The Voigtländer 40mm Nokton is a very fast manual lens that works well on the Leica M and a whole range of mirrorless cameras. It offers a great deal for a very low price.
The Leica M set the parameters for standard focal lengths — 28, 35, 50, 75, 90. The 40mm VM Nokton is thus an odd one out by historic standards. Leica did experiment with 40mm on the original CL but it didn't catch on. Now, however, the attractions of a middle road — the meat in the sandwich between 35mm and 50mm — are becoming apparent. And with electronic viewfinders the old frameline problem disappears.
Today I met and fell in love with a little black beauty from Cosina-Voigtlaender, a fifteen-year-old simple shooter with a super wide view of life. Pop in a film and see how it goes.....
There’s always a first picture from a new lens. Most times, I admit, it’s a shot inside the office after unpacking the box. This time, though, Mike was on the hoof in Richmond when the Voigtländer 65mm Macro Apo-Lanthar arrived. The first shot turned out depict a particularly attractive scene…..
Voigtländer adds to its stable of fast f/1.2 primes with the introduction of the 50mm Nokton Aspherical which will arrive in dealers’ showrooms in August….