Voigtlander Nokton 17.5mm f/0.95 Lens for Micro Four Thirds Cameras

Voigtlander Nokton 17.5mm f/0.95 Lens for Micro Four Thirds Cameras

Voigtlander Nokton 17.5mm f/0.95 Lens for Micro Four Thirds Cameras

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Voigtlander Nokton 17.5mm f/0.95 Lens for Micro Four Thirds Cameras

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  • Very Fast f/0.95 Wide-Angle Lens
  • 17.5mm Is Equivalent to 35mm Lens
  • Focuses As Close As 5.9"
  • 10 Diaphragm Blades for Great Bokeh
  • Aspherical Elements for Crisp Images
  • Manual Focus
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Voigtlander 17.5mm f/0.95 overview

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Voigtlander's Nokton 17.5mm f/0.95 Lens for Micro Four Thirds Cameras is a breathtaking wide-angle lens that combines an extraordinary maximum aperture of f/0.95 with a superb 10-blade diaphragm for magnificent low-light/shallow depth-of-field images--photographs or video. A selective aperture control system allows a continuous and soundless change of the aperture (and depth-of-field as well, of course). This manual focus lens (equivalent to a 35mm lens on a full-frame camera) focuses down to a very close 5.9". The Nokton 17.5mm f/0.95 is destined to become the standard wide-angle, low-light, shallow depth-of-field lens for Micro 4/3 camera users. It's ready for its close-up.

Exceptionally fast f/0.95 wide-angle lens (35mm equivalent) for Micro 4/3 cameras
Continuous and soundless change of the aperture (and depth of field) is possible with selective aperture control system
Very close-focusing lens--5.9"
Aspherical lens elements provide crisp images
Diaphragm has 10 blades, producing outstanding, beautiful bokeh in the out-of-focus areas of your images
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Voigtlander Nokton 17.5mm f/0.95 Lens for Micro Four Thirds Cameras
  • Front and Rear Lens Cap
  • Lens Hood With Hood Cap
  • 1-Year Limited Warranty
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    Voigtlander 17.5mm f/0.95 specs

    Performance
    Focal Length 17.5mm
    Comparable Four Thirds and Micro 4/3 Focal Length: 35 mm
    Aperture Maximum: f/1
    Minimum: f/16
    Camera Mount Type Micro Four Thirds
    Format Compatibility Micro Four Thirds
    Angle of View 64.6°
    Minimum Focus Distance 5.9" (14.99 cm)
    Maximum Reproduction Ratio 1:4
    Optical Design 13 Elements in 9 Groups
    Diaphragm Blades 10
    Features
    Image Stabilization No
    Autofocus No
    Tripod Collar No
    Physical
    Filter Thread Front: 58 mm
    Dimensions (DxL) Approx. 2.50 x 3.15" (63.4 x 80 mm)
    Weight 19.05 oz (540 g)
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 1.65 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 7.8 x 4.6 x 4.5"

