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334 pages

A history of the photographic lens

Creator: Rudolf Kingslake | Photography - 1989-10-28

In 1 870 the aperture of the Dallmeyer type was raised to//2.37 by HFA Zincke- Sommer,8 half-brother of FR von Voigtlander (Fig. 3.6). In 1858 Dallmeyer himself had achieved a similar aperture in the little lens used by Thomas Skaife in ...

Publisher: Academic Pr

About this book
The lens is generally the most expensive and least understood part of any camera. In this book, Rudolf Kingslake traces the historical development of the various types of lenses from Daguerre's invention of photography in 1839 through lenses commonly used today.From an early lens still being manufactured for use in low-cost cameras to designs made possible through such innovations as lens coating, rare-earth glasses, and computer aided lens design and testing, the author details each major advance in design and fabrication. The book explains how and why each new lens type was developed, and why most of them have since been abandoned. This authoritative history of lens technology also includes brief biographies of several outstanding lens designers and manufacturers of the past.


Complete Self-instructing Library of Practical Photography: At-home portraiture, flashlight, interiors, lenses

Creator: American School of Art and Photography, Scranton, Pa | 1909

VOIGTLANDER LENSES. 860. During many years of productive activity, Voigt- lander & Sohn have not only furnished an endless number of lenses, all of the highest type of their times, commanding the highest prices of any photographic ...



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Hetty H. Robinson, in equity, vs. Thomas Mandell, et al, arguments of Hon. T. D. Eliot, and T. M. Stetson, esq. for respondents

Creator: Thomas Dawes Eliot, Hetty Howland Robinson Green, Thomas M. Stetson | 1867

Bides against the Voigtlander lens, not our Voigtlander lens ; yet if we had taken our very lens out of its camera and brought it into Court, and any convenience was found in its use for inspecting documents, the Court would not ...


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Voigtlander Heliar 75mm f/1.8 Lens (Black) - B&H Photo Video
Voigtlander's Heliar 75mm f/1.8 Lens (Black) is a classic portrait lens--a short telephoto lens with a very large minimum aperture of f/1.8. The large aperture also ...

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I look at the Voigtlander 40mm f1.4 Nokton Classic with multi-coated lenses and the Voigtlander Color Skopar 21mm f4 on the Sony A7r full-frame 36mp camera

Voigtlander 40mm 1.4 Lens & Fotodiox Pro Adapter Review ...
Voigtlander is one of the many companies out there making lenses. This one is the Voigtlander 40mm F1.4 lens with a Leica M mount which can be easily ...

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Voigtlander Nokton 50mm f/1.1 Leica M Mount Lens - Black
Voigtlander Nokton 50mm f/1 Leica M Mount Lens - Black Specifications Construction6 Groups/ 7 Elements F stop rangef/1-16 Closest Focusing Distance3.0' Filter ...


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  • Voigtlander

    Voigtlander Super Wide Heliar 15mm f/4.5 M Mount Lens - Black

    Photography (Voigtlander)

    Rating (6 reviews):
    (4.8/5)
    Voigtlander

    Amazing super wide for Leica M mount

    First, if you're considering this lens for a micro 4/3s system, this lens will NOT be an ultra wide, but will function as a 30mm lens as all lenses made for 35mm are magnified by 2x on m4/3 cameras. With so many options available for m4/3s, don't limit yourself to an effective 30mm/4.5 lens! Buy something made for the system to get wider than a 30mm or faster than 4.5. On film cameras or the M9 this lens maintains it's 15mm field of view. It is cropped on the M8 (20mm) and Epson R-D1 (23mm), but still maintains it's wide angle status.This lens is smaller than any leica super wide, and it's wider than anything leica has ever produced in m mount. Only the relatively large, uncoupled, $3,000+Zeiss 15/2.8 is as wide. I've used this lens on my R-D1 and M8 over the last year, and when I bought it I thought it would be a fun, playful lens. Something unique, but with limited use. I was dead wrong! Because of how small and wide it is, the 15mm Heliar has become my primary tool for... 5/5 Zak (Maryland, USA) - See all my reviews This review is from: Voigtlander Super Wide Heliar 15mm f/4.5 M Mount Lens - Black (Electronics) First, if you're considering this lens for a micro 4/3s system, this lens will NOT be an ultra wide, but will function as a 30mm lens as all lenses made for 35mm are magnified by 2x on m4/3 cameras. With so many options available for m4/3s, don't limit yourself to an effective 30mm/4.5 lens! Buy something made for the system to get wider than a 30mm or faster than 4.5. On film cameras or the M9 this lens maintains it's 15mm field of view. It is cropped on the M8 (20mm) and Epson R-D1 (23mm), but still maintains it's wide angle status.This lens is smaller than any leica super wide, and it's wider than anything leica has ever produced in m mount. Only the relatively large, uncoupled, $3,000+Zeiss 15/2.8 is as wide. I've used this lens on my R-D1 and M8 over the last year, and when I bought it I thought it would be a fun, playful lens. Something unique, but with limited use. I was dead wrong! Because of how small and wide it is, the 15mm Heliar has become my primary tool for... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , January 3, 2011

