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

Voigtlander 50mm f/1.5 Nokton Aspherical-Black Leica Screw Mount
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Price: $779.00
Product ID : 8688540
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  Black Voigtlander 50mm f/1.5 Nokton Aspherical -
Discontinued but still available!

 
One of the sharpest 50mm lenses ever made in Leica Screw Mount
One of the VERY few ASPHERICAL 50mm Leica Screw Mount Lenses

 

Above: Black Voigtlander 50mm f/1.5 Nokton mounted on a standard M mount (via a standard screw mount to M adapter) Voigtlander Bessa T with side grip, and a Silver Voigtlander 50mm f/1.5 Nokton with vented hood LH-3 is shown mounted on the M mount 101 Heliar Anniversary Grey Heliar Bessa T (via a standard screw mount to M adapter).

The 50mm f/1.5 Nokton is an impressive well made rangefinder coupled lens with two aspherical rear element surfaces, introduced in Japan November 1999.  Weight with lens shade 9 oz, with silver or black lenses weighing the same.   All controls large and easy to work.  It has half click stops and ten aperture blades.   Minimum aperture is f/16.   Close focus distance .9 meter or just under 3 feet.    The 52mm filter fits tightly inside the shade, and is not accessible for removal or mounting without 1st removing the shade.   Included with the lens is the screw in lens shade and front and back caps.    The lens cap fits over the shade.  It has classic '50's styling similar to the original chrome Leitz 50/1.4 Summilux of 1959.   Considering the price of the new price of a new 50/1.4 ASPH Summilux, this lens is quite a bargain!   User reports generally rate this lens the equal or better than the older non ASPH 50/1.4 Summilux, a  40 year old design.      It came as a bit of a surprise to learn the LH-3 vented hood designed for the 35/1.2 will also fit the 50mm f/1.5.  Just remove the standard hood and then clamp the LH-3 into place.  It is not a perfect fit, but it does indeed work!    Today, even though discontinued, the 50mm f/1.5 Nokton is sought after for its overall combination of sharpness, bokeh, and overall image quality.  For the Leica M8/8.2/9 use the Leica's 50mm frameline which is bought up automatically with the traditional 50/75 screw mount to M adapter.    For the Epson RD1 use the Epson's 50mm frameline.

Leica IIIf mounting a Leitz 50mm f/1.5 Summarit, Voigtlander Bessa T mounting the Voigtlander 50mm f/1.5 Aspherical Nokton

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