Professional wedding & portrait photographer and Olympus Ambassador Robert Pugh, talks about his Voigtlander MFT (Micro 4/3) lenses, the 17.5 mm F0.95 and 42.5 mm F0.95 with a side by side comparison to the Olympus 17mm f1.8 and the 45mm f1.8 lenses.

Voigtlander and Olympus

Starting with a quick overview and look around the Voigtlander and Olympus lenses. Looking at the advantages and disadvantages of manual vs auto. After covering the introductions its time to get tethered up to the computer and camera. For this I will be using the TetherTools lead with the Olympus OMDEM5MKII. I’ll be using Capture One version 9 to display the images and make alterations along the way.

For the demonstrations you will see the side by side comparisons being displayed as I shoot. This will give you a better comparison and show you the difference that lens choice can make.

Voigtländer is one of the oldest names in the optics industry. Founded in 1756 by Johann C Voigtländer in Vienna, Austria. The company produced the famous Petzval lens, the fastest at the time at F3.7, and in 1841 an all metal Daguerrotype camera. An illustrious heritage indeed!

Today the tradition continues with a large range of classic, metal construction, manual focus lenses for Leica M mount, Micro Four Thirds, DSLR Nikon & Canon. In fact by using various adapters many other cameras (for example Sony E Mount) are capable of using these high quality lenses. The Ultra Fast Nokton lenses (f0.95) are the fastest growing segment for Micro Four Thirds cameras such as Olympus, Panasonic and many video cameras including Blackmagic.

Thanks to FlagHead for supplying the lenses and thanks to The Photographer Academy for filming and supplying the location to carry out the shoot.