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HOT - New CV Nokton 0.95 / 17.5 mm aspherical MFT !

Discussion in 'Native Lenses' started by dtakias, Feb 6, 2012.

  1. dtakias

    dtakias Mu-43 Regular

    35
    Jan 10, 2011
    Just announced. New CV 17.5/0.95. The perfect street focal length in my opinion and perfect addition to m43 lenses collection.

    43 Rumors | Blog | HOT! Voigtländer announces the new (amazing!) 17.5mm f/0.95 lens!

    Negatives? Price and size/weight! :(


    Specifications Nokton 0.95 / 17.5 mm aspherical MFT
    Focal length 17.5 mm (35 mm corresponding to small picture)
    Connection MFT (Micro Four Thirds)
    Maximum aperture 0.95
    Minimum aperture 16
    Lens construction 13 elements in 9 groups
    Angle 64.6 °
    Diaphragm Blades 10
    Shortest Distance setting 0.15 m
    Macro area 1:4,0
    Max diameter 63.4 mm
    Length 80 mm
    Weight 540g (without hood)
    Filter Size 58 mm
    Color black
    Other Snap off hood, sun visor with a second cover
    Price € 1,299 (MSRP)
     

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  2. linkedit

    linkedit Mu-43 Top Veteran

    649
    Aug 6, 2010
    New Jersey, USA
    Looks like it would be a good lens for video.
     
  3. FastCorner

    FastCorner Mu-43 Veteran

    308
    May 28, 2011
    This is excellent news.
     
  4. zerotiu

    zerotiu Mu-43 Veteran

    222
    Sep 13, 2011
    Indonesia-Singapore
    ouch, the price....we need miracle! we need magic! SLRMagic! :biggrin:
     
  5. speltrong

    speltrong Mu-43 Veteran

    338
    May 8, 2011
    Northern California
    Is it MF only like the 50? Hope so, otherwise I'm going to want it ;)
     
  6. DIS Ottawa

    DIS Ottawa Guest

    I believe all these Voigtlander lenses are MF only. It looks really nice but very expensive and quite large. It weighs more than an E-P3!

    Too bad as I'd love a 35mm equivalent focal length, but more the size and speed (f2.0) of the Oly 12mm.
     
  7. fredlong

    fredlong Just this guy...

    Apr 18, 2011
    Massachusetts USA
    Fred
    Yes, manual focus, manual stop down metering.
     
  8. zerotiu

    zerotiu Mu-43 Veteran

    222
    Sep 13, 2011
    Indonesia-Singapore
    I agree. Expensive - Manual Focus - Large but it's f0.95
    I rather choose f1.7/1.8 with auto focus and small size.
     
  9. dtakias

    dtakias Mu-43 Regular

    35
    Jan 10, 2011
    It's a shame cause I was really looking forward to a lens like this one.

    I owned the 25/0.95 for a couple of months and it's been a pleasure to take photographs with it.

    But at 540g and 80mm length this is getting too big to use with a small m43 body, although I bet it will look amazing onto the new E-M5!
     
  10. okinana

    okinana Mu-43 Veteran

    305
    Sep 21, 2011
    Philadelphia, PA
    Nice looking lens.

    Manual focus, heavy, expensive.

    Not for my needs, not for me.
     
  11. shnitz

    shnitz Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Aug 25, 2011
    Austin, TX
    SLRMagic is ripping you off more than Voigtlander. With Voigtlander, you at least get great build quality and a lens designed for our cameras. With SLRMagic, they are just rebranding Goyo industrial lenses and reselling them to you for over twice the price. I just hashed it out a few days ago in this thread:
    https://www.mu-43.com/f35/noktor-lens-question-need-help-soon-21213/
    Cliff's notes: Buy the Goyo lens, and a C-mount adapter, and save yourself a bundle of money.

    The 25, you mean? Yes, if you imagine the Voigtlander 25mm lens, but with a different focal length, then you have this lens, in a nutshell.

    Do you mean the Olympus 17mm f/2.8, which is over three stops slower and has questionable optical performance, given that it's a prime lens? If this Voigtlander has superior performance at f/2.0 compared to the Olympus 17mm at f/2.8, then that alone will be a very serious reason to consider it.
     
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  12. Mellow

    Mellow Mu-43 All-Pro

    Aug 27, 2010
    Florida or Idaho
    Tom
    That might be true of the 50mm, but I'm pretty sure it's not true for the new 12mm from SLRMagic. Unless you can show me where Goyo makes the same lens in C-mount. I've looked, and don't see it.

    For what it's worth, I've seen interviews with Andrew at SLRMagic who states clearly that it's a new design, not an adapted C-mount.
     
  13. speltrong

    speltrong Mu-43 Veteran

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    May 8, 2011
    Northern California
    Yep - I tend to think of certain M4/3 lenses (especially the ones in the normal prime range) in terms of FoV instead of focal length and sometimes slip up when quickly banging out a response :biggrin:
     
  14. nickthetasmaniac

    nickthetasmaniac Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jan 11, 2011
    Awesome. Just awesome.

    Now for a CV 42.5/f0.95 :smile:
     
  15. dhazeghi

    dhazeghi Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Aug 6, 2010
    San Jose, CA
    Dara
    I really don't see why they couldn't make these hybrid (have both manual and auto-diaphragm and focus), especially considering the prices. Oh well, clearly these lenses aren't designed for quick, accurate shooting.

    DH
     
  16. fredlong

    fredlong Just this guy...

    Apr 18, 2011
    Massachusetts USA
    Fred
    Cosina has been making the Voigtlander branded lenses for a while now. First in Leica screw mount and then m mount and some "luxury" slr lenses. They've been marketed as modern optical designs with traditional build quality and appearance.

    They've been produced in small production runs between contract jobs. It seems to be primarily a hobby of the head of the company.

    They do make "modern" auto-focus lenses, but rarely with their own name on them. It's possible that we could see a Cosina auto-focus lens for m4/3, but it would have Olympus or Lumix written on it and we might never know.

    Fred
     
  17. zerotiu

    zerotiu Mu-43 Veteran

    222
    Sep 13, 2011
    Indonesia-Singapore
    @snithz
    Hmm I don't know that, thank you for telling me :biggrin:
     
  18. fredlong

    fredlong Just this guy...

    Apr 18, 2011
    Massachusetts USA
    Fred
    Steve Gandy at Cameraquest is taking refundable deposits. Price not set, estimated delivery in May.

    Voigtlander M43 17mm f/0.95

    Fred
     
  19. nickthetasmaniac

    nickthetasmaniac Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jan 11, 2011
  20. speltrong

    speltrong Mu-43 Veteran

    338
    May 8, 2011
    Northern California
    because then they'd have to charge $3,000USD apiece for them and would only sell 10 a year instead of 12 :wink: