Voigtlander Nokton 17.5mm f/0.95 questions

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Michael Kaufman
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Voigtlander Nokton 17.5mm f/0.95 questions
Apr 27, 2012

I was on m43rumors today and they posted that the Voigtlander Nokton 17.5mm f/0.95 was in stock at B&H. Selling my X100 (which I don't see using much any more) would cover most of the outrageous cost of this lens, but is it a good purchase? I realize that only I can answer that for myself, but I was wondering if anyone here had any experience with ultra-fast lenses.

Wide open, am I really going to see a difference that would justify getting this over (as an example) the Oly 17.5? If I am zone focusing at F8, is there much of a difference?

I haven't dealt with manual focus lenses for 20 years. How is focusing without a split-screen VF?

Any comments or suggestions would be appreciated.

Thanks.

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