Bokeh Battle: Leica Noctilux f/0.95 vs Nikon Noct f/0.95

If you're a total bokeh maniac, two of the lenses you've probably looked at with yearning are the Leica Noctilux 50mm f/0.95 and the Nikon Noct 58mm f/0.95. But how do these actually very different lenses compare to one another when you shoot them side-by-side?

The Negative Reaction to Nikon’s Noct Lens is a Symptom of a Much Larger Problem

In 2010, the world's tallest skyscraper was completed in Dubai. Standing a staggering 2,722 feet tall, the Burj Khalifa towered over the next tallest building by over 700ft. It was a feat of engineering, and a beautiful and shining addition to one of the most impressive skylines in the world. But they didn't consider one issue: feces. In this way, the Burj Khalifa and the new Nikon Noct lens have something in common.

NiSi Working On 75mm f/0.95 ‘NOCT-Master’ Lens, Will Nikon Sue?

One year ago, cine lens and photo accessory brand NiSi revealed that it was working on a 75mm f/0.95 manual focus lens for stills shooters. Now, recently leaked images of the lens reveal that it may be called the "NOCT-master," potentially setting up a trademark dispute between NiSi and Nikon. [Update: NiSi is refuting this report. See update below.]

How Much Depth-of-Field Do You Get with Nikon’s 58mm f/0.95 Lens?

Along with the announcement of Nikon’s new mirrorless Z-system was the development announcement of a 58mm f/0.95 Noct lens. The Z-mount’s huge inner diameter of 55mm (the F-mount has a 44mm diameter) means more light collection capability, which enables ridiculously fast lens design. Nikon’s F-mount 58mm offering tops out at f/1.4.

This is the Nikon 58mm f/0.95 Noct ‘Ultimate’ Lens

During its unveiling of the new Z Series full-frame mirrorless camera ecosystem today, Nikon also announced the development of the NIKKOR Z 58mm f/0.95 S Noct, a monster of a flagship lens that will become the fastest lens ever produced by Nikon. Here's a closer look at what we can expect.