My models and I thought it was time for another one of our (now-famous) mini-reviews…
So without further ado:
The Voigtlander Nokton 50mm f/1.5 ASPH!
Grab a drink, and pull up a chair my friends…it is comin’ at ya fast and furious:
Short story: It’s a great lens for a decent price.
Sure, there is some trivial distortion and minor CA…
But the Nokton looks great on film or digital, and does a swell job of backgrounds that would have made the Zeiss throw up and go home.
It is small, light, well-built, and easy to focus.
It offers a reasonable all-purpose alternative to the 50 Lux…
At around one-fourth the price.
I am proud to award the Nokton the Iftimestoodstill “Filmy Seal of Approval™”!
(That was actually quite a bit more than I had planned on writing; I’m sorry if I got a little carried away. Oh…and also, I forgot actual shots of the lens. Imagine that: A lens review without lens shots…)
All images taken at f/1.5 with a 3-stop ND filter on Portra 400–Scanned on the Pakon F135 and unprocessed.
Thanks for reading,