Voigtlander 50mm F1.1 Nokton

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The Lens is Quite Soft and
Has Poor Bokeh at Larger Apertures

Voigtlander 50mm F1.1 Nokton The Voigtlander Nokton 50mm f/1.1 is a extremely fast aspherical lens created for rangefinder VM lens mount cameras. It is built with 7 elements within 6 groups, takes 58mm filters and features a minimum focus distance of around 3.28' (1m). A very quick and crisp lens that weighs in at under 16 ounces, with a lens barrel that is all-metal construction.

There's a 10 bladed diaphragm that captures soothing out-of-focus bokeh. Click stop aperture adjustments at half-stop distances allows subtle fine-tuning for depth-of-field or exposure effortless. A unique lens in the rangefinder domain due to the use of up-to-date aspherical lens element creation technology on the back element.

It's built with a pair of aspherical surfaces plus a single SD element with super-low dispersion glass. This preserves the high image quality level that rangefinder photographers have become accustomed to while maintaining a highly competitive price. May 1, 2011 ✓


Extremely Bright Lens
Metal Lens Barrel
Superior Image Quality

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Lens stylePrime lens
Max Format Size 35mm FF  
Lens focal length50 mm  
Stabilization type No  
Camera mount Leica M  
Picture angle 45.9  
Aperture (lens diaphragm)
Largest aperture opening F1.1  
Smallest aperture opening F16.0  
Includes aperture ring Yes  
Total diaphragm blades 10  
Total Elements 7  
Number of Groups 6  
Minimum focus distance 1.00 m (39.37")  
Autofocus type No  
Full time manual focus Unknown  
Lens distance scale No  
Depth of field scale No  
Physical features
Overall weight428 g (0.94 lb)  
Lens diameter 70 mm (2.74")  
Overall length 57 mm (2.25")  
Sealing No  
Tripod collar included No  
Optional accessories Hood LH-7

Lens Includes

Voigtlander Nokton 50mm f/1.1 Lens (Black)
Front Lens Cap
Rear Lens Cap
1-Year Warranty


M Mount Adapters
Leica Four Thirds AdapterThe Leica M mount was introduced in 1954 at the same time as the Leica M3. It's been the mount of choice on every Leica M series thru the present day Leica M7 film camera and Leica M9 digital camera and Lenses.  The M Mount was also the mount used for Minolta's CLE rangefinder, on the Konica Hexar RF, on the later versions of the Voigtlander Bessa family and Lenses, the mount for the Rollei 35RF, also quite recently on the newest Zeiss Ikon Rangefinder and Lenses. M lenses can be adapted to Canon EOS, Nikon, Micro Four Thirds, and Sony Nex Cameras.

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