Voigtlander is one of the best lens brands after Nikon.
Voigtlander lenses come in an all-metal design with full aperture rings and DOF scales, which made them look premium compared to Nikon’s F-Mount G lenses.
Though Voigtlander produces lenses with manual focus only, which some people see as a downside, the smaller footprint, great built quality, and great image quality make the Voigtlander lenses an excellent choice.
Most Voigtlander lenses are made in small quantities and for a short time, so don’t hesitate on buying any of these lenses for your Nikon camera.
Here are the top 10 best Voigtlander lenses for Nikon:
Voigtlander lenses for Nikon cameras are classified into two: regular lenses and special lenses.
These are manual focus lenses with CPU on board. When you use them for Nikon DSLRs, the cameras will electronically manage the aperture and meter – though you have to set the aperture to the smallest value.
The camera will also register EXIF data properly, so all you need to do is learn how to focus manually.
1. Voigtlander Color-Skopar 20mm f/3.5 Aspherical SL II Lens
This lens was launched in Oct 2009. Though this amazing lens has been discontinued, you would still get it on some marketplaces like eBay. It weighs just 202g with a length of 28.8mm. The filter size is 52mm and the aperture range is f/3.5 to f/22.
It features nine aperture blades and a screw-in LH20-N lens hood.
2. Voigtlander Color-Skopar 28mm f/2.8 Aspherical SL II Lens
The Voigtlander Color-Skopar 28mm f/2.8 lens was launched in Oct 2009 but is also discontinued. Nevertheless, you would get it on some marketplaces – though not easy to come by.
This lens is very light with a weight of 180g and a length of 24.5mm. It has a filter size of 52mm and a closest focus distance of 0.22m. The aperture range is f/2.8 to f/22 with 9 aperture blades.
3. Voigtlander Ultron 40mm f/2 Aspherical SL Lens
This was released in 2002 and is already discontinued. If you need this amazing lens, you would have to do some research on eBay or other marketplaces to find it. It weighs 255g.
It has a filter size of 52mm, length of 29.5mm, and closest focus distance of 0.4m. This lens has an aperture range of f/2.0 to f/16 and 9 aperture blades.
4. Voigtlander Ultron 40mm f/2 SL Aspherical II
The Voigtlander Ultron 40mm f/2 SL Aspherical II lens was launched in Nov 2007 and is also currently discontinued. Serious research can help you find this lens online at an affordable rate.
It’s one of the lightest lenses from Voigtlander weighing just 180g. It has a filter size of 52mm, length of 24.5mm, and closest focus distance of 0.38m. It has nine aperture blades and an aperture range of f/2.0 to f/22.
5. Voigtlander Ultron 40mm f/2 SL Aspherical II S
This powerful lens was launched in Aug 2017 and luckily, it’s still in production. It weighs 260g, has a length of 37.5mm, a filter size of 52mm, and a closest focus distance of 0.25m.
This lens has an LH40-II S lens hood, an aperture range of f/2.0 to f/22, and nine aperture blades.
6. Voigtlander Nokton 58mm f/1.4 Lens
The Voigtlander Nokton 58mm f/1.4 lens was launched in Dec 2003. Although it’s also discontinued, you would get it on most popular online marketplaces. Mind you, it’s a bit pricier than other Voigtlander lenses but offers more value for its high price.
Aside from being pricier, it’s also heavier, weighing about 305g. The additional length is due to its size. This lens has a length of 47.5mm and a filter size of 58mm. The closest focus distance is 0.45m. It has nine aperture blades and an aperture range of f/1.4 to f/16. However, it lacks a lens hood.
7. Voigtlander Nokton 58mm f/1.4 SL II
This lens is heavier than those discussed above, weighing about 320g. It was launched in Nov 2007 but is currently discontinued. Its length is 47.5mm, it also has a filter size of 58mm and a closest focus distance of 0.45m
This lens features an LH-58 lens hood, an aperture range of f/1.4 – f/16, and 9 aperture blades.
8. Voigtlander Nokton 58mm f/1.4 SL II N Lens
The Voigtlander Nokton 58mm f/1.4 SL II N lens was produced in April 2012 and is currently discontinued though it can be found on some online marketplaces at affordable prices.
It’s similar in dimension to the other Nokton 58mm cameras. It weighs 320g, has the LH-58N lens hood, has a length of 47.5mm, and a filter size of 58mm. The closest focus distance is 0.45m, the aperture range is f/1.4 to f/16, and this lens has nine aperture blades.
9. Voigtlander Nokton 58mm f/1.4 SL II S Lens
The lens in the Nokton 58mm series was launched in September 2016 and is still in production. Its official price is about $599. This amazing lens weighs 320g, which may be a bit unsuitable for travel photography or long continuous shots.
This lens has the LH-58S lens hood, a length of 45.5mm, and a filter size of 52mm. The closest focus distance is 0.45m. This lens has an aperture range of between f/1.4 and f/16 and nine aperture blades.
10. Voigtlander Color-Heliar 75mm f/2.5 SL Lens
This is the last regular Voigtlander lens for the Nikon camera brand on our list. It was launched in May 2001 but is currently discontinued. You can easily find it on online marketplaces like eBay or Amazon.
It weighs 250g, which makes it suitable for travel and wildlife photography. Its length is 40.2mm and its filter size is 49mm. Its closest focus distance is 0.7m and its aperture range is f/2.5 to f/22. The lens has nine aperture blades and a lens hood of LH-75.
Special Lenses (Non-RetroFocus)
Just as the name depicts, these lenses have a special design and are really rare. These lenses can only be used when your Nikon camera is in mirror-up mode. You would have to stick this kind of lens inside your camera’s throat towards the sensor.
When you use this kind of lens, you wouldn’t be able to use a viewfinder anymore. In that case, you would have to install a separate one on the hot shoe. These special lenses offer a very unique way of shooting.
1. Voigtlander Ultra Wide-Heliar 12mm f/5.6 Aspherical SL Lens
This special lens was released in August 2003 but is presently discontinued, though you may find it on some marketplaces. It weighs just 200g. The lens has a length of 16.2mm but lacks a filter thread and lens hood. The closest focus distance is 0.3m.
The Voigtlander Ultra Wide-Heliar 12mm f/5.6 Aspherical SL lens has nine aperture blades and an aperture range of f/5.6 to f/22.
2. Voigtlander Super Wide-Heliar 15mm f/4.5 Aspherical SL
This lens was also launched in August 2003 and is also discontinued. It is the lightest lens on our list, weighing just 150g. It has a length of 12.8mm and lacks filter thread and lens hood. This lens’ closest focus distance is 0.3m.
This lens features 10 aperture blades and has an aperture range of f/4.5 to f/22.
These are the list of regular and special Voigtlander lenses for Nikon cameras. Remember, all Voigtlander lenses for Nikon cameras have manual focusing and have a metallic body.
If there is any Voigtlander lens missing from the list? Don’t hesitate to mention it in the comment box below.