Voigtlander 58mm f/1.4 Nokton SL II

Voigtlander 58mm f/1.4 Nokton SL II

Lens Summary

Brand: Voigtlander
Also Known As: Voigtlander 58mm f/1.4
Lens Type: Prime Lens
Format: Full Frame / FX
Focus: Manual Focus
Lens Mount: Nikon F, Pentax KAF
Release Date: 11/2/2007
MSRP Price: $489 (Check Current Price)
Made in: Germany
Production Status: In Production

Lens Description: The Voigtlander Nokton 58mm f/1.4 SL-II Manual Focus Lens is a sturdy, bright manual focus lens that features high-quality traditional construction with classic styling, while using modern optical lens technology. This lens is part of the SL II series, which feature a CPU (Central Processing Unit) built into the lens. Having the CPU integrated into the lens allows it to support 3D Matrix metering and matrix balanced fill flash on all SLR cameras, even DSLRs (in manual focus). In addition, this also means that the aperture is now controlled by the camera\'s command dial.

Voigtlander 58mm f/1.4 Nokton SL II Specifications

Lens Specifications
Lens TypePrime Lens
Focal Length58mm
Mount TypeNikon F, Pentax KAF
FormatFull Frame / FX
Compatible Format(s)35mm Film / Full-Frame Digital Sensor DSLR (APS-C Sensor)
Compatible with TeleconvertersNo
Maximum Reproduction Ratio1:5.8
Vibration Reduction / Image StabilizationNo
Aperture Information
Aperture RingYes
Maximum Aperturef/1.4
Minimum Aperturef/16
Maximum Angle of View (Full Frame format)40°
Minimum Angle of View (Full Frame format)N/A
Optical Information
Lens Elements7
Lens Groups6
Diaphragm Blades9
Nano CoatingNo
Super Integrated / Super Spectra / T* CoatingNo
Focus Information
FocusManual Focus
Built-in Focus MotorNo
Silent Wave / Ultrasonic MotorNo
Internal FocusingNo
Rear FocusingNo
Minimum Focus Distance0.45m
Distance InformationYes
Filter Information
Filter Size58mm
Accepts Filter TypeScrew-on
Physical Characteristics
Weather / Dust SealingNo
Mount MaterialMetal
Tripod CollarNo
Dimensions64 x 48mm
Other Information
Available in ColorsBlack
  • http://johncgamblephotography.blogspot.com/ John Gamble

    Bought this lens three months ago and love the whole package. Mine is made in Japan. Sharp with little distortion. I use it as portrait lens with my D7000 and a normal lens with my D600. I like using in portrait orientation and shooting panoramas with the D600. Sure wish some of the testers (like yourselves and DxOMark) would fully test this. I think many people would be interested in its quality optics and build, and reasonable cost. I really prefer to use manual focus for landscape and portrait work, so no autofocus is not a problem.