So the Voigtländer Nokton 42.5mm f0.95 just arrived today! Totaly Stoked!
And i have to say, so far it has exceeded my expectations. Compared to the Nokton 17.5mm its better in everyway. Sharper,less distortion,less CA. to name a few.
These are only my first impressions, as i said i got it earlier today.
And as you can see in the pictures above, there are plenty of CA in some situations. Around text in shot 1 and the camera in shot 7.
But its sharp! as you can see in picture 1. The text in that shot is not big, and its readable. with some highpass in PS and some CA correction that would look awesome i think.
Focus is smooth as it is on the 17.5mm, its got the same feel to it as far as handling goes.
Colors are alot better in the 42.5, compared to the 17.5 and so is bokeh, but not as big difference as i believe the colors are.
In shot 6 ithink you see some sort distortion, again, not as much as in the 17.5.
And the ability to isolate subjects comes alot closer to that FF feel that you, perhaps same as me, feel you are missing ever since you switched to MFT. The noktons, atleast the 17.5 and the 42.5 will get you alot closer to that. Havent used the 25mm much, but from the very little i have used it, it seemed to be alot less sharp then these 2 badasses.
Settings and gear info:
OM-D Em-5 + HLd6 + Voigtländer Nokton 42.5mm f0.95
Pic Nr :6 shot @f8 with B+W ND110 and B+W ND8 60 sec shutter
The rest is shot wideopen (f0.95 ! 🙂 ) with either no filter, B+W ND4 or B+W ND8.
Well thats all for now, gotto get back out there befor the sun goes down!
ill post some more shots as soon as i can!
(and for those who will scroll down and look at my previous post shot with the 17.5mm, they will look sharpeer because i have shaprend them more
not because the lens is sharper, i thought i would try and demonstrate the “actuall” sharpness of the 42.5mm here.)