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Voigtlander Nokton Aspherical 35mm f/1.2 Lens II (Black)

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Voigtlander Nokton Aspherical 35mm f/1.2 Lens II (Black)

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Product Highlights

  • Voigtlander VM Mount; for M Mount Camera
  • Very Fast f/1.2 Aperture Lens
  • Outstanding Sharpness & Contrast
  • 1.64' (50 cm) Close Focusing Distance
  • 52mm Filter Size
  • Sturdy Metal Outer Barrel
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The black Voigtlander Nokton Aspherical 35mm f/1.2 Lens II is a smaller, lighter version of Voigtlander's original 35mm f/1.2 Nokton lens. This is a very bright manual focus lens that features high-quality construction with classic styling, while using modern optical lens technology. It has a minimum focusing distance of 1.64' (50 cm). With a full-frame camera, this moderate wide-angle 35mm is amazingly versatile; with an APS-C camera, it's equivalent to an 52.5mm lens in 35mm format terms, making it ideal for portraits, travel, or photojournalism. Even at its widest aperture, this lens offers outstanding imaging performance throughout the focus range; excellent contrast; and superb rendition of detail.

Very fast f/1.2 aperture lens
Outstanding sharpness & contrast
1.64' (50 cm) close focusing distance
Sturdy metal outer barrel
VM bayonet mount is compatible with all M mount rangefinder cameras and lens adapters
Filter Size 52 mm
Lens Mount Voigtlander VM bayonet; compatible with all M mount cameras and adapters
f/Stop Range 1.2-22
Minimum Focus Distance 1.64' (50cm)
Angle of View 63°
Groups/Elements 7/10
Number of Aperture Blades 12
Length 2.44" (62 mm)
Maximum Diameter 2.39" (60.8 mm)
Weight 1.03 lb (471 g)
Packaging Info
Package Weight 1.3 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 5.3 x 4.6 x 4.5"
Voigtlander Nokton Aspherical 35mm f/1.2 Lens II (Black)
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    VoigtlanderNokton Aspherical 35mm f/1.2 Lens II (Black)
     
    4.5

    (based on 17 reviews)

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    86%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Durable (11)
    • Easy to use (6)
    • Nice bokeh (6)
    • Strong construction (5)
    • Rugged (4)

    Cons

    • Heavy (4)
    • Heavy / bulky (3)

    Best Uses

    • Low light (6)
    • Night photography (5)
    • Travel (5)
    • Everyday (4)
    • Landscape/scenery (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Photo enthusiast (6), Enthusiast (3)
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    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Nice Glass!

    I bought this lens for use with my new Sony A7. Overall it is very well constructed and fits the camera well, making a nice feel in my hands. This is a big...Read complete review

    I bought this lens for use with my new Sony A7. Overall it is very well constructed and fits the camera well, making a nice feel in my hands. This is a big lens on my A7 and heavy. But, the weight feels solid in my hands, balances with the camera and gives me a confidence that my hold is steady even without image stabilization. The images I have made with this lens reaffirm that notion.The lens has a nice big focus ring that is a big help with the manual focus required with the A7. The movement end to end is very smooth. The aperture ring is easy to use also, right at the front of the barrel. I use this lens in aperture priority mode, focus wide open and then count the clicks down to the desired f stop. The camera sets the ISO and shutter speed automatically. Nice!The bokeh at 1.2 is super shallow but quite lovely and as you stop down this lens delivers beautifully sharp at focus, with nice softness to infinity.With a super fast 1.2 max aperture, this lens performs amazingly! I made shots of my son by the light of our TV only and they looked as though they may have been made in daylight.With the selection of native glass in short supply for the new Sony cameras, Voigtlander lenses make a nice addition if you don't mind manual focus and shooting aperture priority or manual exposure. They are beautiful lenses and they are SHARP.I highly recommend this lens for anybody seeking a fast 35mm for use with a Leica M mount.

