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Voigtlander Nokton 25mm F0.95 for m4/3
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 08, 2010 10:07 pm    Post subject: Voigtlander Nokton 25mm F0.95 for m4/3 Reply with quote

review at http://www.mikekobal.com/blog/?p=857

in the video http://www.vimeo.com/16617991 , from 0:45 to about 0:50 you will notice something that looks like the optical lens construction reflected in the flare.


PostPosted: Tue Nov 30, 2010 10:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

and here :
http://www.luminous-landscape.com/reviews/lenses/voigtlander_f095_25mm_micro_43_nocton.shtml


PostPosted: Mon Nov 21, 2011 12:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This lens has also been reviewed on photozone and lenstip since this thread was last updated:

http://www.photozone.de/olympus--four-thirds-lens-tests/601-voigtlander25f095mft

http://www.lenstip.com/276.1-Lens_review-Voigtlander_Nokton_25_mm_f_0.95-Introduction.html

Some sample shots:

f/0.95:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/laurentiucristofor/6365849987

f/2.8:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/laurentiucristofor/6365850843

f/4:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/laurentiucristofor/6372693885

f/4:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/laurentiucristofor/6372696399

This lens was made for people who keep complaining that they don't make them like they used to.


PostPosted: Mon Nov 21, 2011 1:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is my dream lens for video use


PostPosted: Mon Nov 21, 2011 10:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I see them sold here in forums quite often, not sure why after that hype people get rid of it...
Maybe too big and heavy?


PostPosted: Mon Nov 21, 2011 11:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

kds315* wrote:
I see them sold here in forums quite often, not sure why after that hype people get rid of it...
Maybe too big and heavy?


Perhaps the wives noticed the purchase? "You said no to my ear rings and then went and bought this for yourself!" Smile


PostPosted: Tue Nov 22, 2011 6:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Laurentiu Cristofor wrote:
kds315* wrote:
I see them sold here in forums quite often, not sure why after that hype people get rid of it...
Maybe too big and heavy?


Perhaps the wives noticed the purchase? "You said no to my ear rings and then went and bought this for yourself!" Smile


Good one )))


PostPosted: Tue Nov 22, 2011 8:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Laurentiu Cristofor wrote:

Perhaps the wives noticed the purchase? "You said no to my ear rings and then went and bought this for yourself!" Smile


Easy enough to reply: "what would you need ear rings for? You don't have manual focus jewels to adapt to your ears!" Laughing


PostPosted: Wed Nov 23, 2011 12:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Orio wrote:
Laurentiu Cristofor wrote:

Perhaps the wives noticed the purchase? "You said no to my ear rings and then went and bought this for yourself!" Smile


Easy enough to reply: "what would you need ear rings for? You don't have manual focus jewels to adapt to your ears!" Laughing


I take it that you're not married. Wink


PostPosted: Wed Nov 23, 2011 12:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Laurentiu Cristofor wrote:
Orio wrote:
Laurentiu Cristofor wrote:

Perhaps the wives noticed the purchase? "You said no to my ear rings and then went and bought this for yourself!" Smile


Easy enough to reply: "what would you need ear rings for? You don't have manual focus jewels to adapt to your ears!" Laughing


I take it that you're not married. Wink


Actually, I am, but I trained Monica to accept with philosophy. She looks at my packet (or at the courier's truck) and says: "Oh... another toy..." and rolls her eyes Laughing


PostPosted: Wed Nov 23, 2011 6:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Orio wrote:
Laurentiu Cristofor wrote:
Orio wrote:
Laurentiu Cristofor wrote:

Perhaps the wives noticed the purchase? "You said no to my ear rings and then went and bought this for yourself!" Smile


Easy enough to reply: "what would you need ear rings for? You don't have manual focus jewels to adapt to your ears!" Laughing


I take it that you're not married. Wink


Actually, I am, but I trained Monica to accept with philosophy. She looks at my packet (or at the courier's truck) and says: "Oh... another toy..." and rolls her eyes Laughing


Ah, but I bet that didn't happen after a negative ear rings buying decision. Smile