    Unusual and wonderful perspective

    0 5/5 Cynthia - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Voigtlander Super Wide Heliar 15mm f/4.5 M Mount Lens - Black (Electronics) This lens is compact and nicely made, being all metal. From my point of view the compelling reason to own this lens is its diagonal angle of view, which covers a full 110° -- almost double a typical 35mm wideangle lens' normal coverage (of 63°). The resulting images are extraordinary. The field of view is so wide I don't even use a viewfinder on my M9 (although I have an inexpensive 15mm finder). It takes some really cool pictures, I love it! 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , December 24, 2012

    Very good lens - but misrepresented in listing

    0 4/5 Raymond Larose - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Voigtlander Super Wide Heliar 15mm f/4.5 M Mount Lens - Black (Electronics) The lens is no doubt sharp - especially on my NEX. Be warned when mounted to a Leica digital body, you get a purple "glow" along one side of the frame. I'd suggest this for MFT or film cameras - but not the best on digital Leica (M-E for my experience with it).It's a solid performing lens, well built and have a great look in the resulting images.As for Adorama - though the listing clearly states it comes with a view finder - they will not honor that and will not ship you one. I pointed out to them that the description states it comes with one and they still refuse to honor that. I suggested they updated the listing so no one else is ripped off. Apparently they have not - so be warned. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , December 6, 2013
    List Price: $900.00
    Price: $595.00
    You Save: $305.00 (34%)
    F stop range: f/4.5-22
    Maximum Magnification:
    Closest Focusing Distance: 0.5m
    Angle of view: 110°
    Construction: 6 Groups/ 8 Elements


  • Voigtlander

    Voigtlander Nokton 50mm f/1.1 Leica M Mount Lens - Black

    Photography (Voigtlander)

    Rating (14 reviews):
    (4.6/5)
    Voigtlander

    A challenging personal experience.

    This was the first lens I purchased for my Leica M9 body in September of last year. It was also the only lens I used on that body until I purchased a Summicron M f2/28 and a few more other original Leica Lenses. I bought my Nokton f1.1/50 here. I bought it from the Photo Village.I paid $999.- The delivery was prompt. The initial quality of the lens very impressive.The lens was indeed quite excellent when first used. The depth of field was incredibly narrow and the photographs coming out of the camera were unlike anything I had been able to shoot with any kind of equipment until then.I felt like I had made a great purchase. I could have written a review very comparable to the other one here.There was no other raking I could possibly give this lens but five stars.Focussing was indeed a challenge when shooting wide open, but focussing was somehow my job. I had to learn to refine my ability to match the performance of this apparently very fine and also... 3/5 Bo Lorentzen "Photographer" (Los Angeles) - See all my reviews, January 27, 2011

