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Voigtlander 17mm f/0.95 In Stock at Adorama

Discussion in 'Micro 4/3 News and Rumors' started by Amin Sabet, May 10, 2012.

  1. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

    Apr 10, 2009
    Boston, MA (USA)
    VT17095.

    Adorama has the new CV 17mm f/0.95 lens in stock for $1249 with free shipping.

    Direct link: Voigtlander Nokton 17.5mm F0.95 Focus Lens BA175M

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  2. mister_roboto

    mister_roboto Mu-43 Top Veteran

    637
    Jun 14, 2011
    Seattle, WA, USA
    Dennis
    I have the 25mm, so I can't justify the 17.5mm lens as well in my line up- however had this been around at the same time as I was looking for the 25mm, I would have gotten this instead.
     
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  3. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

    Apr 10, 2009
    Boston, MA (USA)
    I don't need either one, but I want both :smile:. Great to have CV providing these options for our system!
     
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  4. mister_roboto

    mister_roboto Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Jun 14, 2011
    Seattle, WA, USA
    Dennis
    Heh I should rephrase that for myself as "If possible- have both" :wink:
     
  5. Armanius

    Armanius Mu-43 All-Pro

    Feb 23, 2010
    Houston
    Muttley
    Very tempting, specially when we have nothing but the Oly 17/2.8 right now in native m4/3. I'd be thrilled to have a 17/1.4 that's no larger than the PL25.

    After seeing the pricing of the new Leica stuff, this Voigtlander is a bargain!!!
     
  6. nickthetasmaniac

    nickthetasmaniac Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jan 11, 2011
    Now if Voigtlander would just complete the set and release a Nokton 12/f1.2 and 42.5/f0.95 with the same build, IQ and close focussing of the first two :smile:

    And then perhaps a set of affordable fully manual pancake primes, something along the lines of - 6mm f4, 10mm f2.8, 12mm f2, 17.5mm f1.8, 25mm f1.8, 42.5mm f1.8 and a 90mm f2...

    And then perhaps a 100mm f2 with 1:1 Macro...

    Meh, who needs AF? :biggrin:
     
  7. sugoi

    sugoi Mu-43 Regular

    27
    May 18, 2010
    Just a n00b question. But how can a lens be less that F/1? I thought that was the lowest stop. That lens is worth more than my car so I won't be buying it, just curious.
     
  8. Armanius

    Armanius Mu-43 All-Pro

    Feb 23, 2010
    Houston
    Muttley
    It can go lower than f1. This lens is a bargain compared to the Leica Noctilux (50mm f0.95), which is currently more than $10,000 (if one can find it somewhere)!! Everything is relative!
     
  9. nickthetasmaniac

    nickthetasmaniac Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jan 11, 2011
    The 'F-stop' number refers to the physical maximum size of the aperture, with reference to the focal length of the lens.

    So for instance, on a 50mm f2 lens the maximum aperture is 50mm/2, thus, 25mm. Likewise the maximum aperture on a 50mm f5 would be 10mm and a 50mm f1 would be 50mm.

    So if a lens has a maximum aperture of below f1, it just means that it's essentially going to be 'over-square' - so the maximum aperture will open wider than the focal length of the lens. For instance, a 50mm f0.5 would have a maximum aperture of 50/0.5 = 100mm (this is a hypothetical lens :wink:)

    So you can technically have any f-stop, it just means the lens will be physically larger and probably more expensive.
     
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  10. Armanius

    Armanius Mu-43 All-Pro

    Feb 23, 2010
    Houston
    Muttley
    Great explanation Nick. Thanks!
     
  11. RevBob

    RevBob Super Moderator

    Jun 4, 2011
    NorthWestern PA
    Bob
    Interesting definition of "bargain". Still, a really sweet lens. :)


     
  12. Armanius

    Armanius Mu-43 All-Pro

    Feb 23, 2010
    Houston
    Muttley
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