Voigtlander Nokton 42.5mm f/0.95 Micro Four Thirds Lens

Voigtlander Nokton 42.5mm f/0.95 Micro Four Thirds Lens

Voigtlander Nokton 42.5mm f/0.95 Micro Four Thirds Lens

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Product Highlights

  • Micro Four Thirds System Lens
  • 85mm (35mm Equivalent)
  • Bright, Fast f/0.95 Maximum Aperture
  • One Super High Refractive Element
  • One Aspherical Element
  • De-Clicked, Stepless Aperture Control
  • Ideal Portrait-Length Lens
  • Manual Focus and Exposure
  • 10-Blade Diaphragm
  • All-Metal Lens Barrel
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Voigtlander 42.5mm f/0.95 overview

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The Voigtlander Nokton 42.5mm f/0.95 Micro Four Thirds Lens is a bright, fast portrait-length lens that provides a 35mm-equivalent focal length of 85mm when used on Micro Four Thirds mirrorless cameras. This manual focus, manual exposure prime lens utilizes a Selective Aperture Control System, which renders the aperture control ring as stepless and de-clicked for silent and smooth performance. This is ideally-suited to video applications or for greater control over aperture selection while shooting.

The optical construction integrates one Super High Refractive element as well as one aspherical element to minimize chromatic aberrations and produce imagery with notable clarity and sharpness. Ten aperture blades form a nearly circular diaphragm in order to produce an aesthetic bokeh that is noticeable when using shallow depth of field and selective focus techniques and a minimum focusing distance of 9.1" supports working with close-up subject matter.

Extremely bright and fast 42.5mm f/0.95 lens produces a 35mm-equivalent focal length of 85mm when used on a Micro Four Thirds digital camera.
Selective Aperture Control System produces a stepless, de-clicked aperture ring, which provides silent and smooth exposure adjustment that is well-suited for video application.
One Super High Refractive element and one aspherical element work to produce a high image quality with immense clarity, contrast, and sharpness with a marked reduction in chromatic aberrations and color fringing.
Fully manual focus and exposure lens features an all-metal lens barrel and a 10-blade diaphragm.
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Voigtlander Nokton 42.5mm f/0.95 Micro Four Thirds Lens
  • Lens Hood
  • Front and Rear Lens Caps
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    Voigtlander 42.5mm f/0.95 specs

    Focal Length 42.5mm
    Comparable 35mm Focal Length: 85 mm
    Aperture Maximum: f/1
    Minimum: f/16
    Camera Mount Type Micro Four Thirds
    Format Compatibility Micro Four Thirds
    Angle of View 30.5°
    Minimum Focus Distance 9.06" / 23 cm
    Maximum Reproduction Ratio 1:4
    Optical Design 11 Elements in 8 Groups
    Diaphragm Blades 10
    Filter Thread Front: 58 mm
    Dimensions (DxL) 2.53 x 2.94" / 64.3 x 74.6 mm
    Weight 1.26 lb / 571 g
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 1.75 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 7.8 x 4.7 x 4.6"