    90% of the bang for 10% of the money

    This lens is a huge kick in the pants, ultra fast exotic glass, for beer and hotdog prices.This is the FASTEST non-Leica lens currently in production for the M mount system, and it sells for about 10% of the Worlds fastest Lens, this may be all you need to know to make your purchase decision.This lens WILL make you want to go bang your head on a brick wall, it is frustrating, challenging, it will make you look like a idiot again and again.... and when you are ready to give up focusing it... it will deliver pictures like nothing you have ever seen before. A friend of mine bought the lens, gave up, returned the lens, then two weeks bought the lens again... Saying "nothing else render like this lens and I can't live without it". Now you know, so don't come blame me when you buy this lens and find yourself hopelessly addicted to ultra thin focus photography, it is not my fault that you can't focus 1/16 of a inch at 5 feet, its also not the lens's fault, don't buy... 5/5 Older Dog (Connecticut) - See all my reviews This review is from: Voigtlander Nokton 50mm f/1.1 Leica M Mount Lens - Black (Electronics) Bo Lorentzson in his review did a fine job on this lens.I'm a former pro, who in retirement works hard at being an amateur. It sometimes lets me put more pressure on myself than if I were working, something my former colleagues find hard to believe. I'm an avid shooter with an extensive digitized archive that is historically significant for a 10 year period, something I sometimes disassociate from and wonder if that really was me.I came of age at the same time as the Nikon F, roughly 1960 forward. I shot with everything else from 35mm rangefinder to 8x10 and aside from shooting, I collect cameras because I can and I have a special interest in Leicas for a funny reason. I owned one about 1960 and it was just about ideal for unclose news work with a short lens. From there on, the Nikon F took over (you always worked with at least 3 cameras). But I sold the Leica, not because I didn't love the M3, but because I couldn't afford to watch it get beaten up and put... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , December 26, 2009

    A great lens and a great value!

    Bo Lorentzson in his review did a fine job on this lens.I'm a former pro, who in retirement works hard at being an amateur. It sometimes lets me put more pressure on myself than if I were working, something my former colleagues find hard to believe. I'm an avid shooter with an extensive digitized archive that is historically significant for a 10 year period, something I sometimes disassociate from and wonder if that really was me.I came of age at the same time as the Nikon F, roughly 1960 forward. I shot with everything else from 35mm rangefinder to 8x10 and aside from shooting, I collect cameras because I can and I have a special interest in Leicas for a funny reason. I owned one about 1960 and it was just about ideal for unclose news work with a short lens. From there on, the Nikon F took over (you always worked with at least 3 cameras). But I sold the Leica, not because I didn't love the M3, but because I couldn't afford to watch it get beaten up and put... 5/5 0, January 16, 2012
    List Price: $2,000.00
    Filter Size: 58mm
    It includes front & Rear Caps, Hood
    Construction: 6 Groups/ 7 Elements


  • Voigtlander

    Voigtlander 25mm f/0.95 Nokton Manual Focus Lens for Micro 4/3 Mount

    Photography (Voigtlander)

    Rating (19 reviews):
    (4.8/5)
    Voigtlander

    Satisfying to use if you're into manual lens

    I was thrilled when this lens came out. This is a pricey lens so I did lots of research before deciding to get one.This lens is perhaps the sturdiest lens even for the Micro Four Thirds system. It's full metal body is built like a tank, but all that metal puts the weight at 410g. Regardless of your camera body, it's going to be front heavy.The lens cap can be a bit loose. It can come off accidentally if you hit the latch. Mine dropped while I was crossing the road as I hit my hand against it. Luckily there's no traffic and I managed to pick it up. Just be careful of the lens cap.On the lens are the aperture ring and manual focus ring.The aperture ring starts at f/0.95 and increases by half a stop incrementally until f/16. The ring is firm but easy to turn.This is a fully manual lens. There's no auto-focus. There's also no electrical contacts so camera would be getting any EXIF data like aperture size, or lens type, but you... 5/5 Parka (Singapore) - See all my reviews, August 6, 2011

    Worth every penny

    This lens is a Micro Four Thirds (MFT) system seller (at least, it did it for me).First, if you really like autofocus and find manual focus intimidating or in general, a drawback, then the Panasonic 25mm f/1.4 Leica DG Summilux Aspherical Lens for Micro 4/3 System is probably a better choice.From photozone reviews, the Leica seems to be sharp wide open, but doesn't get much sharper when stopped down. Vignetting is more pronounced than on the Nokton. The Nokton gets to be sharper than the Leica when stopped down and is a bit more than a stop faster (lets twice as much light through at f/0.95 than the Leica at f/1.4, which means that shutter speeds can be twice as fast - an important advantage in low light).Voigtlander lenses are produced by Cosina, who also produces the modern Zeiss lenses for DSLRs. Their manufacturing is impeccable - these are some of the best built lenses you can find these days. This Nokton is no exception. It comes well packaged... 5/5 Laurentiu Cristofor - See all my reviews, November 20, 2011

