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Voigtlander 40mm f/1.2 Nokton Review

  
 
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phinix wrote:
Would lack of 1/8000s on Sony A7c be a problem with our 40mm 1.2?
Like in sunny days? Or even bright ones?


Yes possibly, but if you take a polarizer, which I use on my CV40 most of the time, 1/4000 should be OK. I looked back on my Europe trip pictures that I'm posting here, and out of 350 or so with the CV40 I only had 10 that were above 1/4000.

There is another potential issue with using the CV40 on the A7c though. The A7c lacks a full mechanical shutter. Using EFCS at 1/1000 and above, you will get busier bokeh with half-circle bokeh balls and potentially uneven exposure. The only other option is to use silent shutter, which will suffer from rolling shutter on moving subjects (electronic readout is 1/15 if I recall).

So while most of the time this lens would be fine on the A7c, there will be times when you'll run into issues. Also, I'm not sure how well the small EVF on the A7c would work for manually focusing this lens, but that's another concern I had.



Jul 15, 2022 at 11:01 AM
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Spring in Bilbao by Graham Gibson, on Flickr



Jul 15, 2022 at 11:31 AM
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Leica M10, Voigtlander Nokton 40mm f/1.2














Jul 16, 2022 at 10:03 AM
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Bilbao Guggenheim Museum by Graham Gibson, on Flickr


Bilbao Guggenheim Museum by Graham Gibson, on Flickr


Bilbao Guggenheim Museum by Graham Gibson, on Flickr



Jul 17, 2022 at 11:21 AM
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Bilbao Guggenheim Museum by Graham Gibson, on Flickr



Jul 19, 2022 at 11:31 AM
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Bilbao Gothic by Graham Gibson, on Flickr



Jul 20, 2022 at 01:18 PM
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I really like the character of this lens. I have a couple questions for those who have the m-mount:

1. I want to use the M-mount lens on my m2 as well as my sony a7r2. Will it be just like using the E mount version or will there be some weird characteristics after adapting it?
2. How is focus shift on film m bodies?



Jul 20, 2022 at 09:16 PM
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summmers wrote:
I really like the character of this lens. I have a couple questions for those who have the m-mount:

1. I want to use the M-mount lens on my m2 as well as my sony a7r2. Will it be just like using the E mount version or will there be some weird characteristics after adapting it?
2. How is focus shift on film m bodies?


If I recall, there are slight differences between the two optics to account for the different sensor stacks on the two systems, but any difference is mostly only noticed in the extreme corners. Not sure about focus shift.

Maybe try google searching this thread for VM or other keywords.

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Jul 22, 2022 at 12:16 PM
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Cross-posting from the FE images thread:


Bilbao Old Town by Graham Gibson, on Flickr


Bilbao Old Town by Graham Gibson, on Flickr


Debbie in Bilbao Old Town by Graham Gibson, on Flickr


Bilbao Old Town by Graham Gibson, on Flickr


Bilbao Old Town by Graham Gibson, on Flickr



Jul 22, 2022 at 12:17 PM
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Really milkin' that sunstar


Bilbao Old Town by Graham Gibson, on Flickr


Bilbao Old Town by Graham Gibson, on Flickr



Jul 22, 2022 at 01:45 PM
 


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Jul 24, 2022 at 12:13 PM
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Last photos from Bilbao


Steak by Graham Gibson, on Flickr


Bilbao Old Town by Graham Gibson, on Flickr


Enjoying a so-so ice cream by Graham Gibson, on Flickr


Bilbao Old Town by Graham Gibson, on Flickr


Adios Bilbao by Graham Gibson, on Flickr



Jul 25, 2022 at 11:50 AM
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I should chip in from our France holiday. It really was the perfect size and weight for long hot days


Panoramo views from the Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, in Marseille by Alan Parker, on Flickr


Boat for the Visite des Calanques tour by Alan Parker, on Flickr


Visite des Calanques boat tour by Alan Parker, on Flickr


Views around Sauveterre, France by Alan Parker, on Flickr


Views of Avignon during the Festival d'Avignon by Alan Parker, on Flickr


Lavender fields outside of Sault, France by Alan Parker, on Flickr


Roussillon, the ochre village in France by Alan Parker, on Flickr



Jul 29, 2022 at 04:41 AM
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The more I look at this thread the more I'm thinking to put my 35/1.2 SE for sale and grab the 40 instead


Aug 03, 2022 at 08:41 AM
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I wish I could easily swap my version with that SE...


Aug 03, 2022 at 09:24 AM
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grahamgibson wrote:
Yes possibly, but if you take a polarizer, which I use on my CV40 most of the time, 1/4000 should be OK. I looked back on my Europe trip pictures that I'm posting here, and out of 350 or so with the CV40 I only had 10 that were above 1/4000.

There is another potential issue with using the CV40 on the A7c though. The A7c lacks a full mechanical shutter. Using EFCS at 1/1000 and above, you will get busier bokeh with half-circle bokeh balls and potentially uneven exposure. The only other option is to use silent shutter, which will
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Thanks for reply. Yes, I looked into this and its worrying me a bit.
Viewfinder also - I always use viewfinder, especially in bright days and I often have problems seeing anything in it, even on my A7II, so 7c could be even worse.
Maybe A7III would be better option, being just an amateur on budget



Aug 08, 2022 at 04:44 AM
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phinix wrote:
I often have problems seeing anything in it, even on my A7II, so 7c could be even worse. Maybe A7III would be better option, being just an amateur on budget

I will say that using the CV40 has become a lot easier for me on the A7R4. On the A7II I often really struggled, which made using the lens less fun than it should have been. I'm not sure how the A7C compares in that area.



Aug 08, 2022 at 06:03 AM
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Alan Parker wrote:
I will say that using the CV40 has become a lot easier for me on the A7R4. On the A7II I often really struggled, which made using the lens less fun than it should have been. I'm not sure how the A7C compares in that area.


Was it because of higher res or better viewfinder?



Aug 08, 2022 at 07:59 AM
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phinix wrote:
Was it because of higher res or better viewfinder?

Mostly the viewfinder honestly.



Aug 08, 2022 at 08:02 AM
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p.269 #20 · p.269 #20 · Voigtlander 40mm f/1.2 Nokton Review


some test done using my Voigtlander 40mm 1.2 M

Sony A7r3 - Voigtlander 40 1.2





Leica M10R - Voigtlander 40 1.2




Huge difference to my eyes!



Aug 08, 2022 at 09:11 AM
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