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    It's official. Noktor's for real.

    On DPreview

    http://www.dpreview.com/news/1003/10...hyperprime.asp

    And the Noktor site

    http://noktor.com/index.php

    Even if it IS a Senko f0.95, it seems to be decent. And a lot cheaper than a Noctilux (however that is possible).
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    Re: It's official. Noktor's for real.

    micro4/3 and 35mm is a different immage circle size so the comparison to the noctilux is not fair.

    It does look nice for m4/3 cameras though.

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    Re: It's official. Noktor's for real.

    Not $750 decent.

    Sample images look horrible. Really, really horrible.

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    Re: It's official. Noktor's for real.

    Yeah, $750 seems utterly obscene for this lens.

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    Re: It's official. Noktor's for real.

    Quote Originally Posted by lattiboy View Post
    Yeah, $750 seems utterly obscene for this lens.
    Why? It's the cheapest super fast I've ever seen.

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    Re: It's official. Noktor's for real.

    same price as the senko in c mount.........

    HERE

    or $725 HERE
    http://hodad66.com Sony A7r,A7II, Sony 70-300G, Rokinon 14/2.8, Leitz Wetzler 35/3.5, Leica R Summicron 50/2 & Elmarit 90mm/2.8, Contax N 24-85 & 70--200mm AND Canon FD 20/2.8, 135/2, 500mm 4.5, Minolta 35/1.8, 45mm/2, Nikon 28-50/3.5, 105/1.8, 180/2.8

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    Re: It's official. Noktor's for real.

    Who cares if it is cheap, if the IQ stinks. The sad truth is that most of these legacy lenses wouldn't be worth more than $40 if they were marketed and sold by Panny and Oly, as the lens reviews would be murderous. They just weren't designed for the sensor.

    Sure there are exceptions but my opinion is that most legacy lenses are best suited for video (and I did like the Noktor's video sample very much). I've got a $35 Zenit lens that is a fantastic performer and unless you have money burning a hole in your pocket, or plan on shooting professional video at night, I just don't see the value.

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    Re: It's official. Noktor's for real.

    I'm sure the MTF charts etc would be pretty lousy for this lens. Same for the c-mounts.

    Personally I like the look I get out of something like my 25mm f1.5 Wollensak wide open. It's a not "good" lens, with vignetting, blue corners etc, but because I like the images it captures.

    There's more to life than shooting brick walls. If your style demands only the sharpest optics that's fine, but this lens offers a the unique look only a really fast lens can provide.

    Let me ask this: What 50mm 0.95 lens is better for the money?

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    Re: It's official. Noktor's for real.

    Quote Originally Posted by Kewk View Post

    Let me ask this: What 50mm 0.95 lens is better for the money?
    Let me ask this: at what f-stop this piece of glass becomes better than the bottom of coke bottle? And how much should it cost then?

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    Re: It's official. Noktor's for real.

    Quote Originally Posted by Kewk View Post
    I'm sure the MTF charts etc would be pretty lousy for this lens. Same for the c-mounts.
    What do you mean by that and why do you say that?

    If that is based on a Wollensak, it is perfectly understandable.

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    Re: It's official. Noktor's for real.

    Vivek,
    Since the c-mount lenses are all designed for 16mm film, they will hideous performance on an MTF based on a 4/3rds sensor (18mm versus 10mm width). I don't think anyone has actually bothered to do this.

    Are you dumping on my Wollensak? It's a lovely lens. Be nice.

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    Re: It's official. Noktor's for real.

    I bet the Wollensak has a nice diaphram. They all do.

    Not all c-mount lenses fit your idea. Too much projection based on hypothetical
    presumptions.

    Some c-mount lenses do have mtf data. Search for Schneider lenses, for example.

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    Re: It's official. Noktor's for real.

    Quote Originally Posted by Vivek View Post
    I bet the Wollensak has a nice diaphram. They all do.

    Not all c-mount lenses fit your idea. Too much projection based on hypothetical
    presumptions.

    Some c-mount lenses do have mtf data. Search for Schneider lenses, for example.
    k, 2 c-mount lenses in the with MTF charts that go out to 11mm. Star sticker for Vivek.

    Based on my real experience,not hypothetical presumptions, having own 9 different c-mount lenses, I can say that don't do well in the corners since they weren't designed for it. The longer the focal length the better they look.

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    Re: It's official. Noktor's for real.

    Quote Originally Posted by Show Performance View Post
    Who cares if it is cheap, if the IQ stinks.
    After seeing the 'gallery' of night shots with the thing I'd have to agree. Wish there were some daytime shots though.
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    Here are some shots. Looking pretty good to me.

    http://www.stevehuffphoto.com/2010/0...-olympus-e-p2/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kewk View Post
    Why? It's the cheapest super fast I've ever seen.
    Used CV 50 f1.1 approx USD 800 on ebay, a really good lens. Ok, you need an m-mount to mft adapter as well.

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