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Showcase Voigtlander Nokton 17.5mm f/0.95

Discussion in 'Native Lens Sample Image Showcase' started by parka, May 12, 2012.

  1. parka

    parka Mu-43 Regular

    May 12, 2012
    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
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  2. parka

    parka Mu-43 Regular

    May 12, 2012
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  3. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

    Apr 10, 2009
    Boston, MA (USA)
    These are fantastic. Great examples of how the lens renders. Thanks so much for sharing them.
  4. capodave

    capodave Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Jul 4, 2010
    Southern Cal
    Great photos.
    I wish my budget could afford this.
  5. WT21

    WT21 Mu-43 Legend Subscribing Member

    Feb 19, 2010
    Afford which? The lens or the lady on the horse?
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  6. acercanto

    acercanto Mu-43 Regular

    Apr 15, 2011
    SW VA, USA
    These shots make me want to take more people photos!
    That lady has an incredibly striking figure.

    Thanks for bringing us along!
  7. Glenn S

    Glenn S Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Feb 1, 2010
    Nice pics. I'm just back from Singapore and saw the wrestlers but missed the lady on the horse :frown:
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  8. Armanius

    Armanius Mu-43 All-Pro

    Feb 23, 2010
    Very nice!!! Lens lust for sure!
  9. picker77

    picker77 Mu-43 Regular

    Mar 17, 2012
    I'm a bit curious why the highlights seem to be blown in all the night shots...?
  10. parka

    parka Mu-43 Regular

    May 12, 2012
    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.
  11. napilopez

    napilopez Contributing Editor

    Feb 21, 2012
    NYC Area
    Napier Lopez
    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!
  12. nickthetasmaniac

    nickthetasmaniac Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jan 11, 2011
  13. Laurentiu Cristofor

    Laurentiu Cristofor Mu-43 Veteran

    Mar 9, 2012
    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:


    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.
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  14. parka

    parka Mu-43 Regular

    May 12, 2012
  15. toshiro

    toshiro Mu-43 Regular

    Apr 3, 2012
    Got it last week, amazing lens and not as heavy/bulky as I thought I'd be. All of them wide open:

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  16. hkpzee

    hkpzee Mu-43 All-Pro

    Sep 5, 2011
    Hong Kong
    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: 
  17. CUB

    CUB Guest

    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:
  18. toshiro

    toshiro Mu-43 Regular

    Apr 3, 2012
    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
  19. parka

    parka Mu-43 Regular

    May 12, 2012
    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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  20. toshiro

    toshiro Mu-43 Regular

    Apr 3, 2012
    another shot wide open:

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