Review Lens: Voigtlander Nokton 42.5mm F0.95 Micro 4/3

Lens Overview - Voigtlander Nokton 42.5mm F0.95

The Voigtlander Nokton 42.5mm f/0.95 Micro Four Thirds Lens is a bright, fast portrait-length lens that provides a 35mm-equivalent focal length of 85mm when used on Micro Four Thirds mirrorless cameras. This manual focus, manual exposure prime lens utilizes a Selective Aperture Control System, which renders the aperture control ring as stepless and de-clicked for silent and smooth performance. This is ideally-suited to video applications or for greater control over aperture selection while shooting.

The optical construction integrates one Super High Refractive element as well as one aspherical element to minimize chromatic aberrations and produce imagery with notable clarity and sharpness. Ten aperture blades form a nearly circular diaphragm in order to produce an aesthetic bokeh that is noticeable when using shallow depth of field and selective focus techniques and a minimum focusing distance of 9.1" supports working with close-up subject matter.

Extremely bright and fast 42.5mm f/0.95 lens produces a 35mm-equivalent focal length of 85mm when used on a Micro Four Thirds digital camera.
Selective Aperture Control System produces a stepless, de-clicked aperture ring, which provides silent and smooth exposure adjustment that is well-suited for video application.
One Super High Refractive element and one aspherical element work to produce a high image quality with immense clarity, contrast, and sharpness with a marked reduction in chromatic aberrations and color fringing.
Fully manual focus and exposure lens features an all-metal lens barrel and a 10-blade diaphragm.

Voigtlander Nokton 42.5mm F0.95 Latest Price

Focal Length42.5mm (35mm Equivalent Focal Length: 85mm)
Maximum Aperturef/0.95
Minimum Aperturef/16
Lens MountMicro Four Thirds
Format CompatibilityMicro Four Thirds
Angle of View30.5°
Minimum Focus Distance9.06" / 23 cm
Maximum Magnification0.25x
Optical Design11 Elements in 8 Groups
Diaphragm Blades10
Focus TypeManual Focus
Image StabilizationNone
Filter Size58 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L)2.53 x 2.94" / 64.26 x 74.68 mm
Weight1.26 lb / 571 g

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Lens Technical

Voigtlander Nokton 42.5mm F0.95Mitakon Speedmaster 35mm f/0.95 ver IIMitakon Speedmaster 35mm f/0.95 ver II
Name Voigtlander Nokton 42.5mm F0.95 Micro 4/3Mitakon Speedmaster 35mm f/0.95 ver II Sony EMitakon Speedmaster 35mm f/0.95 ver II Fujifilm X
Max Aperture At Min Focal f/0.95f/0.95f/0.95
Year 201320162016
Mount Type Micro 4/3Sony EFujifilm X
Lens Type Lens MediumLens Wide,lens MediumLens Wide,lens Medium
Auto Focus NoNoNo
Price $599$599
Lens Zoom PrimePrimePrime
Lens Range 433535
Zoom Factor 111
Weight 1lb1lb1lb
Macro NoNoNo
Launch Date Jun. 2013Feb. 2016Feb. 2016
Brand VoigtlanderMitakonMitakon