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Voigtlaender Nokton 25mm f/0.95

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Voigtlander Nokton 25mm f/0.95 Lens

PC Magazine
18 May 2011
  • Excerpt: The Voigtlander Nokton 25mm f/0.95 lens ($1,199 list) is one of two ultra-fast optics that the Japanese lens manufacturer has created for use with the Micro Four Thirds camera system. It's priced a bit less than the Nokton 17.5mm f/0.95 lens ($1,249), and features a tighter 50mm (35mm equivalent) field of view. It can focus on objects as close as six inches, which can make for some very shallow depth of field when you couple it with the maximum f/0.95 aperture.
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Expert Review

The Luminous Landscape
4 December 2010
  • Excerpt: But in the late '90s Cosina acquired the venerable Voigtlander brand name and began producing film and digital cameras, and lenses under that brand. Of particular interest have been their lenses, produced in Leica screw and M mount. These lenses have offered Leica users a very attractive range of quality optics at very reasonable prices.
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Overall 7

Voigtlander 25mm f/0.95 Nokton Lens Review

30 November 2012
  • Excerpt: This specialised manual focus lens for Micro Four Thirds system cameras sports an incredibly fast f/0.95 maximum aperture, which should allow still image and video recording with very shallow depth of field or in very low light conditions. Due to the relatively large maximum aperture, this lens isn't cheap. In this review, we'll take a look how it performs and whether it offers good value for money.
  • Pros: Outstanding sharpness when stopped down., Excellent build quality and handling, Hyperfocal focusing scale, Reasonably priced for what it is
  • Cons: Hazy appearance of images taken at f/0.95, Lacks the stepless aperture feature found on, Soft corners
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Nokton 25 mm f/0.95

14 December 2010
  • Excerpt: Small 4/3 or Micro 4/3 format sensor was supposed to facilitate the construction of lenses with parameters unavailable in other systems. Indeed several such lenses have been launched on the market. It’s enough to mention here some journalistic devices like the Olympus 14-35 mm and the 35-100 mm with the aperture of f/2.0 or the Panasonic “pancake” with 1.7/20 parameters.
  • Cons: the image is distinctly „fuzzy” at the maximum relative aperture,, significant vignetting near the maximum relative aperture,, high coma.
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Overall 9

Voigtländer Nokton 25mm f/0.95 im Test: Nachtsichtgerät für Micro-Four-Thirds-Kameras

24 February 2011
  • Summary: Das Nokton 25mm f0,95 von Voigtlander wagt sich in gewaltige Lichtstärken vor – und ermöglicht damit Fotos, die mit der Standardausstattung nicht möglich sind. Die größte Öffnung von F0,95 bedeutet gegenüber den bei Micro-Four-Thirds-Kameras mitgelieferten F3,5-bis-F5,6-Kitobjektiven einen Lichtgewinn von vier Blenden. Das bedeutet, dass die Kamera mit einer sechzehnmal kürzeren Verschlusszeit auskommt.
  • Pros: extrem hochwertig verarbeitet, sehr weiches Bokeh, praktisch keine Vignettierungen, sehr gutes Preisleistungsverhältnis
  • Cons: weder Automatik noch Autofokus verfügbar, bei F0,95 extrem exaktes Fokussieren erforderlich
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Expert Review

14 December 2010
  • Summary: Wady jakie odnotował Nokton 0.95/25 są dość typowe dla bardzo jasnych obiektywów dających pola widzenia na poziomie 40–50 stopni. W zasadzie prawie każdy z nich pokazuje duże winietowanie, sporą komę i ma przeciętną jakość obrazu na maksymalnym otworze względnym. Dużymi atutami Voigtlandera są natomiast: świetne światło, kompaktowe rozmiary, doskonała jakość wykonania i rewelacyjna jakość obrazu już po lekkim przymknięciu.
  • Pros: solidna i świetnie wykonana, a jednocześnie kompaktowa obudowa,, bardzo dobre światło f/0.95,, rewelacyjna jakość obrazu w centrum kadru,, dobra rozdzielczość na brzegu kadru,, świetnie kontrolowana aberracja chromatyczna,, przyzwoicie korygowany astygmatyzm,, mało uciążliwa dystorsja.
  • Cons: wyraźna miękkość obrazu na maksymalnym otworze względnym,, spore winietowanie w okolicach maksymalnego otworu względnego,, duża koma.
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