Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2006/09/04

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Subject: [Leica] Cosina/Voigtlaender Nokton 50mm f1.5
From: nathan at (Nathan Wajsman)
Date: Mon Sep 4 13:11:28 2006
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I liked it too when I had it, but the bokeh was an issue, since I was 
shooting a lot at 1.4 (after all, what's the point of having this lens 
otherwise?). It was really unpleasant in my view, and so in the end I 
forked out for a 1.4 Summilux. I realise that bokeh is somewhat 
controversial here, so if it is not an issue for you, then the Nokton is 
definitely one of the best lens deals in the Leica world.


Nick Roberts wrote:
> Good. Very good, in fact, although some dislike the Bokeh. Erwin Puts 
> rated it as better than the pre-Asph Summilux, I like mine enough not to 
> fork out for a 'Lux. For the price, I don't think it can be beaten, that's 
> for sure, and my silver one looks lovely on my M3.
> Nick
> ----- Original Message ----
> From: Gerry Walden <>
> To: LUG <>
> Sent: Monday, 4 September, 2006 4:30:11 PM
> Subject: [Leica] Cosina/Voigtlaender Nokton 50mm f1.5
> I just wondered if anybody has an opinion of this lens (good or bad).
> It will only be used for b&w on a M3.
> Gerry

Nathan Wajsman
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