Voigtlander Color Skopar 20mm f/3.5 SL-II Aspherical Manual Focus Lens

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Voigtlander Color Skopar 20mm f/3.5 SL-II Aspherical Manual Focus Lens The Voigtlander 20mm f/3.5 SL-II Color Skopar is an ultra-condensed, robust manual focus lens manufactured with a traditional first rate Japanese build and classic style. The Color Skopar is the perfect choice for a medium wide angle lens if you want high performance from a fixed manual focus lens. This 20mm lens features a f/3.5 wide open aperture, although unlike the majority of zoom lenses it performs almost as radiant at f/3.5 as it does at more moderate f/5.6-11.0 apertures. A dedicated hood is optional, although on DX sensor Nikon DSLRs it would be difficult to induce lens flare if you made a deliberate attempt. It's possible to extend the focus helicoid within the Color Skopar far away from the body to provide a minimum focus distance of only ~8" (20cm).

Any of the exposure modes of your camera can be used plus you can take control of the aperture from command dial of your camera. In field practice, you'll discover the manual focus travel within the Color Skopar quite satisfying to operate although worlds apart in operation from employing the same operation with an autofocus lens

Manufactured by Cosina Co., Ltd (a small Japanese optics firm who also makes lenses with the Zeiss-brand), the Super Wide-Heliar stays with the identical optical formula of its beloved ancestor plus adds a precise rangefinder connection, 52mm filter threads, plus a today's Leica M mount (in place of the old Leica screw mount). There's only one limitation which is the lens is focused manually.  May 14, 2011 ✓


    An ideal wide angle fixed lens upon digital SLR cameras
    Sophisticated 9-element aspherical lens formula
    Sturdy metal outer barrel
    Compact dimensions; barely more than 1" long
    An ideal performer at larger apertures
    9-Bladed aperture diaphragm
    Silky smooth and rubber-rimmed focusing helicoid
    Full multicoatings upon every optical surface
    Made in Japan

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Lens stylePrime lens
Max Format Size 35mm FF  
Lens focal length20 mm  
Stabilization type No  
Camera mount Canon EF, Pentax KAF, Nikon F (FX)  
Angle of view 84 x 62 (WxH) w/ FX or film cameras
62 x 44 (WxH) w/ DX cameras
Largest aperture opening F3.5  
Smallest aperture opening F22.0  
Includes aperture ring Yes  
Total diaphragm blades 9  
Total Elements 9  
Number of Groups 6  
Coatings / special elements Aspherical elements  
Minimum focus distance 0.20 m (7.87")  
Autofocus type No  
Full time manual focus Unknown  
Lens distance scale Yes  
Depth of field scale Yes  
Overall weight205 g (0.45 lb)  
Lens diameter 63 mm (2.48")  
Overall length 29 mm (1.13")  
Construction materials metal barrel, metal mount  
Sealing No  
Filter thread size 52 mm  
Lens hood included No  
Lens hood code LH 20  
Tripod collar included No  
Optional accessories LH 20 Lenshood

Lens Includes
Voigtlander Color Skopar 20mm f/3.5 SL-II Aspherical Manual Focus Lens
Front & Rear Lens Caps
1-Year Warranty

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