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Voigtlander Nokton 25mm f/0.95 Type II Lens for Micro Four Thirds

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Voigtlander Nokton 25mm f/0.95 Type II Lens for Micro Four Thirds
Key Features
  • Micro Four Thirds System
  • 50mm (35mm Equivalent)
  • Aperture Range: f/0.95 to f/16
  • Ultra-High Refractive Glass
The Voigtlander Nokton 25mm f/0.95 Type II Lens for Micro Four Thirds is a bright, fast normal-length lens that provides a 35mm-equivalent focal length of 50mm when used on Micro Four Thirds Cameras. This manual focus, manual exposure prime lenses utilizes a Selective Aperture Control System, which permits switching between a stepless, de-clicked aperture selection method or a traditional aperture control method with click stops. When set to the stepless setting, silent and smooth exposure adjustments can be made that are especially beneficial when recording video.
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Voigtlander 25mm f/0.95 Nokton II Aspherical Overview

The Voigtlander Nokton 25mm f/0.95 Type II Lens for Micro Four Thirds is a bright, fast normal-length lens that provides a 35mm-equivalent focal length of 50mm when used on Micro Four Thirds Cameras. This manual focus, manual exposure prime lenses utilizes a Selective Aperture Control System, which permits switching between a stepless, de-clicked aperture selection method or a traditional aperture control method with click stops. When set to the stepless setting, silent and smooth exposure adjustments can be made that are especially beneficial when recording video.

The optical construction incorporates ultra-high refractive glass, which helps to minimize chromatic aberrations and produce imagery with notable clarity and sharpness. Ten aperture blades form a nearly circular diaphragm in order to produce and aesthetic out-of-focus quality that is especially noticeable when using selective focus and shallow depth of field techniques.

Extremely bright and fast 25mm f/0.95 lens produces a 35mm-equivalent focal length of 50mm when used on a Micro Four Thirds 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. The aperture ring can also be configured to utilize traditional click stops for more intuitive tactile control over exposure settings.
Ultra-high refractive glass is used within the optical design to reduce chromatic aberrations in order to realize immense image clarity and sharpness.
Fully manual focus and exposure lens features an all-metal lens barrel and a 10-blade diaphragm.

Voigtlander 25mm f/0.95 Nokton II Aspherical Specs

Focal Length25mm (35mm Equivalent Focal Length: 50mm)
Maximum Aperturef/0.95
Minimum Aperturef/16
Lens MountMicro Four Thirds
Lens Format CoverageMicro Four Thirds
Angle of View47.3°
Minimum Focus Distance6.69" / 17 cm
Maximum Magnification0.26x
Optical Design11 Elements in 8 Groups
Diaphragm Blades10
Focus TypeManual Focus
Image StabilizationNo
Filter Size52 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L)2.39 x 2.76" / 60.71 x 70.1 mm
Weight15.34 oz / 435 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight1.365 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)7.85 x 4.6 x 4.45"

Voigtlander 25mm f/0.95 Nokton II Aspherical Reviews

Too soft wide open

By Dan
Rated 2 out of 5
Date: 2020-09-19

The only reason most photographers would buy a manual focus lens like this is for low light photography, but unfortunately the lens is way too soft at anything wider than f2.0, which negates the reason to have it in the first place. It is nice and sharp at smaller apertures, but for the price, you can get an autofocus lens for less money that delivers better results.

Excellent Lens

By William
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2018-01-05

Superb build. Metal. It is heavier than Lumix. Metal Lens hood too, which is helpful. Solid focus ring with the right amount of resistance. Lovely bokeh. It's fast - sharpest just off the .95 but the ability to shoot that wide allows for some shots that would normally not be possible at all.

Great lens for low light shooting

By William
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2017-10-02

I am using this on a feature shooting in available light with a JVC GY-LS300 4K camera, and it allows any shot, even in places too dark to see properly, with no increase in video gain. It is actually necessary to stop down often with available light only. Amazingly fast lens. The build quality is excellent, the image extremely sharp, and it has very good bokeh. It is fantastic lens overall.

Classic, built like a tank, and beautiful.

By Adolfo
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2017-02-21

Seriously, this lens is better than I expected. The build quality is phenomenal.. all metal and gorgeous glass. I have no problem with manual focus and sometimes quite prefer it. The focusing is silky smooth. The bokeh is beautiful, and give wonderful seperation of foreground and background.. you need an f .95 for that on mft... Or a minimum of 1.4. As some have said, there is some issue with chromatic aberration in certain light, but it is so easy to fix in post, that it doesn't really bother me. So far, this is the best 50mm equivalent I have used for this system.

This lens sees in the dark!

By Bill
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2016-10-09

My wife and I shoot weddings with 2 Panasonic GH4s and obviously the lighting at receptions was a problem. We used this lens at the reception we shot last night, at f.95, and it was incredible. It was so much fun to shoot people dancing without having to blast a light in their face, more people played to the camera instead of looking at us like a nuisance, and the insane depth of field just made the footage look cooler. The image we were capturing was brighter than what we saw with our eyes. Even at f.95 I didn't think pulling focus was very difficult, and the lens seemed to smooth out the GH4's noise somehow even at iso1600. I highly recommend this lens as an alternative to a speed booster if you need better low light performance out of your MFT camera.

solid glass and metal

By Bob
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2016-07-04

Designed for a 4/3 sensor, this lens is completely manual, but video is my passion, so I don't use auto anything; this lens meets my needs. It has a long focus adjust, and an easy way to de-click the aperture. It was not first designed as a cine lens, but it functions as one. Don't buy it for f/0.95. Its super soft at that f stop, but stopped down from there, it's super sharp. This's a great manual lens.

Best lens for my GH5/BMCCP4K

By Fame
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2018-12-15

I love this lens so much I’m buying the 10mm and 45.2mm

Best optics

By Alex
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2018-01-17

Best optics!!!

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