Showcase Voigtlander Nokton 10.5mm f/0.95

Discussion in 'Native Lens Sample Image Showcase' started by monokromatik, Oct 16, 2016.

  1. monokromatik

    monokromatik Mu-43 Rookie

    May 13, 2016
    I can't believe there's not already a thread for this lens. It has its faults (IMHO most importantly too easily rotating aperture and focus dials) but it's not that bad of a lens...

    Photos taken with Pen-F, all at f/0.95 I think (except for the spinning lights)

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  2. Mr Bassie

    Mr Bassie Mu-43 Regular

    May 16, 2016
    Richmond Virginia
    I can't believe that nobody else here has this lens. Would love to see more shots here.
  3. ijm5012

    ijm5012 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Oct 2, 2013
    Pittsburgh, PA
    I think the issue is that the lens just isn't a good performer given its high price. It's extremely soft wide-open, and never reaches the same level of sharpness as the other Noktons when stopped down.
  4. amphibious

    amphibious Mu-43 Regular

    Jun 25, 2017
    I'd be amazed if a fast wide angle was otherwise. I think most of the real potential users for this type of lens will realize that - telecentricity equals sharpness, and its harder to get wide lens or fast lenses to be telecentric. Fast AND wide lenses are a nightmare.

    ...But I would have thought that aren't many stills users than need a fast 20mm equivalent that cost as much as a Sigma DP0. I'd have thought this would mostly be bought for video.

    Nice example shots from the OP though!
  5. JamesD172

    JamesD172 Mu-43 Veteran Subscribing Member

    Aug 18, 2016
    James Dolezal
    Yikes, that lenstip review was harsh...