Showcase Voigtlander Nokton 17.5mm f/0.95

parka

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Bought it a few weeks ago. I'm loving the 35mm focal length.

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A video I took on the train:
On the train | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

Another video made:
[ame=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aqvc6Y1dCxw]Sketchwalk at Kampong Glam (28 April 2012) - YouTube[/ame]

Flickr Voigtlander 17.5mm group:
Flickr: Voigtlander Nokton 17.5mm f/0.95 for Micro Four Thirds

My review:
Review: Voigtlander Nokton 17.5mm f/0.95 Micro Four Thirds Lens | Daisuki Photo
 

acercanto

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These shots make me want to take more people photos!
That lady has an incredibly striking figure.

Thanks for bringing us along!
Acer
 

Glenn S

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Nice pics. I'm just back from Singapore and saw the wrestlers but missed the lady on the horse :frown:
 

parka

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I'm a bit curious why the highlights seem to be blown in all the night shots...?
Because the dynamic range of GH2 is not good, or just my skills at post-processing.

Actually most of the shots were underexposed. I had to adjust the exposure up by 1 to 2 stops.
 

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Man I want this lens so bad, as it solves the main issue with m4/3 fore me: wideangle subject isolation. Also just love the focal length.

Awesome shooting!
 

Laurentiu Cristofor

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Man I want this lens so bad, as it solves the main issue with m4/3 fore me: wideangle subject isolation.
That only works if the subject is close, as in the first set of images posted by parka. The DOF wide open when you focus at a distance of a few meters is quite surprising. Here is an example where I focused down a corridor:

f/0.95:


The end is out of focus, but not in a very obvious way.

Once you get very close, the DOF will often be thinner than you'd want:

f/0.95 or f/1.4:


You will notice it on the focus ring too - it takes just a bit of turn to focus from 1m to infinity. Most of the throw is for focusing under 1m.
 

hkpzee

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Love that first shot, Toshiro! :thumbup:

Our local camera store called me last week that they have it in stock, but I couldn't pull the trigger because of the stiff price. I am also afraid that I will have limited use for a manual lens, even though I do like this focal length...

However, I can really feel that GAS building up again! The more I look at these pictures, the itchier my fingers get... :eek:
 
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Man I want this lens so bad, as it solves the main issue with m4/3 fore me: wideangle subject isolation. Also just love the focal length.

In terms of focal length and DOF, it's the m4/3 equivalent of a 35mm f/2 on full frame. The bokeh seems spectacularly good.

So it's almost a Summicron equivalent for m4/3. :smile:
 

toshiro

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In terms of focal length and DOF, it's the m4/3 equivalent of a 35mm f/2 on full frame. The bokeh seems spectacularly good.

So it's almost a Summicron equivalent for m4/3. :smile:
In terms of shallow depth of field and bokeh it is even more capable than a Summicron-m 35 because its minimum focus distance is only 15 cm while leica's is 70 cm :smile:

It is pretty big and heavy compared to a summicron but when mounted on a OMD or GH2 it fells really well balanced
 

parka

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Shallow depth of field is easy when you're shooting close. That's why there are a lot of people posting bokeh shots of small subjects, like cats, wine bottles.

The true depth of field challenge comes when you're shooting human height subjects.
 

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