I am not always rational when it comes to feeding my photography hobby and once in a while, I buy a camera or lens for no good reason other than “I want one of those!” Such was the case with the Voigtlander Ultron 40mm f/2 lens for Nikon F-mount. This is a brand new lens made to look like the classic pre-Ai Nikkors. And that’s precisely why I bought it…I thought it looked cool. And I do think it looks mighty nice on my F3. It would probably look even better on one of my chrome body F2s.
I had a roll of Kodak Ektar 100 near the bottom of my film stash, so I loaded it into the F3 and fired off some test shots with the Voigtlander lens.
Yes, it really was over 100 degrees the day I shot these!
Not sure about the 40mm focal length, but this lens has nice fit and finish, clicky f/stops and very smooth focus. It’s a well made lens, renders colors nicely and is reasonably sharp. I’ll shoot it again on a day when it isn’t over 100 degrees.