Voigtlander Nokton 50mm f/1.1

Last updated (04 September’10):
- Review by Luminous-landscape

The Voigtlander Nokton 50mm f/1.1 features 50mm at focal length with maximum aperture of f/1.1. The lens construction has 7 elements in 6 groups and has diagonal angle of view at 45,9 degrees. Closest focusing distance at 1.0 m and has a filter size of 58mm. The Voigtlander Nokton 50mm f/1.1 lens weighs 428 g and it measures 69.6 mm in diameter and 57.2 mm long.

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

Expert Reviews

Voigtlander Nokton 50mm f/1.1 Reviews

Luminous-landscape reviews the Voigtlander Nokton 50mm f/1.1 and writes;
“At F/1.1, it is not the sharpest or contrastiest lens out there, but its performance is very good. I agree with the consensus view expressed by other reviewers that it matches the image quality of the Leica 50mm F/1 wide-open. While I have never had the privilege of using a f0.95, I don’t doubt that it bests the F/1.1 at maximum apertures. Stopping the Nokton down to F/1.4 markedly improves the image quality, bringing it into the “Damn, that’s sharp” range (yes, that’s a technical term of art, corresponding to roughly 1,000 Nyquist nonsensometres per inch of brick wall). From F/1.4 downwards, it’s a top-notch lens as well.”
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Stevehuffphoto reviews the Voigtlander Nokton 50mm f/1.1 and writes;
“The old Leica Noctilux was not the sharpest lens in the world at F1, but it had a beautiful glow and even today is a favorite for portraits with many shooters. The Nokton 1.1 is actually a sharper lens than the old Noctilux if sharpness is your thing. I do not have a Noct here to test against but from what I remember, these crops are sharper than what the Noctilux put put at F1.”
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User Opinions

Voigtlander Nokton 50mm f/1.1 User Reviews

90% of the bang for 10% of the money, | Rating: ★★★★★
“…I bought one of the first and personally I really like the way the Nokton renders wide open, the bokeh may be described as a little grainy, almost water-colorish, this is perfect for my taste and I have been very happy with this lens for street photography and portraiture. Voigtlander have made a business of creating incredible value lenses for rangefinders, delivering superb lenses at a great price. The new 50mm 1.1 is maybe the single best value Voigtlander have ever offered.” – by Bo Lorentzen

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Voigtlander Nokton 50mm f/1.1 Sample Photos

- Voigtlander Nokton 50mm f/1.1 Sample Photos @ Flickr.com


Voigtlander Nokton 50mm f/1.1 User Manual

- Download Voigtlander Nokton 50mm f/1.1 User Manual (PDF – 161kb)

Features & Specifications

Voigtlander Nokton 50mm f/1.1 Specifications

Voigtlander Nokton 50mm f/1 Leica M Mount Lens – Black Specifications Construction6 Groups/ 7 Elements F stop rangef/1-16 Closest Focusing Distance3.0′ Filter Size58mm Dimensions (Length x Diameter)57.2mm x 69.6mm Weight15 oz

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