragm blades 9  
Total Elements 7  
Number of Groups 5  
Minimum focus distance 0.50 m (19.69")  
Maximum magnification ratio 0.29 x  
Autofocus type No  
Full time manual focus Unknown  
Lens distance scale Yes  
Depth of field scale Yes  
Overall weight320 g (0.71 lb)  
Lens diameter 63 mm (2.48")  
Overall length 52 mm (2.05")  
Construction materials metal barrel, metal mount  
Sealing No  
Lens color Black  
Filter thread size 52 mm  
Lens hood included Yes  
Tripod collar included No  
Notes Supplied with close-up lens that reduces minimum focus to 0.32m (0.56x magnification)

Lens Includes
Voigtlander Telephoto APO Lanthar 90mm f/3.5 Manual Focus Screw Mount Lens - for Bessa R & L and Other Screw Mount Rangefinder Cameras
Black Front & Rear Caps
1-Year Warranty

M Mount AdaptersLeica Four Thirds Adapter
The Leica M mount was introduced in 1954 at the same time as the Leica M3. It's been the mount of choice on every Leica M series thru the present day Leica M7 film camera and Leica M9 digital camera and Lenses.

The M Mount was also the mount used for Minolta's CLE rangefinder, on the Konica Hexar RF, on the later versions of the Voigtlander Bessa family and Lenses, the mount for the Rollei 35RF, also quite recently on the newest Zeiss Ikon Rangefinder and Lenses..

Benefits of Lens adapters is versatility, and saving money with the continued use of the preferred lenses you already own.

Drawbacks of lens adapters is the inconvenience, no electronic connection between the adapted lens and your camera body A couple of factors are necessary for a lens adapter to work properly. First, the camera body "lens registration" space or the expanse between the mount of the lens to the sensor or film surface. Two, the "throat size" of the mount or the mount diameter. An adapter flanked by the body of the camera and a lens from different brands, this registration distance of the adapted lens must be larger than the registration distance on the body; plus the lenses throat-size must be less than the throat size on the body mount. M lenses can be adapted to Canon EOS, Nikon, Micro Four Thirds, and Sony Nex Cameras.

Voigtlander Lanthar 90mm APO lens

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