Voigtlander APO-Lanthar 90mm f/3.5 SL (Nikon) - Review / Test Report - Sample Images & Verdict
Lens Reviews - Nikon / Nikkor (APS-C)

Sample Shots

OK, finally here're some quick'n dirty sample shots taken with the Nikon D200 (converted RAWs via RawShooter Premium 2006).

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Make NIKON CORPORATION
Model NIKON D200
ISO Speed 200
Focal Length 100.0mm
Exposure Data: f/3.5 @ 1/1000s
Size 3898x2613
Make NIKON CORPORATION
Model NIKON D200
ISO Speed 200
Focal Length 100.0mm
Exposure Data: f/8.0 @ 1/1600s
Size 2613x3898
Make NIKON CORPORATION
Model NIKON D200
ISO Speed 200
Focal Length 100.0mm
Exposure Data: f/3.5 @ 1/4000s
Size 3898x2613
Make NIKON CORPORATION
Model NIKON D200
ISO Speed 200
Focal Length 100.0mm
Exposure Data: f/3.5 @ 1/2500s
Size 2613x3898
Make NIKON CORPORATION
Model NIKON D200
ISO Speed 200
Focal Length 100.0mm
Exposure Data: f/3.5 @ 1/1000s
Size 2613x3898
Make NIKON CORPORATION
Model NIKON D200
ISO Speed 200
Focal Length 100.0mm
Exposure Data: f/3.5 @ 1/1250s
Size 2613x3898

Verdict

The Voigtlander APO-Lanthar 90mm f/3.5 SL is another excellent lens made by Cosina and it's a pity that it is no longer available due to the ceased production. This tiny lens is capable to produce extremely sharp images specifically at "large" aperture settings. Distortions and CAs are non-issues and vignetting isn't really field-relevant even at f/3.5. Typical for all Voigtlanders the quality of the bokeh (the out-of-focus blur) is superb. However, the effect is relatively underdeveloped due to the rather small max. aperture. A real weakness of the Voigtlander is flare in contra light situations. In very critical scenes you can also force the lens to produce traces of purple fringing at f/3.5 although the degree of the problem is still comparatively harmless. The build quality of the Voigtlander is excellent and it was a joy to use the lens on the D200. Just like the rest of its old gang it is not a mainstream lens due to manual focusing and the lack of electronic coupling but if you appreciate its classic handling the Voigtlander 90mm f/3.5 is still worth a deeper look.

Optical Quality:    
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Price/Performance:discontinued
      
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