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Voigtlander Nokton Classic 35mm f/1.4 II MC Lens

BH #VO35142MC • MFR #BA347C
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Voigtlander Nokton Classic 35mm f/1.4 II MC Lens
Key Features
  • Leica M-Mount Lens
  • Aperture Range: f/1.4 to f/16
  • One Abnormal Partial Dispersion Element
  • Multi-Coating
Blending a compact form factor with versatile performance, the Nokton Classic 35mm f/1.4 II MC from Voigtlander is a fast wide-angle prime designed for M-mount rangefinder cameras. This updated, version II of the lens features a symmetrical optical design with one abnormal partial dispersion element, which retains the distinct character and high color accuracy rendering of the original, but also reduces curvature of field and astigmatism for improved focusing accuracy and more even sharpness across the entire image plane. This lens also features a multi-coating to suppress lens flare and ghosting for improved contrast and color fidelity when working in strong lighting conditions. Its manual focus design permits working with subjects as close as 2.3' away and a 10-blade diaphragm contributes to a pleasing bokeh quality to suit working with shallow depth of field.
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Voigtlander Nokton Classic 35mm f/1.4 II MC Overview

Blending a compact form factor with versatile performance, the Nokton Classic 35mm f/1.4 II MC from Voigtlander is a fast wide-angle prime designed for M-mount rangefinder cameras. This updated, version II of the lens features a symmetrical optical design with one abnormal partial dispersion element, which retains the distinct character and high color accuracy rendering of the original, but also reduces curvature of field and astigmatism for improved focusing accuracy and more even sharpness across the entire image plane. This lens also features a multi-coating to suppress lens flare and ghosting for improved contrast and color fidelity when working in strong lighting conditions. Its manual focus design permits working with subjects as close as 2.3' away and a 10-blade diaphragm contributes to a pleasing bokeh quality to suit working with shallow depth of field.

Version II of this lens features a refined optical design that is better suited for use with digital cameras, especially in conjunction with focusing using live view. The optical integrity has been maintained, keeping the characteristic spherical aberrations for a classic look, however the field curvature and astigmatism has been significantly reduced for improved focusing accuracy and even sharpness across the entire image plane.
Fast f/1.4 maximum aperture helps control depth of field for shallow depth of field shooting, and also benefits working in difficult lighting conditions.
A symmetrical optical design, along with one abnormal partial dispersion element, is used to reduce chromatic aberrations and color fringing for improved clarity, color accuracy, and sharpness.
This multi-coated version of the Nokton Classic 35mm f/1.4 II produces vivid yet accurate colors along with high contrast and saturation, making it well-suited for general shooting applications.
Manual focus design enables a minimum focusing distance of 2.3'.
A 10-blade diaphragm contributes to a smooth and pleasing bokeh quality.
Compatible with optional LH-6 lens hood.

Voigtlander Nokton Classic 35mm f/1.4 II MC Specs

Focal Length35mm
Maximum Aperturef/1.4
Minimum Aperturef/16
Lens MountLeica M
Angle of View63°
Minimum Focus Distance2.3' / 70 cm
Optical Design8 Elements in 6 Groups
Diaphragm Blades10
Focus TypeManual Focus
Filter Size43 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L)2.2 x 1.1" / 55 x 28.5 mm
Weight6.67 oz / 189 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.715 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)5.3 x 4.5 x 4.4"

Voigtlander Nokton Classic 35mm f/1.4 II MC Reviews

Excellent lens for the price

By Javier
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-05-02

There is not vignette even wide open

EXC size , resolution VG , 39mm filter size, my fave for M1O

By frederick
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-11-03

The lens has a nice image quality. Very good reesolution, I like the contrast curve this lens produces. But the size and smooth focus is the sweet spot @39mm filter size. This image is copyrighted ALL RIGHTS RESERVED 2021_F.BLUM

TESTED on Leica M10 Monochrome 40 mp sensor

By frederick
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-08-08

The is a very precision Japanese lens. Very nice files on my M10 40mp Monochrome, Nice @ 1.4 at close focus range, but I like it @ 2.8-5.6 for non critical work (creamy highlights in diffused background lighting)has character , resolution 2 stops down is crisper, as is an industry standard....unless you have the Zeiss 1.4 of 2.0 or Leica 1.,4, or 2.0 in 35mm format. I shot a lot of dramatic clouds with this lens with a dark orange filter and the contrast is just right.... but not a sharp or perfect as my Summilux 50mm 1.4...which cost 4000 $$ more ! If you want a great fast walk around with quick focus and nice tab. that you would take into a dust storm in India ..buy it.... I would not take my Summilux into the dust storm !!! But this 35MM f/1.4 MC lens I would.... great second 35mmm lens.

