This is the second of a series of articles showcasing pictures taken on the Voigtländer Nokton 17.5mm/1:0.95. These pictures were taken on a walk from Cowpers Bay Wharf at Woolloomoolloo to Sydney’s Central Business District. It showcases the lens as a general purpose standard lens that you may take on a photowalk, or when you are a tourist discovering a city for the first time.
For more information on the Heliar 17.5mm lens, check out my initial impressions article and other articles in the series:
These photos are a combination of street photography, street art, architecture and representative of the len’s ability to capture general purpose photography.
The lens is relatively easy to focus using focus peaking. I did not find any issues with detecting areas of focus. As the lens is only mechanically coupled to the body, the GX9 does not detect when the focus ring is being adjusted and therefore focusing aids such as magnification needs to be manually activated.