    Fantastic Specialty Lens

    This is a great lens. For the price it obviously should be. I am not going to rehash the optical and build characteristics as the top reviewer did an outstanding job of that. The only thing I didn't see mentioned was the purple fringing a bright light sources at wide open apertures. This is common for fast lenses and can be fixed in post. With all of that said, this is a speciality lens. Since it is manual focus, a great application is for shooting video in very low light situations. This would be a difficult low light street shooting lens because of the manual focus and heavy weight. A better option is the Panasonic 25mm f/1.4. That lens is a little over 1 stop slower than this one but the autofocus makes it better in that application. Other reviewers have mentioned the soft corners. All fast lenses are soft in the corners (even the $12K Leica 50 f/.95) and that is part of their charm. Most of the time I am trying to blur or vignette the corners anyway so this aids in... 5/5 shuTTL3bus "shuTTL3bus @gmail .com" (United States) - See all my reviews, October 16, 2011
    List Price: $1,199.99
    Construction: 8 Groups/ 11 Elements using high reflection glass
    F stop range: f/0.95 - 16
    Filter Size: 52mm
    Closest Focusing Distance: 5.95" / 0.17m
    Angle of view: 47.6 Degree


  • Voigtlander

    Voigtlander Nokton 17.5mm f/0.95 Manual Focus Lens for Micro 4/3 Mount

    CE (Voigtlander)

    Maximum aperture: F/0.95
    Focal length: 17.5mm
    Angle of view (diagonal): 64.6deg.
    Lens construction: 13 elements in 9 groups
    Minimum aperture: F/16


  • Voigtlander

    Voigtlander Nokton 58mm f/1.4 SL-II Manual Focus Lens for Nikon Film & Digital Cameras

    Photography (Voigtlander)
    List Price: $780.00

    CPU matrix metering for full meter compatibility with current Digital Slr's
    Nikon AIS mount
    Manual focus lens with fully compatible metering
    Lets you control the F stop from the camera (set the aperture ring to F22)


  • Voigtlander

    Voigtlander M 50mm f/1.5 Nokton Aspherical Lens - Leica M Mount Lens - Black

    Photography (Voigtlander)

    Angle of View: 46°
    Construction: 5 Groups/ 6 Elements
    F stop range: f/1.5-16
    Filter Size: 49mm
    Closest Focusing Distance: 2.3' /0.7m


  • Voigtlander

    Voigtlander Nokton 35mm f/1.4 Wide Angle Leica M Mount Lens - Black

    Photography (Voigtlander)

    Rating (13 reviews):
    (4.4/5)
    Voigtlander

    The best 35mm 1.4 for the money.

    The Voigtlander Nokton 35mm 1.4 is the most interesting budget alternative to the famous Leica 35mm LUX, for a little more than 10% of the price, you probably get something like 90% of the performance. Considering what you pay for this lens, there is simply no interesting alternative. You can make life simple and skip to the bottom line, or you can read the details below.Please, don't think of this as a inexpensive lens. ALL 1.4 lenses are in a rarefied territory of exotic ultra fast lenses.Lets talk about what you get and what you do not get for the money in the Voigtlander 35mm 1.4 lens.The defining character of this lens is "FAST". This is a 1.4 lens, you can shoot this lens handheld in dark bars. As far as I am concerned, the number one reason to purchase a 1.4 lens is photographing after sunset, also known as "available darkness" photography. The number two reason is environmental portraits with incredible shallow focus on the subject and a... 4/5 Bo Lorentzen "Photographer" (Los Angeles) - See all my reviews, December 26, 2009

