Review Lens: Voigtlander Color-Scopar 21mm F3.5 Aspherical Leica M

Lens Overview - Voigtlander Color-Scopar 21mm F3.5

A comfortable and compact wide-angle prime, the Color-Skopar 21mm f/3.5 Aspherical from Voigtlander is a Sony E-mount lens well-suited for landscapes, nature, and other wide-field subjects. Its optical design includes one aspherical element and one low dispersion element, which help to minimize both spherical and chromatic aberrations in order to achieve a high degree of sharpness, clarity, and color accuracy. The manual focus design affords fine-tuned control over focus placement, along with a minimum focusing distance of 7.9" and a 10-blade diaphragm is also used for a smooth bokeh quality.

Impressively wide 21mm focal length lens is designed for full-frame Sony E-mount mirrorless cameras and is also suitable for APS-C models, where it will produce a 31.5mm equivalent focal length.
Modest f/3.5 maximum aperture affords a compact and lightweight form factor while also being adequate for photographing in most shooting conditions.
One aspherical element is featured in the optical design to control spherical aberrations and distortion and improve sharpness and resolution.
One low dispersion element is also used to reduce color fringing and chromatic aberrations in order to achieve greater color fidelity and clarity.
Manual focus design permits smooth, refined control along with a minimum focusing distance of 7.9".
Ten-blade diaphragm contributes to a smooth quality of bokeh.
Contacts transfer all Exif data between the camera and lens in order to permit full use of camera functions, including focus magnification, image stabilization, and lens corrections.

Voigtlander Color-Scopar 21mm F3.5 Latest Price



Focal Length21mm
Maximum Aperturef/3.5
Minimum Aperturef/22
Lens MountSony E
Format CompatibilityFull-Frame
Angle of View91.2°
Minimum Focus Distance7.87" / 20 cm
Optical Design9 Elements in 8 Groups
Diaphragm Blades10
Focus TypeManual Focus
Image StabilizationNone
Filter Size52 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L)2.47 x 1.57" / 62.8 x 39.9 mm
Weight8.11 oz / 230 g

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Lens Technical

Voigtlander Color-Scopar 21mm F3.5 Aspherical18-135mm F3.5-5.6 OSSFujifilm FUJINON XC 15-45mm F3.5-5.6 OIS PZ
Name Voigtlander Color-Scopar 21mm F3.5 Aspherical Leica MSony E 18-135mm F3.5-5.6 OSSFujifilm FUJINON XC 15-45mm F3.5-5.6 OIS PZ
Max Aperture At Min Focal f/3.5f/3.5f/3.5
Year 201820182018
Mount Type Leica MSony EFujifilm X
Lens Type Lens WideLens Superwide,lens Wide,lens Medium,lens TelephotoLens Superwide,lens Wide,lens Medium
Auto Focus NoNoNo
Price $840$600$300
Lens Zoom PrimeZoomZoom
Lens Range 211815
Zoom Factor 111
Weight 1lb1lb1lb
Macro NoNoNo
Launch Date Nov. 2018Jan. 2018Jan. 2018
Brand VoigtlanderSonyFujifilm


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