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Voigtlander Nokton 35mm f/1.2 X Lens for FUJIFILM X

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Voigtlander Nokton 35mm f/1.2 X Lens for FUJIFILM X
Key Features
  • X-Mount Lens/APS-C Format
  • 52.5mm Focal Length (35mm Equivalent)
  • Aperture Range: f/1.2 to f/16
  • One Abnormal Partial Dispersion Element
Distinguished by its extremely fast maximum aperture, the Nokton 35mm f/1.2 X from Voigtlander is a versatile wide-angle prime lens optically optimized for FUJIFILM APS-C image sensors. The bright f/1.2 aperture benefits working with selective focus techniques and aids when shooting in low-light environments. The optical design employs one abnormal partial dispersion element for improved clarity and sharpness throughout the aperture range. The lightweight, compact design and manual focus operation permits working with subjects as close as 11.8" away. The wide aperture and 12-blade diaphragm contribute to a pleasing bokeh quality, making it well suited to portraiture in addition to general photography.
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Voigtlander 35mm f/1.2 X Nokton Overview

Distinguished by its extremely fast maximum aperture, the Nokton 35mm f/1.2 X from Voigtlander is a versatile wide-angle prime lens optically optimized for FUJIFILM APS-C image sensors. The bright f/1.2 aperture benefits working with selective focus techniques and aids when shooting in low-light environments. The optical design employs one abnormal partial dispersion element for improved clarity and sharpness throughout the aperture range. The lightweight, compact design and manual focus operation permits working with subjects as close as 11.8" away. The wide aperture and 12-blade diaphragm contribute to a pleasing bokeh quality, making it well suited to portraiture in addition to general photography.

The Nokton 35mm f/1.2 X incorporates electronic contacts to provide Exif data and focus check with feature-enabled camera bodies. Camera firmware update may be required.

  • New optical formula designed exclusively for FUJIFILM X-mount
  • Information communication with the body through electronic contacts
  • Precision and durable all-metal lens barrel
  • Manual focus for reliable, precise focus operation
  • Focus Check with enabled camera bodies
  • Aperture ring for direct mechanical aperture operation in 1/3-Stop increments
  • Beautiful enhanced bokeh with 12 aperture blades
Compatible Cameras with Firmware
  • X-H1 v1.10 or later
  • X-T4 v1.00 or later
  • X-T3 v1.00 or later
  • X-T2 v4.10 or later
  • X-Pro3 v1.00 or later
  • X-S10 v1.00 or later
  • X-E4 v1.00 or later
  • X-T30 v1.00 or later
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  • XT-1
  • X-Pro2
  • X-Pro1
  • X-T20
  • X-T10
  • X-T200
  • X-T100
  • X-E3
  • X-E2
  • X-E1
  • X-M1
  • X-A5
  • X-A3
  • X-A2
  • X-A1

Voigtlander 35mm f/1.2 X Nokton Specs

Focal Length35mm
Maximum Aperturef/1.2
Minimum Aperturef/16
Lens MountFUJIFILM X
Lens Format CoverageAPS-C
Angle of View44°
Tilt-ShiftNot Specified by Manufacturer
Minimum Focus Distance11.8" / 30 cm
Optical Design8 Elements in 6 Groups
Diaphragm Blades12
Focus TypeManual Focus
Image StabilizationNo
Filter Size46 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L)2.3 x 1.6" / 59.6 x 39.8 mm
Weight6.9 oz / 196 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.72 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)5.2 x 4.4 x 4.3"

Voigtlander 35mm f/1.2 X Nokton Reviews

Beautiful lens

By David
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2022-07-19

A very unique lens with loads of character. Stepped down to 1.2 and 1.4 this lens brings in vintage charm and softness, with some very artistic flaring and bokeh. When moving over to around f4.0 it's pretty sharp and more modern. Best of both worlds here. If you're wanting a manual focus lens that adds a little bit of an "off-beat" look this is the one for you. If you're after tack sharp, neutral images for product photo work or something similar it might not be what you're after. Built very well and quite heavy for the size. Some quirks such as infinity out of focus and 1.2 almost being too soft prevents me from giving this 5 stars as I've found it to be mostly unusable unless as mentioned you're after that very specific dreamy and artistic look for that shot.