    Excellent lens

    I use this lens on my NEX-5. It's a wonderfully small combination. Mechanical construction is really good. Everything operates very smoothly. As other reviewers have said, this lens is not razor sharp wide open but ask yourself the question: does any other lens give you f1.4 with good performance in this small size at this price point? All the other better 35mm f1.4 primes are either more expensive (a Leica summilux costs a few grands) or bigger in size (SLR lenses) that makes the NEX look like a monster. I'm very pleased with this lens' performance wide open so far although I have to say you do not get the full 1 stop from f2 to f1.4. It's more like 0.7 stop (I measured it). Field curvature is also an issue although I think you won't be concerned too much with corner performance at large apertures. The f1.4 aperture, good high ISO of the NEX (3200 ISO is very good and 6400 usable) makes it possible to shoot in very very low light. the NEX also has another trick up its sleeve called... 5/5 M. Nguyen (Portand, OR) - See all my reviews, July 24, 2011

    Appealing lens -- great price

    0 4/5 Michael A. Thomas (CO USA) - See all my reviews, April 22, 2010
    List Price: $1,000.00
    Angle of view: 63°
    Maximum Magnification:
    Closest Focusing Distance: 2.3' (0.7M)
    Construction: 6 Groups/ 8 Elements
    F stop range: F/1.4 to F/15


  • Voigtlander

    Voigtlander Heliar 75mm f/1.8 Lens

    Photography (Voigtlander)

    Fast 75/1.8 Portrait Lens
    Rangefinder Coupled for All Leica M Mount Cameras
    Easily Adaptable to All Sony NEX, M43, and Fuji X cameras with proper adapter


  • Voigtlander Color Heliar 75mm f/2.5 Telephoto Leica Screw Mount Lens - Black

    Photography

    Rating (2 reviews):
    (4.5/5)

    So other than the MFD this lens is a pure jewel and I recommend it highly

    0 5/5 LD Way - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Voigtlander Color Heliar 75mm f/2.5 Telephoto Leica Screw Mount Lens - Black (Accessory) This was the first M39 mount lens I have and I use it on the Sony A7 camera. It set the tone for me to explore more M-mount lenses such as the Nokton 50mm f1.5 & the 35mm f1.2 II (both of which are stellar!). Prior to this lens most of my shooting has been with Zeiss lenses of which I have had much success and satisfaction. The 75mm f2.5 ranks up there with comparable Zeiss and Leica lenses. The drawing style and color rendition (like most top notch Voigtlander lenses) set it apart in a distinguishable manner. My only negative was that the MFD (minimum focus distance) was to too long - 1m (3.5 feet). I have since acquired a helicoid close focus adapter for my M - mount Voigts that works really well. Unfortunately, I would have to double adapt this M39 lens to use such a device. So other than the MFD this lens is a pure jewel and I recommend it highly! 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , December 31, 2014

    Good but please take careful note!

    0 4/5 Matthew O'Connor "MOJO" (Tokyo, Japan) - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Voigtlander Color Heliar 75mm f/2.5 Telephoto Leica Screw Mount Lens - Black (Accessory) I received the lens in quick time, no problem, and it works OK however I neglected to notice that I needed to buy the M bayonet adapter. I know that the title says "Leica screw mount" but I think some description would be useful saying the adapter is needed ... For eager n00bs like me! 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , October 5, 2010


  • Voigtlander

    Voigtlander Nokton 42.5mm f/0.95 Micro Four Thirds Lens

    Photography (Voigtlander)

    Rating (4 reviews):
    (5.0/5)
    Voigtlander

    Highly recommended f/0.95 manual operation lens

    This is a FAST lens, which allows shooting at ISO 200 where an f/2.8 lens would require ISO 1600. It performs quite well even wide open, at f/1.4 and f/2 it becomes very sharp, and reaches peak sharpness by f/4. This lens is completely manual (focus, aperture, no data communicated to the camera). In the past, I had trouble with optical viewfinders for manual focusing; but with electronic viewfinders, image magnification, and focus peaking tools available on better micro-4/3 cameras, it became easy to achieve critical focus exactly where I wanted it. Sure, there is a technique to learn, and the process isn't as fast as AF, but it really works and many photographers enjoy this kind of control and involvement in creating exactly the images they want. Speaking of images: This is an excellent portrait lens capable of blurring backgrounds just like my 85/1.8 full frame DSLR lens. While not a true macro lens, it focuses very close; combined with wide apertures this delivers very nice... 5/5 Linux Administrator - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Voigtlander Nokton 42.5mm f/0.95 Micro Four Thirds Lens (Electronics) This is a FAST lens, which allows shooting at ISO 200 where an f/2.8 lens would require ISO 1600. It performs quite well even wide open, at f/1.4 and f/2 it becomes very sharp, and reaches peak sharpness by f/4. This lens is completely manual (focus, aperture, no data communicated to the camera). In the past, I had trouble with optical viewfinders for manual focusing; but with electronic viewfinders, image magnification, and focus peaking tools available on better micro-4/3 cameras, it became easy to achieve critical focus exactly where I wanted it. Sure, there is a technique to learn, and the process isn't as fast as AF, but it really works and many photographers enjoy this kind of control and involvement in creating exactly the images they want. Speaking of images: This is an excellent portrait lens capable of blurring backgrounds just like my 85/1.8 full frame DSLR lens. While not a true macro lens, it focuses very close; combined with wide apertures this delivers very nice... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , December 15, 2013