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    Not the dream lens I expected..

    35mm at 1.2 sounded like a dream come true and I had researched this lens well before purchasing it so I had an idea what to expect-- it just didn't meet those expectations....Read complete review

    35mm at 1.2 sounded like a dream come true and I had researched this lens well before purchasing it so I had an idea what to expect-- it just didn't meet those expectations.

    On the good side:

    This lens is solidly constructed (built like a little tank), the silent click of the aperture means you don't need to look because you can feel what you're doing and the focusing barrel is just as smooth in operation. The finish is nice, the weight of the lens feels like you have a really fine quality product in your hands and with a maximum aperture of 1.2 the creative possibilities seemed endless.The bokeh was actually quite nice but that may have been because the lens wasn't very sharp?

    On the bad side:

    I'm not sure if it was my copy or not (almost thinking it had to be due to all the good reviews) but this lens wasn't sharp at all and I wasn't looking for razor edged sharpness with it; again I knew what to expect. Some definition would have been nice though. Even with focus peaking on a Sony A7II I lost several shots.

    Additionally, I'd read about the chromatic aberation wide open particularly in high contrast situations, purple fringing that you can fix in post processing, but did not expect such an occurrence near dusk on an already gloomy day. It was dark enough that I had to bump up my ISO and I still got CA. Stopping down to f2 did not alleviate the problem. I suppose by 5.6 or so it would have cleared up but what is the purpose of a lens with a maximum aperture of 1.2 if you can't use it, even in the dark?

    I seriously wanted this lens to be my 35mm go-to and I got a great black friday deal on it but deal or no.. this lens was a disappointment.

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    3.0

    Not the dream lens I expected..

    By MaxAperture

    from Chicago, IL

    About Me Photography Student

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easily Interchangeable
    • Nice Bokeh
    • Rugged
    • Strong Construction

    Cons

    • Chromatic aberration
    • Poor sharpness

    Best Uses

      Comments about Voigtlander Nokton Aspherical 35mm f/1.2 Lens II (Black):

      35mm at 1.2 sounded like a dream come true and I had researched this lens well before purchasing it so I had an idea what to expect-- it just didn't meet those expectations.

      On the good side:

      This lens is solidly constructed (built like a little tank), the silent click of the aperture means you don't need to look because you can feel what you're doing and the focusing barrel is just as smooth in operation. The finish is nice, the weight of the lens feels like you have a really fine quality product in your hands and with a maximum aperture of 1.2 the creative possibilities seemed endless.The bokeh was actually quite nice but that may have been because the lens wasn't very sharp?

      On the bad side:

      I'm not sure if it was my copy or not (almost thinking it had to be due to all the good reviews) but this lens wasn't sharp at all and I wasn't looking for razor edged sharpness with it; again I knew what to expect. Some definition would have been nice though. Even with focus peaking on a Sony A7II I lost several shots.

      Additionally, I'd read about the chromatic aberation wide open particularly in high contrast situations, purple fringing that you can fix in post processing, but did not expect such an occurrence near dusk on an already gloomy day. It was dark enough that I had to bump up my ISO and I still got CA. Stopping down to f2 did not alleviate the problem. I suppose by 5.6 or so it would have cleared up but what is the purpose of a lens with a maximum aperture of 1.2 if you can't use it, even in the dark?

      I seriously wanted this lens to be my 35mm go-to and I got a great black friday deal on it but deal or no.. this lens was a disappointment.

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      5.0

      If you don't mind MF, this is the lens to get for the a7x

      By John

      from TN

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Consistent Output
      • Durable
      • Nice Bokeh
      • Strong Construction

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Indoors/Low Light
        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Night Photography

        Comments about Voigtlander Nokton Aspherical 35mm f/1.2 Lens II (Black):

        If you don't mind using manual focus, this is the FAST 35mm lens to get for the Sony a7 series of cameras. I have this lens on the Voigtlander VM-E Close Focus adapter and could not be happier. I also purchased the lens hood that is sold separately (ouch on the price for the hood).

