Reviews and Problems with Voigtlaender Nokton 58mm F1.4 SL II
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Very good portrait lens
raviv M, B&H Photo
3 January 2015
Excerpt: I was looking for a nice manual portrait lens for my NEX cameras. The classic legacy lenses like nikon 85 1.4 AIS were pricy and old, and their focal length is quite limiting. I decided to go for the Voigt 58 and i am more than happy ! This lens is extremely well built.
Pros: Great bokeh, Great Build And Handeling, Nice Smooth Surfaces, Price, Sharp From F28, Wonderful Colors
Summary: I use the the Nokton as a short portrait telephoto on my D300S and a versatile standard lens on my D700. Overall IQ is excellent and by f/4-5.6 match or exceed that of more expensive or famous lenses. I enjoy manual focus lenses and the Voigtlanders I have are pleasures to use.
Excerpt: Solidly built with buttery smooth focusing, the Voigtlander Nocton serves as a standard lens on my Nikon D700 and a great short portrait tele on my D300S. Bokeh is generally very smooth and while the Nocton vignettes noticeably at f/1.4, larger apertures are fully useable and the lens becomes...
Pros: Durable, Nice Bokeh, Rugged, Strong Construction
Excerpt: I use this lens for portraiture on Nikon D300 SLR, and on 35mm SLR film bodies. Since focusing is done at f1.4, which provides a hazy soft image, this lens is hard to focus on the ground glass alone. So I use the green dot in focus indicator in my Nikon to help me.
Pros: Compact, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh, Strong Construction
Excerpt: Please note that the images don't represent the lens fully. B&H hasn't updated the images to reflect the metal ring now being used on the new model. The optics are the same, and I like the metal ring better. So a bonus for us. The build quality is awesome, and the focus ring is a joy to use.
Excerpt: It feels so good in my hands. I needed something fast that could actually be used wide open for dance photographs. Timing is everything with dance photographs, so auto focus in low light is worthless. I use it on a D700 and the results are fantanstic.
Summary: Love this lens. Used on MFT GH3 giving something like a 100mm crop. Its not a lens for point and shoot, neither is it sharp in comparison to say the Panny 12-35mm. Its a lens where shots have to be worked at, but this is its major charm, spend time getting the angle of the light right and it brings...
Excerpt: I use the this lens on my D7000 so with the crop sensor it makes an excellent portrait lens. I am a huge fan of the colour reproduction and bokeh this lens produces. It is also superbly built and sharp. Excellent lens my only concern is whether the zeiss would be better for another 200 dollars.
Pros: Durable, Good in low light, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh, Rugged, Strong Construction