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Voigtlander 50mm f/1.2 Nokton Review

  
 
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goo0h wrote:
Some of these shots certainly have a dreamy quality to them! The shots of the mountain and the gate Iíd be tempted to convert to bw.



Thank you.This is the major strength of contemporary Voigtlander Noktons to me.At f1.2-2 they behave like old lenses with undercorrected sperical aberrations,but stopping down reveals their sharp,contrasty modren nature with excellent colour rendition.




May 18, 2023 at 02:58 AM
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Peire wrote:
Thank you.This is the major strength of contemporary Voigtlander Noktons to me.At f1.2-2 they behave like old lenses with undercorrected sperical aberrations,but stopping down reveals their sharp,contrasty modren nature with excellent colour rendition.


yeah, I need to remember to pull out my 40/1.2. Itís been neglected in a drawer for too long.




May 18, 2023 at 07:39 AM
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p.41 #3 · p.41 #3 · Voigtlander 50mm f/1.2 Nokton Review


Does anyone use a 6bit code on the Leica-M for this lens. I don't feel like looking through the whole thread.


Jul 16, 2023 at 05:26 AM
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p.41 #4 · p.41 #4 · Voigtlander 50mm f/1.2 Nokton Review


Picked up this lens a couple of weeks ago and really like this lens. Sharp wide open and classic Voigtlander Nokton rendering.






















Aug 06, 2023 at 09:27 AM
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p.41 #5 · p.41 #5 · Voigtlander 50mm f/1.2 Nokton Review


Disassembly - Voigtlander 50mm F1.2 Nokton Leica M mount lens
https://www.yukosteel.com/2023/08/disassembly-voigtlander-50mm-f12-nokton.html



Aug 18, 2023 at 10:39 PM
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p.41 #6 · p.41 #6 · Voigtlander 50mm f/1.2 Nokton Review




Canon R + VM 50/1.2 at 1.2



Sep 12, 2023 at 12:21 PM
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p.41 #7 · p.41 #7 · Voigtlander 50mm f/1.2 Nokton Review




Canon R5 + VM 50/1.2 at 1.2 + Pol CPL B+W



Sep 12, 2023 at 12:27 PM
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p.41 #8 · p.41 #8 · Voigtlander 50mm f/1.2 Nokton Review


Randoms from my few weeks testing out this lens




  ILCE-7M3    Voigtlander NOKTON 50mm F1.2 Aspherical lens    50mm    f/4.0    1/100s    100 ISO    -0.7 EV  






  ILCE-7M3    Voigtlander NOKTON 50mm F1.2 Aspherical lens    50mm    f/1.6    1/500s    100 ISO    -1.0 EV  






  ILCE-7M3    Voigtlander NOKTON 50mm F1.2 Aspherical lens    50mm    f/2.0    1/60s    640 ISO    -1.0 EV  






  ILCE-7M3    Voigtlander NOKTON 50mm F1.2 Aspherical lens    50mm    f/4.0    1/800s    100 ISO    -0.3 EV  






  ILCE-7M3    Voigtlander NOKTON 50mm F1.2 Aspherical lens    50mm    f/2.8    1/125s    1600 ISO    -1.7 EV  






  ILCE-7M3    Voigtlander NOKTON 50mm F1.2 Aspherical lens    50mm    f/2.0    1/400s    100 ISO    0.0 EV  






  ILCE-7M3    Voigtlander NOKTON 50mm F1.2 Aspherical lens    50mm    f/5.6    1/125s    320 ISO    -1.7 EV  






  ILCE-7M3    Voigtlander NOKTON 50mm F1.2 Aspherical lens    50mm    f/4.0    1/400s    100 ISO    -0.7 EV  






  ILCE-7M3    Voigtlander NOKTON 50mm F1.2 Aspherical lens    50mm    f/2.0    1/30s    125 ISO    -0.7 EV  






  ILCE-7M3    Voigtlander NOKTON 50mm F1.2 Aspherical lens    50mm    f/2.8    1/125s    100 ISO    0.0 EV  



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p.41 #9 · p.41 #9 · Voigtlander 50mm f/1.2 Nokton Review


Has anyone tried both the CV 50mm 1.0 and the 1.2? Iím torn between the two lenses but, to me, the 1.2 seems to have better subject separation even though that is counterintuitive. Maybe itís the falloff in the transition zone thatís different between the two lenses. I love the way my 40 1.2 renders and separates subjects from the background and want a similar look at 50mm.