Love it

By John
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-03-31

I really enjoy using this lens. I also have the XF35mm F1.4, which I love as well, but the Voigtlander is just more fun to use. This lens has just as much magic as the XF lens, if not more. Especially at 1.2, the flares you can get are beautiful. I like the size. The whole reason I bought into the Fujifilm system was to have a small setup. In order to get a F1.2 autofocus lens, I would think the size would be larger than what I'd want to carry. I do hope Voigtlander continues to make more X-mount lenses. I'd like to see an 18mm and a 56mm. The cons: -Manually focusing can be a challenge sometimes, like when you're shooting low to the ground -I wish it was weather resistant -It would nice if it had a focus tab

Holds its own against Fuji's stellar XF 35mm 1.4!

By Paula
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-03-10

I've always wanted a manual lens for my X-Pro3 but didn't want the added bulk or exclusion of exif data so I passed and kept my Fuji 35mm 1.4 for awhile. When I got this lens, I was shocked at how much smaller it was compared to the Fuji 35mm 1.4. Funny thing is, its heavier albeit just slightly. It has a dense feel to it so you feel the quality right as soon as you mount it to X-pro3 (or any other compatible x-series camera.) All of the gears move perfectly, and the focus throw is good so its a joy operate. I ended up turning on focus peaking with the blue color on HIGH so I could shoot wide open more and keep more shots since the depth of field is razor thin. Like others said, it is softer wide open (unlike the Fuji xf 35mm 1.4 which is hella sharp wide open) but its a nice soft. Some of the softness could be due to the fact that you either missed focus slightly, shot in darker lighting, or shot at a lower shutter speed. With that being said, stop down and the image sharpens up considerably. That was the reason I decided to get this lens -- I could be more creative at lower apertures and still have a modern lens at higher ones. I read a comment about how this lens is like you have two lenses in one: a vintage one and a modern one. After having it for a week (I got mine from Camera Quest because it had faster shipping at the time) I am deciding to sell my Fuji 35mm 1.4. I love the look of it with the pro3 and the images it produces. If you need to shoot quickly and want the convenience of auto focus, this lens is not for you. Get or keep the Fuji 35mm 1.4 (or the bigger 33mm 1.4). If you don't mind slowing down a bit, are willing to practice manual focusing and have an x-pro3 and want that vintage vibe, then get this lens. It's great!

Best manual Fuji X Glass

By Abel
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-03-07

If you're on the fence, just get it. You won't be disappointed. The vintage character of the lens is only present wide open up to f1.8 and only if your subject has harsh lighting behind or in front then you'll notice the vintage look. Think of this lens as native glass with no AF, but every other feature is retained. The inclusion of electronic contacts will ruin every other manual glass put on your Fuji body. Can't wait for more glass from voigtland designed specifically for Fuji X.

An upgraded Fuji experience

By Ahmet
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-03-05

I love - the pictures coming out of the camera - and having full control over the creative process! Camera showing the distance at which the focus is and the aperture makes the price well worth it. I have previously tried cheaper manual lenses, but none of them ver satisfactory to use or had good picture quality. This lens is almost perfect. Like others mentioned, it's soft wide open, but I couldn't care less. It makes me focus on the moment, composition, and content. I have X100F, X-T3 and XPro-3. This lens has just upgraded the level of joy using these cameras. A focusing tab out of the box would make it perfect. I added one, and now it's event easier to focus by feel and easily fine tune.

Very, very nice

By John
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-03-03

There is no shortage of good choices in the. 35mm range for the Fuji system. Even so I'm surprised this lens has not gotten more attention. The lens has two personalities, much like the ZM 50 1,5 in the ff world. It is a bit soft wide open, especially on the edges. This is more a design choice than a technical fault on the part of voigtlander. A very classic, soft look. Stopped down 2 stops or so and it becomes a thoroughly modern and sharp lens. As one would expect all other aspects are well controlled. Build quality is very, very good. Not the tank like build of classic Nikon lenses but not the weight either, better build than zm lenses. If you have not shot with a manual focus lens I would urge you to do so. It just slows you down a bit and makes you think. With a little practice you will find yourself also paying attention to composition as you focus. Overall, a very interesting and a bit unique lens. Two personalities - classic/vintage rendering wide open, modern stopped down. a bit. A little pricey but worth it. Hopefully Voigtlander will make many more lenses in the Fuji mount. Best compared to ZM 50 1.5 as a niche and fun lens.

