First Voigtländer 40mm f/1.2 FE lens review

First Voigtländer 40mm f/1.2 FE lens review published on the web.

David Braddon-Mitchell tested the new Nokton 40mm f/1.2 FE lens and clearly says the bokeh of the prime optic is just glorious in many situations.

Like other Voigtlander E-mount lenses, this lens transmits EXIF lens data to the camera allowing Auto IBIS image stabilization with Sony a9, a7-Series cameras and Sony a6500. The price of the Voigtländer 40mm f/1.2 FE lens is $1,200. Check major stores for availability.

Voigtländer 40mm f/1.2 FE lens review by David Braddon-Mitchell

First Voigtländer 40mm f/1.2 FE lens review

David Braddon-Mitchell tested the new Voigtländer 40mm f/1.2 Nokton FE lens and concludes:

“This lens has some very beautiful aspects. The bokeh is just glorious in many situations. Its speed means you can use a 40mm lens for portraits and get blur comparable to a 1.4/50, thus reducing the one disadvantage, to my taste, of a slightly wider standard lens for environmental portraiture.
What makes it possibly attractive is the speed: for street, for environmental portraits, for playing with the glorious bokeh in the lit-up nighttime of the city (sorry I have no samples of that sort yet!) For all that, it appears give to give excellent results across much of the field stopped down. Of course this will be a lot less appealing if chromatic aberration , flare and backlit bokeh aren’t good, so that’s what I’ll be testing next.”

Product Highlights

  • E-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/1.2 to f/22
  • Two Aspherical Elements
  • Manual Focus Design
  • Minimum Focus Distance: 1.1′
  • Manual Aperture Ring Can Be De-Clicked
  • 10-Blade Diaphragm
  • Contacts Transfer Exif Data