This is the third of a series of articles showcasing pictures taken on the Voigtländer Nokton 17.5mm/1:0.95. These pictures were taken at the heritage Michell Library (also known as State Library of New South Wales), the oldest library in Australia and showcases the lens’ low light capture abilities as well as the absence of perspective distortions when capturing large architectural spaces.
For more information on the Heliar 17.5mm lens, check out my initial impressions article and other articles in the series:
According to Wikipedia, The State Library of New South Wales building was designed by Walter Liberty Vernon and was built from 1905 to 1910. The property was added to the New South Wales State Heritage Register on 2 April 1999. The central section of the building includes the portico, the ornate vestibule and its reproduced Tasman Map in marble mosaic and the main reading room. The library often showcases items from its collection for display, so it is a good opportunity to see how well the lens performs in low light.
The lens is relatively easy to focus even in low light conditions, and does not display any significant pin cushion or barrel distortion.