I love this lens

By Robert
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-06-29

I bought the Voigtlander Nokton 23mm f/1.2 to use on my Fujifilm X-Pro3 and I was sold. I liked it so much that as soon as the 35mm was back in stock, I ordered it, and I love it, too. I am really enjoying using manual focus and the rendering from both lenses is very appealing to my eye. The build quality of these lenses is first rate. I think they're worth every penny. Don't get me wrong, the Fujifilm lenses are wonderful, but the Voigtlanders are fantastic as well. If Voigtlander comes out with more X-mount lenses, I'm buying them.

Amazing lens with vintage rendering

By manuel
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-04-28

Loving this lens with my fuji x pro 3, i use it with the optical viewfinder and focus peaking to have that rangefinderish sensation. This lens is not for people that want clinical sharpness. This lens is for people that are shooting jpegs with film recipes or people that want to emulate film.

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Do you prefer this lens over the xf 35mm f/1.4?

Do you prefer this lens over the xf 35mm f/1.4?
Asked by: John
Choosing a lens is a completely personal decision: both the Voigtlander Nokton 35mm f/1.2 X Lens and the FUJIFILM XF 35mm f/1.4 R Lens have excellent reviews from users, but the Fujifilm lens has more than 300 reviews, while the Voigtlander lens has only one review, so far.
Answered by: Boyd
Date published: 2022-05-06

Will the contacts on the lens allow focus ...

Will the contacts on the lens allow focus stacking on the X-E3?
Asked by: Sergio
The FUJIFILM X-E3 Mirrorless Digital Camera does not have Focus Stacking or Focus Bracketing. Focus Stacking with the camera would be a manual process of taking multiple images with slightly shifted focus, and then merging them in post. The Voigtlander Nokton 35mm f/1.2 X Lens for FUJIFILM X can be used for manual focus stacking, but it cannot do automatic Focus Stacking even on Fujifilm cameras that have this feature.
Answered by: Yaakov
Date published: 2021-12-22

Will other unsupported cameras like x-e3 be ...

Will other unsupported cameras like x-e3 be updated to read data in future ?
Asked by: johnson
Unfortunately we have not heard that Voigtlander will be adding that feature for unsupported cameras.
Answered by: Daniel
Date published: 2022-01-04

do the contacts in the lens allow for parallax ...

do the contacts in the lens allow for parallax correction in manual focus mode in optical viewfinder on the x pro3 bodies ?
Asked by: Sasha
This lens is not compatible with parallax correction on the XPro3 camera.
Answered by: Boyd
Date published: 2022-04-05

Is it weatherproof?

Is it weatherproof?
Asked by: Samuel
This lens is not weatherproof.
Answered by: Stephen
Date published: 2021-11-07

will the contacts in the lens allow parallax ...

will the contacts in the lens allow parallax correction on xpro 3 in OVF manual focus mode ?
Asked by: Sasha
Yes. This lens will communicate with the Fujifilm X-Pro3 and enable parallax correction.
Answered by: Yaakov
Date published: 2022-07-03

Anyone using with video , how's the focus ?

Anyone using with video , how's the focus ?
Asked by: Ady
The Voigtlander Nokton 35mm f/1.2 X Lens for FUJIFILM X is a sharp lens. Wide open you do need like most to be careful when focusing. Note it is a manual lens, it does not support autofocus.
Answered by: Robert
Date published: 2022-12-06

Could use this len on Xpro2 body?

Could use this len on Xpro2 body?
Asked by: Dz
Other answers are a little misleading. The lens is compatible with the X-Pro2 and will work as any other manual lens. The electronic contacts that record aperture info in the exif data is not supported in older Fuji models including the X-Pro2. In short, yes it works with the X-Pro2.
Answered by: Michael
Date published: 2022-05-07
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