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03-08-2011, 03:15 PM   #1
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Voigtländer Nokton 25mm f/0.95 lens

The Voigtländer Nokton 25mm f/0.95 price has increased $100 from $899 to $999 and is selling for much more on ebay. I am glad I got mine three months ago at the old price and I bet I could sell it for more than I paid for it.
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My November, December and February shipments of Micro 4/3 Voigtlander 25/.95 lenses were sold out BEFORE arriving at CameraQuest. The factory has not been able to meet the demand.

Reviews of the 25/.95 are outstanding, so keep in mind demand may not be fully met for months as the factory scrambles to fill all the orders.
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03-08-2011, 08:35 PM   #2
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thanks for sharing the photo of the gh2 with the nokton on it.

I used to have the Panasonic 14-45mm and I didnt realise how TINY the nokton really is, especially being 25mm AND 0.95!

Shame we wont get a 50mm equiv. f0.95 for pentax any time soon (Pentax I dare you to prove me wrong lol)
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I've seen your camera with that lens before, and I guess I've always thought it was adapted from a rangefinder mount. I didn't realize it was native m43.

Very nice setup.
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QuoteOriginally posted by vincechu Quote
Shame we wont get a 50mm equiv. f0.95 for pentax any time soon
The fastest lens that is practical for the K mount is the 50mm f/1.2 - bear in mind for camera system that have a short flange distance -the distance between the sensor/film and the rear element of the lens- the easier it is to make fast glass like that.

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I've played around with my friend's copy of this lens, mounted on his Lumix G2, and I gotta say, I understand why there is such a demand for it. The construction felt great and solid, without being overly heavy, and the focusing ring was an absolute joy to use. Sort of like a Pentax-M lens, but better
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QuoteOriginally posted by vincechu Quote
Shame we wont get a 50mm equiv. f0.95 for pentax any time soon (Pentax I dare you to prove me wrong lol)
A 25mm f/0.95 lens on 4/3 is, DOF- and FOV-wise, equal to a 50mm f/1.9 lens on FF, and a 33mm f/1.3 on APS-C (roughly 30mm f/1.4; such a lens already exists in Sigma's array of lenses which costs 50% of the Nokton).

Of course, this does not take the total size into account... And Sigma lenses are almost never small.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Asahiflex Quote
A 25mm f/0.95 lens on 4/3 is, DOF- and FOV-wise, equal to a 50mm f/1.9 lens on FF, and a 33mm f/1.3 on APS-C (roughly 30mm f/1.4; such a lens already exists in Sigma's array of lenses which costs 50% of the Nokton).

Of course, this does not take the total size into account... And Sigma lenses are almost never small.
Also doesn't take light gathering ability into account, in which case f0.95 is f0.95 is f0.95, for what it's worth...
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I think the native mount is important because it allows manual focusing at f/0.95 and stops down automatically when you shoot.

And f/0.95 is useful for manual focus.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Asahiflex Quote
A 25mm f/0.95 lens on 4/3 is, DOF- and FOV-wise, equal to a 50mm f/1.9 lens on FF, and a 33mm f/1.3 on APS-C (roughly 30mm f/1.4; such a lens already exists in Sigma's array of lenses which costs 50% of the Nokton).

Of course, this does not take the total size into account... And Sigma lenses are almost never small.
It has a huge advantage over FF and APS-C sensor cameras in low light for HD video since you could shoot @ F0.95 and not have too shallow DOF. M4/3rds is the sweet spot for shooting HD video and the lenses are much smaller.



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The Panasonic 8mm and Samyang 7.5mm f3.5 FE's are both pretty amazing examples of the size benefits of the system, even when compared to APS lenses...
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