Voigtlander Nokton Classic 35mm f/1.4 II MC (Multi-Coated) - Leica M Mount
Voigtlander has updated its wonderful Nokton Classic 35mm f/1.4 lens with the Version II with the latest optical design and materials for use with todays digital cameras.
Long known for its compact form factor with versatile performance, the Nokton Classic 35mm f/1.4 from Voigtlander is a fast wide-angle prime designed for M-mount rangefinder cameras. While retaining the soft and beautiful “bokeh” at full aperture and sharp rendering when stopped down of its predecessor, the NOKTON classic 35mm F1.4 II VM is updated for enhanced user friendliness on digital cameras. The optical formula of this lens received a “tune up” with the aim of improving focus accuracy when using live view to focus. The spherical aberrations that influenced image rendering on its predecessor are retained intentionally so. However with this upgraded version, with respect to the phenomenon caused by spherical aberrations where the focus position shifts when stopping the aperture down to capture an image after focusing with live view at maximum aperture, this shift in the image plane caused by changing the aperture is now almost entirely eliminated. Furthermore, for focusing at the center of the image using live view and then recomposing to place the subject toward the periphery, stable imaging is realized by improving astigmatism in the intermediate region high range of the image in order to suppress waviness in the image plane at the intermediate region of the image. In addition, the new lens features the same highly accurate focusing cam as its predecessor for reliable focusing from maximum aperture using an optical rangefinder.
Focal length: 35mm
Diameter ratio: 1:1.4
Minimum aperture: f/16
Lens configuration: Eight elements in six groups
Angle of view: 63.0 °
Stop blade number: 10
Minimum focusing distance: 0.7m
Maximum diameter × total length: φ55.0 × 28.5mm
Filter size: φ43mm
Accessories: Optional Hood LH-6
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