Voigtlander Nokton 40mm f/1.2 Aspherical lens review


This Voigtlander Nokton 40mm f/1.2 Aspherical lens ($899) review is from Ohm Image (additional coverage on that lens can be found here):

The below article contains the bulk of my commentary on Voigtlander’s latest, the Nokton 40mm F/1,2 ASPH for Leica M. The original article along with more photos of the lens, examples, and what amounts to a personal rant, can be found here: ohmage to the Voigtlander Nokton 40mm F/1,2 Aspherical.

Relevant links:

Previous articles I’ve published on Leica Rumors:

Three different Leica magnifiers compared (MGR Production Bresson vs. Leica vs. MS Optical)

Three different Leica magnifiers compared (MGR Production Bresson vs. Leica vs. MS Optical)

I wasn’t a 40mm guy on 26 November when my VM 40mm/F1,2 copy came in. After capturing about a thousand images of my daughter, a few of my wife, and about a dozen bokeh frames of our beloved IKEA Christmas tree, I’m ready to say that I’m still not a 40mm guy- at least not on a Leica M.

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Dpreview reviews the Handevision Iberit 35mm f/2.4 lens for Leica M-mount




Dpreview posted their review of the Handevision Iberit 35mm f/2.4 lens for Leica M-mount. This is their conclusion:

"In summary, the Handevision Iberit 35mm F2.4 is a good lens, which offers solid performance on the Leica M10. It's relatively sharp in the middle and at the edges of the frame wide open, but not competitive with modern ILC lenses with even faster apertures like the Nikon full-frame 35mm F1.8G. Modern lens design has moved optics forward, naturally, but the Iberit is still a pleasant surprise for non bokeh-fanatics."

What we like:

  • Good standard of construction
  • Pre-milled 6-bit coding template
  • Decent central sharpness wide open (becoming excellent across the frame at F5.6-8)
  • Practically no vignetting and CA, minimal distortion at normal subject distances
  • Resistant to flare

What we don't:

  • Large (for an M-mount 35mm lens): partially blocks M10's viewfinder
  • Soft off-axis wide open (before sharpening up again towards the edges)
  • Busy bokeh at wide apertures (especially towards the edges of the frame)
  • Distortion at close distances
  • Slight softness at close distances

Handevision Iberit lenses are sold at Adorama and B&H.

Related posts:

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Schacht Travegon 50mm f/2.5 lens for Leica M-mount now on Kickstarter


Another lens project seeks funding on Kickstarter: the Schacht Travegon 50mm f/2.5 lens will also be available for Leica M-mount. Additional information:

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C.P. Goerz Citograph 35mm f/8 “always-in-focus” lens for Leica M-mount


Last year there was a Kickstarter project for a new C.P. Goerz Citograph 35mm f/8 "always-in-focus" lens that will be available also for Leica M-mount. The picture above is the first Citographs arriving out of production. Here are the lens technical specs:

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Updated list of upcoming/rumored Leica cameras and lenses


After the announcement of the new SL lenses, here is an updated list of upcoming (rumored) Leica products (see the previous lists here):

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New Rock n Roll Riviera camera straps

The new Rock n Roll Riviera straps are made from two layers of leather. The outside leather is with grain structure and the under part is suede. Riviera straps are hand-cut and stitched by hand. A line of straps that remind the Italian style we see in the films of the  50s and 60s. Six different combinations are available:
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The next Leica APO Summicron-SL 50mm f/2 lens is now listed online


The previously rumored Leica APO Summicron-SL 50mm f/2 lens is now listed on Leica's official website. Here is the full list of Leica SL lenses:


  • Leica Summicron-SL 35mm f/2 ASPH (coming in late 2018)
  • Leica APO-Summicron-SL 50mm f/2 ASPH (coming in late 2018)
  • Leica APO-Summicron-SL 75mm f/2 ASPH (available for pre-order)
  • Leica APO-Summicron-SL 90mm f/2 ASPH (available for pre-order)
  • Leica Summilux-SL 50mm f/1.4 ASPH (in stock now)
  • Leica Vario-Elmarit-SL 24-90mm f/2.8-4 ASPH (in stock now)
  • Leica APO-Vario-Elmarit-SL 90-280mm f/2.8-4 (in stock now)
  • Leica Super-Vario-Elmar-SL 16-35mm f/3.5-4.5 ASPH (coming in April 2018)
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