PostPosted: Wed Nov 23, 2011 8:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Shall we move that to the "The Photographer's Caf", seems it has drifted quite a way from the original Wink


PostPosted: Sat Dec 03, 2011 6:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

kds315* wrote:
Shall we move that to the "The Photographer's Caf", seems it has drifted quite a way from the original Wink


No worries, I'll have some new sample images soon after I finish sifting through my vacation shots. I can just say this is now my favorite walkaround lens and I find it superb for portraits. Smile


PostPosted: Sat Dec 03, 2011 7:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i'm just happy to see a photographer show sample photos from a 'fast' lens other than wide open! bravo to using other apertures! Laughing


PostPosted: Sat Dec 03, 2011 9:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

rbelyell wrote:
i'm just happy to see a photographer show sample photos from a 'fast' lens other than wide open! bravo to using other apertures! Laughing


Agreed!

I have three f1.4 lenses but usually shoot @ f2 or higher with them. However, my Minolta 45/2 can be used wide open with excellent results.


PostPosted: Sun Dec 04, 2011 6:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

rbelyell wrote:
i'm just happy to see a photographer show sample photos from a 'fast' lens other than wide open! bravo to using other apertures! Laughing


Thanks. So far, I mostly use it at f/4 - f/5.6. I may have used it at f/8 once or twice. I like using f/0.95 for portraits and low light. The fast aperture came really handy at an aquarium visit and I used it for some handheld night shots too. I have ~250 shots I'll start uploading to flickr. I'll post some selections here. This was my main lens for a one week vacation - only once or twice I wished I had a wider angle, but otherwise it was a pleasure to use. I may have to change my signature Wink


PostPosted: Sun Dec 04, 2011 1:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

yeah, thats the way i would use it as well. i wonder how is DOF wide open for portraits?


PostPosted: Sun Dec 04, 2011 4:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

rbelyell wrote:
yeah, thats the way i would use it as well. i wonder how is DOF wide open for portraits?

This one portrait enough? Click here for full size.




I personally like how it renders:



PostPosted: Sun Dec 04, 2011 5:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fabian wrote:
rbelyell wrote:
yeah, thats the way i would use it as well. i wonder how is DOF wide open for portraits?

This one portrait enough? Click here for full size.




I personally like how it renders:



PostPosted: Sun Dec 04, 2011 10:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

rbelyell wrote:
yeah, thats the way i would use it as well. i wonder how is DOF wide open for portraits?


If my equivalence calculations are right, it's the equivalent of a 33/1.4 on APS or 50/1.8 on FF.

I like how it renders the eyes - there is a shine in them that I didn't notice with any other lens wide open. There is also a slight glow that makes skin looks very nice - I used some lenses that had a soft glow wide open (Jupiter 9, VS1 35-85) and I never liked the effect, but in the Nokton it works beautifully. I'll post some samples at some point, but I want to publish my vacation photos in the order I took them, so it will take a bit to get to the portraits. I'm still going through the shots I took with my Lumix.


PostPosted: Tue Dec 06, 2011 4:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

A couple more samples:


http://www.flickr.com/photos/laurentiucristofor/6463398781


http://www.flickr.com/photos/laurentiucristofor/6463398883

I most likely used f/4 in both.

The full set will become available in time here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/laurentiucristofor/sets/72157628299094815/.


PostPosted: Sat Dec 10, 2011 7:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Another example, click here for full size.



PostPosted: Sun Dec 18, 2011 3:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not proper portraits of people, but they can give an idea of how this lens works for portraiture.

Both are at f/0.95:


http://www.flickr.com/photos/laurentiucristofor/6523791399


http://www.flickr.com/photos/laurentiucristofor/6528872977


PostPosted: Thu Dec 29, 2011 8:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A couple of night shots, wide open:


http://www.flickr.com/photos/laurentiucristofor/6595730187


http://www.flickr.com/photos/laurentiucristofor/6595730369


PostPosted: Thu Dec 29, 2011 8:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Excellent clarity!