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Voigtlander Nokton 42.5mm f/0.95

Voigtlander Nokton 42.5mm f/0.95

The about $999 Voigtlander Nokton 42.5mm f/0.95 makes an impression by it Zeiss-like all-metal build quality, including a generous focusing ring and very pleasing feel to the aperture ing.

Certainly an aperture of f/0.95 presents unusual opportunities for blur effects on Micro Four Thirds, but users should be cautious to not expect anything approaching high contrast at full aperture (the same is true of the 11X more expensive Noctilux 50/0.95). However, the Panasonic 42.5mm f/1.2 ASPH is definitely better corrected at f/1.2, which one might expect from its higher price.

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