Reviews and Problems with Voigtlaender Nokton 25mm f/0.95
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Absolutely Bueatiful Lens
Troy D. Turner "babyjaby", Amazon
21 May 2014
Summary: Excellent build quality (metal body). Nice metal 67mm lens hood (lens has a 52mm filter thread). Spectacular color and sharp wide open at f/0.95. Has an extremely long focus throw ring for precise focusing. Legendary Voigtlander quality and adds character to your images. It's my favorite lens!
Summary: Bought this for my 3/4 mount Blackmagic Cinema camera. Heavy little lens but solid and beautiful. Easy to use, sturdy mount. Love this for low lighting. It feels strange paying so much for something so small... but it does do exactly what you want and the quality is high enough to where I don't feel ripped off or anything. It feels much more solid than standard canon lenses.
Peerless low light performance on the M 4/3 system, gorgeous bokeh
M. Wriston, Amazon
6 December 2013
Summary: This lens is an absolute gem, and well worth its price. One of the first things to understand is that this is not an auto-focus lens, and the aperture is set on the lens itself (much like lenses of yore in the film SLR days). Do not let that fact deter you from considering or purchasing this lens. On the Micro 4/3 format, Voigtlander's 25mm Nokton is the equivalent focal length to 50mm primes.
Summary: This lens is a 180-degree switch from the gear I usually shoot with. Instead of crazy-fast Nikon AF lenses and bodies, I've been walking around with the Voigtlander 25mm f/0.95 mounted to an OM-D, grabbing out-of-focus but somehow oh-so-compelling shots of family, friends, and neighborhood features. It's big and heavy for a µ4/3 lens, and expensive compared to many other excellent AF-capable alternatives.
Excerpt: Depth of field like I've never seen, stunning! Well made, maybe a little on the heavy side but at least I don't have to worry about durability, this is a solid lens. Can't go wrong with this lens!
Pros: Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Nice Bokeh, Rugged, Strong Construction
Summary: I bought this to use with my new OM-D E5 to get one of those beautiful low light photos one can find all over the internet. It does perform very well. Very sharp at F1.4 softer at wider aperture but gives very shallow depth of field. I use it for some creative baby photographs. Will try it outside when the spring comes. I found it easy to focus without any special techniques even looking on the screen of OM-D. Need a few shots however to capture a moving child.