Noktor closes its doors

Just found out today that Noktor, the company that started out with a bang over a year ago has decided to close its doors for good. When they started they took the photo community by storm with the announcement of the 50mm f/0.95 lens for micro 4/3 mount. This was a rebranded CCTV lens that Noktor added their name to along with a green neon ring to brand it.

I was the very first person to review the lens and after spending time with it and even shooting it at a wedding, I did not care for the lens. It was way too soft, had no contrast, colors were murky and the bokeh was way too busy. Noktor charged $700-$800 for this lens and shortly after its announcement they stopped taking orders and just today announced the end of the company.

They had the marketing down, but that was about it. The lens was over priced for what it was. My question is, did they ever ship even one lens? R.I.P Noktor!


  1. Wow. Huh. Yes, they did ship the lens since I got one 🙂 Hmmm…wonder if this can be a collector’s item in…oh…say…10 years. Assuming micro 4/3 will still be around then. Ha. I admit, it was a fun lens to use but at 100mm on the GF1 that’s a bit too much and it was a bit clunky to use and really soft wide open. Since then, I’ve gotten the Voigtlander Nokton 25mm f/0.95 and I’ve never looked back. That baby is FUN. Sadly the Noktor has been sitting quietly on the shelf… Oh well.

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