    Voigtlander 42.5mm f/0.95 reviews

    Nokton 42.5mm f/0.95 Micro Four Thirds Lens is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 19.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from The best lens for video in the micro 4/3 line up I am quite impressed at the cinematic quality of the image and how sharp the lens is even at maximum aperture of 0.95! It is also easily the best voigtlander in the m4/3 lineup. the voigtlanders are more contrast than I expected them to be, blacks are much punchier than a lot of vintage lenses, so I would say that the voigtlanders are an interesting mix of of modern and vintage lens aesthetics. This lens is also seems to resolve better than using vintage glass and a speed booster in my unscientific testing. It's heavy but feels good on a gh4' certainly less heavy than the speed booster and vintage lens combos, very well built.
    Date published: 2017-02-01
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from A special lens for special results This lens is special in many ways. It's tactile qualities as a solid hunk of smooth metal and exotic glass is matched by its optical qualities in the images it allows to produce in every way. This is a great addition to any m3/4 shooters bag but is not necessarily for everyone. One has to enjoy manual focus and the time required to reach perfect focus. This is not necessarily easy since the depth of field at f/0.95 is minimal and m4/3 cameras are not always well suited to assess precise focus. The lens is heavy, but you feel you are getting a serious piece of kit for your money, an investment that will last many years. For me, it is a sheer pleasure to work with the lens, to take the time to think about composition, point of focus and quality of light - highly recommended!
    Date published: 2013-11-01
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best lens I have for the GH5. I really like this lens. I have the full set of Voigtlander f0.95 MFT lenses and I like them all. This one, however, is the best. Give me this one and the 17.5 and I could shoot a movie. The other lenses make it more convenient, but a person could be happy with only this one and a wider one. On all the Voigtlander lenses I often shoot wide open or nearly so when shooting people. I like the look of what they do to skin tones. The 42.5 seems sharp all the way, the others may get a big softer wide open. Not soft, just not as sharp as when stopped down a bit. I like that look on people shots, especially closeups. And the 10 bladed shutters make a nice bokeh, and with these lenses you can get whatever depth of field look you want.
    Date published: 2017-07-30
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Worth it! This is the newest lens in Voigtlander's MFT line. Very solid, seems to be really durable. Made in Japan. f/0.95 makes this lens super sharp (even in daylight, with ND filter), stunning DOF and great bokeh. Great for video, especially in low light, street lights. Although, working on edge of it's performance requires advanced, patient and know-why user, no Auto Focus, all Manual. In spite the price, i think this is the most affordable lens with f/0.95 on the market. If you're looking beyond f/1.4 then satisfaction guarantied. Best MFT portrait lens. Moreover it's a little bit macro as you can stay focused being closer to the object then with other lenses on the market. Definitely, you'll find something special about owning, using and shooting with this beautiful piece of glass..
    Date published: 2013-09-11
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing....... Recently had a chance to use this lens on the Panasonic GH4 and I simply cannot explain how beautiful the images look. At 0.95 it's a little soft but by F/2 it's razor sharp, I would stay in the 1.4-2.8 of this lens as it's the sweet spot. Great shallow DOF, buttery, so nice..... Only cons is lens is expensive and really heavy. Paying close to 1k is not easy, but this is a lens that will last you a lifetime. This just might be my favorite lens I've used on the system. second being Nokton 25mm and then Panasonic 12-35mm.
    Date published: 2014-09-26
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fast as hell and sharp as a tack. The Nokton 42.5mm f/0.95 is a fantastic lens for MFT cameras. It pairs really well with the Black Magic Pocket Cinema Camera and the Panasonic GH2 and GH3. This lens is very fast, so even small-sensor cameras can have a cinematic shallow depth-of-field. The aperture ring has a de-clicked setting which is great for manually pulling aperture on video shots. It's built like a tank, and while it's heavy, that lends a solid feel rather than being a detriment.
    Date published: 2013-10-21
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Well build, and Great optical quality This thing build like a tank, it feels well and handles well, my friend thought it is a 10K+ Leica lens when he first saw it. you may found it a bit heavy at beginning, but you will get use to it very soon because it actually not heavy at all, just a bit heavier than normal m43 lens. Manuel focus is not a problem, actually gives you more fun. The optical quality is very good, no distortion, super sharp even wide open. sharper than the 45mm f1.8 may be not as sharp as the 75mm 1.8 but very close. and the most beautiful thing about this lens is the bokeh, oh my...the bokeh is so creamy,jazzy,cheesezy delicious, which usually seen on very highend lens such as the Nikon 85mm 1.4. i use it most at f1.2 to f1.8 it give even sharper result than f0.95 and you only loss a little bit of depth of field. In conclusion,this lens is the best portrait lens you can get for M34 system. You may think it is expensive, but it is a Leica grade lens, so truly worth the money.
    Date published: 2015-02-11
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sell your other lens Don't sell all of them just the ones for portrait and macro photography that is how good this lens is....is the closest image comparison to a full frame 1.8 lens (that the 4/3 line up has) .....
    Date published: 2015-04-28
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