        The lens performs well at 1.2 and is MORE COMPACT compared to Sony's 35/1.4 lens. The lens is hefty in weight but feels good and does not bother me. Works well for me on the a7, a7ii, and a7Rii.

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        (6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        The best 35mm

        By Ryan

        from San Jose, CA

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Rugged
        • Strong Construction

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Indoors/Low Light
          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Macro Photography
          • Night Photography

          Comments about Voigtlander Nokton Aspherical 35mm f/1.2 Lens II (Black):

          People always say that this lens is hefty, but it's actually a small lens, all-metal construction. There's a little vignetting when wide open, but it's really not a big deal. It's a very sharp lens overall, works perfectly with my A7 II.

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          (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          It is like a 35mm "Noctilux" with a big DOF and cash benefit

          By fotojob

          from Berlin, Germany

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Nice Bokeh

          Cons

          • Heavy

          Best Uses

          • Indoors/Low Light
          • Night Photography

          Comments about Voigtlander Nokton Aspherical 35mm f/1.2 Lens II (Black):

          Its performance on the M9 is well comparable with the old Noctilux f1.0: Super fast, super sharp, super heavy, with a small but normal amount of color fringing and also a very small focus shift wide open ... but this is typical for for these kind of lenses and photography. Shut down to f2.0 and further, it is not far away from the 35mm Summicron, the differences are easily correctable within your digital workflow. The combination of the price and the wider close-range-DOF makes it a bargain alternative to all photographers dreaming of the Noctilux. For me it is a perfect lens.

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          (16 of 17 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Darn good for the price.

          By RiverCityRocker

          from Austin, Texas, USA

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Easily Interchangeable
          • Nice Bokeh
          • Rugged
          • Strong Construction

          Cons

          • Heavy

          Best Uses

          • Indoors/Low Light
          • Night Photography

          Comments about Voigtlander Nokton Aspherical 35mm f/1.2 Lens II (Black):

          I bought this lens to replace my Nokton f/1.4. This lens is sharper and has better contrast than the f/1.4 (both SC and MC) and has much less flat field curvature, but it IS enormous comparatively. It's quite heavy making my M9-P nose dive and there is quite a bit of finder blockage. Neither of these bother me too much, but it's a complaint I hear a lot. The difference in speed from f/1.4 to f/1.2 is pretty negligible in my opinion. If you're considering moving from the f/1.4 Nokton, I'd recommend thinking twice before you do. That being said, if I hadn't owned the f/1.4 and went straight for this I'd be very happy with it. For the price you can't beat it. I find it very sharp for low-light work wide open. It's built well and feels solid. No focus shift I can detect and I typically nail focus with this lens wide open even in the dark (I'm very adept at rangefinders though, it can be difficult for beginners). There's no other 35mm lens for M-mount that is f/1.2 so there's that...Even though it's heavy, once you have the camera to your eye it's a good thing. It makes the camera more stable for hand-holding and I can usually get a sharp shot from my M9-P at 1/15 and sometimes slower. The out of focus areas, or "bokeh" if you prefer are pretty nice. The color rendition and contrast is fabulous with my M9-P.To address concerns others have brought up about chromatic aberration wide open, well that's to be expected with almost any fast lens. Most fast Leica lenses do the same. Even the $10K Noctilux. It's a trade off you make for speed. Lightroom 5.3 has added Voigtlander lens profiles so the CA and what little distortion can be fixed in a click. I mostly use mine mostly for shooting concerts and live music in dark venues and I'm not a corner peeper so even if it is a little soft at the edges wide open I don't find that to be an issue because if you're shooting wide open then you should be in the dark or trying for a shallow depth of field so the corner sharpness shouldn't be an issue.I will say for this price a lens hood should come with it, the fact you have to pay $ for a lens hood (!) is ridiculous. I bought a $ screw in hood instead. All in all this is a great fast 35mm lens. The only fast 35s that are better are the Zeiss f/1.4 and the Leica 35mm Summilux FLE. But you ain't touching those for a price like this. If you want the fastest 35mm lens you can get and still get a good sharp well built lens this is the way to go. If you don't mind a more "classic look" and want a smaller but still fast lens for way cheaper check out the f/1.4 Nokton.

