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I have seen beauty in a lens...

Discussion in 'Native Lenses' started by Jman, Aug 3, 2012.

  1. Jman

    Jman Mu-43 Veteran

    Apr 20, 2011
    Columbus, OH
    ...and its name is f/0.95:
    E-M5    ---       f/1.0    1/100s    ISO 800

    Got the Nokton 17.5mm f/0.95 in for evaluation. I'll have it until next Wednesday. This could be bad. I've wanted to test this lens for a while, but I thought 'it's only manual, and it's expensive, and I really don't need it.' And I'm quickly falling in love. This thing is awesome. Beautifully built, heavy for a m4/3 lens, but smaller than I thought it would be. Relatively easy to focus, and while there is plenty of LoCA at f/0.95, it's really the only flaw at that aperture. It is DARN sharp at f/0.95. In fact, given the aperture, it's amazingly sharp. Stopped down, it's absolutely tack sharp corner to corner. This one's going to hurt to send back. Only got to shoot with it for about 45 minutes today, but I like.

    Some samples. I believe all of these are wide open at f/0.95. I did take plenty at f/1.4, f/2 and even further down,but that's not the exciting part of this lens (ok, how sharp it is in the corners stopped down is pretty exciting)...but still

    E-M5    ---       f/1.0    1/1000s    ISO 200

    E-M5    ---       f/1.0    1/3200s    ISO 200

    E-M5    ---       f/1.0    1/50s    ISO 640

    E-M5    ---       f/1.0    1/4000s    ISO 200

    100% crop of above (remember, this is at f/0.95):
    E-M5    ---       f/1.0    1/4000s    ISO 200

    E-M5    ---       f/1.0    1/80s    ISO 640

    E-M5    ---       f/1.0    1/4000s    ISO 200

    And, it focuses REALLY closely (6"):
    E-M5    ---       f/1.0    1/4000s    ISO 200
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  2. Luc

    Luc New to Mu-43

    Jul 30, 2012
    thanks for sharing the shots. Lovely illustration of what the lens can do.
  3. Iconindustries

    Iconindustries Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Good to hear from you again Jordan. That focal length I don't really like but you've produced some nice images here.
  4. meyerweb

    meyerweb Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Sep 5, 2011
    If it was AF, I'd be sorely tempted.
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