28mm f/2 Ultron

Voigtlander 28mm f/2 Ultron Review – Speedy Value – By Hern Tan

Speed. For many, this quality has been edging down the list of priorities when it comes to purchasing a lens, especially in an era where sensors have got so good that them producing a useable file at ISO 12800 is hardly a talking point. Sadly, as a film shooter who is stubborn about shooting at night like some kind of owl, I need all the help I can get! And so, when I set off on my search for a versatile, one-lens-does-it-all 28mm, I ended up with 4 options: the obscenely expensive 28mm f/1.4 Summilux, the ever so slightly cheaper 28mm f/2.0 Summicron, and the two Voigtlander Ultrons. Now, the first two were far more than I would consider spending on a lens that would be beat up in due time (note: I’m no coddler of gear), so it was down to see what the Ultrons could deliver.