Voigtlander Introduces 10.5mm f/0.95: Widest and Fastest MFT Nokton Yet

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Hard on the heels of SLR Magic’s new 10mm T2.1 Hyperprime Cine LensVoigtlander announces its version of the wide Micro Four Thrd lens many of us have been waiting for – the 10.5mm f/0.95 —  and whose absence made the SLR Magic announcement particularly exciting. What happens now?

“It’s a walk-off” – Billy Zane, ZOOLANDER

For some of us, the absence of a really wide prime in the micro four thirds world – where crop factors can get up over 2x (like the GH4 at 4K, or the Blackmagic Cinema Camera) — has been its Achilles’ Heel.

Looks like that particular issue has been put to rest – or rather, that we will shortly be in the relatively luxurious position of having not one, but two very interesting prime lenses to choose from now that Voigtlander has announced its MFT mount 10.5mm f/0.95.

Can’t wait to see how they compare, especially given the just-over two stop advantage the Voigtlander brings to the party (“kind of”: T stop and f stop are NOT the same, yet SLR Magic quotes their 10mm's  maximum aperture as T2.1 without a corresponding f number) .

Then again, the Voigtlander isn't a cine lens per se so has none of the gearing that the SLR Magic lens has; the Voitglander doesn't ship until some time in 2015; and price hasn't been set.  Meanwhile,  while the SLR Magic 10mm should be shipping this  month at $799.

How about it, DxoMark? Don't you think it's time to put the Voigtlander and SLR Magic glass to the test?

Voigtlander Introduces the Wide and Fast Nokton 10.5mm f0.95 MFT Lens

Via Phoblographer:

Voigtländer has announced a new Nokton 10.5mm f0.95 lens for Micro Four Thirds cameras. In terms of full frame equivalency the lens offers a nice and wide 21mm equivalent focal length. What’s more–users will be able to get up close with their subject at 17-centimeters (about 6-inches) taking full advantage of all the bokeh that f0.95 lens creates; though we’re still sure that it won’t be very much.

ePhotoZine got a chance to play with the lens and it was thoroughly impressed with the lens’ sharpness and straight lines despite being a wide-angle prime. With the lens being made up of 13 elements in 10 groups, there are undoubtedly more than a few aspherical lenses to help reduce distortion.

Image courtesy of ePhotoZine

Photo Credit: ePhotoZine

The lens is reportedly due to be released sometime in 2015, however, Voigtländer has yet to announce a price. We can’t wait to get this lens in for a full review and until then check past the break for more specs on the Voigtländer Nokton 10.5mm f0.95.

Read this article at Phoblographer “Voigtländer Introduces the Wide and Fast Nokton 10.5mm f0.95 MFT Lens”

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(cover photo credit: snap from ePhotoZine)

Hugh Brownstone

Hugh Brownstone

Hugh is the founder of Three Blind Men and An Elephant Productions. He and the team write, direct, shoot, score, and edit web-centric films; conduct photo shoots; and write copy, white papers and blog posts. Hugh also writes screenplays (he recently optioned a TV pilot) and just published his first eBook (Apple's iPhone: The Next Video Revolution). If it's about telling stories, it's in their wheelhouse.

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