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Voigtlander Nokton 42.5 mm f/0.95

17 January 2014
Arkadiusz Olech

10. Focusing


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In order to set the focus you have to use a big and comfortable ring which full turn amounts to as much as 280 degrees. It allows you very precise settings, helped also by a blown-up image you can see in the LCD display. There is one slight problem, though: in the case of system lenses, in the MF mode one touch of the ring enlarges the image automatically. In the case of the Voigtlander the camera body simply “doesn’t know” whether you move the ring and you have to enlarge the image on your own.

Because of the excellent f/0.95 aperture fastness, the depth of field provided by the lens is shallow. At the maximum relative aperture, for objects situated in a distance of 2-3 meters, it amounts to about 10 centimeters. The distance scale on the lens body helps when it comes to bigger aperture values.

Voigtlander Nokton 42.5 mm f/0.95 - Focusing