Voigtländer Nokton 40mm F1.2 Image Gallery
April 5th, 2020
Years ago I reviewed the unique Zeiss Planar 50mm F1.4 for Canon EF. I call it unique, in that, contrary to expectations for Zeiss glass, it isn’t actually particularly sharp wide open. “Dreamy” is the euphemistic term. Yet it produces really beautiful images with lovely rendering, and becomes very sharp when stopped down. I bring that up because that was the lens that I was reminded of when reviewing the Voigtländer 40mm Nokton F1.2 for Sony full frame mirrorless (FE). It is a lens with gorgeous color, beautiful rendering, but not high levels of sharpness from F1.2-F2. My access to Voigtländer lenses in Canada is limited, so I jumped on a unique opportunity to review the 110mm (my review here) and 40mm F1.2 lenses. The 40mm F1.2 is a fully manual lens, though it does have electronic contacts and operates essentially like the Zeiss Loxia series lenses on Sony FE (full frame E-mount). This is a unique lens, and I hope to deliver a nuanced review for you that covers its shortcomings while highlighting it’s unique strengths. I’ll be reviewing the Voigtländer 40mm F1.2 on my Sony a7RIII and Sony a9 bodies, and you can see photos from both cameras below. Stay tuned for my ongoing coverage.
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