Micro 4/3 Voigtlander Nokton 25mm f/0.95 Lens Review and samples

Sep 8, 2010
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London UK
Andy
That is one fine lens, really sharp with awesome colour and contrast!! So can it just fit straight onto micro 4/3? also how much (I'm not going to like the answer i don't think!!)

Great Blog by the way, thanks for posting.
 

Boyzo

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Jul 14, 2010
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Great review ... thanks David

Very tempting what impresses is the f0.95, quality build and the close focusing at 0.17m ( I dont care much about lack of EXIF)
I have use MF legacy lenses on m43 (Minolta) but still have a preference for AF now (In my older years)

What I found is the most legacy MF lenses just don't focus close enough

The rumoured Panasonic 25/1.4 for me is a consideration but its going to be much like the 20/1.7 compact with poor close focusing ability (This is what I dislike most about the pancake) but it keeps the length short.

The Voigtlander 25/0.95 is definitely unique.
 

soundimageplus

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Jul 6, 2010
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What I found is the most legacy MF lenses just don't focus close enough
I agree completely and for me thats the key feature. Some of my M-Mount lenses only focus to .7 and .9 of a metre, which limits their use somewhat. The ability to get close and isolate things is one of the great strengths of the 25mm for me.
 
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deirdre

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Sep 26, 2010
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Well, there's no point in making an M-mount lens focus to 0.17 meter, after all, because the rangefinder can't really focus that closely.

I'm glad to hear this one does -- it puts it on the map for me.
 

soundimageplus

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Jul 6, 2010
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because the rangefinder can't really focus that closely.
Exactly and one of the problems of rangefinders. With m4/3 Voigtlander probably have somewhat more freedom with their lens design.
Just out of interest I place the lens in front of my M9 (Don't do this at home kids!!) and this is the result.
 

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Ray Sachs

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Sep 21, 2010
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Not too far from Philly
you should be able to figure it out...
Thanks for the review. Its one of those lenses I'd really love to have, but I know that I really wouldn't reach for it often enough to justify the expense. So, unless I hit the lottery, its probably not happening. But a nice one to drool over, and in the right hands a real gem.

-Ray
 

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