Voigtlander Nokton SL-II 58mm F/1.4 MF SL II Lens For Nikon
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- neomethodJul 16, 2015by
great bokeh, sharp @1.4.
love this classic design lens. all metal construction. much better built quality than any nikon prime lens.
- drphotoimageryMay 12, 2014by
Great lens I would others from this seller
Fantastic lens great for cinema and very sharp portraits. I've had more fun shooting with this lens. Still portraits and videos.
- 670620135129Oct 16, 2012by
Awesome product! Great Value for money!
It is true, the nokton SL-II 58mm 1.4 is a lens with a soul. After I sold my Nikon AF105mm F2DC, I really missed something. I thought I would never miss it because I had the AFS 60mm and 105mm VR with me, both lens never suffer from front focus compared with AF105mm F2DC which was notorious for that. Well, I was wrong. Now the AF105mm F2CD is beyond my reach. But, the Nokton SL-II 58mm F1.4 is just amazing. smaller and cheaper, yet with a wider aperture, usable at F1.4, as sharp and as distinct as the AF105mm DC. It is a lens with a soul.<br><br>Update a month later: I used a software mtfmapper V0.4.9 to ran focus test for all my lens. The result shows that the Voigtlander nokton lens out resolve my other prime lens. There is no focus shift for the lens when changing aperture. All my other nikons prime lens shift focus from front to rear focus when I close down the aperture. The focus mechanism for the voigtlander is very smooth and precise. It is easier for me to get consistent spot on focus with this lens compared with my auto focus lens.It is truly a remarkable lens.Read full review
- the_wizJan 16, 2012by
Great build quality, pleasing images, excellent "retro" feel. Love it.
It charms you before you even take your first shot. The build quality reminds you of the solidly built Nikon lenses of the 70s, or the current manual focus Zeiss lenses. That's no surprise, Cosina builds both these Voigtlander lenses and those Zeiss lenses in the same factory.<br><br>It's a touchy lens to focus at f1.4 on a D90, even with a split image screen, but the f1.4 and f2 images have good sharpness in the (very shallow) plane of focus, and a smooth, fairly neutral bokeh in the background. I wouldn't put it up against what an 85mm f1.4 does on a fullframe camera, but it certainly holds its own against an 85mm f1.8.<br><br>The focus action, though, is perfect, no backlash, the silky feeling comes from precise machining, not making things "loose" and packing them with grease. There's about a half turn for full range, very retro, nothing like the "short throw" manual focus lenses that became so popular in the 70s.<br><br>Contrast is also very good, especially for a "legacy" design, and flare resistance is excellent. Looking into the lens at angles, and you can see why, the interior has more really flat, non-shiny black than typical lenses, and some nice ridged baffles. More examples of the care they put into the design.<br><br>All in all, it's a fun lens in the studio or on a walk-about, and a heck of a bang for the buck.Read full review
- ctaxMay 26, 2010by
Voigtlander Nokton 58mm f/1.4 SL-II
This lens is really underpriced. It's one of finest MF lenses ever made. IQ, sharpness, bokeh, assembly - are beautiful. I love photos, made by this Voigtlander. Also, have in mind its /1.4 diafragm - it's working.