New 50mm f/1.5 Nokton Aspherical!

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Unread postPosted: Thu Jan 31, 2013 11:52 pm 
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In case you hadn't heard the news, Cosina/Voigtländer has announced a new M mount 50mm f/1.5 Nokton lens!

Optically it's unchanged from the previous LTM version, which is great news as it's a much loved lens, especially for B&W shooters. Mechanically it's built more to look like the original version as seen in the 1950s Voigtländer Prominent. Performance wise it's always been excellent.

The specs:

  • M Mount (not LTM like previous version)
  • Focus from .7m to infinity (down from .9m)
  • 6 elements, 5 groups, 2 aspherical
  • Aperture range of f/1.5 - f/16
  • Black or Silver finish available
  • 49mm filter size (down from 52mm)
  • 47.7mm (Length) x 53.8mm (Diameter)
  • Price and availability TBD

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Very good to hear Cosina continues to make Leica M lenses, we're still waiting for the new ZM whatever it is

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kokoshawnuff wrote:
Very good to hear Cosina continues to make Leica M lenses, we're still waiting for the new ZM whatever it is

Fantastic news indeed. They're on fire lately.

Whatever happened with that ZM? Instead, they killed the Ikon! Ugh.

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So far I'm very happy with my 50 Lux pre-ASPH e46. Granted the price of this new Voight will probably be less than half what I paid for a used lens.

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Voigtländer has posted the official lens information page.

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Duane Pandorf wrote:
So far I'm very happy with my 50 Lux pre-ASPH e46. Granted the price of this new Voight will probably be less than half what I paid for a used lens.


+1 The pre-asph is a great lens


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I know this is an ancient thread, but I would love to see a comparison between this lens and Voigtländer's f/1.1 - I simply can't decide which one to get. :-)


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Granted, it's not a huge difference - but do you need the speed? The f/1.1 is a fairly heavy, larger lens. It also has a little bit of focus shift. But it's a lovely lens; sharp. The bokeh of the f/1.5 is nicer - the other, at f/1.1 - can be a bit wiry/nervous. I tend to shoot mine stopped down a tiny bit, f/1.4. The f/1.5 has always been a highly regarded lens. Personally, I'd go with that one unless you need the speed.

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Ditto.


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