Video Chat with a Photography Expert - Live

Voigtlander Nokton 40mm f/1.2 Aspherical Lens (Sony E)

BH #VO4012E
Voigtlander Nokton 40mm f/1.2 Aspherical Lens (Sony E)
Key Features
  • Full-Frame | f/1.2 to f/22
  • Extremely Fast Prime
  • Manual Focus for Reliable Fine-Focus
  • Minimum Focusing Distance: 1.1'
Elegant and versatile, the Voigtlander Nokton 40mm f/1.2 Aspherical Lens is a fast and compact wide-normal prime for Sony E-mount mirrorless cameras. Featuring an optimized optical design, two aspherical elements are used to reduce spherical aberrations and distortion for impressive clarity and sharpness throughout the aperture range. The lens is also defined by its bright f/1.2 maximum aperture, which benefits working with selective focus techniques and also aids working in low-light conditions. Additionally, a 10-blade diaphragm contributes to a pleasing bokeh quality, and the lens's manual focus operation permits working with subjects as close as 1.1' away.
In Stock
$749.00
Price $1,099.00
Instant Savings $350.00
$63/mo. suggested payments for 12 Mos.
with the credit card.§ 
Protect Your Gear
Add a protection plan from $95.99
Trade in your gear for cash: Learn more
Ask Our Experts
800.606.6969

Nokton 40mm f/1.2 Aspherical Lens (Sony E) Overview

By B&H Photo's

Elegant and versatile, the Voigtlander Nokton 40mm f/1.2 Aspherical Lens is a fast and compact wide-normal prime for Sony E-mount mirrorless cameras. Featuring an optimized optical design, two aspherical elements are used to reduce spherical aberrations and distortion for impressive clarity and sharpness throughout the aperture range. The lens is also defined by its bright f/1.2 maximum aperture, which benefits working with selective focus techniques and also aids working in low-light conditions. Additionally, a 10-blade diaphragm contributes to a pleasing bokeh quality, and the lens's manual focus operation permits working with subjects as close as 1.1' away.

Wide-normal prime is designed for full-frame Sony E-mount mirrorless cameras, but can also be used with APS-C models where it provides a 60mm equivalent focal length.
Notably fast f/1.2 maximum aperture helps control depth of field for shallow depth of field shooting, and also benefits working in difficult lighting conditions.
Manual focus design enables a minimum focusing distance of 1.1'.
A 10-blade diaphragm contributes to a smooth and pleasing bokeh quality.
Electronic contacts relay Exif information to the camera for accurate focus assist functions and metadata recording.

Nokton 40mm f/1.2 Aspherical Lens (Sony E) Specs

Key Specs
Focal Length
40mm (35mm Equivalent: 60mm)
Maximum Aperture
f/1.2
Lens Mount
Sony E
Lens Format Coverage
Full-Frame
Focus Type
Manual Focus
Image Stabilization
No
Filter Size
58 mm (Front)
Maximum Aperture
f/1.2
Minimum Aperture
f/22
Lens Mount
Sony E
Lens Format Coverage
Full-Frame
Angle of View
55°
Minimum Focus Distance
1.15' / 35 cm
Optical Design
8 Elements in 6 Groups
Diaphragm Blades
10
Focus Type
Manual Focus
Image Stabilization
No
Filter Size
58 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L)
2.8 x 2.3" / 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"

Nokton 40mm f/1.2 Aspherical Lens (Sony E) Reviews

See any errors on this page? Let us know

question

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: 2022-05-19

does this support focus mapping on a Sony A7IIII? ...

does this support focus mapping on a Sony A7IIII? thx
Asked by: sergey
Focusing mapping would not be available on the Voigtlander Nokton 40mm f/1.2 Aspherical Lens for Sony E since it needs to be focused manually.
Answered by: Kirk
Date published: 2022-08-18

question

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 L
Date published: 2019-06-04

How is the focus breathing on this lens for ...

How is the focus breathing on this lens for film/video work?
Asked by: Braulio
The Voigtlander Nokton 40mm f/1.2 Aspherical Lens for Sony E for a manual lens. For one it is very good. Note, it will like most lenses have some focus breathing. is less than some but is not as good as a Cine lens.
Answered by: Rob K
Date published: 2022-02-22
  • y_2024, m_5, d_26, h_3CST
  • bvseo_bulk, prod_bvqa, vn_bulk_3.0.42
  • cp_1, bvpage1
  • co_hasquestionsanswers, tq_17
  • loc_en_US, sid_1362557, prod, sort_[SortEntry(order=HAS_STAFF_ANSWERS, direction=DESCENDING)]
  • clientName_bhphotovideo