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          (5 of 23 customers found this review helpful)

           
          3.0

          Meh

          By DanTheMan

          from Mountain View,CA

          Comments about Voigtlander Nokton Aspherical 35mm f/1.2 Lens II (Black):

          This lens can certainly make a great photo. It's fairly sharp in the center at f1.2. Certainly sharp enough. Mechanically it is also very robust and smoother operating. I should know, I've had 2 copies. The only issue I had with this lens--both copies I've had--is that you have to use LV for focussing. It's just too far off from my M's rangefinder(which works perfectly with all my Leica glass). Both were essentially 2 meters off all the way from its closest focussing range to about 35ft. That's all the further I be there'd to test them. My 50mm 1.5 is spot on close up but gets out of focus as you focus further using wide apertures. At f5.6 it works well no matter where you are focussing. This lens was similar in that regard. If you are not using a Leica M, this may be an awesome lens for you. I can't imagine anyone having better luck than I did though with the M. It will definitely take great photos though. Oh, it does have some finder blockage, but I can't say it bothered me at all.

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          4.0

          Absolutely Fantastic but...

          By Alan Tang

          from Hobart, TAS

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Pros

          • Nice Bokeh
          • Rugged
          • Strong Construction

          Cons

          • Heavy

          Best Uses

          • Indoors/Low Light
          • Night Photography

          Comments about Voigtlander Nokton Aspherical 35mm f/1.2 Lens II (Black):

          To be frank, I was lured by the F1.2 maximum aperture. It's an absolute joy to use. The build quality is top notch and the focus mechanism is smooth as silk. But there are three things you should know before buying this lens. The first thing would be the lens cap. it's made of really flimsy plastic, not really a big deal if it works properly. However, it's poorly designed and it's very loose. It would either get stuck on the lens and you need to try to figure out a way to get it out (careful not the scratch the front element) or it would come off very easily. Another big thing to notice is that it's just not going to work at F1.2, it's very very soft from edge to edge and you get heaps of chromatic aberration. Stop it down to F2, this is where this lens shines. At F2, you get decent bokeh and a nice balance of all those give offs and somehow it gives you that magical look like no other lens. It's a little bit purplish, and flares a little bit under the sun. But god, the look of the photos are just magical and natural. There's just something about it. The third give off would be the weight, it's surprisingly heavy for its size and i need to use my battery grip to balance it, otherwise it's just a pain in the butt to use. You might've noticed i'm talking about all the cons, well, this is because you don't hear about them all the time and there's not enough reviews of this lens online. But seriously, stop it down properly and prepare to be amazed by the result. Another tip : It's best used for portraits. This lens is not very good for landscape, not because of the focal length, but because the way the greeneries being rendered. I don't think it's a problem caused by my a7R sensor though. Man, if you're looking for a 35mm lens, look no further, just get this.

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          4.0

          Good, not oustanding

          By Silvio

          from New York, NY

          About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Low-light

          Cons

          • Bulky
          • Soft At Wide Apertures

          Best Uses

          • Everyday use

          Comments about Voigtlander Nokton Aspherical 35mm f/1.2 Lens II (Black):

          I used the Nokton Asph as an upgrade from the Nokton Classic 35mm. What you gain in speed and sharpness you lose in size and weight.
          I coupled the lens with a Sony A7R, via Metabones adapter, and the full package is not exactly pocket-size. At 1.2, with or without the liveview zoom, the image is visibly soft, it's painfully apparent directly from the viewfinder. I ended up shooting at f/1.4 or above, with good results.
          At this price point, I wouldn't think of a better lens for low-light situations, but we're not even close to Leica standards. The Summilux 35mm puts this lens to shame, at any aperture, with more natural colors and a sharpness that never cease to amaze. It's also over 4 times more expensive, so you get what you pay for.
          On the other hand, the Voigtlander has a short minimum focus distance (which is a big plus) and is indeed solid and well built. Charging separately for the hood is just a questionable pricing strategy I still don't understand.

