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07-26-2010, 08:45 AM   #1
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Which 20/21mm - Pentax or Voigtlander?

Any comments on the relative merits of these three lenses?
- Pentax DA 21mm f3.2
- Voigtlander Color Skopar 20mm f3.5 Aspherical SL II
- Pentax A 20mm f2.8
- Pentax M 20mm f4

I prefer fixed length to zoom lenses, am very happy to focus manually and value small & light lenses.

I will mainly be using the lens for architecture. Main camera is a K20d, but I do occasionally use my film bodies (which I know rules out the DA 21mm).

Which one would you recommend and why?

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I'm a huge fan of the Voigtlander and the Pentax-A lens given their rendering qualities. I might even look into shift lenses for architecture shots. They're only slightly more than the Voigt and A20.
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20/21

There was a review in French that compared the DA 21 and the Voigtlander 20 which was reposted on this forum here.
I recently bought a used DA 21 because the difference in image quality was minor and the auto-focus, while not critical for a wide-angle lens, is convenient. Sorry I can't comment on the other lenses you are considering.
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20mm shift lens in K-mount? Now there is a concept


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QuoteOriginally posted by stevebrot Quote
20mm shift lens in K-mount? Now there is a concept


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Wake me up when they get it in tilt.
07-26-2010, 02:14 PM   #6
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I have the Pentax DA 21mm/f3.2 I think it's a great lens. No comments on the others because I never used them.


Don't forget other options;
- Zeiss Distagon T* 21mm/f2.8 available in Pentax mount.
- Leitz super Angulon 21mm/f4 to be rebuild to Pentaxmount
- Leica Elmarit-R 19mm/f2.8 to be rebuild to Pentaxmount
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QuoteOriginally posted by stevebrot Quote
20mm shift lens in K-mount? Now there is a concept


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Never said it was 20mm.
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I had this dilemma and choose FA 20/2.8

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