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Voigtlander Nokton 21mm f/1.4 Aspherical Lens

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Voigtlander Nokton 21mm f/1.4 Aspherical Lens
Key Features
  • Leica M-Mount Lens
  • Aperture Range: f/1.4 to f/16
  • Two Aspherical Elements
  • Three Partial Dispersion Elements
Ultra-wide with a fast design, the M-mount Nokton 21mm f/1.4 Aspherical from Voigtlander is a dynamic wide-angle prime characterized by its impressively bright f/1.4 maximum aperture for working in low-light conditions and controlling depth of field. An advanced optical design incorporates a pair of aspherical elements and three partial dispersion elements, which, together, help to suppress both spherical and chromatic aberrations for greater sharpness, clarity, and color rendering. A floating elements system is also employed to maintain consistent image quality throughout the focusing range. The lens's manual focus design permits working with subjects as close as 1.6' away, and a 12-blade diaphragm contributes to a pleasing bokeh quality.
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Voigtlander Nokton 21mm f/1.4 Aspherical L Overview

Ultra-wide with a fast design, the M-mount Nokton 21mm f/1.4 Aspherical from Voigtlander is a dynamic wide-angle prime characterized by its impressively bright f/1.4 maximum aperture for working in low-light conditions and controlling depth of field. An advanced optical design incorporates a pair of aspherical elements and three partial dispersion elements, which, together, help to suppress both spherical and chromatic aberrations for greater sharpness, clarity, and color rendering. A floating elements system is also employed to maintain consistent image quality throughout the focusing range. The lens's manual focus design permits working with subjects as close as 1.6' away, and a 12-blade diaphragm contributes to a pleasing bokeh quality.

Fast f/1.4 maximum aperture benefits working in low-light conditions and also enables greater control over depth of field.
Two aspherical elements are incorporated at the front and the rear of the 13 elements, 11 groups construction, and help to limit spherical aberrations and distortions for improved sharpness and accurate rendering.
Three abnormal partial dispersion elements are featured in the optical design and help to minimize color fringing and chromatic aberrations in order to achieve higher clarity and color fidelity.
Floating elements system maintains consistent image quality throughout the focusing range to suit working with both distant and close-up subjects.
Manual focus design permits smooth, refined control along with a minimum focusing distance of 1.6'. When used with a rangefinder camera, however, the lens has coupled focusing from 2.3' to infinity.
A 12-blade diaphragm contributes to a pleasing out-of-focus quality when working with shallow depth of field techniques.
Included lens hood helps to prevent stray light from causing lens flare and ghosting when working in bright and backlit conditions.

Voigtlander Nokton 21mm f/1.4 Aspherical L Specs

Key Specs
Focal Length
21mm
Maximum Aperture
f/1.4
Lens Mount
Leica M
Focus Type
Manual Focus
Filter Size
62 mm (Front)
Maximum Aperture
f/1.4
Minimum Aperture
f/16
Lens Mount
Leica M
Angle of View
90.3°
Minimum Focus Distance
1.64' / 50 cm
Optical Design
13 Elements in 11 Groups
Diaphragm Blades
12
Focus Type
Manual Focus
Filter Size
62 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L)
2.74 x 2.74" / 69.5 x 69.7 mm
Weight
1.06 lb / 480 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight
1.505 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
7.8 x 5.2 x 4.5"

Voigtlander Nokton 21mm f/1.4 Aspherical L Reviews

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Can hood be mounted if a filter installed?

Can hood be mounted if a filter installed?
Asked by: Johnny
Yes the hood can be mounted with a filter on the front of the lens.
Answered by: Zach L
Date published: 2021-04-26

I just bought this lens and found that if the ...

I just bought this lens and found that if the lens hood is on, then the front lens cap cannot be used. What's with that???
Asked by: Roy
You can use this lens hood on the filter threads of the Voigtlander Nokton 21mm f/1.4 Aspherical Lens, https://bhpho.to/41SSCtc with this lens cap, https://bhpho.to/41SJK6O .
Answered by: Rob K
Date published: 2023-07-03

Does it produce color shift on M10?

Does it produce color shift on M10?
Asked by: Milan
I agree with the the previously-posted answer. I see no color shift, when I use this lens with my original M10.
Answered by: Rex
Date published: 2023-09-11

Does this lens have 6-bit coding?

Does this lens have 6-bit coding?
Asked by: Jonathan
No, it is does not have 6-bit coding.
Answered by: Rob K
Date published: 2021-11-04

How does this compare to 21mm Ultron F/1.8?

How does this compare to 21mm Ultron F/1.8?
Asked by: Richard Tchun-Fung
The Voigtlander Nokton 21mm f/1.4 Aspherical Lens is better lens, with two aspherical lens elements and 12 diaphragm blades vs one aspherical lens element and 10 diaphragm blades for the Voigtlander Ultron 21mm f/1.8 Lens.
Answered by: Boyd H
Date published: 2023-07-01

Will this cover FULL FRAME camera? Needing a lens ...

Will this cover FULL FRAME camera? Needing a lens that I can convert to both E-mount and RF-mount FF will this work?
Asked by: Matthew
Yes, the Voigtlander Nokton 21mm f/1.4 Aspherical Lens will cover a full frame sensor. It is a full frame lens.
Answered by: Daniel C
Date published: 2023-08-18

Is it better to adapt an M mount or an E mount to ...

Is it better to adapt an M mount or an E mount to a Nikon Z8?
Asked by: Ken
Both will work with the correct adapters. I recommend Voigtlander Nokton 21mm f/1.4 Aspherical Lens that is M mount because there are more adapters for different cameras from M mount. So it will be more flexible in the future.
Answered by: Daniel C
Date published: 2024-03-28

how does it compare to the new fuji xf18mm f1.4?

how does it compare to the new fuji xf18mm f1.4?
Asked by: Arthur
This lens would have a Leica M mount, manual focus and would not be weather sealed. The Fuji XF 18mm f/1.4 would have the Fuji X mount, would be weather resistant and offers autofocus.
Answered by: Kirk
Date published: 2021-05-03
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