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.
Images of the Voigtländer 40mm F1.2
Images taken with the Voigtländer 40mm F1.2
Sony a9 Camera: B&H Photo | Amazon | Amazon Canada | Amazon UK | Amazon Germany | Ebay
Sony a7RIV Camera: B&H Photo | Amazon | Amazon Canada | Amazon UK | Amazon Germany | Ebay
Sony a7R III Camera: B&H Photo | Amazon | Amazon.ca | Amazon UK | Ebay
Peak Design Slide Lite: Peak Design Store | B&H Photo | Amazon | Amazon Canada | Amazon UK
Peak Design Leash Strap: Peak Design Store | B&H Photo | Amazon | Amazon Canada | Amazon UK
BenQ SW271 4K Photo Editing Monitor – B&H Photo | Amazon | Amazon.ca | Amazon UK
Adobe Photoshop Creative Cloud 1-Year Subscription
Exposure Software X5 (Use Code “dustinabbott” to get 10% anything and everything)
Purchase your gear at:
Purchasing your gear through B&H and these links helps fund this website and keeps the articles coming. You can also make a donation here if you would like. Visit my Amazon page for some of my gear of choice! Thank you for your support.
Great News! I can now offer a 5% discount on all purchases at Amplis Foto, Canada’s Leading Photographic Supplier. Please enter discount code: AMPLIS52018DA in your cart. It is good for everything in your cart, and is stackable with other coupons, too! It will take 5% off your entire order! Proceeds go towards keeping this site going and providing you with new reviews!
Keywords: Voigtlander, Voigtländer, Nokton, 40mm f1.2, Voigtlander 40mm Review, Voigtlander 40mm f1.2, Review, Dustin Abbott, Voigtlander 40mm f/1.2 Nokton, Voigtländer 40mm, Voigtländer 40mm, FE, Sony, a7R3, a7RIII, Sample Images, Video Test, YouTube, Comparison, Sharpness, Video, Zeiss, Sony a7RIII, Sony A7RIV, Sony a7R IV, Sony a9, Hands On, Video Test, Portrait, Video, Sharpness, Real World, Comparison
DISCLAIMER: This article and description contains affiliate links, which means that if you click on one of the product links, I’ll receive a small commission. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.