Voigtlander Nokton 17.5mm F0.95 MFT Lens (2012)

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Product Overview

Voigtlander Nokton 17.5mm F0.95 Aspherical is a large-aperture manual-focus wide-angle prime lens for Micro Four Thirds-mount. It covers the MFT image circle. Introduced by Voigtlander in 2012, it has 13 elements in 9 groups.
Manual focus may be limiting to some, but purists will find it much more engaging. There are also fewer things to go wrong on the long run. The entire lens is crafted out of metal, which imparts a level of tactile sense of quality.
The bright maximum aperture for a wide-angle lens is appreciated for night photography, though some may prefer the perspective of an ultra wide-angle lens for this. Even though the lens is not stabilized, at this focal range it does not usually matter. In fact, some may be able to get cleaner corners without image stabilization. Those who like sunstars (sun bursts) will be pleased by the lens' even-numbered aperture count, though conversely those who find sunstars distracting may have the opposite feeling.

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Neofiliac score 79% (not directly comparable across industries)
Pros
  • Very bright maximum aperture
  • Solid all-metal construction
  • Smooth manual focus operation
Cons

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    Specifications

    Construction

    Aperture Blades
    10 blades, Stepless aperture control
    Colors
    Black
    Form Factor
    Wide-Angle Prime Lens
    Image Size
    MFT
    Lens Barrel
    Physical aperture ring, Distance scale, DoF scale
    Lens Mount
    Micro Four Thirds-mount
    Material
    All-metal construction
    Optical Formula | Elements
    13 elements
    Optical Formula | Groups
    9 groups

    Dimensions

    Filter Diameter
    58 mm / 2.28 in
    Size | Diameter
    63 mm / 2.48 in
    Size | Length
    80 mm / 3.15 in
    Weight
    540 g / 19.08 oz

    Function

    Angle Of View
    63.5° Diagonal | 54.4° Horizontal | 37.8° Vertical
    Aperture
    f/1 ~ f/16
    Autofocus
    No
    Crop Factor
    2.0
    Focal Length
    17.5 mm
    Focal Length (35mm Equivalent)
    35.0 mm
    Image Stabilization
    No

    Performance

    Max Magnification
    0.25x
    Min Focus Distance
    150 mm / 5.91 in

    Production

    Accessory
    Lens hood included
    Debut
    2012-02-08
    Made In
    Japan

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