Voigtlander Nokton Classic 40mm f/1.4 SC Lens

BH #VO4014MSC • MFR #BA2461
Voigtlander
Voigtlander Nokton Classic 40mm f/1.4 SC Lens
Key Features
  • Leica M-Mount
  • Aperture Range: f/1.4 to f/16
  • Single Coating
  • Manual Focus Design
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A normal-length prime lens designed for M-mount rangefinder cameras, the Nokton Classic 40mm f/1.4 SC from Voigtlander blends the comfortable, unique focal length with an especially bright f/1.4 maximum aperture, which benefits working in low-light conditions as well as offering increased control over depth of field. This edition of the 40mm f/1.4 also features a single coating, as opposed to a more common multi-layered coating, which offers a subtler image quality with slightly reduced contrast that is especially well-suited to black and white applications. The lens also features a manual focus design, for working with subjects as close as 2.3', and has a 10-blade diaphragm for a smooth bokeh quality.
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Voigtlander Nokton Classic 40mm f/1.4 SC Overview

A normal-length prime lens designed for M-mount rangefinder cameras, the Nokton Classic 40mm f/1.4 SC from Voigtlander blends the comfortable, unique focal length with an especially bright f/1.4 maximum aperture, which benefits working in low-light conditions as well as offering increased control over depth of field. This edition of the 40mm f/1.4 also features a single coating, as opposed to a more common multi-layered coating, which offers a subtler image quality with slightly reduced contrast that is especially well-suited to black and white applications. The lens also features a manual focus design, for working with subjects as close as 2.3', and has a 10-blade diaphragm for a smooth bokeh quality.

Unique 40mm focal length offers a 56° angle of view that is slightly wider than the classic 50mm length, yet narrower than the standard 35mm wide-angle.
Bright f/1.4 maximum aperture benefits working in difficult lighting conditions and offers increased control over depth of field.
Single-layer coating helps to reduce flare and ghosting for improved contrast and color neutrality, however this coating is intentionally less effective than common multi-layered coatings in order to produce a dreamy, less contrast-rich image quality well-suited to black and white imagery.
Manual focus design permits smooth, refined control along with 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 40mm f/1.4 SC Specs

Focal Length40mm
Maximum Aperturef/1.4
Minimum Aperturef/16
Lens MountLeica M
Angle of View56°
Minimum Focus Distance2.3' / 70 cm
Optical Design7 Elements in 6 Groups
Diaphragm Blades10
Focus TypeManual Focus
Filter Size43 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L)2.2 x 1.2" / 55 x 29.7 mm
Weight6.2 oz / 175 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.615 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)4.7 x 4 x 3.25"
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Is it compatible with Leica M8?

Is it compatible with Leica M8?
Asked by: Tony
Yes
Answered by: Steve
Date published: 2020-09-04

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What is the difference between the single-coated version of this lens and the multi-coated version of this lens? How does each affect images?
Asked by: Anonymous
I've owned both versions and the MC version is very high contrast - and very sharp. The SC version has less contrast (but is still good) and is significantly more flair prone. Overall, I would say id you like a little character in your images you may like the SC version better. But if you like modern technical "optical perfection" with allot of contrast, I'd say go for the MC version. But I don't think either will disappoint most photographers. FWIW, this lens (both versions) brings up the 50mm framelines in Leica M cameras.
Answered by: Bill
Date published: 2020-08-08

Is the lens rangefinder coupled for the Leica M?

Is the lens rangefinder coupled for the Leica M?
Asked by: Richard
Short answer: Yes!
Answered by: Bill
Date published: 2020-08-09

Will this lens activate the Sony A7 III manual ...

Will this lens activate the Sony A7 III manual focusing aid?
Asked by: Carlos
There is no electronic contact with this lens. So only in camera contrast focus aids will work.
Answered by: Dennis A
Date published: 2019-06-13

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Can I adapt this lens to EF Mount to use with Ursa Mini Pro?
Asked by: Luiz
Not sure sorry
Answered by: CEE CEE B.
Date published: 2018-08-27

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How do I know which version of this lens have I received? Is there any notification on the lens what is the coating?
Asked by: Goran I.
It says SC on the lens next to Nokton Classic
Answered by: James B.
Date published: 2018-08-27

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Will this lens work with Fujifilm ? I have the Fujifilm M-mount adaptor and it says it will work with Voigtlander Nokton Classic 40mm F1.4. This is not (or is it) the Classic version ? The adaptor works with a lot of Voigtlander lenses, I use it with the 75mm with fantastic results. But some M-mounts do not work, like the 35mm F1.4. So does anyone know if this 40mm will work ? Thanks.
Asked by: Cheuk Fang Richard Y.
I use it on a FUJI XE2 and it works fine, this is the classic lens
Answered by: MOSHE S.
Date published: 2018-08-27

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Will this lens adapt to a Sony A7?
Asked by: ray m.
Using the adapter Leica M Mount Lenses to Sony NEX Cameras.
Answered by: Shamil M.
Date published: 2018-08-27
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