First Voigtlander Nokton 35mm f/1.2 Review Posted

Voigtlander generally makes great mechanical lenses for the price and DC.Watch posted their review of the Voigtlander Nokton 35mm f/1.2 the other day. You can read part 1 and part 2 of their review to find out or see the bullet points below:

  • The Voigtlander Nokton 35mm f/1.2 is heavier than the XF35mmF1.4 R and XF35mmF2 R WR
  • The optical system of this lens is a double gauss type consisting of 8 elements in 6 groups or 8-lens style
  • Improved resolution over NOKTON Classic 35mm F1.4, but still soft
  • Lots of character if you like that kind of thing
  • Going from f/1.2 to f/1.4 provides a significant improvement
  • Easier to use from f/2 up
  • There is a considerable improvement in resolution by f/2.8
  • Fairly high gradation reproducibility
  • Straight lines are straight
  • Despite its compact size, it seems that there is no compromise in optical performance
  • Great contrast between light and dark
  • Smooth roll-off of bokeh
  • The bokeh makes the sensor feel larger
  • Some chromatic aberration can be found, but it isn’t beyond fixing
  • Decent for shooting into the sun
  • Nice and compact design
  • The electronics only work with cameras that can communicate with Fujinon MKX lenses
  • The aperture is by the body instead of on the front of the lens so you can get confused sometimes and change the aperture instead of focus
  • Very enjoyable to shoot
  • The 30cm close focus distance is nice
  • Focus peaking works well with this lens

Voigtlander Nokton 35mm f/1.2: B&H PhotoAdorama

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