A Review of the Voigtlander MACRO APO-LANTHAR 110mm f/2.5 Lens

Voigtlander is known for creating manual focus lenses that offer excellent image quality and robust build quality. The MACRO APO-LANTHAR 110mm f/2.5 offers a focal length useful for portraiture in tandem with 1:1 macro capabilities, making it an especially versatile option. This excellent video review takes a look at the lens and the sort of performance and image quality you can expect from it in usage. 

Coming to you from Christopher Frost, this great video review takes a look at the Voigtlander MACRO APO-LANTHAR 110mm f/2.5 lens. The 110mm f/2.5 is quite a capable lens and comes with a nice range of features, including: 

  • Apochromatic optical design to minimize chromatic aberrations
  • Manual aperture ring with 1/3 stop clicks
  • 10-blade aperture diaphragm for smoother bokeh
  • Minimum focus distance of 13.7"
  • 1:1 maximum magnification ratio
  • All-metal construction
  • Included lens hood
  • Electronic contacts to transmit EXIF data and enable in-body image stabilization
  • Smooth manual focus ring with long focus throw

While the manual focus design might make some think twice, it is important to remember that modern mirrorless cameras have a lot of focusing aids that make the process a lot easier, as long as you are not photographing fast action. Check out the video above for Frost's full thoughts on the lens.

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Alex Cooke is a Cleveland-based portrait, events, and landscape photographer. He holds an M.S. in Applied Mathematics and a doctorate in Music Composition. He is also an avid equestrian.

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Great that you are spreading the news about new lenses but you could at least use Christopher Frost's own affiliate link, since you are showing his stuff here. My god!