Jan 25, 2024 at 11:47 PM
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saxguy wrote:
Has anyone tried both the CV 50mm 1.0 and the 1.2? Iím torn between the two lenses but, to me, the 1.2 seems to have better subject separation even though that is counterintuitive. Maybe itís the falloff in the transition zone thatís different between the two lenses. I love the way my 40 1.2 renders and separates subjects from the background and want a similar look at 50mm.


Here you go:

https://phillipreeve.net/blog/comparison-super-fast-50mm-m-mount-lenses/



Jan 25, 2024 at 11:56 PM
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Desmolicious wrote:
Here you go:

https://phillipreeve.net/blog/comparison-super-fast-50mm-m-mount-lenses/


Thanks. To my eyes I still like the overall imagery of the 50 1.2 over the 1.0 in the examples from the review. I tend to favor lenses with a little more contrast/microcontrast as well, so the 50 1.2 may be the better lens for me.



Jan 26, 2024 at 12:10 AM
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You can't judge this (CV 50/1) kind of lens in a pseudo-scientific manner, as with the unrealistic scenes and poor light conditions used for the comparo review at that site. It's simply a lens that takes beautiful photographs but if you are the kind of person who needs a lens to first satisfy checklist items in isolation from suitable subject matter and conditions, it's not for you. CV can do that with aplomb and they do so in other lenses like the 50/1.2 andthe APOs, but that is not their intent nor the image qualities associated with the 50/1. In this sense it is an extreme, edge of spectrum lens.

If the image matters more than the forensics of lens testing, it's a straight line from taking the image to appreciating the image. The other stuff doesn't matter a whit for what that lens can produce, for the people who are attracted by its special imagery. Its aesthetics are not for everyone as is common in artistic endeavours, but it is very special as an image maker, nonetheless.

Some reviews actually identify the great beauty of the images even as they outline all the things they don't like - the usual stuff, CA, vignette, sharpness at f1 (lol), etc. It's a strange world when such lenses do not meet with greater approval, but here we are. I had thought beautiful creative, often abstract imagery was the aim of much of photography, it certainly is for me. Some excellent samples of these observations are sprinkled through this YT title from Chris Frost:

Voigtlšnder 50mm f/1.0 'Nokton' lens review

There's room for all of them - the CV 50mm lenses.



Jan 26, 2024 at 01:26 AM
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philip_pj wrote:
You can't judge this (CV 50/1) kind of lens in a pseudo-scientific manner, as with the unrealistic scenes and poor light conditions used for the comparo review at that site. It's simply a lens that takes beautiful photographs but if you are the kind of person who needs a lens to first satisfy checklist items in isolation from suitable subject matter and conditions, it's not for you. CV can do that with aplomb and they do so in other lenses like the 50/1.2 andthe APOs, but that is not their intent nor the image qualities associated with the 50/1. In
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Thank you for the insight. I wonder how the CV 50 1.0 would compare to the LLL 1966 50 1.2 in this regard. I assume it would be a matter of artistic taste.




Jan 29, 2024 at 03:57 PM
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p.41 #14 · p.41 #14 · Voigtlander 50mm f/1.2 Nokton Review


Hey folks, appreciate the work Fred and the rest of the community have put into this review! I just got into the rangefinder ecosystem with a M10R, and want a great 50mm with a focusing tab. This lens seems to fit the bill minus the tab. Does anyone have experience using one of the aftermarket accessories like taab with this lens?


Feb 05, 2024 at 10:45 PM
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laveen123 wrote:
Hey folks, appreciate the work Fred and the rest of the community have put into this review! I just got into the rangefinder ecosystem with a M10R, and want a great 50mm with a focusing tab. This lens seems to fit the bill minus the tab. Does anyone have experience using one of the aftermarket accessories like taab with this lens?


Not with this lens but others. So far I have never liked any of the after market tabs. I find the TAAB ackward and uncomfortable to use. The stick on ones feel great but don't stay on. I am still searching for a good solution.



Feb 05, 2024 at 11:23 PM
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p.41 #16 · p.41 #16 · Voigtlander 50mm f/1.2 Nokton Review


GvB




  ILCE-7RM4A    Voigtlander NOKTON 50mm F1.2 Aspherical lens    50mm    f/1.2    1/1000s    100 ISO    0.0 EV  






  ILCE-7RM4A    Voigtlander NOKTON 50mm F1.2 Aspherical lens    50mm    f/1.2    1/500s    100 ISO    0.0 EV  




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