This lens is branded “Voigtlander”, made by Cosina Japan. It designed for the Leica M-mount rangefinder.

If you use this lens with APS-C cameras, you will get an angle of view equivalent to a 50mm lens on a 35mm (fullsize) camera.

“Voigtlander NOKTON Classic 35mm F1.4 MC” was the start point for my lens addiction.

SONY NEX-5N + NOKTON Classic 35mm

Design

FUJI X-E2 + NOKTON Classic 35mm

It’s classical design really looks perfect for classical camera. Cool. I was motivated to go street with this lens.

Focus ring is smooth. With mirrorless body, focus peaking functions enables you quick shot.

Bokeh

Photo by NEX-5N + NOKTON Classic 35mm

Bokeh is harsh. It produce lemon shapes and sharp lines.

Flare

Photo by NEX-5N + NOKTON Classic 35mm

Flare is unique also. In multi light situation, it makes low contrast.

Conclusion

Are these performances weak points?
I think these are charm points. I love NOKTON Classic.

50mm(35mm equivalent) is fun. Its compact size is good for shooting street. Its natural working distance is good for shooting friend or family. I learned from this full manual old style lens. I always carry a 50mm lens.

50mm is my beginning, my standard and my fun.

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