View Full Version : Where have all the 50mm Noktons gone?
I've been looking for a few months now and not seen them in the classifieds as much as before...
Have they all fallen apart? Or do they inspire some form of unseperable love now? :)
Mine is firmly attached to my M5, and that's where it's going to stay! :)
I sold mine in the classifieds a while ago ... and now wished I hadn't. I've been thinking of looking for another one! :p
P. Lynn Miller
I have two that I have no plans of selling. One is being used for a loupe on the lightbox at the moment, waiting for the arrival of my second M5. The other is on the shelf because I am currently in love with my Nokton 35mm f1.2 on my M5. What a combo!
But the Nokton 50mm f1.5 must the most overlooked 50mm out there...
I hope they keep on being ignored, so that one of them would eventually end up one my camera one day.
They're not exactly expensive new either ... $359.00 from the bartender! $250.00 to $280.00 seems to be the going price used.
Tax+duty adds 25%, then the £/$ exchange rate... It's a killer.
I also heard that it is due for a replacement, sprucing up like the 28/2, 35/2.5...
was watching this and decided to let it go:
I have one! I HATE 50mm lenses in general and dislike the way the Nokton handles specular highlights so I really have no idea why I have it... but still no intention of parting with it :bang:
You can get them new at Leica Boutique as well, for 418 CDN. (http://leicaboutique.com/ecommerce/os/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=65_67&products_id=364&osCsid=c5ba83c8ffcc66432f0a7da1477dc288)
Ok, here comes the question:
Are we talking about the old Voigtlander Nokton 50/1.5, or the new Cosina ones?
I was talking about the old ones.
It's a very great lens. I'm sure many people don't want to sell. Seriously, if I could only keep one lens, it would be the Nokton. Luckily I can have more :o
Oh, I thought you meant to Cosina-Voigtlander 50mm f/1.5 I didn't even realize there was an 'old' one to be had. Interesting.
I sold one two months ago. Too big, too sharp, too modern ... I did find a seller in a few minutes though. I tried a Jupiter 8 afterwards, yet ergonomics where bad despite good picture quality. So finally last night, I got a used summicron and it looks like it is right what I was looking for.
I have an original Voigtlaender Prominent Nokton 50mm/1.5. Such a lens did very well in a comparison of 50mm lenses (I had two loaners for the testing), so I searched for a Nokton until I found in an antique store a Prominent with two lenses.
i've had one in the classifieds for weeks, the link is below. i'd love to sell it, i have my eye on an M7 i want to buy today...
Good luck, Bob. I got an M6 a year ago or so. I am very happy with it.
There must be some kind of glue on the threads...
My CV nokton just doesn't seem to want to come off after the first roll was developed. ;)
I have no intentions of selling mine. it's going to get a beautiful nokton 1.2/35 (the incredible kully-lens-set) to be its roommate and they will be happy everafter. :)
I've seen some on eBay (the old Voigtländer ones, yes) but the prices are so high for and old lense like that. I guess people rather buy a Summilux or a newer Nokton and why wouldn't they?
Mine is a keeper. I use it as part of my "low light" kit. It really is a wondeful piece of glass that is underrated and a real value.
Best regards and Happy Holidays,
Here is one at the classifieds at photo.net (http://photo.net/gc/view-one?classified_ad_id=815712) . I don't know the seller, but $210 seems like a steal.
why not just buy a new one?
why not just buy a new one?
I've got one now, I was just wondering - seemed like there were some turning up here each month before, then nothing.
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