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Voigtlander Nokton 50mm f/1.2 Aspherical Lens

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Voigtlander Nokton 50mm f/1.2 Aspherical Lens
Key Features
  • Leica M-Mount Lens
  • Aperture Range: f/1.2 to f/22
  • Two Aspherical Elements
  • One Partial Dispersion Element
Updating a classic for today's imaging standards, the Nokton 50mm f/1.2 Aspherical from Voigtlander is a fast normal-length lens for M-mount rangefinder cameras. Distinguished by its bright f/1.2 maximum aperture, this lens excels in low-light conditions and also offers enhanced control over depth of field. The advanced optical design incorporates a pair of aspherical elements and one partial dispersion elements, which, together, help to suppress both spherical and chromatic aberrations for greater sharpness, clarity, and color rendering. Additionally, its manual focus design permits working with subjects as close as 2.3' away, and the 12-blade diaphragm contributes to a pleasing bokeh quality.
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Voigtlander Nokton 50mm f/1.2 Aspherical Overview

Updating a classic for today's imaging standards, the Nokton 50mm f/1.2 Aspherical from Voigtlander is a fast normal-length lens for M-mount rangefinder cameras. Distinguished by its bright f/1.2 maximum aperture, this lens excels in low-light conditions and also offers enhanced control over depth of field. The advanced optical design incorporates a pair of aspherical elements and one partial dispersion elements, which, together, help to suppress both spherical and chromatic aberrations for greater sharpness, clarity, and color rendering. Additionally, its manual focus design permits working with subjects as close as 2.3' away, and the 12-blade diaphragm contributes to a pleasing bokeh quality.

Fast f/1.2 maximum aperture benefits working in low-light conditions and also enables greater control over focus position for selective focus applications.
Two aspherical elements are incorporated at the front and the rear of the eight elements, six groups construction, and helps to limit spherical aberrations and distortions for improved sharpness and accurate rendering.
One partial dispersion element is featured in the optical design, and helps to minimize color fringing and chromatic aberrations in order to achieve higher clarity and color fidelity.
Manual focus design enables a minimum focusing distance of 2.3', and a rangefinder cam enables coupled focusing with M-mount rangefinder cameras.
A 12-blade diaphragm contributes to a pleasing out-of-focus quality when working with shallow depth of field techniques.

Voigtlander Nokton 50mm f/1.2 Aspherical Specs

Color
Black
Focal Length
50mm
Maximum Aperture
f/1.2
Minimum Aperture
f/22
Lens Mount
Leica M
Angle of View
47.5°
Minimum Focus Distance
2.3' / 70 cm
Optical Design
8 Elements in 6 Groups
Diaphragm Blades
12
Focus Type
Manual Focus
Filter Size
52 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L)
2.49 x 1.93" / 63.3 x 49 mm
Weight
12.1 oz / 344 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight
1.085 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
5.3 x 4.45 x 4.45"

Voigtlander Nokton 50mm f/1.2 Aspherical Reviews

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How sharp is this lens? Is it on the soft side or ...

How sharp is this lens? Is it on the soft side or is it a very sharp lens?
Asked by: Robert
The Voigtlander Nikon 50mm f/1.2 is fantastically sharp!
Answered by: Jeremy
Date published: 2021-10-24

Will it work with Nikon D500 body?

Will it work with Nikon D500 body?
Asked by: Candice
No, only Leica M series cameras.
Answered by: Rob
Date published: 2021-01-29

Will it work on Leica Sl 1 with M Adapter ?

Will it work on Leica Sl 1 with M Adapter ?
Asked by: Bob K.
Yes, with an M-L adapter.
Answered by: Rob
Date published: 2020-10-13

Is the hood included in the package? The only ...

Is the hood included in the package? The only photo on this site is without hood.
Asked by: Gabriele
No, the hood is not included.
Answered by: Rob
Date published: 2021-01-21

Does this lens come with a finial ring to cover ...

Does this lens come with a finial ring to cover the bayonet mount for the hood?
Asked by: Darrell
The lens only comes with lens caps. The only thing that can cover the bayonet mount is with a metal lens hood which is sold separately for over $100.
Answered by: Chris
Date published: 2020-08-11

Will it work with a Leica M3?

Will it work with a Leica M3?
Asked by: Mathieu
Yes, works fine with the M3.
Answered by: Rob
Date published: 2020-06-29

i own an R5..wanted this lens..what should i get ...

i own an R5..wanted this lens..what should i get to make this Voit lenses work with the R5?
Asked by: Benjamin
You would need a Leica M to Canon RF adapter such as this TT Artisan: https://bhpho.to/3pQcRdL
Answered by: Dan W
Date published: 2023-05-19

Is the aperture ring declicked?

Is the aperture ring declicked?
Asked by: Christian
No, the Voightlander Nokton 50mm f/1.2 Aspherical Lens, has a standard clicked aperture ring.
Answered by: ericsc
Date published: 2023-04-16
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