I wasn't expecting much in terms of build quality but damn this piece is built like a tank
Jamie Bright "Geek, nerd, dork ... I'm all that and more", Amazon
13 May 2015
Summary: I got this lens to compliment my Leica M9. I couldn't afford the $2000-$7000 lenses, so this would be my first lens for my rangefinder. I wasn't expecting much in terms of build quality but damn this piece is built like a tank.
Summary: This is more or less your only option for an M mount 35mm f/1.4 lens at this price point. If you're willing to lose a stop and put up with some viewfinder blockage, you can go with the Zeiss 35 f/2 ZM. This Voigtlander is very compact - no finder blockage - and is well built.
Summary: It's not the best but it's better than others. Leica lenses would always be better but for people who are looking for lenses that are cheaper and have good quality then this will be the next choice.
Summary: Even stopped down to f/2, this lens is significantly less sharp near the edges of an APS-C sensor than the cheap Canon EF-M 22mm f/2. It's ok near the center, but come on, really? I am frustrated by all the reviews trying to make it sound like fine wine and feel like a sucker for buying it.
Usage of the Voigtlander Nokton 35mm f/1.4 Wide Angle Leica M Mount Lens is easy and very sharp
ARNOLD B DEXTER, Amazon
13 February 2013
Summary: The Voigtlander Nokton 35mm f/1.4 Wide Angle Leica M Mount Lens works great with the M Leica. Focusing and aperture adjustments are smooth. I find the lens to be very sharp and very good in low light situations. In short I would recommend this lens to a friend.
Summary: This is a Leica M Mount lens and I don't have a genuine Leica 35mm lens to compare it to, only a 50mm Summicron. The Leica equivalent, the 35mm f/1.4 ASPH Summilux-M, costs ten times what I paid for this lens on the used market.
Summary: I shoot a Nex-5N. The more I use the Nokton, the less I like it (although I still see it as a decent lens). I think with this lens you get what you pay for. It's image quality is noticeably inferior to my Zeiss lenses (35mm f/2 Biogon, 21mm f/2.8 Biogon, 50mm f/1.5 Sonnar) .