Voigtlander Nokton 40mm f/1.2 Aspherical Lens for Sony E

Voigtlander Nokton 40mm f/1.2 Aspherical Lens for Sony E

Voigtlander Nokton 40mm f/1.2 Aspherical Lens for Sony E

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Voigtlander Nokton 40mm f/1.2 Aspherical Lens for Sony E

Voigtlander Nokton 40mm f/1.2 Aspherical Lens for Sony E

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Product Highlights

  • E-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/1.2 to f/22
  • Two Aspherical Elements
  • Manual Focus Design
  • Minimum Focus Distance: 1.1'
  • Manual Aperture Ring Can Be De-Clicked
  • 10-Blade Diaphragm
  • Contacts Transfer Exif Data
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Voigtlander 40mm f/1.2 overview

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Distinguished by its speed, the Nokton 40mm f/1.2 Aspherical from Voigtlander is a short normal prime designed for full-frame Sony E mirrorless cameras. Its comfortable focal length pairs with an impressively fast f/1.2 maximum aperture to enable notable control over depth of field for producing shallow depth of field imagery, and this aperture also benefits working in difficult lighting. Complementing the fast design is an optical layout that uses two aspherical elements to suppress spherical aberrations and distortion for notable sharpness, clarity, and accurate rendering. The lens's manual focus design permits working with subjects as close as 1.1' away, and a Selective Aperture Control System allows you to de-click the manual aperture ring for smooth, silent exposure adjustment to suit filmmaking applications.

Slightly wider-than-normal prime is designed for full-frame Sony E-mount mirrorless cameras, however can also be used with APS-C models where it will provide a 60mm equivalent focal length.
Bright, fast f/1.2 maximum aperture affords extensive control over depth of field for selective focus techniques, and also benefits working in low-light conditions.
Two aspherical elements are featured in the optical design to control spherical aberrations and improve clarity, sharpness, and resolution.
Manual focus design permits smooth, refined control along with a minimum focusing distance of 1.1'.
Ten-blade diaphragm contributes to a smooth quality of bokeh.
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 1/3-stop clicks for more intuitive tactile control over exposure settings.
Contacts transfer all Exif data between the camera and lens in order to permit full use of camera functions, including focus magnification, image stabilization, and lens corrections.
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Voigtlander Nokton 40mm f/1.2 Aspherical Lens for Sony E
  • Front and Rear Lens Caps
  • Lens Hood
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    Voigtlander 40mm f/1.2 specs

    Focal Length 40mm
    Aperture Maximum: f/1.2
    Minimum: f/22
    Camera Mount Type Sony E
    Format Compatibility 35mm Film / Full-Frame Digital Sensor
    Angle of View 55°
    Minimum Focus Distance 1.15' (35 cm)
    Magnification 0.16x
    Maximum Reproduction Ratio 1:6.2
    Elements/Groups 8 / 6
    Diaphragm Blades 10
    Autofocus No
    Filter Thread Front: 58 mm
    Dimensions (DxL) Approx. 2.76 x 2.33" (70.1 x 59.3 mm)
    Weight 14.82 oz (420 g)
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 1.25 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 5.2 x 4.5 x 4.3"

    Voigtlander 40mm f/1.2 reviews

    Nokton 40mm f/1.2 Aspherical Lens for Sony E is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 7.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great High Speed Lens I have owned many lenses in my life. Manual and auto focus lenses. The Voigtlander 40mm 1.2 In the Sony FE Mount is one of the best. It is very sharp wide open in the center. I am not sure how sharp the corners are wide open. Taking full length portraits at f/1.2 the corner sharpness is not a problem. The bokeh may not be in the Leica Noctilux 50mm 0.95 class, but it is very very good. For a lens in this price category, it is a top shelf lens.
    Date published: 2017-12-12
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Legend is Born This lens is a true work of art.� The build quality is superb, the handling is sublime and the picture quality is on par with far more expensive lenses.�� Given Sony's extraordinarily capable focus peaking, the absence of auto-focus shouldn't be considered a detriment unless you're shooting moving subjects.� While pre-focusing is one way around that challenge, it may take lots of practice/trial & error before you're able to hit focus with any regularity. The lustworthy specs alone are enough to grab the attention of any pro/enthusiast but the shooting experience promises to keep your attention long after the charges post to your checking account. Bravo Voigtlander!� It appears you have created a niche that will earn you a loyal following among Sony shooters who seek the finest instruments.
    Date published: 2018-02-14
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sooo FAST! I love the size and throw on this lens.� I recently purchased the Sony A7R3.� Their AF lens are so big it sorta ruins the point of mirrorless.� I am use to manual focus w shooting film.� The new Sony has focus PEAKING which makes this lens a breeze to manual focus.� It balances this body perfect.� 40mm is the perfect walk around lens too :0)
    Date published: 2018-02-09
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fun lens Well-made, manual focus lens. Bright. Has character. Makes nice images. Good in low light. Chromatic aberration is the main downside.
    Date published: 2018-01-26
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent !!! this is the alternative lens if you don't want bring both 50mm and 35mm.
    Date published: 2017-11-05
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Colors, Bokeh, and a 3D Pop. Very nice color rendition and quite sharp at smaller apertures but where this really shines is wide open. The paper thin depth of field gives your images a wonderful 3D-osity. A fun manual focus lens suitable for many types of photos - but you'll have to use something else for sports. One of my favorite lenses.
    Date published: 2018-02-21
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Lens I think this lens will be ideal with Sony A9 & Techart PRO Leica M Mount Lens to Sony E-Mount Camera Autofocus Adapter.
    Date published: 2017-11-02
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