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          4.0

          Contrast and Color

          By Mutrock

          from Jacksonville, Florida

          About Me Semi-Professional

          Verified Buyer

          Comments about Voigtlander Nokton Aspherical 35mm f/1.2 Lens II (Black):

          I have been using the lens for only a few weeks. I purchased it for my new Leica M240 which I am also just learning about. I have had the camera for only 3 months. The lens is great in low light, as it should be. In normal daylight it the colors are brighter and the images show more contrast than any other lens I have owned.

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          5.0

          Nice Glass!

          By PLRandall

          from Stillwater, MN

          About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Easy To Use
          • Nice bokeh
          • Sharp

          Cons

          • Expensive Lens Hood
          • Heavy

          Best Uses

          • Landscape Photography
          • Low light
          • Traveling

          Comments about Voigtlander Nokton Aspherical 35mm f/1.2 Lens II (Black):

          I bought this lens for use with my new Sony A7. Overall it is very well constructed and fits the camera well, making a nice feel in my hands. This is a big lens on my A7 and heavy. But, the weight feels solid in my hands, balances with the camera and gives me a confidence that my hold is steady even without image stabilization. The images I have made with this lens reaffirm that notion.The lens has a nice big focus ring that is a big help with the manual focus required with the A7. The movement end to end is very smooth. The aperture ring is easy to use also, right at the front of the barrel. I use this lens in aperture priority mode, focus wide open and then count the clicks down to the desired f stop. The camera sets the ISO and shutter speed automatically. Nice!The bokeh at 1.2 is super shallow but quite lovely and as you stop down this lens delivers beautifully sharp at focus, with nice softness to infinity.With a super fast 1.2 max aperture, this lens performs amazingly! I made shots of my son by the light of our TV only and they looked as though they may have been made in daylight.With the selection of native glass in short supply for the new Sony cameras, Voigtlander lenses make a nice addition if you don't mind manual focus and shooting aperture priority or manual exposure. They are beautiful lenses and they are SHARP.I highly recommend this lens for anybody seeking a fast 35mm for use with a Leica M mount.

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          5.0

          Excellent sharpness at f1.2

          By Maxxa

          from London, ON

          About Me Semi-Professional

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Easy To Use
          • Reliable

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Everyday use
            • Home
            • Landscape Photography
            • Portraits
            • Studio
            • Traveling

            Comments about Voigtlander Nokton Aspherical 35mm f/1.2 Lens II (Black):

            Despite some mixed reviews I read about this lens, I found it incredibly sharp wide open at f1.2! Those complaints about its sharpness were probably mainly due to the ultra shallow depth of field and inaccurate focusing. If you want to see its real sharpness at f1.2, try focusing on something far away.

            The build quality is nothing short of superb! Feels solid as a rock thanks to its all metal construction.

            Priced closly to the zeiss E24 f1.8, imho it is definitely a way better choice, and better looking!

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            5.0

            Exactly as per its reputation

            By Shoot like Capa

            from Sydney, Australia

            About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Easy To Use
            • Reliable

            Cons

            • Bulky

            Best Uses

            • Everyday use
            • Street

            Comments about Voigtlander Nokton Aspherical 35mm f/1.2 Lens II (Black):

            All the comments about this lens being heavy for a RF lens are true. It is heavy, but is is also as sharp as everyone says. This much speed in a 35mm lens is useful not just for low light but for subject isolation, not something you normally see in this F/L. It intrudes into the viewfinder space exactly as reported elsewhere but I do not find this a hindrance. Haven't started using a lens hood for it..... this might be why!. (The price of the CV lens hood is the reason)
            Performance wise, I am am extremely happy. My abilities are the limiting factor not this lens.

