I recently bought a second-hand Voigtlander 12mm ultra wide angle lens for my Leica M. In the Leica world this is quite a cheap lens especially for such a ultra wide angle. Since starting to use the lens I can't resist standing close to buildings and pointing my camera upward towards the sky, it's like a hoover fitted to the front of my camera sucking in everything close to it, buildings, trees, lamp posts you name it.
I am just loving some of the results I am getting. Objects close to the camera seem to frame the shot.
I especially like the sausages hanging with the washing in this shot
The lens also performs very well, sharp with good contrast and colours, even sharpness and smearing in the corners is very acceptable especially considering how wide it is. I am looking forward to using it for more conventional cityscapes when I get more time to go out shooting.
Brits in Shanghai :-)