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Which is for you S.C. or M.C.?
Old 05-31-2016   #1
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Which is for you S.C. or M.C.?

After some years, with many reviews, I was wondering...

If you will buy a Nokton Classic 35mm or 40mm, which option is for you S.C. or M.C.?

Can you share your experience with these options pls.
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Old 05-31-2016   #2
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Both my 35 and 40 Noktons are S.C. so it's a bit hard to compare the effect. But the 40 is certainly prone to showing veiling flare with backlight. My 2/50 Heliar is much more resistant to that. Some who are undoubtedly more perceptive than I prefer that bit of flare as a classic look, while I only notice it when it slaps me in the eye.

Suggest a search of our RFF gallery for samples with those lenses...
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Bought the SC 40mm as a lens with a gentle tonality.

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Old 05-31-2016   #4
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dc.watch.impress did a comparison a few years ago between sc and mc 40mm noktons. The difference between them was absolutely negligible. I think the only time you'd see it would be in strong backlit scenarios. Still so cool they offer both.
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Old 06-01-2016   #5
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If you will buy a Nokton Classic 35mm or 40mm, which option is for you S.C. or M.C.?
I bought the 35mm S.C. version, as it was available.
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Old 06-01-2016   #6
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dc.watch.impress did a comparison a few years ago between sc and mc 40mm noktons. The difference between them was absolutely negligible. I think the only time you'd see it would be in strong backlit scenarios. Still so cool they offer both.
Why am I not astonished by this?

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Old 06-01-2016   #7
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http://dc.watch.impress.co.jp/cda/re...12/03/466.html

managed to find the link again.
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Old 06-01-2016   #8
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I did a comparison between a Nokton 35/1.4 MC and SC a while back, and came to the same conclusion as dc.watch.impress i.e. very little difference between the two. Thread with sample photos linked below.

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/foru...d.php?t=137366
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Old 06-01-2016   #9
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And we know the M.C. and S.C. are identical other than the coating? So multicoating is just marketing hype?
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Old 06-01-2016   #10
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I have one of each. Very little difference between them.

The only thing that shows up is that the SC renders slightly more green, the MC slightly more magenta. But this only shows as a few points difference using a digital densitometer, hardly noticeable to the naked eye.
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Old 06-27-2016   #11
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I chose the MC, touted to have more contrast and of course I feel I can see it in the samples in that thread.
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I bought a multi coated Voigtlander 40mm but only because it was second hand and it was the only version on offer at the time. I think I should have preferred the single coated one as I tend to prefer classic rendering (though I am not altogether sure how much coating alone affects this I would have been tempted). By the way "Frozen in Time" your image is a beauty, an absolute stunner. Never the less the MC one produces very nice images too, if possibly different in rendering ..........see below.

I can say that I shot Pentax M42 Takumar lenses of various vintages over the years, most of them being single coated and the single coating does demand extra care in backlit circumstances. This is something to be aware of.


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Old 06-28-2016   #13
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I bought a multi coated Voigtlander 40mm but only because it was second hand and it was the only version on offer at the time. I think I should have preferred the single coated one as I tend to prefer classic rendering (though I am not altogether sure how much coating alone affects this I would have been tempted). By the way "Frozen in Time" your image is a beauty, an absolute stunner. Never the less the MC one produces very nice images too, if possibly different in rendering ..........see below.

I can say that I shot Pentax M42 Takumar lenses of various vintages over the years, most of them being single coated and the single coating does demand extra care in backlit circumstances. This is something to be aware of.

Fiefy by Life in Shadows, on Flickr
I bought the SC version of the 40mm for the same reason. While I have never noticed veiing to be a special issue, I have shot this lens primarily with b/w and find it a bit more contrasty than I would like, regardless of the "lesser" coating. More like a 35mm skopar than a vintage canon / leica etc.
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I went with the multicoated 40. I felt that the flare-reducing ability of multicoating would outweigh the benefits of single coating, if any.
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Old 06-28-2016   #15
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If you look at the book, this is what the SC does:



In most normal light situations, there is no difference between MC and SC. These days, on my 240, I use an S.C. 35, with the hope that it makes it a little easier to push the shadows in post, if ever necessary.

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Old 08-19-2016   #16
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If "Leica Glow" in b&w is your thing, get the SC. In my opinion, the SC in either 35 or 40mm produces that effect every bit as well as the King of Leica Glow, the 1,5/50 Summarit. And perhaps even better.
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Old 08-27-2016   #17
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I perfer the single coated lens so I can get a little more detail in the shadow areas. - jim
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Old 04-27-2017   #18
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Bought the SC 40mm as a lens with a gentle tonality.

wow this awesome. What body is it connected to?
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I've got a foot in both camps - purchased a SC 35mm Nokton Classic, and then stuck a MC UV filter on it......

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SC for me. I use it for film only and so,far only bw. Would like to see how it looks with portra 400 though
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