Fuji XF 14 vs Voightlander 15 II

Discussion in 'Adapted Lenses' started by alex16510, Feb 8, 2014.

  1. alex16510

    alex16510 FujiXspot Rookie

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    Feb 1, 2014
    Hi !
    Which of this two lenses is more suitable for landscape exposure ?
     
  2. Lightmancer

    Lightmancer Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Feb 2, 2013
    Sunny Frimley
    Bill Palmer
    Well, both will give good results. The fov is approximately the same, one is adapted and mf the other native and af. You would be hard pushed to tell the difference in real world use.

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  3. alex16510

    alex16510 FujiXspot Rookie

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    Feb 1, 2014
    Thank you for the answer.
     
  4. juangrande

    juangrande FujiXspot Regular

    The fuji is awesome. The 15mm VC is not well suited to the fuji system due to the proximity of the lens to the sensor. The 15mm is a great lens, just not on a digital mirrorless. There are issues with smearing and color shifts on the edges. The rokinon 14mm would be better, although bigger. There is lots of discussion on various forums about this. I had an adapted L39 version which had these problems.
     
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  5. Mark Bohrer

    Mark Bohrer New to FujiXspot

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    Feb 2, 2014
    Albuquerque, NM USA
    I notice focus smear only in extreme corners with Voigtlander 15mm f/4.5 SW Heliar (mine is LTM). Usable with X-E2 for most landscapes - but if you're really looking for edge-to-edge sharpness on subjects like architectural interiors, you'll want the Fuji 14mm.

    Unless you already have one or find a screaming deal on the Voigtlander 15mm, I'd pick up the Fuji 14mm.


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  6. cwolffensperger

    cwolffensperger FujiXspot Regular

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    Oct 26, 2013
    Iceland
    Chris Wolffensperger
    I've got both, and the Fuji 14 is sharper, especially in the corners, and less vignetting. Though the voigtlander is still pretty sharp, and a lot more compact. Still having AF is handy... So I mainly use the Fuji, and the voigtlander staying on my old film Leica.