The Voigtlander Nokton 50 mm f/1.0 is the herald of an emerging legend. The brightest and sharpest lens in the Nokton lineup, which impresses with phenomenal plasticity, excellent contrast and color reproduction. It is also the first Voigtlander lens with a native RF mount adapted for use with modern Canon mirrorless cameras.
King of the Night
The Voigtlander lenses bearing the Nokton title are a line of super-bright lenses that allow work even with minimal ambient light. The new Nokton, with its f/1.0 aperture, pushes the boundaries even further by making light scarcity an asset. The paper-like, extremely shallow depth of field achieved with the f/1.0 aperture makes it possible to take striking portraits or use it in artistic photography. When the aperture is closed, the Voigtlander 50 mm f/1.0 becomes a reference lens with excellent sharpness and microcontrast.
The optical design of the Nokton 50 mm f/1.0 is a true masterpiece. In a small, for this brightness of the lens, 9 optical elements arranged in 7 groups are enclosed. To ensure the highest image quality, in the midst of the lenses there are a “floating” element, a lens with aspherical lens on both sides and a crown pearl: A ground front aspherical lens with an ultra-high refractive index. It is thanks to these elements that the image generated by the lens captivates with quality and character.
Light under control
A perfectly functioning 12-blade aperture allows you to control the amount of light that passes through and makes out-of-focus blurs velvety smooth. The lens offers an adjustable setting range from f/1.0 to f/16, providing freedom when working with depth of field. The aperture value can be adjusted in 1/3 EV increments or smoothly. The minimum focusing distance on Canon RF mount bodies is 45 cm.
The 50 mm is the classic, so-called standard focal length for cameras with full-frame sensors. Giving a 48° field of view, similar to that seen by the human eye, it is one of the most commonly chosen focal lengths for portrait or reportage photography, guaranteeing a perspective and depth that is pleasing to the eye.
Canon RF mount
The lens is equipped with a Canon RF mount and is aimed at conscious professional photographers looking for a lens with outstanding optical quality. The lens’ built-in electronics provide support for an image stabilization system and manual focus and confirmation systems. The lens allows the installation of 67mm filters and/or the included sunshade.
Quality without compromise
Voigtlander lenses are renowned for their superior build quality. This is also the case with the Nokton 50 mm f/1.0. The entire barrel is made of metal, so the lens will maintain its accuracy for many years. The focus ring moves smoothly, but with the necessary resistance for precise operation.
- Model: Nokton 50 mm f/1.0 for Canon RF
- optical design: 9 elements in 7 groups
- focal length: 50 mm
- minimum aperture: f/1.0
- maximum aperture: f/16
- angle of view: 48°
- number of aperture blades: 12
- minimum focusing distance: 45 cm
- filter diameter: 67 mm
- dimensions: 6.7 x ⌀7.9 cm
- weight: 650 g (without accessories)
- mount: Canon RF
- color: black
- Mirrorless cameras with Canon RF mount
- Voigtlander Nokton 50 mm f/1.0 lens for Canon RF
- decal for the front of the lens
- decal for the back of the lens