The Voigtlander 15mm f/4.5 Super-Wide Heliar III for Sony E is an ultra-wide angle lens that’s made for Sony E-mount cameras. Key features include:
- Similar But Different. Yes, this lens is very largely based on the existing Voigtlander 15mm f/4.5 Heliar III for Leica M. However, the inclusion of electronic contacts on the lens mount make it a whole new ballgame. This enables full use of camera functions, including focus magnification, image stabilization, and lens corrections.
- Ultra Wide Angle. With an angle of view of 110° with full-frame sensor support, this makes it an ideal choice for large, sweeping landscapes, astrophotography, and some architectural if you don’t mind correcting distortion in post.
- Optics. The updated nine group / eleven element design incorporates one rear aspherical element to combat chromatic aberration and distortion, and vastly reduce color fringing.
- Build. The metal construction gives users a very sturdy lens. It features a built-in lens hood for reducing flare, rounded 10-blade aperture, and 58mm filter threads. Do note this lens is manual focus only!