Alternatives to the Voigtlander nokton 50mm f/1.1?

Started Sep 11, 2012 | Discussions thread
bur437 Regular Member • Posts: 382
Re: Alternatives to the Voigtlander nokton 50mm f/1.1?

yasha wrote:

I got the nokton 50 1.1 but it's too heavy and images even at f2 seem too soft for my taste. What are my alternative for m mount, not necessarily looking for a fast lens but more importance on sharpness and saturation? Anything besides the lecia line? A good zeiss, rokkor, hexanon, any thought?

I agree that it's rather heavy and can be prone to some veiling flare but my copy is not soft in my opinion, what body are you using it on? Perhaps it is a focus issue? On a digital crop body I think it is pretty sharp even at f1.1
Here's an example wide open

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