This lens is terrific!
I can’t believe what I’m getting.
On the downside, it’s true that you’ll get the infamous “red edges” (peripheral colour shifts) in many images with this lens. The red edge phenomenon is a known issue with wide angle lenses when mounted on the M9… literally, the edges of the photo are coloured red:
This happens because light passing through wide angle lenses strikes the edges of the camera sensor with a steeper angle of incidence, causing colour shifts.
Compounding the problem is that I haven’t even tried assigning a Leica lens profile to the my Voigtländer 15mm, which would result in some (software) correction of the colour, as well as the vignetting that is also present. Why haven’t I assigned a profile? I don’t mind the vignetting (I often add it when post-processing anyway), and I’d rather work around the colour shifting. Now, if I was primarily a landscape photographer, this issue would be most bothersome. Something to consider if you’re contemplating getting this lens.
Stay tuned this week for more images.