New Voigtlander Nokton 58mm f/1.4

New Voigtlander Nokton 58mm f/1.4 Announced

Looks like a BEAUTY for some Nikon shooters!

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From Stephen Gandy of CameraQuest:

The image quality of the Nokton 58mm is exceptional, probably the best normal lens 1.4 in Nikon F mount ever produced.  Besides cosmetics, this new version adds a NAI metering prong for even the oldest Nikon SLR meters in addition to AIS metering and being chipped for digital Nikons DSLRs.

These new versions also have a smaller 52mm filter size (previous 58mm).

Estimated shipping date to customers by November 7th. $599 with free next day shipping to most lower 48 locations.

I am taking preorders now. Black/Chrome Version *** Black Version

Thanks for looking,

Stephen

12 Comments

  1. Reminds me of the Minolta 58mm f/1.4, which is one of my favorite lenses of all time. The 58mm focal length is fantastic. Just a tad tighter than a standard 50mm which makes it a great portrait lens when you want to just get a little more of the scene into the frame but still want the majority of your image to be your subject.

  2. This is such a sweet lens. I’d take the black nose version as I’ve found that they resist flare more than lenses that have silver filter threads. Ir’s the same reason why lens hoods are black on the inside, not silver!

    • Since owning the 58/1.4G I’ve grown to love the focal length for close up portraits, and I miis that on my film slrs, where I mainly use the 50/1.2 AiS. As the newer version of the Voigtlander is optically identical to the older one, the latter could be a solution for a problem.

      Huss, do you know how it compares in rendering to the 50/1.2?

      • Hi Michiel

        From what I have seen it looks like the Voigtlander 58 has smoother OOF elements than the Nikkor 50 1.2 AIS. But I do not have any first hand experience.
        I’m curious to see how it compares to the Minolta 58 1.2, which is one of my favourite lenses.

        Best regards
        Huss

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