View Full Version : How fast is the Nokton 35/1.2?

05-21-2011, 14:02
Ok, maybe a dumb question:
Is the Nokton 35/1.2 a half stop or one-third stop faster than 1.4? :confused:
Just curious...

05-21-2011, 14:41
Ok, thanks...
I came across with the f-number scales in this wiki article link (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/F-number)
Confused me a little...

05-21-2011, 14:50
if your subject is in the center of the frame, you can basically use it like an f1.0 in some situations (depending a bit on film and development of course).
that being said, I usually think of it as being half a stop faster than f1.4.

Roger Hicks
05-22-2011, 00:08
They're all pretty well rounded, is the answer, which is why the same number is used for 1/2 stop faster and 1/3 stop faster.

As the difference is 1/6 stop, inside normal error for actual f/stops versus stated f/stops, it doesn't matter much.



05-22-2011, 01:34
I know, it is more a more ideological question than a practical... just curious... :)