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Voigtlander Nokton 25mm f/0.95 samples

Discussion in 'Native Lenses' started by Amin Sabet, Nov 6, 2010.

  1. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

    Apr 10, 2009
    Boston, MA (USA)
    Let's keep a running list of Nokton 25/0.95 samples in this thread. If you find some good samples, let us know! I'll try to keep the first post updated.

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    Video:

    [ame="http://vimeo.com/16556469"]3.45am blues:Voigtlander Nokton 25mm F0.95 wide open at night on Panasonic GH1 on Vimeo[/ame]

    [ame="http://vimeo.com/16519289"]GF2 1st test, Salon de la photo, Paris, nov. 4th + GH2 + Voigtlander 25mm 0.95 on Vimeo[/ame]
     
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  2. blue

    blue Mu-43 Veteran

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    Jun 1, 2010
    UK
    Has anyone in the UK bought one of these lenses and if so, from where ?
     
  3. soundimageplus

    soundimageplus Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Feb 2, 2010
    Worcestershire
    The Mike Kobal Video on Vimeo is excellent, the lens looks to be really good, at least for video.

    I had an email late on Friday afternoon to say a small quanitity of the Voigtlanders have arrived and I should get mine next week.

    Once I get my hands on it, I'll reveal the source!!
     
  4. soundimageplus

    soundimageplus Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Feb 2, 2010
    Worcestershire
    Sorry to be a bit secretive but there were a very limited amount arriving and I wanted to be sure that I secured one of the first.

    The only supplier in the UK that I know of is Robert White in Poole. They apparently got very few and most of those were pre-ordered.

    Link - Voigtlander 25mm f0.95 Nokton Micro Four Thirds Lens - NEW - Voigtlander's First Micro Four Thirds Lens | Robert White Photographic Ltd
     
  5. PeterB666

    PeterB666 Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Jan 14, 2010
    Tura Beach, Australia
    Peter
    Likewise with Mainline Photograpics. Their original order was for 20 lenses, they received only 10 and I was #3 and was the first to collect. They also had more than 100 orders by the time the first one arrived.

    http://www.mainlinephoto.com.au/prod57.htm
     
  6. blue

    blue Mu-43 Veteran

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    Jun 1, 2010
    UK
    I didn't realise these were a short supply item, just expensive and only available at a few smaller retailers.
     
  7. PeterB666

    PeterB666 Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Jan 14, 2010
    Tura Beach, Australia
    Peter
    I have posted my detailed reivew of the Voigtlander 25mm f/0.95 lens here ... Review
     
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  8. blue

    blue Mu-43 Veteran

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    Jun 1, 2010
    UK
    Useful review Peter. Can you set the aperture to intermediate f-stops, or does it only jump between those marked ? I have a couple of Minolta lenses which will give half stops, so would the Nokton give something like 1.1 or 1.2 for instance ? It seems a big jump to f1.4 otherwise.
     
  9. PeterB666

    PeterB666 Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Jan 14, 2010
    Tura Beach, Australia
    Peter
    Yes you can but as it has half-stop indents there really isn't the need.
     
  10. Dunkeld

    Dunkeld Mu-43 Regular

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    Jul 24, 2010
    As rare as rocking horse manure.

    Well, I'm in China, where it would seem that this lens is as rare as rocking horse manure. I contacted wholesalers in Hong Kong and Guangzhou, but nobody here can even forward me to a retailer. Checking the websites for "Chiffs" in Singapore, the site says no stock. So, it could be people are advertising something they don't have.

    I could forsee this being a popular lens, but I did not forsee no stock being available in China. I'm in the Guangzhou Hong Kong area next week, where, I had hoped to find a retailer, but it looks fruitless at the moment.


    Dave T.
     
  11. Narnian

    Narnian Nobody in particular ...

    Aug 6, 2010
    Midlothian, VA
    Richard Elliott
    A new expression to add to my vocabulary! :thumbup:
     
  12. Dunkeld

    Dunkeld Mu-43 Regular

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    Jul 24, 2010
    The polite version.

    Narnian. You got the polite version there.

    Dave T.
     
  13. Caspian

    Caspian New to Mu-43

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    Jan 6, 2011
    Hi Narnian. This is Caspian. We seem to have taken our user names from the same source. :smile:
     
  14. PeterB666

    PeterB666 Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Jan 14, 2010
    Tura Beach, Australia
    Peter
    It is a bit late but the distributors for Voigtlander products for the countries you have listed are available from the Voigtlander web site...

    Voigtlaender - Distribution partners

    The demand for the lens has exceeded supply so it hasn't been a case of picking one off the shelf. You would need to order it.
     
  15. Bruster

    Bruster Mu-43 Rookie

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    Jan 14, 2011
    Hi Dunkeld

    If you are still looking for the lens, Stephen at Golden Time Camera in Kowloon, HK has one. 852-9888 1663. I was there yesterday and saw it, but I'm not in the market. About HK$7K.