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FM Review: Voigtlander 40mm f/1.2 Nokton

  
 
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Ysaye wrote:
First post on FredandMiranda so hope it appears on the Voigtlander thread!

Anybody had their 40mm NOKTON seize up? The focus ring just suddenly went twice as stiff and unusable compared to the wonderful buttery smooth usual action. I bought mine second hand but thankfully with a 6 month warranty. It's just been sent back to CV but I was surprised it happened. Lens was in very good condition and was on my camera almost constantly for about 4 months. I must say I love it and have been learning to manual focus and practising hard.

Also, I'm wondering whether to replace
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Sigma 45 2.8 is great alternative, AF is good enough for family shots (i dont know for toddler tho).
I dont use anymore my 55 since I enjoy much more Sigma rendering and aperture ring.



Apr 26, 2022 at 06:04 AM
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I'm trying out the Sigma 35/2 as an alternative with AF. It takes nice images, but can't replicate the same subject isolation of the CV40 wide open.

I tried the Sigma 45i, but as good as the bokeh is at f2.8, I still feel it's slower than I want. I prefer the 35/2 and have the wider view with the ability to crop.

I've been pretty happy with the Sony 55/1.8 for the size, and this lens still remains in regular rotation of options.

Faster options that are closest are the 35GM, Sigma 35/1.2 and 50GM, but I haven't been willing to size up to these (yet).

There's also the TAP with VM version of the CV40.



Apr 26, 2022 at 11:58 AM
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grahamgibson wrote:
I'm trying out the Sigma 35/2 as an alternative with AF. It takes nice images, but can't replicate the same subject isolation of the CV40 wide open.

I tried the Sigma 45i, but as good as the bokeh is at f2.8, I still feel it's slower than I want. I prefer the 35/2 and have the wider view with the ability to crop.

I've been pretty happy with the Sony 55/1.8 for the size, and this lens still remains in regular rotation of options.

Faster options that are closest are the 35GM, Sigma 35/1.2 and 50GM, but I haven't been willing to
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35GM for me



Apr 26, 2022 at 02:35 PM
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I just bought the 35 Art dg hsm for $490 to give it a go.

LeeRatters wrote:
35GM for me




Apr 26, 2022 at 02:47 PM
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p.265 #5 · p.265 #5 · FM Review: Voigtlander 40mm f/1.2 Nokton


Madrid - Plaza El Sol after a procession of Madonna Macarena.








Apr 27, 2022 at 09:24 PM
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comp_DSC03429-2 by Joachim Wulfers, on Flickr

A6600 + Voigtländer Nokton 40/1.2. @ f4, 1/2500, ISO400



Apr 28, 2022 at 09:25 PM
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Apr 29, 2022 at 06:35 AM
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A local estate in The Hague:


Landgoed Ockenburg by Alan Parker, on Flickr


Landgoed Ockenburg by Alan Parker, on Flickr

Wild Onions at the Hallerbos in Belgium:


Hallerbos by Alan Parker, on Flickr



May 02, 2022 at 06:44 AM
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I recently purchased this lens due to all the great pictures in this thread. I've noticed what I believe to be focus shift on the copy of the lens I bought. How do you compensate for this while shooting with this lens?

Keep the great pictures coming.



May 09, 2022 at 08:07 AM
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How are your manual focus skills? Do you use focus magnification? Focus shift shouldn't be a problem.


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My skills are moderate. I used a manual for some macro in the past but I've recently started more so this year with the purchase of the CV15 and 21/1.4. I like doing it so I figured I would get this lens too.

Do I just compensate for the fact that it's going to shift by focusing in front or behind the main area? I'm going to do some experimenting but I just want to know where to start before I decide to return the lens. I really don't want to cause I see what it's capable of with this thread.



May 09, 2022 at 09:51 AM
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Doesn’t focus shift only happen if you focus wide open and stop down to take the picture? Seems to be more of an issue with videography, or some landscape photography. The latter of which can be corrected after stopping down by using the magnification to correct for any shift.

Otherwise, for more walk around use, I only focus at the intended aperture so I don’t get any focus shift.



May 09, 2022 at 10:02 AM
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Maybe I'm misunderstanding. When I focus at F1.2 or F1.4 for instance, on the magnification it looks like it's in focus but after the picture is taken it is slightly misfocused. This doesn't seem to happen with the other CV lenses I have or the Loxia 21/2.8 that I've used.


May 09, 2022 at 11:27 AM
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Dultimate wrote:
Maybe I'm misunderstanding. When I focus at F1.2 or F1.4 for instance, on the magnification it looks like it's in focus but after the picture is taken it is slightly misfocused. This doesn't seem to happen with the other CV lenses I have or the Loxia 21/2.8 that I've used.


The only test really is on a tripod with a static subject.



May 09, 2022 at 12:01 PM
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Old Tow Truck

comp_DSC03611_ji by Joachim Wulfers, on Flickr


A6600 f4, 1/4000, ISO400



May 10, 2022 at 03:13 PM
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May 11, 2022 at 08:18 PM
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comp_DSC03645_ji by Joachim Wulfers, on Flickr

A6600 f5.6, 1/4000, ISO400



May 12, 2022 at 06:04 PM
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May 15, 2022 at 08:02 PM
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Lightsearcher wrote:
Madrid

https://marcelobarrera.zenfolio.com/img/s/v-10/p234181786-6.jpg



It's these types of photos that make me want this lens! Stunning.



May 15, 2022 at 08:05 PM
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weezintrumpete wrote:
It's these types of photos that make me want this lens! Stunning.


I am glad you like it, this lens is attached to my camera and I use it for travel, street and family pictures.






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