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
Key Features
  • E-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/1.2 to f/22
  • Two Aspherical Elements
  • Manual Focus Design
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.
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Voigtlander 40mm f/1.2 Nokton Aspherical Overview

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.

Voigtlander 40mm f/1.2 Nokton Aspherical Specs

Focal Length40mm
Maximum Aperturef/1.2
Minimum Aperturef/22
Lens MountSony E
Format CompatibilityFull-Frame
Angle of View55°
Minimum Focus Distance1.15' / 35 cm
Maximum Magnification0.16x
Optical Design8 Elements in 6 Groups
Diaphragm Blades10
Focus TypeManual Focus
Image StabilizationNone
Filter Size58 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L)2.76 x 2.33" / 70.1 x 59.3 mm
Weight14.82 oz / 420 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight1.25 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)5.2 x 4.5 x 4.3"
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Is a close focus adapter available for this lens?
Asked by: Glenn K.
Unfortunately no, there are adapters for Voigtlander VM-mount lenses but not Voigtlander Sony mount lenses.
Answered by: Jacob C.
Date published: 2018-08-27

I know this is manual focus, but how about ...

I know this is manual focus, but how about aperture? Do I have to "manually open to widest, focus, stop down, shoot", or does the lens remain at the widest aperture and close down automatically when shooting?
Asked by: Ronald
This lens has an aperture ring. You would turn the ring to the aperture you'd like to shoot at. The lens blades will close when you depress the shutter button to take the shot.
Answered by: Stephen G
Date published: 2021-04-23

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What is the T-stop (i.e., light transmission equivalent) of this lens?
Asked by: Vadim B.
Voigtlander does not list T-stop measurements for the Voigtlander Nokton 40mm f/1.2 Aspherical Lens for Sony E; the lens is only measured in f-stops. As no two lenses transmit the same amount of light (as each individual lens experiences some light loss due to internal reflections, refraction, and absorption inside the lens off their individual glass elements), there is no constant conversion from F to T stops.While DxOMark is a good website to find the maximum light transmission of a particular lens model, unfortunately, they do not list any Voigtlander lenses as tested in their database.
Answered by: Manzell L.
Date published: 2018-11-04

It looks good for the full frame, but will the ...

It looks good for the full frame, but will the quality be as good on the Sony a6500 crop sensor?
Asked by: Jim
Yes it will be. Beyond the crop factor lenses that can cover a full frame sensor will work just as well on a cropped sensor camera with the same lens mount.
Answered by: Joseph
Date published: 2019-08-06

Where is this lens made?

Where is this lens made?
Asked by: Dan
This lens is made in Japan.
Answered by: Rob
Date published: 2021-01-19

Are there any coatings on this lens that would ...

Are there any coatings on this lens that would make it unsuitable for UV photography?
Asked by: Andrew
No coatings are advertised for this lens.
Answered by: Dennis A
Date published: 2019-06-04

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How long is the focus throw?
Asked by: Anonymous
This lens does have a longer focus throw however it is not unmanageable.
Answered by: Jacob C.
Date published: 2018-08-27

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Does this lens contain thorium?. Thank you
Asked by: Hello T.
No, the Voigtlander Nokton 40mm f/1.2 Aspherical Lens for Sony E does not contain thorium.
Answered by: Andrea O.
Date published: 2018-08-27
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