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Old 07-01-2013   #1
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Voigtlander Nokton M 50/1.5 Photos

Earlier today; at SF Pride Parade, new M-Nokton 50/1.5 on M3, Rollei Retro 100, Rodinal 1:50.

Just basic leveling and dust removal in post.


















Share your first shots with the new Nokton !

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Beautiful shots Roland, looks like Rollei and Nokton makes a great couple.
I got the older version of this Nokton, GAS is sneaking in when looking at your shots...
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Earlier today; at SF Pride Parade, new M-Nokton 50/1.5 on M3, Rollei Retro 100, Rodinal 1:50.





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Earlier today; at SF Pride Parade, new M-Nokton 50/1.5 on M3, Rollei Retro 100, Rodinal 1:50.



Roland.
Nice shots Roland.....
Looks like Bangkok...
I miss the SF Pride Parade....good times, good times....

cheers, michael

BTW, I got to use Kristian's (Leicashot) Nokton last week.....sweet lens, I want one
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Excellent picures, Roland, are they all at full aperture? The picture of the Lincoln is not, obviously.

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Thanks, all.

Erik, if I remember correctly f2.8 for the shot up the building, and f1.5 and f2 for the other portraits. Shot with a yellow filter at 1/250 and kept the aperture between f1.5 and f5.6 for the entire shoot (this is between 8 and 10am).

Here is the typical f5.6 portrait in direct sun light:



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Very nice, Roland. That third photo in the first set would seal the deal for me. I'll start saving up.... How do you find the handling?
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Thanks, Steve.

It looks a bit quirky, but is very well built, and very smooth in usage. In use, my chrome copy reminds me of the DR Summicron. Some intrusion of the hood in the frame-lines, but then it seems quite flare proof (so you can skip the hood in many cases).

Very well corrected lens. When I looked at a test roll last week, I was suprised at the corner resolution when used at infinity and wide open.

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I had the LTM version some years ago but sold it b/c it was just too large as an everyday 50. The M version appears to be a little smaller in size. As a fast, modern 50, this could give Zeiss and Leica a run for their money.
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I wonder if that Lincoln is the same one Willie Brown was riding in in 2001 when I was there for the parade. Willie was three sheets to the wind that day, and when he got to the reviewing stand to make his commemorative remarks, he slurred out "Welcome to Gray Plide!"
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Great to see some results from the new lens. Any noticeable barrel distortion, as reported by Huff?

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Very well corrected lens. When I looked at a test roll last week, I was suprised at the corner resolution when used at infinity and wide open.

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Any noticeable barrel distortion, as reported by Huff?

Just a bit, Furcafe, check the photos of the Shelby engine and the building back-drop (no distortion correction on my scans).

Very manageable, less noticeable than - for example - distortion of my v2 Summilux.

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Thanks.

Agreed re: pre-ASPH 'lux.

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Any noticeable barrel distortion, as reported by Huff?

Just a bit, Furcafe, check the photos of the Shelby engine and the building back-drop (no distortion correction on my scans).

Very manageable, less noticeable than - for example - distortion of my v2 Summilux.

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since this is a picture thread.....

First shot below wide open (focus on closest eye) hand held with a 100% crop (UNEDITED)




crop



couple shots of character of lens.....

wide open



NO CA CORRECTION





Worst example I see of fringing, wide open

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Nice. I like the toes
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Voigtlander M-Nokton 50mm f1.5, probably @ f1.5 or f2. M6 TTL Millennium, ORWO UN 54 @ 100 iso, developed in Beutler 1:1:10 for 7 min.
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since this is a picture thread.....

First shot below wide open (focus on closest eye) hand held with a 100% crop (UNEDITED)


nice shots....

what camera did you use?

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nice shots....

what camera did you use?

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Thanks Michael, used an M9
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Thanks Michael, used an M9
dang, I was afraid of that

those photos look really nice, and here I am, contemplating buying another film Leica meanwhile, I am "saving" up for a digital Leica......

thanks for the quick reply...

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Earlier today; at SF Pride Parade, new M-Nokton 50/1.5 on M3, Rollei Retro 100, Rodinal 1:50.

Just basic leveling and dust removal in post.


















Share your first shots with the new Nokton !

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Roland, the street portraits are superb photojournalism! And the lens looks super. Would you say its similar in character to any Leica lens(es)? Thanks for posting the photos.
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Roland, the street portraits are superb photojournalism! And the lens looks super. Would you say its similar in character to any Leica lens(es)? Thanks for posting the photos.
Thank you much, Jamie !

Hoping to not get flamed for this, but the only fast 50 that I have seen performing similarly (smooth OOF, very thin DOF, and high corner resolution) is the ASPH Summilux .... Then again, I haven't measured anything, this is just a practical in-use comment.

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Looks much like what I get with the Nokton 50mm f/1.5 ASPH (LTM version).
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That's a good thing! I love that lens.

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Possible, G. I never got to like the samples of the LTM 50/1.5 that I tried. And when I don't like how a lens handles, I don't use it much .... Size, built (I had to fix wobble in one) and min. focus of the LTM version always bugged me.

This one feels very different. And seems less prone to flare.

Sorry cann't help your GAS

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Possible, G. I never got to like the samples of the LTM 50/1.5 that I tried. And when I don't like how a lens handles, I don't use it much .... Size, built (I had to fix wobble in one) and min. focus of the LTM version always bugged me.

This one feels very different. And seems less prone to flare.

Sorry can't help your GAS
I must have a good example of the LTM version as it is delightful, haven't seen much propensity to flare, but the new one does look like it will handle better.

Nothing will be bought until a few things get sold. There's hardly any space left to put anything now. :-\

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Nice. I like the toes
I like the toes also. Nicely seen capture !

Very nice images in this thread. Looks like it's going to be another super image thread. Thank you all for posting.
Not tempted by this lens yet. The LTM version I have will "get me by" for now
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Thanks guys...a couple more




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Darn it.... for some time I was perusing this forum reinforcing my decision not to buy this lens. But the photos posted here are just so nice. I love the classic look and rendering.

I did pick up the Nokton and tried it out in a shop. It's a really nice looking lens. Focus action was smooth and I loved how you could change the aperature with one finger.

Love the chrome brass version.
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fti....the chrome is sexy! I bought the black b/c I'm cheap like that. ALL SHOTS BELOW WIDE OPEN














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Very beautiful photos! Although I think any lens would look really good with a model like that :-)
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I am trying really hard not to buy this lens... Any more examples of shots made with this lens, but specifically on film? Colour or black and white!

I'm totally not secretly trying to convince myself to get this lens... :-P
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a few more...all wide open. Have to say....I love this lens







This lens has such great character when shooting close up









and again....all wide open
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one more....

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what do you know....makes for a great landscape lens too




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Lovely shot. Is this cropped or is this what you would get at about minimum focus distance.

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fti, thank you. That is very close to mfd. Not cropped
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I'm very, very impressed with this lens so far. I'm still getting used to not having a focus tab and having the distance scale only in meters, but the image quality is faultless:

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Sam, very nice!







look at the DOF.....

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Great pictures and results from this lens.
I really like this shot - beautiful colors and moment - happiness is a puddle!

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