Voigtlander Nokton 25mm f095 (2 of 4)

Craigslist came through on a reasonably priced ($560) used Voigtlander Nokton 25mm f0.95 lens. While I ended up getting a pretty good deal on the Voigtlander, i’m shopping without an actual camera body for testing. Thankfully the guy I bought this from brought his GH2 with him.

Voigtlander Nokton 25mm f095 (1 of 4)

Optics on the Nokton 25mm f0.95 looked pretty nice on his GH2 and the one I was able to use at NAB on the Panasonic GH4 seemed to do a pretty decent job resolving 4k. The action on the focus ring feels nice and smooth and the lens feels like a nice solid piece of metal in the hand.

Voigtlander Nokton 25mm f095 (4 of 4)

I’ll probably still end up spending the money on a Panasonic 25mm f1.4 down the line to get full autofocus support, but it’s always nice to have one or two good full manual primes around. Worse case scenario I can always put it back on ebay, the nice thing about a lens like this is that it holds it’s value.

Still itching to get my hands on the Panasonic GH4, latest news from B&H is that it’ll ship next week. I’ll keep you posted.

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