Voigtlander Nokton 40 mm f / 1.2 is a manual lens designed for cameras with Leica M mount. The price is high, along with good quality technical construction.
In the case of Leica cameras, the choice of lenses is not great at all. Most popular manufacturers bypass this system. This is due to the fact that the cameras of the German manufacturer are not the cheapest, and hence, do not sell them much. These are usually expensive models that only a few can afford. That is why every new lens dedicated to the Leica system is important for users of these cameras.
Specification Voigtlander Nokton 40 mm f / 1.2
• optical construction: 8 elements in 6 groups • minimum aperture: f / 1.2 • maximum aperture: f / 22 • viewing angle: 55 ° • number of diaphragm blades: 10 • minimum focusing distance: 50 cm • focusing: manual • filter diameter: 52 mm • dimensions: 5.4 x 1.6 cm • weight: 315 g (without accessories) • mount: Leica M • color: black
40 mm f / 1.2 lens with Leica M mount
The new Voightlander proposition is a lens with a typical focal length for reportage photography. Voigtlander Nokton 40 mm f / 1.2 means that we do not have to go too close to the subjects being photographed. At the same time, it is slightly wider than the portrait "50s", so it will not be narrow enough to have problems with capturing a wider perspective.What makes this model stand out, of course, is the brightness at f / 1.2. This rare value will provide exceptionally large background blur, while still being able to shoot in low light conditions without using a flash or a long exposure time. Of course, as always, the question is how the lens will cope with the "wide hole". In many cases cheaper bright lenses, despite high brightness, do not give good results at the most open aperture. When it comes to the construction of the Voigtlander Nokton 40 mm f / 1,2 lens, it consists of eight optical elements, which are arranged in six groups. Is it enough to guarantee a sharp and clear picture on the "full hole"? Let us add that the lens aperture consists of as many as 10 leaves. Definitely the ability to blur the background will be one of the strongest features of this glass. The minimum focusing distance is 50 centimeters . The diameter of the filter is 52 mm. The lens was made of metal, which is to guarantee its high strength, although it also affects the weight – 315 grams.
Price and availability
Voigtlander Nokton 40 mm f / 1.2 should appear in stores soon. Foxfoto became its distributor in Poland. We will have to pay 4199 zlotys for the lens . Is this price adequate to the quality and capabilities of the lens? We will be convinced of this when we see what this model can do.