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Voigtlander Nokton 75mm f/1.5 Aspherical Lens (Black)

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Voigtlander Nokton 75mm f/1.5 Aspherical Lens (Black)
Key Features
  • Leica M-Mount Lens
  • Aperture Range: f/1.5 to f/16
  • Three Low Dispersion Elements
  • One Aspherical Element
A portrait-length prime with vintage style, the black Voigtlander Nokton 75mm f/1.5 Aspherical is a fast, compact M-mount lens characterized by its classic rendering. Its bright f/1.5 maximum aperture suits working in low-light conditions and also enables greater control over depth of field for isolating subjects using selective focus. The optical design includes three anomalous partial dispersion elements and one aspherical element, which help to deliver high color accuracy and sharpness by suppressing a variety of aberrations. 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 75mm f/1.5 Aspherical Overview

A portrait-length prime with vintage style, the black Voigtlander Nokton 75mm f/1.5 Aspherical is a fast, compact M-mount lens characterized by its classic rendering. Its bright f/1.5 maximum aperture suits working in low-light conditions and also enables greater control over depth of field for isolating subjects using selective focus. The optical design includes three anomalous partial dispersion elements and one aspherical element, which help to deliver high color accuracy and sharpness by suppressing a variety of aberrations. 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.

Three anomalous partial dispersion elements help to greatly reduce color fringing and chromatic aberrations in order to realize high clarity and color accuracy.
One aspherical element is incorporated at the rear of the seven elements in six groups construction and helps to limit spherical aberrations and distortions.
Bright f/1.5 maximum aperture benefits working in available light conditions and also enables greater control over focus position for selective focus applications.
Manual focus design enables a rangefinder coupled minimum focusing distance of 2.3'.
Twelve-blade diaphragm contributes to a pleasing out-of-focus quality when working with shallow depth of field techniques.
As part of Voigtlander's Vintage Line of lenses, this lens features a classic black finish to give it a classic appeal, reminiscent of historic Voigtlander lenses, that is well-matched to classic rangefinder camera designs.
Included lens hood helps to prevent stray light from causing lens flare and ghosting when working in bright and backlit conditions.

Voigtlander Nokton 75mm f/1.5 Aspherical Specs

Focal Length75mm
Maximum Aperturef/1.5
Minimum Aperturef/16
Lens MountLeica M
Angle of View32.6°
Minimum Focus Distance2.3' / 70 cm
Optical Design7 Elements in 6 Groups
Diaphragm Blades12
Focus TypeManual Focus
Filter Size58 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L)2.47 x 2.49" / 62.8 x 63.3 mm
Weight12.35 oz / 350 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight1.195 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)7.9 x 4.6 x 4.6"

Voigtlander Nokton 75mm f/1.5 Aspherical Reviews

It's lovely!

By David
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-07-21

It's a lovely lens! I bought it for spectacular lightstars for night cityscapes, and it delivers them nicely. Tack sharp, very easy to handle. For what I'm doing, I really don't mind at all the fact that it's an all-manual lens.

Sharp but hard to nail focus

By Shane
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2022-03-27

Super shallow DoF combined with amazing sharpness means low hit rates and fewer usable shots. But when you do nail focus, you get wonderful results. Great bang for the buck especially compared to Leica lenses.

great lens

By Matthew
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-03-25

After several months of research, I finally went with what my heart had told me all along and that was to go with this lens. It is solid. You have a sense of security that this lens will not fail you. I use it with my Leica Monocrom so I know I'm not going to stand far away from my subject. Therefore, it's a great focal length and fast for all the low light situations. One misleading thing in B&H's description is that the minimal focus is 2.3'/70cm. I was surprised to find that on this lens the distance justification marks were in meters and that this lens does not come with markings in imperial.

Better can be better than best

By Richard
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-01-11

I shoot with Leica M10 and purchased this lens as a portrait lens. I own a 90mm Summi and have long desired a shorter focal length, bright alternative. Before I could use it on a paying subject I photographed a theatrical production with it. I did not expect much and instead, I was very impressed with the performance of this well priced and well built lens. NOT the Leica 90 but that is ok, maybe better for what I was shooting. This is a serious lens, if you are looking. Do not be put off by the low price or non Leica badge, at least if you are shooting with an M10. While we are at it, why does this lens focus perfectly with my rangefinder and my Leica 90 is a perpetual disappointment in that regard?

Outstanding!

By David
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-12-28

I use this on my Leica M3. I am a black and white shooter since 1970. Always had my own darkroom and my workflow has never changed, Tri X, d76, Bessler 23c with Dichro S head, Ilford developers, Ilford Pearl RC 11X14, wash, dry, and store. Having owned Leica glass (Summicron, Summilux, etc I can honestly say this lens is their equal for 1/6th of the price. I currently only use Voigtlander lenses now and have never looked back. Micro contrast on this lens is truly magic. For a portrait lens, astonishing.

Superb addition to my camera bag

By Tristan
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-08-21

After shooting with this lens for a week, I'm very happy. The build quality is excellent and it feels very balanced on my M10. It's such a shallow DOF when shooting portraits it takes a bit of getting used to, but when focus is nailed.... wow. The image it renders is lovely. This lens doesn't feel second best to the other Leica glass in my bag, it fits right in.

Soft portrait lens

By Francisco
Rated 2 out of 5
Date: 2022-06-21

I was sold by the reviews and the hype. I own other Voigtlander lenses and they perform fenomenal (my favorite is the 40mm f/1.2 Nokton). So I was looking for a portrait lens and decided to give this a try, given the fact that it is the most reviewed Voigtlander lens, however, as soon as I got it it was an instant regret. I don't think this lens is priced fair, I wouldn't pay kore than $500 for this lens BNIB.

Brilliant on Fuji GFX50

By Vincent
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-04-06

I bought a GFX50 not fully thinking about how expensive Fuji lenses are. (I'm a full time pro and it's tough). I bought this for a video prime on my XT4, and saw someone saying it works/covers on the GFX so I bought a second adapter. Wow it's great, I'm shooting it wide open or one stop down on the GFX50 and the results are stunning, better than my old days of using the Hasselblad 500cm and an 80mm. I like using this more than the 50mm pancake on the GFX... that autofocus is worthless so why not focus manual. Eventually I'll use it on the XT4 for cinema projects, but it's living on the GFX50.

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