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Voigtlander Nokton 50mm f/1.2 Aspherical SE Lens for Sony E

BH #VO5012 • MFR #BA348E
Voigtlander Nokton 50mm f/1.2 Aspherical SE Lens for Sony E
Key Features
  • E-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/1.2 to f/22
  • Two Aspherical Elements
  • One Abnormal Partial Dispersion Element
A refined take on a classic focal length, the Voigtlander Nokton 50mm f/1.2 Aspherical SE is a bright and sleek normal-length prime for Sony E-mount mirrorless cameras. Featuring an optimized optical design, one low dispersion element and two aspherical elements are used to reduce chromatic aberrations, 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 12-blade diaphragm contributes to a pleasing bokeh quality and the lens's manual focus operation permits working with subjects as close as 1.5' away.
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Voigtlander 50mm f/1.2 Nokton Aspherical SE Overview

A refined take on a classic focal length, the Voigtlander Nokton 50mm f/1.2 Aspherical SE is a bright and sleek normal-length prime for Sony E-mount mirrorless cameras. Featuring an optimized optical design, one low dispersion element and two aspherical elements are used to reduce chromatic aberrations, 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 12-blade diaphragm contributes to a pleasing bokeh quality and the lens's manual focus operation permits working with subjects as close as 1.5' away.

Normal-length prime is designed for full-frame Sony E-mount mirrorless cameras but can also be used with APS-C models where it provides a 75mm 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.
Two aspherical elements are used to reduce field curvature, distortion, and spherical aberrations for improved rendering and sharpness.
One abnormal partial dispersion element controls color fringing and chromatic aberrations for greater color accuracy and clarity.
Manual focus design enables a minimum focusing distance of 1.5'.
SE (Stills Edition) version features clicked aperture detents for more tactile control over aperture switching in 1/3-stop increments.
A 12-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.

Voigtlander 50mm f/1.2 Nokton Aspherical SE Specs

Focal Length50mm
Maximum Aperturef/1.2
Minimum Aperturef/22
Lens MountSony E
Lens Format CoverageFull-Frame
Angle of View47.5°
Minimum Focus Distance1.48' / 45 cm
Optical Design8 Elements in 6 Groups
Diaphragm Blades12
Focus TypeManual Focus
Image StabilizationNo
Filter Size58 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L)2.62 x 2.3" / 66.5 x 58.5 mm
Weight13.51 oz / 383 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight1.14 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)5.2 x 4.5 x 4.4"

Voigtlander 50mm f/1.2 Nokton Aspherical SE Reviews

A well-built lens with character

By Bijan
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-07-27

Rock solid build quality. Fast and has a cinematic look wide open (glowy, slightless less sharp). Sharpens up after f/1.8 or f/2.0. A really fun lens to use.

Amazing pictures

By Mourad
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-12-30

I already own the 21mm f/1.4 Nokton and this 50mm made sense. The quality and the rendering of the Voigtlanders is there and is a joy to have. Manual focus is very smooth. The sharpness of the lens is amazing at center at maximum aperture. Corners are so-so and don't improve until f/2.0-f/2.8. For me that's fine since using the lens wide-open would be for mostly close-ups where I'll make use of the f/1.2-f/20 range more and where everything other than the subject will be out-of-focus anyway. Lens is very light and compact. It is my default lens now.

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Is this lens weather sealed?

Is this lens weather sealed?
Asked by: William
No, the Voigtlander Nokton 50mm f/1.2 Aspherical SE Lens for Sony E is not weather-sealed.
Answered by: Manzell
Date published: 2021-06-04

is the hood reversible for storage?

is the hood reversible for storage?
Asked by: Paolo
This lens has a screw-in lens hood which will not fit in reverse on the lens when storing it.
Answered by: Kirk
Date published: 2021-06-04

does it support focus mapping on sony a7IIII?

does it support focus mapping on sony a7IIII?
Asked by: sergey
Yes, you can use the Voigtlander Nokton 50mm f/1.2 Aspherical SE Lens for Sony E on the A7 IV with the focus mapping feature.
Answered by: Boyd
Date published: 2022-06-30
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