Voigtlander Nokton 50mm f/1.5 Aspherical Lens (Black)

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Voigtlander Nokton 50mm f/1.5 Aspherical Lens (Black)
Key Features
  • Leica M-Mount Lens
  • Aperture Range: f/1.5-16
  • One Aspherical Element
  • Manual Focus Design
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Inspired by the original version of this lens from 1951, the black Nokton 50mm f/1.5 Aspherical from Voigtlander is a fast normal-length prime for M-mount rangefinder cameras. While utilizing the same basic lens design as the classic version, this updated lens incorporates one aspherical element into its design to help control spherical aberrations and distortion for improved sharpness and clarity. The lens is also characterized by its fast f/1.5 maximum aperture to suit working in low lighting and to offer greater control over depth of field. Its manual focus design permits working with subjects as close as 2.3' away, and the 10-blade diaphragm contributes to a pleasing bokeh quality.
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Voigtlander Nokton 50mm f/1.5 Aspherical Overview

Inspired by the original version of this lens from 1951, the black Nokton 50mm f/1.5 Aspherical from Voigtlander is a fast normal-length prime for M-mount rangefinder cameras. While utilizing the same basic lens design as the classic version, this updated lens incorporates one aspherical element into its design to help control spherical aberrations and distortion for improved sharpness and clarity. The lens is also characterized by its fast f/1.5 maximum aperture to suit working in low lighting and to offer greater control over depth of field. Its manual focus design permits working with subjects as close as 2.3' away, and the 10-blade diaphragm contributes to a pleasing bokeh quality.

Fast f/1.5 maximum aperture benefits working in low-light conditions and also enables greater control over focus position for selective focus applications.
One aspherical element is incorporated at the rear of the six elements in five groups construction, and helps to limit spherical aberrations and distortions.
Manual focus design enables a minimum focusing distance of 2.3'.
Ten-blade diaphragm contributes to a pleasing out-of-focus quality when working with shallow depth of field techniques.
As part of Voigtlander's Vintage Line of lenses, this lens features a black-colored aluminum to give it a classic appeal that is well-matched to classic rangefinder camera designs.

Voigtlander Nokton 50mm f/1.5 Aspherical Specs

Focal Length50mm
Maximum Aperturef/1.5
Minimum Aperturef/16
Lens MountLeica M
Angle of View46°
Minimum Focus Distance2.3' / 70 cm
Optical Design6 Elements in 5 Groups
Diaphragm Blades10
Focus TypeManual Focus
Filter Size49 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L)2.1 x 1.8" / 53.8 x 45.7 mm
Weight7.8 oz / 220 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.785 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)5.25 x 4.45 x 4.45"
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Will this fit an M4P?

Will this fit an M4P?
Asked by: Terry
Yes, this is an M-mount lens so it will fit a Leica M4P.
Answered by: Zachariah
Date published: 2021-02-21

Do 50mm frame lines show in viewfinder of M3 and ...

Do 50mm frame lines show in viewfinder of M3 and M6 with this lens?
Asked by: George
Yes, the Voigtlander Nokton 50mm f/1.5 Aspherical Lens will bring up the correct 50mm frame lines in the viewfinder for Leica M series cameras.
Answered by: Manzell
Date published: 2021-02-21

Would this lens - with ten straight blades have ...

Would this lens - with ten straight blades have rounder highlights than Fuji's 50 f2 with nine rounded blades?
Asked by: William
I can't compare to whatever Fuji 50/2 you're describing, but I can tell you that the Nokton produces perfectly round, if sometimes elliptical, out of focus points of light at all apertures despite having straight aperture blades.
Answered by: JohnnyMartyr
Date published: 2019-11-28

Does this lens come with a lens hood? If not ...

Does this lens come with a lens hood? If not which hood fits? I searched for Nokton 50mm f1.5 lens hood, but came up with nothing...
Asked by: Michael
The lens comes with a hood of the appropriate size. It's a 49mm filter thread and is perhaps a little on the short side for a fast 50mm lens but is effective.
Answered by: JohnnyMartyr
Date published: 2019-11-27

How does this compare to the Voigtlander 50mm ...

How does this compare to the Voigtlander 50mm f1.2?
Asked by: Louis
The 50/1.2 is physically larger and heavier than the 50/1.5 and can cause finder blockage on some rangefinders. The 1.2 and is arguably softer at full aperture but still quite sharp. You of course can shoot in slightly dimmer light and get a slightly more shallow DoF with the 50/1.2. Both lenses have a modern look in terms of performance with strong contrast and anti-flaring. In order to take full advantage of either of these lenses, if using a rangefinder such as Leica, the camera should really be calibrated for the lens and you should be using something with an above average Effective Baselength.
Answered by: JohnnyMartyr
Date published: 2019-11-27

How well does this work on Fuji x cameras?

How well does this work on Fuji x cameras?
Asked by: Louis
The lens has a Leica M mount and will not work on the Fuji, unless you get a lens adapter from Leica to Fuji and then of course it will be fully manual. Having said that, it should perform nicely. Click the link below to view; https://bhpho.to/2YJJ7Rn
Answered by: Rob
Date published: 2019-08-13

Not sure of the FF - to - APSC calculations, but ...

Not sure of the FF - to - APSC calculations, but wouldn't this be roughly equivalent to Fuji's 50 f2?
Asked by: William
As far as perspective is concerned on the same size sensor, a 50mm is a 50mm is a 50mm. In other words, if mounted on the same camera, they will have identical perspectives.
Answered by: Dennis A
Date published: 2019-11-27

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Does this lens have electronic contacts to pass information to the camera?
Asked by: Steven
No, manual focus and aperture only.
Answered by: Nelson S.
Date published: 2019-11-27
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