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NOKTOR - Ultra Fast Lenses - Products
Thanks for posting this. Personally, I think they are nuts to bring out a 50mm lens.
Myself, I would hardly ever use a 100mm FL.
If it were a 25mm, maybe but to start with that...we'll see.
Are you getting one Sabesh?
Nope, as I agree with you. I'd be interested in a 35mm (or less) version, provided that it's light. I had the CV 35/1.2 and sold it off due to the weight. I'm somewhat happy with the Konica 40/1.8 right now, but would love a f/1.0 version, lol.
The Konica 40 & 57 are great lenses.
I'm loving the new 9-18 at the moment.
I know nothing about Noktor... is it sharp? What's the quality like?
Useful for candle-lit portraits or showing off to your mate who has a Canon 85mm f/1.2 on his/her cropped Canon dSLR.
It is pretty sharp once stopped down but that's now that you use this lens for right?
Steve Huff did a good review of this lens. The background blur on this baby at f/0.95 is busy...and odd with a 3/4 moon ovals. Very low contrast as well and you will DEFINITELY have to do some major post processing. BUT the effect is pretty neat if you use it well.
Here's an example of a shot wide wide open.
Manual focus is a bit of a pain. It's definitely a specialty lens. But I think I'll have fun with it
Yeah, I think what throws me off from wanting it is that it becomes a 100mm lens. Now if it were a 35/24mm, I'd be interested.
What puts me off is that it's a TV lens and never was intended for photography use.
Well, there's a lot of lenses that are like that, that are making great images with this format. Hopefully they will wake up and make something useful for us......
Beautiful shot, Tim... I'd love to see more.
Especially interested in seeing some portraits.
Image quality is pretty good for the speed & price. Nothing really competes on the value side of things. If you don't need/want the speed then look elsewhere.
Vignetting doesn't seem too bad wide open which is a real surprise and the bokeh seems good.
Is it just my memory, or have they jacked up the price by $50 since the first lot were pre-ordered?
Native lens? Just wondering... to me this is an adapted lens.
I would definitely save for a little longer and get a Nokton. Bokeh is good??? Peter, doesn't that just go to show that "good bokeh" means absolutely nothing?
I'm not looking for another Noktor bokeh discussion, I just smiled reading your claim and came to think of the word bokeh, and what it means to different photographers.
Just a little experiment - here are four 50mm lenses shot wide open. One is a very expensive lens, one cost me 200 euros, another around 100 euros and another cost 75 euros including a SLR body
none of these lenses are as 'fast' as the noktor, but there are three different maximum apertures on display. I offer these picture really so people can actually begin to see what an extra half stop or so actually gets you.
All shot from around 1m - no pp done at all
If you are nice I will tell you which is which later
A and B look to be the fastest.. a lot of control and horsepower there. But for the difference in price A to D, I'll take the 75 Euro lens please.
interesting.... A and B represent the fastest and the cheapest lens....
My guess is that C is the most expensive one, more sharpness and contrast. But you have a very good point as the differences are subtle.
example c is one of the slower lenses and the second least expensive
just goes to show that everybody has their own taste
control of CA is a clue to the expensive lens
I think this shows that all those lenses are capable to take a decent picture of some jeans... Maybe even Noktor, the lens I thought this thread is about, could take a good picture of those jeans?