Noktor review by Philip Bloom

Discussion in 'Native Lenses' started by Amin Sabet, Mar 11, 2010.

  1. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

    Apr 10, 2009
    Boston, MA (USA)
    Full review:

    Video from the review, made with GF1 and Nokton:

    <embed src="" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowfullscreen="true" allowscriptaccess="always" height="405" width="720">

    I'm starting to want one of these :rolleyes:.
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  2. thearne3

    thearne3 Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Jan 28, 2010
    Redding, CT USA
    Amazing video...somehow I gotta believe it would have been very similar with other fast 50mm lenses. The guy behind the camera counts for a lot! Thanks for posting, Amin.
  3. benoly

    benoly Mu-43 Regular

    Feb 23, 2010
    California, USA
    Well, the Noktor is cheaper and smaller than the Nokton. But please have mercy Amin. Your shots on the Pany 7-14 image thread is the reason I now own one... :wink:
  4. cosinaphile

    cosinaphile Mu-43 All-Pro

    Dec 26, 2009
    new york city
    its promising , but more than i wished to spend , i wonder how many stops faster 0.95 is
    over 1.2 is 1\2 a stop a full stop????

    frankly i wish someone would make fast 12 f2 or 1.8 for 500 bucks
  5. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

    Apr 10, 2009
    Boston, MA (USA)
    Assuming that the manufacturer is giving you the correct numbers to work with, you can solve that question by calculating:

    ((log(1.2))/(log(sqrt(2))) - ((log(0.95))/(log(sqrt(2)))

    You can substitute the numbers in bold for any f-stops you want (putting the slower lens first), copy it to Google as a search, and Google will give you the answer. In this case, the answer is roughly 0.67 stops.
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  6. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

    Apr 10, 2009
    Boston, MA (USA)
    Thanks Ben :smile:. If it's any help, Steve Huff's final take on the Noktor was fairly cool, and Steve is known to grade on a bit of a curve!
  7. Brian Mosley

    Brian Mosley Administrator Emeritus

    Dec 15, 2009
    Cracking video grommit! :2thumbs:

    Thanks for posting Amin, I'll stick with my 57mm f1.2 for now :biggrin: