Voigtlander 40mm f/1.4 Nokton Classic (Leica M )

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Voigtlander 40mm f/1.4 Nokton Classic Voigtlander 40mm f/1.4 Nokton fast aspherical, single coat VM mount rangefinder camera lens. It has a single-coat, which creates lower contrast photographs in black & white, plus color. it's fast and great for photographing in poor light environments, with resulting in supurb focusing.

This lens employs the regular Leica M-mount, allowing it to be compatible with the Konica Hexar RF, Bessa R-2/R-3/R-4 & T film cameras, along with the popular Leica M series cameras.

This Nokton lens is unique in the rangefinder area as it uses up-to-date aspherical lens element creation technology applied to the rear lens element. It's constructed with a pair of aspherical surfaces plus a single super-low dispersion (SD) glass element, maintaining the highest level of photo quality that rangefinder photographers have become accustomed to while keeping the price highly competitive.

An f/1.4 lens is not usually as efficient as the same manufacture's f/1.8 or f/2 lenses, even when both are stopped down to f/5.6. the lens with the wider aperture is heaver and more expensive, so don't choose it as your standard unless you are planning a great deal of photography poor light conditions. There' plenty of reasons for using a wide aperture, but avoid buying a lens with an aperture wider than you need. May 20, 2011 ✓


Extremely fast f/1.4
10-bladed aperture diaphragm creates very pleasing out-of-focus highlights
All metal lens barrel

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Lens stylePrime lens  
Max Format Size 35mm FF  
Lens focal length40 mm  
Stabilization type No  
Camera mount Leica M  
Aperture (lens diaphragm)
Largest aperture opening F1.4  
Smallest aperture opening F16.0  
Includes aperture ring Yes  
Total diaphragm blades 10  
Total Elements 7  
Number of Groups 6  
Minimum focus distance 0.70 m (27.56")  
Autofocus type No  
Full time manual focus Unknown  
Lens distance scale Yes  
Depth of field scale Yes  
Physical features
Overall weight175 g (0.39 lb)  
Lens diameter 55 mm (2.17")  
Overall length 30 mm (1.17")  
Sealing No  
Lens hood included No  
Lens hood code LH-6

Lens Includes

Voigtlander Wide Angle Nokton 40mm f/1.4 Manual Focus M Mount Lens - for Bessa R-2, Bessa T and Leica M Series Cameras
Front & Rear Caps
1-Year Warranty


M Mount AdaptersLeica Four Thirds Adapter
The 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..

Benefits of Lens adapters is versatility, and saving money with the continued use of the preferred lenses you already own.

Drawbacks of lens adapters is the inconvenience, no electronic connection between the adapted lens and your camera body A couple of factors are necessary for a lens adapter to work properly. First, the camera body "lens registration" space or the expanse between the mount of the lens to the sensor or film surface. Two, the "throat size" of the mount or the mount diameter. An adapter flanked by the body of the camera and a lens from different brands, this registration distance of the adapted lens must be larger than the registration distance on the body; plus the lenses throat-size must be less than the throat size on the body mount. M lenses can be adapted to Canon EOS, Nikon, Micro Four Thirds, and Sony Nex Cameras.

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