    Voigtlander 17.5mm f/0.95 reviews

    Nokton 17.5mm f/0.95 Lens for Micro Four Thirds Cameras is rated 4.9 out of 5 by 45.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Premium Lens This lens is exactly as advertised and reviewed by many. Firstly, it is rock solid and heavy, the focus ring is butter smooth, top quality build. Maximum aperture F.95 is soft and depth of field is paper thin. I can see using this wide open in dim light at infinity only. Stopping down to F1.4 is very usable and by 2.8 you've achieved maximum sharpness. I focus it with magnification assigned to a function button, and focusing is extremely precise and accurate. It's a special lens, not made for everyone, you have to appreciate Manual Focus. But I'm sure it's quite capable of producing some incredible images. BTW I found flare very well controlled.
    Date published: 2016-09-01
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Norton comes out when the sun goes down Perhaps this lens will feel less amazing when Olympus introduces their line of f/1.2 primes in 2016 but, for now, it's a wonderful street lens...if manual focus is something you don't mind. At .95 the 17.5mm displays a bit of glow (though still sharp) but stopped down just a bit -- and those optional aperture clicks are good for judging how far you've closed down the iris -- it has to be among the best lenses for m4/3. On the Olympus E-M1, it's great to set a function button for Focus Zoom so you can quickly and precisely dial-in focus, even when your DOF is razor thin, as when working close. On a recent shoot in Cuba this lens was on the E-M1 every evening and night.
    Date published: 2016-02-03
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Game Changer When your Emmy Award winning cinematographer friend recommends a lens you take a look. When you read the rave reviews you buy that lens. But when you work with it and the lens exceeds all of your expectations, you want to tell the world! We just wrapped shooting our second Television Commercial using the Nokton Voigtlander. In over fifteen years of production I have never gotten so much bang for the buck. This glass works...
    Date published: 2014-05-19
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Simply the Best Simply the best lens I've ever used. It gives me such an intimate feeling with my lens and camera. The manual focus is just superb; it gives you that connection between your environment, your eyes, and your fingers, so you can always anticipate the motion and never miss a shot. And at f/0.95, the lowlight capability is just incredible - creamy smooth on the background, and tack sharp on your subject. The color rendering is just superb on the E-M5. Highly recommended. Worth every single penny. This will be an heirloom lens... but I don't think I'll pass down to my kids. I just love it too much. Haha
    Date published: 2013-02-03
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great, quality lens! This lens paired with my Olympus OM-D was a match made in heaven. The quality is superb. You certainly feel the heft of the metal and glass inside the lens. Smooth aperture and focusing rings. These are what I missed from shooting with my Nikon FM2 film camera. Having the aperture on the lens feels better than using the wheel on the camera. For those who have a problem shooting with manual focus, it will be even more challenging if your camera does not have a focus assist. I find that prefocusing was the best thing to do for quick shots with no time to fiddle with settings. Otherwise the lens is top-notch.
    Date published: 2013-03-18
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from beautiful lens This lens is what everyone says it is. Magical. great for portrait and street shots. haven't really tried it with night photography yet but many people say it's good because of it's fast. It's very sharp and great shallow depth of field. I use this lens on family photos and capturing things on my walks, and travels. it's less forgiving than most lenses though. at 0.95, you need to make sure you are focused on the subject. very easy to put it out of focus. the lens is heavy but feels like it's a tank. no communication or autofocus with this and your camera. you will need to do everything manually. but it's a good lens to help you learn that. nice feature on the aperture, you can slide the ring to make the clickable stops to smooth turns for video. I love it!
    Date published: 2014-11-06
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from A must have lens! As a 35mm equivalent on the M4/3 GH3, the 17.5mm Nokton is an absolute mainstay for video shooting. The lens is just wide enough to compose an excellent shot that fills the frame with more subject matter than the 25mm Nokton, and doesn't perceptibly distort lines or faces whatsoever. F/.95 is an added bonus that makes night shooting a breeze. The metal focusing ring is as smooth as butter! I'd have to say that this is one of the finest manual M4/3 lenses on the market for the price. I assure you, this lens will not disappoint!
    Date published: 2013-07-29
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Low-light Powerhouse I bought this for my Panasonic GH4 to help compensate for the smaller, micro four thirds sensor size, hoping it would make the camera usable in low light situations without too much controlled lighting involved. This thing has proven to be incredibly sharp and superb in low lighting as promised. I can shoot at ISO 160/320 indoors using just overhead 60w and a few lamps and get beautiful images. I was anxious at first about being manual focus as this is a first for me, but it was very easy to get a grip on, and I prefer it over autofocus now, for controlled environments. Shooting things like athletics do benefit from a tracking autofocus though. All said and done, this lens is as amazing as everyone says, and well worth the money and time to learn manual focusing and aperture.
    Date published: 2015-10-30
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    Designed for use with:

    • Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema
    • Kodak PIXPRO S-1
    • Olympus Air A01
    • Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II
    • Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark II
    • Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark III
    • Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II
    • Olympus PEN E-PL8
    • Olympus PEN E-PL9
    • Olympus PEN-F
    • Panasonic Lumix DC-G9
    • Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6
    • Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7
    • Panasonic Lumix DMC-G85
    • Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH3
    • Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4
    • Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH5
    • Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH5S
    • Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8
    • Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX85
    • Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX850
    • Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX9
    • YI Technology M1
    • Z CAM E1
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