We are all missing some nice fast lenses for the Micro Four Thirds system and that’s why we created the “Need for speed” article collection to see how well third party lenses do perform when used on our MFT cameras. A high-quality option could be the new Voigtländer 75mm f/1.8 (Click here to check current eBay auctions and price).
Soundimageplus posted a very detailed two part review (part1 – part2) of the Voigtländer 75mm f/1.8. He tested the lens on the Panasonic GH1 and after a very long analysis they concluded that: “The Cosina Voigtlander Heliar 75mm f/1.8 Classic is a fine well-made lens that performs very well. There is some CA and fringing wide open and in keeping with many lenses of this type is sharpest in the mid-range, f/5.6 and f/8 being especially good. The results on my GH1 echo the results on my Leica M9, and its a very useful lens for both systems.”
P.S.: They also posted some image samples on Flickr.
eBay link: Voigtländer 75mm f/1.8
Read the most recent the need for speed articles:
– C-mount zooms test by Seb Farges
– Canon 25-100mm f/1.8 (a cheap zoom lens for the GH2 and AG-AF100)
– Taylor Hobson Vidital 30mm f/1.3 for M4/3
– Zoomatar 75mm, 180mm and 250mm….all f/1.3
– The Voigtländer 35mm and 40mm f/1.4 lenses
– Canon 50mm f/0.95 (Leica M-mount) and the Canon 50mm f/1.2 (Canon FD mount)
– The extremely rare Zeika Nominar C-mount M25 f/0.95