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Voigtlander Nokton 25 mm f/0.95

14 December 2010
Arkadiusz Olech

10. Focusing


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Focusing in the tested lens is performed by using a big comfortable ring which can be turned through maximum 270 degrees. Along with a magnified image on an LCD viewfinder it makes it possible to set the sharpness precisely. One slight problem is that in the case of system lenses in the MF mode a touch of the ring makes the image magnify automatically. In the case of the Voigtlander the body “doesn’t know” we move the ring so we have to magnify the image on our own.

Voigtlander Nokton 25 mm f/0.95 - Focusing

Because of excellent f/0.95 aperture the depth of field of the lens is shallow. For objects in the distance of 2-3 meters at the maximum relative aperture it amounts to about 20-40 centimeters. Of course for bigger aperture values the depth of field scale, marked on the barrel of the lens, helps us a lot.