Reviews and Problems with Voigtlaender Nokton 58mm F1.4 SL II
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K. Paesler, B&H Photo
26 January 2016
Excerpt: Great little lens! Images are sharp, even at f 1.4. Bokeh is magical. Yes, it is manual, but the aperture can be contolled from the camera, and the focus ring is smooth and has a long "throw". Plus, I really like the slightly longer focal length of 58mm vs. 50mm.
Excerpt: I have a special relationship with the Voigtländer brand. Growing up in Germany, my father had a Voigtländer camera (I wish I still had it!), which he used to explain the basics of photography to me.
Excerpt: This lens, like all the Voigts, is just wonderful to hold and use. Bokeh is superb, skin tones are super smooth, and it's sharp enough to satisfy the pixel-peepers, even at 1.4. Anyone that says it's soft and "dream-like" at 1.4 is simply missing focus.
Summary: This is the definition of an art lens. A true one. Depth rendition, color, and corner to corner sharpness are all exquisite. The build quality is amazing, focus ring is solid metal (in updated versions, previously it was rubber) and buttery to the touch, amazing precision.
Excerpt: Depth rendition, color, and sharpness are all exquisite. The build quality is amazing, focus ring is solid metal and buttery to the touch, amazing precision.
Aperture ring also very responsive, clicking is there, of course, yet it is also smooth.
Excerpt: So far, a very solid, clean piece of glass that far outshines my 50 1.4 D nikkor. A bit more expensive than the D, but more than twice as clear, and sharp. Only a manual focuser, but i've actually started using manual focus in portraiture at all focal lengths, and moving away from zooms and auto...