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Voigtlander Nokton 42.5mm f/0.95 Micro Four Thirds Lens

BH #VO425095 • MFR #BA425M
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Voigtlander Nokton 42.5mm f/0.95 Micro Four Thirds Lens
Key Features
  • Micro Four Thirds System Lens
  • 85mm (35mm Equivalent)
  • Bright, Fast f/0.95 Maximum Aperture
  • One Super High Refractive Element
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.
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Voigtlander 42.5mm f/0.95 Nokton Overview

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.

Voigtlander 42.5mm f/0.95 Nokton Specs

Focal Length42.5mm (35mm Equivalent Focal Length: 85mm)
Maximum Aperturef/0.95
Minimum Aperturef/16
Lens MountMicro Four Thirds
Format CompatibilityMicro Four Thirds
Angle of View30.5°
Minimum Focus Distance9.06" / 23 cm
Close-Up Magnification0.25x
Optical Design11 Elements in 8 Groups
Diaphragm Blades10
Focus TypeManual Focus
Image StabilizationNo
Filter Size58 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L)2.53 x 2.94" / 64.26 x 74.68 mm
Weight1.26 lb / 571 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight1.68 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)7.75 x 4.55 x 4.45"
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Asked by: Anonymous
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Asked by: Satya
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Answered by: Joseph
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Asked by: Anonymous
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Would it make any sense to use an extension tube with this lens for more of a macro effect? I realize this lens already focuses to around 9 , which is super; but, I'm trying to discern the pros & cons of an extension tube with such a fast lens. Any thoughts on this set up?
Asked by: Anonymous
It would make some sense yes. Virtualy any focal can be used with an extension tube with some levels of success. Shorter focals tend to work best with tubes but this one would definitely be one I think would be worth experimenting with. Most macro shots are shot stopped down at smaller apertures but again, with such a wide aperture it would be fun to experiment with results when shooting wide open as this lens can go.
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Anyone use this lens with a camera that lacks image stabilization?I'm a wedding videographer currently shooting with G7s. All my lenses right now have IS, so I'm wondering if this lens will still perform well without any IS. All shooting will be on monopod, slider, or gimbal. Thanks!
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