Meyer-Optik-Görlitz 50 mm f / 0.95 Nocturnus III is a new version of ultra-bright lens. The optical construction is advanced and the German precision is to guarantee high quality. However, the price is also high.
One of the features of the lens that many people pay attention to is its aperture. We know – the brighter the lens, the better. Every aperture plot is valuable. The bright aperture guarantees a nice blurring of the frame and reduces the need for high ISO. That is why, for example, f / 1.4 aperture lenses are very popular, even though they are several times more expensive than f / 2.8 equivalents.
The brightest lens on the market
The German producer Meyer-Optik-Görlitz went a step further and offered a lens with the widest aperture on the market. Model 50 mm f / 0.95 Nocturnus III offers such a bright aperture that it will be possible to photograph it at night without using a flash or a long exposure time. Meyer-Optik-Görlitz 50 mm f / 0.95 Nocturnus III is a full-frame lens, so the 50 mm focal length is the actual value that we get. In the third generation of the lens we get an advanced optical construction. It consists of 10 lenses, which were arranged in 7 groups. The field of view of the lens is 45 degrees. The minimum sharpening range is 50 centimeters, or half a meter. The aperture of the new lens consists of 15 leaves.For such a lens, the optical construction is an important issue. It is known that the wider the aperture, the harder the photograph is fully sharp and clear on the whole frame. In the case of many cheaper models, the difference between theoretical and practical possibilities can be considerable. In the case of many low-f / 1.8 lenses, photographers will recognize, for example, that a useful aperture value is, for example, f / 4. This means that with f / 1.8 the focus is not enough – vignetting and other problems appear. The question is, what image quality will Meyer-Optik-Görlitz 50mm f / 0.95 Nocturnus III provide? Is it possible to guarantee good optical parameters on a wide hole in such a bright light? Let us add that it is a manual lens, so we have to set the focus manually. This, in turn, is not so easy on a wide hole.
What is the cost of Meyer-Optik-Görlitz 50 mm f / 0.95 Nocturnus III?
The title of the article says it's a connoisseur's lens. Why? Because of its price. It is high even for an optically advanced lens with autofocus from Sony. It's 2999 dollars . Currently, the equipment can be bought in advance for "only" 1749 dollars (50 pieces) or 1799 dollars (another 100 pieces). Lenses are available in black or silver. Each one is delivered in a stylish wooden box.