Site Sponsors
Results 1 to 9 of 9

Thread: has anyone tried Voigtlander 58 f1.4 nokton with D3?

  1. #1
    Super Duper
    Senior Member
    jonoslack's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    East Anglia & Cornwall (UK)
    Posts
    11,778
    Post Thanks / Like
    Images
    1

    has anyone tried Voigtlander 58 f1.4 nokton with D3?

    HI There
    whilst browsing Robert White's excellent website I came across this CPU enabled lens.
    It sounds attractive to me for a cheap, small, low light lens cap on the D3 (which I still haven't quite got).

    Has anyone tried it?

    Here is a link

    Voigtlander 58 f1.4 nokton

    Just this guy you know

  2. #2
    Senior Member deepdiver's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Posts
    310
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: has anyone tried Voigtlander 58 f1.4 nokton with D3?

    Hi Jono
    Yes, I have been using this lens a lot on Nikon D3, the results are amazing!
    This lens is very sharp! even at wide open.
    Nikon 50 F1.4 Af-d is nothing compare to this lens (IMHO)
    I will post more picture later (once i get home)
    Now I only have a picture of my girl friend, which was taken using this lens + D3



    From this morning Nikon D60 + nokton 58mm F1.4


    Andree

  3. #3
    Subscriber Member KurtKamka's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Posts
    1,232
    Post Thanks / Like
    Images
    26

    Re: has anyone tried Voigtlander 58 f1.4 nokton with D3?

    Hi Jono,

    Here's a link to a thread talking about the Voigtlander on nikoncafe.com. While the lens is certainly punchy enough with lots of contrast, the bokeh looks to be a little funky wide open at distances greater than a couple of feet.

    http://www.nikoncafe.com/vforums/sho...d.php?t=151077

    Kurt

  4. #4
    Senior Member deepdiver's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Posts
    310
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: has anyone tried Voigtlander 58 f1.4 nokton with D3?

    Quote Originally Posted by KurtKamka View Post
    Hi Jono,

    Here's a link to a thread talking about the Voigtlander on nikoncafe.com. While the lens is certainly punchy enough with lots of contrast, the bokeh looks to be a little funky wide open at distances greater than a couple of feet.

    http://www.nikoncafe.com/vforums/sho...d.php?t=151077

    Kurt
    Hahhahahaa
    Hi Kurt!
    V_kids = Me
    It's my nick name on Nikoncafe.com

  5. #5
    Subscriber Member KurtKamka's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Posts
    1,232
    Post Thanks / Like
    Images
    26

    Re: has anyone tried Voigtlander 58 f1.4 nokton with D3?

    Hi Andree,

    I've only visiting that site for the past several weeks, but it does seem to be very helpful. I very much like that first shot. It certainly is very sharp. And, the colors are bright.

    Kurt

  6. #6
    Senior Member deepdiver's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Posts
    310
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: has anyone tried Voigtlander 58 f1.4 nokton with D3?

    Hi kurt! thx
    here is another pic from D3 + Nokton 58mm F1.4


    Andree ^^

  7. #7
    Super Duper
    Senior Member
    jonoslack's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    East Anglia & Cornwall (UK)
    Posts
    11,778
    Post Thanks / Like
    Images
    1

    Re: has anyone tried Voigtlander 58 f1.4 nokton with D3?

    Andree, Kurt
    Thank you so much - I seem to have spent rather a lot this morning, but this is a pretty cheap lens - very tempting.

    Your photos are splendid Andree - especially that last one - really excellent.

    The D3 is also a bit of a revelation (I've only spent an hour with it so far).

    Just this guy you know

  8. #8
    Super Duper
    Senior Member
    etrigan63's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Earth, Sol System (near Miami, FL)
    Posts
    2,501
    Post Thanks / Like
    Images
    21

    Re: has anyone tried Voigtlander 58 f1.4 nokton with D3?

    I was thinking about getting this lens for my D300 (like Jono, when I get it) for use in portraiture and product photos. Anyone have samples shots from a D300?
    Carlos Echenique | Carlos Echenique Photography |Olympus OM-D E-M1 MK II | Olympus Pen-F - M.Zuiko 17mm f/1.8, M.Zuiko 25mm f/1.8, M.Zuiko 45mm f/1.8, Rokinon 12mm f/2 NCS, M.Zuiko 75mm f/1.8, M.Zuiko 12-40mm f/2.8 PRO, M.Zuiko 40-150mm f/2.8 PRO

  9. #9
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    Fort Collins, Colorado
    Posts
    2,077
    Post Thanks / Like
    Images
    1

    Re: has anyone tried Voigtlander 58 f1.4 nokton with D3?

    I just got my D3 back from Brightscreen where the 13mm manual focus screen was installed and works like a champ. I took my grandson out to the driving range to hit some balls (he's 4 1/2) and used the 58 1.4 to get some results for this thread. A word of caution.......as you can see the lighting is super high contrast and my grandson is never still. So while you may think my focus is not perfect (and it probably is not) these shots at f 1.4 are probably indicative of what the lens D3 combination will produce. I could take some in better lighting and use a tripod to do a better job of isolating what the lens can really do and I will try to get around to that soon. But this is my quick and dirty first attempt to show some real world results. The bokeh is good but as you can see it can b
    a bit funky with objects like these higlighted golf balls
    Best

    Woody

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •