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NOKTON Vintage Line 50mm F1.5 Aspherical II

Vintage line’s new standard lens for everyday use

Features

This is a compact large maximum aperture standard lens perfect for everyday use. Its compact form ensures excellent handling despite its large F1.5 maximum aperture. It utilizes an element with aspherical surfaces on both sides to provide excellent optical performance from maximum aperture. A total of six variations with differing exterior design and lens coating are available.

Nokton, the legendary large maximum aperture lens
Nokton is the designation given to lenses in the Voigtländer lineup with a maximum aperture of F1.5 or larger. The first Nokton was released in 1950. At the time, it was regarded as a lens that could be used for capturing images even in low light situations. In modern times with the increased sensitivity of imaging sensors, the spotlight is now on utilizing very blurred bokeh at the maximum aperture for photographic expression.

Main Features

Classical exterior

A design with a classical taste is utilized for the exterior. With all parts made from metal for excellent feel and operability, the lens delivers joy of ownership.

Compactness and high performance

An element with two aspherical surfaces provide excellent optical performance from maximum aperture. The lens is just 36.9mm long (from the mount surface) so only protrudes slightly into the frame when used on a rangefinder camera for great handling.

Two types of lens coating to choose from

The multi coated (MC) version aims to reproduce colors that are as neutral as possible and the single coated version aims to reproduce classical color tones. This lineup offers a lens coating to match your taste.

Three types of exterior design to choose from

In addition to the practical black and silver models manufactured from aluminum, there is also a nickel plated black paint model manufactured from brass to provide satisfaction of ownership.

Manual focus for reliable focusing

Employs a very precisely machined and adjusted all metal helicoid unit lubricated with high quality grease to realize smooth focusing operation with just the right amount of torque. This enables very precise focusing.

Bayonet type VM mount

Uses the VM-mount lens mount compatible with Leica M-mount. Not only can this lens be used on rangefinder-coupled cameras, but design-wise it also balances very nicely when mounted on mirrorless digital cameras with a mount adapter.

Installed with a focus-coupling system

The high-precision rangefinder coupling mechanism enables precise focusing in focus critical situations such as when shooting at or close to maximum aperture.

Imaging circle that covers full frame format

The lens features a generous imaging circle that covers the 35 mm full frame format. Furthermore, its size is extremely compact compared to interchangeable lenses for single-lens reflex cameras.

Specifications

Lens diagram

Focal Length
50mm
Aperture Ratio
1 : 1.5
Minimum Aperture
F16
Lens Construction
7 groups 8 elements
Angle of View
46.3°
Aperture Blade
12
Minimum Focus
0.7m
Rangefinder Coupling
∞~0.7m (It depends on the camera)
Diameter × Length
φ55.3×36.9mm
Filter size
φ43mm
Weight
Silver/Black 198g
Nickel Black Paint 255g
Color
Silver / Black/
Nickel wiht Black paint
(The exterior is brass and the black part are painted)
Coating
MC (Multi Coating)
SC (Single Coating)
Hood
LH-6 (Optional hood)

EAN

Ean Code
EAN 4002451003322 (SilverMC)
EAN 4002451003339 (SilverSC)
EAN 4002451003308 (Black MC)
EAN 4002451003315 (Black SC)
EAN 4002451003346 (Nickel Black Paint MC)
EAN 4002451003353 (Nickel Black Paint SC)

Accessories

  • LH-6 (Option)

Examples

  • NOKTON Vintage Line 50mm F1.5 Aspherical II PHOTO BY Tetsu Iida
  • NOKTON Vintage Line 50mm F1.5 Aspherical II PHOTO BY Tetsu Iida
  • NOKTON Vintage Line 50mm F1.5 Aspherical II PHOTO BY Tetsu Iida
  • NOKTON Vintage Line 50mm F1.5 Aspherical II PHOTO BY Tetsu Iida
  • NOKTON Vintage Line 50mm F1.5 Aspherical II PHOTO BY Tetsu Iida
  • NOKTON Vintage Line 50mm F1.5 Aspherical II PHOTO BY Tetsu Iida
Voigtländer NOKTON Vintage Line 50mm F1.5 Aspherical II PHOTO BY Tetsu Iida
Voigtländer NOKTON Vintage Line 50mm F1.5 Aspherical II PHOTO BY Tetsu Iida
Voigtländer NOKTON Vintage Line 50mm F1.5 Aspherical II PHOTO BY Tetsu Iida
Voigtländer NOKTON Vintage Line 50mm F1.5 Aspherical II PHOTO BY Tetsu Iida
Voigtländer NOKTON Vintage Line 50mm F1.5 Aspherical II PHOTO BY Tetsu Iida
Voigtländer NOKTON Vintage Line 50mm F1.5 Aspherical II PHOTO BY Tetsu Iida
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