This is a Real Life Review of the new Voigtländer 21mm f1.4 E-mount lens with a Sony A9 body, taken on a photowalk around Sydney’s Barangaroo, Darling Harbour, the Star, and along several stations on the new Sydney Metro line.
This review focuses on the ability of the lens to take wide-angle architecture shots, as well as street and object photography.
The lens fits snugly and feels well balanced on a Sony A9. Focusing is easy as in most shooting conditions the depth of field is quite long, and most shots will be in focused if you leave the lens at infinity focus. The only time I found I needed to be more careful is when shooting objects at close range at maximum aperture to try and get some bokeh out of the lens.
Barangoo is a good location for architecture and perspective shots, as well as simple street photography. I also stepped into a deli to take some store shelf shots, and a close up shot of cafe tables gives an indication of perspective and bokeh that this lens can render.