The new Voigtlander Nokton 75mm f/1.5 Aspherical lens for Leica M-mount

The new Voigtlander Nokton 75mm f/1.5 Aspherical lens for Leica M-mount is now in stock at B&H (price: $999). The lens is available in black and silver (pictured above with the silver metal rear lens caps for M-mount lenses). The lens replaces the previous 75mm f/1.8 Heliar Classic version (see review). Here is a size comparison with the new 7artisans Photoelectric 75mm f/1.25 lens for Leica M-mount:

Voigtlander Nokton 75mm f/1.5 Aspherical lens quick hands-on review:

  • Voigtlander still uses the old lens hood tightening design where you use a screw to attach it to the lens. I am not a big fan of that solution but. The lens hood is reversible.
  • The lens has a clickable aperture ring. Smooth handling.
  • The lens is made in Japan
  • Only meter markings on the distance scale. Adding feet would be helpful for US customers.
  • Very narrow depth of field scale – focusing wide open could be a challenge.
  • Very compact design compared to the competition.

Voigtlander Nokton 75mm f/1.5 Aspherical lens design:

Voigtlander 75mm F/1.5 Aspherical VM specifications:

  • Leica M-Mount Lens
  • Aperture Range: f/1.5 to f/16
  • Three Low Dispersion Elements
  • One Aspherical Element
  • Manual Focus Design
  • Minimum Focusing Distance: 2.3′
  • Filter Thread: 58mm
  • 12-Blade Diaphragm
Focal Length 75mm
Maximum Aperture f/1.5
Minimum Aperture f/16
Lens Mount Leica M
Angle of View 32.6°
Minimum Focus Distance 2.30′ / 70 cm
Optical Design 7 Elements in 6 Groups
Diaphragm Blades 12
Focus Type Manual Focus
Filter Thread 58mm
Dimensions ø: 2.5 x L: 2.5″ / ø: 62.8 x L: 63.3 mm
Weight 12.35 oz / 350 g
Package Weight 1.195 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 7.9 x 4.6 x 4.5″

Sample photos can be found at flickr – shot with the Leica M10 – JPG SOOC (straight out of the camera):

Voigtlander Nokton 75mm f/1.5 Aspherical lens for Leica M-mount sample photos

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