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Original Nokton 50/1.5 [for the Prominent] on the M8
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Original Nokton 50/1.5 [for the Prominent] on the M8

At the local coffee shop in Pensacola.



This lens was made by Voigtlaender for the Prominent. I used an adapter by Amedeo which allows the 50mm/1.5 Prominent lens to be mounted on Leica cameras. I also own a CV 50/1.5 ltm. These are very different lenses.
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This has become one of my favorite lenses. The mix of old and new works well for me.
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Raid, this lens is one of my favorites. I can always rely on good photos and great rendering of my subjects. Thanks for showing your pictures- so good on the M8.
It's a keeper.
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Thank you Tony.
The lens feels solid and the old charm shows in the images.
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Pretty jittery out of focus areas...or is it just me?
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Not just you; this is the charm that I meant. It is not an aspherical lens. Just the opposite. I find the OOF just beautiful.
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Lovely Raid, looks Great , draws Beautifully !!
I really Love the Voigtlander nokton ltm...
Have started using it again on Film, an Xpro1

Hmmm, love it on your M8 ... photos 1, 4, 5
Pastel like, painterly palatte

Creamy Bokeh, center crisp sharpness , A Winner !
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Is this the C/V LTM lens, or the original "Prominent" lens?
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Lovely Raid, looks Great , draws Beautifully !!
I really Love the Voigtlander nokton ltm...
Have started using it again on Film, an Xpro1

Hmmm, love it on your M8 ... photos 1, 4, 5
Pastel like, painterly palatte

Creamy Bokeh, center crisp sharpness , A Winner !
Thank you, Helen. I also love using my Nokton ltm, which is a well corrected lens with aspherical element(s). The one that I used here was made for the Voigtlaender Prominent, and I used with it an Amedeo adapter.
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Is this the C/V LTM lens, or the original "Prominent" lens?
Hi, Larry. IIt is the first version lens that Voigtlaender made for the Prominent. used an adapter that Amedeo made me. It made the old lens much more useful to me with my M8 and M9 cameras that only take M lenses. I should have clarified what I meant by "original Nokton". I have now added such a clarification in my first posting above.
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Lovely pictures, Raid.

Do you have a picture of the lens itself? I am sure many people will think these pictures are with the Cosina Nokton.

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Yes, it is such a lens.
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Lovely pictures, Raid.

Do you have a picture of the lens itself? I am sure many people will think these pictures are with the Cosina Nokton.

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Thank you Erik. It is shown below on the M6.




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Thank you, Raid. Must be great to have that lens. I will look for one. Is the Contax-bayonet-version the cheapest?

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ahhh, ok understood , Cool Raid
Your ltm lens is a much better lens overall. I have that one too.
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The old Nokton is great for portraits. It is more forgiving than modern lenses with ultra-sharp rendition.

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Thank you, Raid. Must be great to have that lens. I will look for one. Is the Contax-bayonet-version the cheapest?

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The only version is the one for the Prominent. Get camera with lens together for a low cost if you can find one. There used to exist an adapter for Prominent to Contax. I don't think that it is easy to find anymore.
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I've found a local Prominent I I'm trying to buy. Have had a quick try of it and I'm not sure what the fuss is about as far as the ergonomics are concerned, a bit unorthodox but it all seems to work OK. But then I'm happy using an Exakta occasionally so maybe I'm less discerning about such things. The camera has a Skopar fitted to it, a good lens. It would be wonderful to score a Nokton one of these days but I can't see it happening with prices the way they are. Thank you for sharing these images with us Raid, because it's invariably interesting for me to see what older lenses can do with newer technology.
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I hope that you will enjoy your Prominent. I found my Prominent in an antique shop. It came with a 35mm Skoparon and the 50mm Nokton. My camera is a Prominent I. The Prominent II is supposedly better built.
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