Voigtlander Nokton 35mm f/1.4

Last updated (25 May’12):
– Review by Stevehuffphoto

The Voigtlander Nokton 35mm f/1.4 features 35mm at focal length with maximum aperture of f/1.4. The lens construction has 8 elements in 6 groups and has diagonal angle of view at 63 degrees. Closest focusing distance at 0.7 m and has a filter size of 43mm. The Voigtlander Nokton 35mm f/1.4 lens weighs 200 g and it measures 55mm in diameter and 28,5mm long.

Overall Rating: ★★★★½ | Latest Price Info

Expert Reviews

Voigtlander Nokton 35mm f/1.4 Reviews

Stevehuffphoto reviews the Voigtlander Nokton 35mm f/1.4 and writes;
“..It’s funny because this classic look really means “imperfect”! Yep, many shooters are really fond of this classic look as it adds something different to your image. Most lenses today go for intense sharpness, perfect color, and ZERO distortion. This lens goes for softer colors, semi sharp/bordering on slight softness, wide open “glow, and it even has some barrel distortion and vignetting thrown in for fun! Just like the Noctilux that I love so much…”
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User Opinions

Voigtlander Nokton 35mm f/1.4 User Reviews

Amazing bokeh, focal length, colours, and sharpness
“35mm is ideal focal length for me when mounted on my NEX5. Its near 50mm range making it a great walkabout lens, So small with NEX5, Blends with NEX5 metal body and black colour, Nice creamy Bokeh (Rendering of out of focus objects), Very flattering portraits, Sharp, Great Colours, Amazing skin tones” – By Manish S. Vanjara
Rating: ★★★★★

Excellent lens
“The f1.4 aperture, good high ISO of the NEX (3200 ISO is very good and 6400 usable) makes it possible to shoot in very very low light.. I’ve been astounded many times how clean photos I can get in very dark conditions.” – By M. Nguyen
Rating: ★★★★★

The best 35mm 1.4 for the money. | Rating: ★★★★☆
“The Nokton 35mm 1.4 does “wide open” excellently, it is a fantastic lens for wide open photography, with a nice out of focus look… The lens have a pretty dramatic focus shift when stopped down to 2.0 and 4.0 – what does that really mean.? simply, imagine you photograph a portrait at about 3 feet, if you photograph at f. 1.4 the focus will be on the eye of the person (assuming you focused on the eye) however, once you stop down to 2.0 the focus plane have moved almost 3 inches backwards and is now on the ear.. roughly the same is true at f. 4.0 – things get better at 5.6 because the depth of field catches up with the focus shift.. so basically at 5.6 the depth of field have covered the area you originally focused on…” – by Bo Lorentzen

Appealing lens — great price, | Rating: ★★★★☆
“The Voigtlander Nokton 35mm f/1.4 is a great bargain in fast M lenses (especially if you can find one used — they depreciate significantly in my experience). I have been happy with the results I get from it, both on my M8 and my M2. The other reviewer that mentions focus shift is correct: you’ll most likely experience it. I tested for it (with a yardstick and tripod) and found it in my copy. However, I don’t worry about it much in regular shooting. Another great benefit of this lens is its compactness. It’s pretty amazingly small. “ – by Michael A. Thomas

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Voigtlander Nokton 35mm f/1.4 Sample Photos

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Voigtlander Nokton 35mm f/1.4 User Manual

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Features & Specifications

Voigtlander Nokton 35mm f/1.4 Specifications

The newest offering from Voigtlander is truly something: the 35mm f/1.4 Nokton. Designed similarly to the 40mm f/1.4 Nokton, this is tiny, fast, and affordable. Despite this amazing set of attributes, Voigtlander did not skimp on the production quality: tests have shown this lens to be remarkably sharp even at its wide-open aperture. This is the multi-coated version (basically this means if you shoot color you can expect highly saturated colors, and if you shoot b/w you can expect high contrast).

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