Love the build quality

By jacinto
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-07-17

When I acquired my M6, This lens came to mind for the price, and build quality (which is nice). You get what you pay for, really solid piece. Also copped the lens hood for it. If you are getting into the M world this isn't a bad entry lens. Peace

Absolutely Incredible

By Jeffrey
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-07-15

I've shot with the Leica 35mm Summilux and this thing gives that lens a run for it's money. Incredibly sharp and IMO every bit just as good as the Leica lens. The only downside to this lens compared to the Leica is the small size of the focusing tab. I'll gladly pay thousands less for that trade off though

Fantastic unique lens with character

By Dennis
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-06-20

I searched a while before to buy it, and I heard good and bad things about this lens. Some find its strong character wide open: sharp in the middle, soft in the corner with the classic (as its name) glow for bright exposures and highlights. It could be unique for some, but the classic glow is unacceptable for others. Some think it's the perfect match for film, some (like me) think it's great for digital too. I read many people's comments saying the M10M + 35 Nokton is the perfect match. De gustibus not est disputandum :-) My take? It's an extraordinary commitment when you want a small, light, and affordable lens (in the RF world), sharp enough from f/4 to f/8 for any use. Decent sharp at f/2, exciting and peculiar look at 1.4. The ring of fire's flare, it can be very appealing too. But when I say commitment, it's in a good way. I'm delighted by this gem of a lens. At the moment, I have two 35 for my M10: the one & only 2.8/35 ZM Zeiss Biogon and the this Nokton. When I want outstanding IQ all over the frame, super sharpening, and modern look, I take my Biogon. But, on the other hand, if I need a faster 35, take some environmental portraits or one lens only for travel, I take my Nokton w/o doubt. Because of the two extra stops, because it's slightly lighter, it has a focus tab. And maybe because I don't want sharp clinical photos all the time, I'm ready to embrace a classic unperfect look too. It's wonderful. A tip: these two lenses have the same filter thread of 43mm, and they can share the same hood and filters. The new Voigtlander 50/1.5 II has the same 43mm thread. I highly recommend this lens. Considering the character, weight, size, great build, focus tab, and price, it's a no-brainer. Below, two samples at f/1.4 and f/4

Great lens. Sticky focus ring

By Han
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2022-01-07

The lens are sharp but the focus ring isn't the smoothest.

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By Wesley
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-01-03

Works extremely well. Feels solid. Using it to practice manual focusing since I cannot easily switch to auto focus when frustrated. I use it on a Leica CL. The combo is a nice balance.

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No.
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Date published: 2020-09-14

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Asked by: Mathieu
The Voigtlander Nokton Classic 35mm f/1.4 II MC Lens is compatible with the Leica M5.
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Date published: 2020-07-03

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Asked by: Harvindar
Have used on X-Pro 2 with adapter. This combo is much lighter than with an AF Fujifilm lens which are great but this is easy to handle and with focus peaking is fun to use.
Answered by: Steve
Date published: 2022-03-12

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When used with a Leica M typ 246, should “Lens Detection” be set to Off, Automatic, or Manual?
Asked by: Michael
I set the camera to a non-ASPH Summilux and have good results.
Answered by: Cory
Date published: 2020-11-17

How is Weather Sealing? Are there any sealings at ...

How is Weather Sealing? Are there any sealings at all?
Asked by: Patrick
Unfortunately, this lens is not weather sealed.
Answered by: Kirk
Date published: 2020-12-22

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Does this lens come with front and back lens caps?
Asked by: robert
Yes. I've never seen a lens not come with front and back lens caps.
Answered by: Eric
Date published: 2020-09-13

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Will this lens block view through Leica M6 viewfinder?
Asked by: Joseph
This lens would not block the view through the viewfinder on the Leica M6.
Answered by: Kirk
Date published: 2020-01-16

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