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Re: Voigtländer Nokton 58mm f/1.4 SL II
« Reply #30 on: August 20, 2016, 07:56:04 »
Hard to imagine the CV 58/1.4 needing repair... concerning sample variation, no idea because it is anyway difficult to find them.

From what I saw, the 58/1.4G is nearly free from purple haze wide open, which is probably due to its better correction of spherical aberration (and yes, it is sharper wide open). So I'd recommend the old CV as a backup in case the Nikkor needs repair. At smaller apertures, the CV has no weakness, and its bokeh is very nice, maybe not quite Nikkor 58/1.4G level, but better than most other 50mm Nikkors. Not to mention the excellent (and useful) resistance to flare.
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Re: Voigtländer Nokton 58mm f/1.4 SL II
« Reply #31 on: August 22, 2016, 22:10:53 »
A nearly successful attempt to summon a ghost out of the CV 58/1.4 at f/11. Shot against the sunlight. You will see a faint orange ghost above the bright light, under the platform roof. The CV is extremely flare-resistant; I have yet to test it against my champion (Zeiss 35/2), but the different FLs forbid a "scientific" comparison.
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Re: Voigtländer Nokton 58mm f/1.4 SL II
« Reply #32 on: August 22, 2016, 22:33:03 »


@1.4



@5.6



@10

On Df

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Re: Voigtländer Nokton 58mm f/1.4 SL II
« Reply #33 on: August 22, 2016, 22:50:31 »
other samples, wide open and f/8
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Re: Voigtländer Nokton 58mm f/1.4 SL II
« Reply #34 on: August 28, 2016, 18:47:48 »
Wide open.  Pretty sharp I think.

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Re: Voigtländer Nokton 58mm f/1.4 SL II
« Reply #35 on: August 28, 2016, 20:28:11 »


D3 cv58mm @f2

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Re: Voigtländer Nokton 58mm f/1.4 SL II
« Reply #36 on: August 29, 2016, 04:23:03 »
Wide open inside a New Hampshire Smokehouse.


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Re: Voigtländer Nokton 58mm f/1.4 SL II
« Reply #37 on: August 29, 2016, 09:15:51 »


D3 full aperture

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Re: Voigtländer Nokton 58mm f/1.4 SL II
« Reply #38 on: November 30, 2016, 00:13:39 »
Another example of the good behaviour of the 58/1.4 - here at f/11 : no flare.
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Re: Voigtländer Nokton 58mm f/1.4 SL II
« Reply #39 on: November 30, 2016, 00:55:47 »
Great example Airy.   

Hardly any flare. Here is one with the autumn-sun. @ f/2.8

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Re: Voigtländer Nokton 58mm f/1.4 SL II
« Reply #40 on: November 30, 2016, 05:59:39 »
High contrast is maintained indeed. THe only aperture with low contrast is f/1.4, but that's builtin.
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Re: Voigtländer Nokton 58mm f/1.4 SL II
« Reply #41 on: November 30, 2016, 08:57:41 »


D500 @5.6

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Re: Voigtländer Nokton 58mm f/1.4 SL II
« Reply #42 on: November 30, 2016, 08:58:14 »


D800 @8

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Re: Voigtländer Nokton 58mm f/1.4 SL II
« Reply #43 on: November 30, 2016, 09:28:09 »
Oil spill ;)
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Re: Voigtländer Nokton 58mm f/1.4 SL II
« Reply #44 on: July 18, 2018, 16:20:50 »
I am entering this reply to move the topic to the top of the column, to enable a friend to find it more easily. I am enjoying my 58/1.4 SL II, and recommended this lens to him.
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