    Such lenses are reason enough to use the Micro 4/3 format

    The Voigtlander 42.5mm F/0.95 was a lens that I had anticipated with a childlike eagerness.I had previous experience with the 25mm Voigtlander, but this version, I would verture to say is even better.Right away, I tested the F0.95 performance -- sharper than my 25mm version, and well sharp for F/0.95 -- I was actually impressed. Focusing at this aperture is a bit challenging, especially at closer ranges within the 1 meter range. At medium distances, the F0.95 setting yields pleasing subject isolation. Purple fringing is prominent is certain situations, with whites, bright backgrounds, etc. Although, that's mainly shooting during the mid day, when the sun is high and bright, so you wouldn't be necessarily shooting at that aperture anyhow -- at night, in darker setting these aberrations are less present & pronounced.There is some 'glow' at F0.95 -- more glow I believe is exhibited at closer subject to lens distances. I many cases however, this 'glow'... 5/5 Budajoe69 (LA) - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Voigtlander Nokton 42.5mm f/0.95 Micro Four Thirds Lens (Electronics) The Voigtlander 42.5mm F/0.95 was a lens that I had anticipated with a childlike eagerness.I had previous experience with the 25mm Voigtlander, but this version, I would verture to say is even better.Right away, I tested the F0.95 performance -- sharper than my 25mm version, and well sharp for F/0.95 -- I was actually impressed. Focusing at this aperture is a bit challenging, especially at closer ranges within the 1 meter range. At medium distances, the F0.95 setting yields pleasing subject isolation. Purple fringing is prominent is certain situations, with whites, bright backgrounds, etc. Although, that's mainly shooting during the mid day, when the sun is high and bright, so you wouldn't be necessarily shooting at that aperture anyhow -- at night, in darker setting these aberrations are less present & pronounced.There is some 'glow' at F0.95 -- more glow I believe is exhibited at closer subject to lens distances. I many cases however, this 'glow'... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , June 8, 2014

    Panasonic GH4 Nokton 42.2mm

    0 5/5 Dan Dennis - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Voigtlander Nokton 42.5mm f/0.95 Micro Four Thirds Lens (Electronics) Using this lens on the Panasonic GH4 4K, and its absolutely worth every dime. Some people complain that its to expensive. But I've shot a lot with the Red and Zeiss lenses, C300 with Canon Cinema lenses and these Nokton lenses on the Panasonic GH4 is every bit as the same quality if not better. I would lean towards the better. And thats in 8 bit 4K. So I know if I was shooting 10 bit 4K it would blow all the other cameras with the big price tags away. So in comparison, still a lot cheaper than Canon Cinema lenses, Ziess or other PL mount lenses. The clarity is super good, very heavy duty lens. I'm extremely happy with this lens and the Nokton lenses so that I don't have to buy PL mount lenses. Definitely worth it. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , February 24, 2015
    Selective Aperture Control System produces a stepless, de-clicked aperture ring, which provides silent and smooth exposure adjustment that is well-suited for video application
    One Super High Refractive element and one aspherical element work to produce a high image quality with immense clarity, contrast and sharpness with a marked reduction in chromatic aberrations and color fringing
    Extremely bright and fast 42.5mm f/0.95 lens produces a 35mm-equivalent focal length of 85mm when used on a Micro Four Thirds digital camera
    Fully manual focus and exposure lens features an all-metal lens barrel and a 10-blade diaphragm


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