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            5.0

            Best for price

            By Ian

            from Orlando, fl

            About Me Professional

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Easy To Use
            • Reliable

            Cons

            • Bulky

            Best Uses

            • Everyday use
            • Portraits
            • Traveling

            Comments about Voigtlander Nokton Aspherical 35mm f/1.2 Lens II (Black):

            The only complaint I have ever heard about this lens in leica m mount before purchasing was its too bulky on M cameras. But coming from an slr mostly background it is still much smaller than any of my slr L series lenses. Sharp at 1.2 and out of focus areas render beautifully ! I was deciding between this and the leica 35mm 1.4. I went with this option and saved thousands of dollars with close to the same quality. When it comes down to quality between the two no one but super tech nerds could tell the difference. May be not even possible to tell the difference unless the photo was labeled with which lens used. Very nice lens regardless of price.

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            5.0

            great on nex 7

            By david

            from santa monica ca

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

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            Pros

            • Great Picture Quality

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Night
              • Street

              Comments about Voigtlander Nokton Aspherical 35mm f/1.2 Lens II (Black):

              This lens has a very high quality feel and build. Being manual focus is no problem with the Nex 7's peak focusing and image magnifier and focus can be quick and accurate. I've found it to be a lens I can rely on in low night/indoor light or day light to capture great images. Wonderful isolation and bokeh wide open and great detail, contrast and colors stopped down. If this was the only lens I had for my Nex 7 I'd be happy.

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              4.0

              Great Low Light Lens

              By Chip

              from East Coast, USA

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

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              Pros

              • Durable
              • Fast

              Cons

              • Big

              Best Uses

              • Family Photos
              • Sports/Action
              • Travel
              • Weddings/Events

              Comments about Voigtlander Nokton Aspherical 35mm f/1.2 Lens II (Black):

              I use for low light interior and street photography. Not up to Leica standards, but a LOT cheaper than its Leica counterpart. It is still a quite good lens and very good value for the price.

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              5.0

              I use it most on my NEX 7

              By Riebs

              from Wisconsin

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              Pros

              • Durable
              • Easy to Use

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Voigtlander Nokton Aspherical 35mm f/1.2 Lens II (Black):

                  This is a great lens for an M Leica, but it really struts its stuff on a large Mb sensor. Amazing!

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                  5.0

                  The lady for a night date!!

                  By The designer

                  from Daejeon, South Korea

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Easy to Use
                  • Great Picture Quality

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Landscape/Scenery
                    • Travel
                    • Weddings/Events

                    Comments about Voigtlander Nokton Aspherical 35mm f/1.2 Lens II (Black):

                    I use this lens for night photography and when I want to have a narrow depth of field in daytime photography. For the day time photography I use a 4X neutral density filter. I find this lens to be very sharp and contrasty. Also at night it has excellent coverage and color saturation. This really suprised me. I haver found it to be very versitile and excellent as a n all around lens for my M9. My onle complaint is the cost of the lens shade. Otherwise I find that I use it more than my Leica Summicron 35 Asp. One reason is the wieght and the other is the ability to focus very fast because of the size of the focusing ring. The extra weight helps to keep it steady. I highly recommend this lens. It is everything that others have said when they raved about this lens in the original model. So far we have found no diffeence between this model II and the legindary model I. I did not mention the buile quality but it is up there with my leica lens. Very solid and it has a vintage look that I relly prefer. One note to be careful of is the fact that it focuses to .5 meter but most rangefinder cameras focus to .7 meters. It is not a negative since many purchase this lens for SLR use. Maybe it will encourage Leica to modify their cam to focus to .5 meters!!

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