Voigtlander Color-Skopar 21mm f/4.0 Pancake lens and viewfinder, new
This new Voigtlander Color-Skopar 21mm f/4.0 Pancake lens is the Leica screw-mount version, in black with red numbers.
It will fit any Leica-type screw-mount body or, with a simple Leica screw-to-bayonet adapter, it will fit any Leica M-type body. It is rangefinder coupled and uses a built-in lever for precise focus.
This ultra-compact wide-angle lens features exceptional close focusing capability, as close as 1.5' (0.5 m).
The focusing lever allows you you to go from minimum distance to infinity in less than a 90 degrees rotation.
The apertures are selected via the click-stop diaphragm.
With an exellent depth of field scale, the 10 blade, circular aperture will produce smooth and natural renditions of defocused images, with nearly circular shapes of light point sources.
Voigtlander 21mm f/4.0 Color-Skopar in black Leica screw-mount
Voigtlander screw-in metal lens hood
Voigtlander front push-on and rear screw-in lens caps
Voigtlander 21mm bright-line finder in black
Voigtlander Owner's Instruction book
Voigtlander Box and insert
$459 + $10 shipping
Several questions have come up about this lens vs. the new M-mount version:
Yes, the lens formula is exactly the same on both lenses, according to Cameraquest, the USA Distributor.
The newer M-version is sold without the 21mm viewfinder.
This sale includes the viewfinder.
Yes, the lens fits all Leicas, including both film and digital bodies because the rear element does not extend too far into the body, so it works perfectly with the Leica CL and M5.
The light metering is correct with the M8, M9, etc.
This black version is discontinued and no longer available.
Yes, this lens also works on most 4/3rds and NEX bodies with the proper adapters.
Last edited by Karl K; 08-21-2012 at 11:24 AM. Click to view previous post history.