How the Voigtlander Nokton 25mm f/0.95 Lens is Assembled

Here’s an interesting video that walks through how the highly regarded — and fully manual — Voigtlander Nokton 25mm f/0.95 lens for Micro Four Thirds cameras is made at the Cosina plant in Nagano, Japan (jump to 2:30 to skip the intro). It’s interesting how each of the 10 aperture blades must be carefully set in the lens using tweezers.

(via Foto Actualidad)

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  • Jcornice

    At around 1:37 in, does the narrator really say that normally Depth of Field increases as the aperture is made wider and decreases as it is made smaller?

  • Brett

    I would expect the narrator to know the difference, but maybe no one corrected it.

    Though I cringed. I always have to correct people when they say they want more depth of field with a wider aperture. ;_; You all know what I mean, hehe.

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  • Graysmith

    But why would they make a manual-focus lens for cameras with no optical viewfinders/rangefinders? I’ve dabbled with my DSLR using the live view and manually focusing, and it’s so cumbersome and awkward. If I had to do it like that all the time I’d go nuts.

  • Mr. Brimm

    Great. Now where can I buy one. I can’t seem to find them in stock.

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  • Georgian Constantin

    He must be reffering to the f number, not the opening of the aperture. Or he could just be wrong!

  • fajas colombianas

    Does the narrator even know the difference of both?

  • Jack Kennedy

    1:55, nice spelling.

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  • Steven Dubois

     The new mico 4/3 are made for live view in mind and works much better than their bigger brothers

  • Dustin L

    All of the m4/3 cameras either have a built-in viewfinder or have the option to attach one via the hot shoe bracket.

  • Dustin L

    I have this lens on order from an online store in Australia; they’re just waiting for the shipment to arrive from Japan.
    Apparently there’s a great demand for it; and since they’re all handmade it’s taking quite a while.
    And it’s expensive! It’s gonna cost me almost as much as my 45mm Leica macro lens did – about $1,100NZD! For a totally manual lens that seems a bit crazy, but we’ll see if it’s worth it.

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