World’s Fastest Photographic Lens Announced : NOKTON 29mm f/0.8 for Micro Four Thirds

Cosina Japan officially announced the Super Nokton 29mm f/0,8 MFT lens which is claimed to be the world’s fastest photographic lens. The US price to be around $2,099. Voigtlander NOKTON 29mm f/0.8 Aspherical lens will be released on December 10, 2020. Voigtlander currently produces a range of lenses for Micro Four Thirds users. See Voigtlander lenses for Micro Four Thirds.

The Nokton 29mm F0.8 is a standard lens designed exclusively for Micro Four Thirds. Achieves the brightest F0.8 * as an interchangeable lens for photography currently on the market. Check out the details

Main features:

Amazing large aperture With a large aperture with an open F value of 0.8, it is possible to shoot with just “as is light” even under extremely low light conditions. It is also the best lens for shooting with shallow focus and beautiful bokeh when the aperture is open.

Ultimate lens design

By adopting a proprietary GA (grinding aspherical surface) lens for the optical system, it is possible to design with a high degree of freedom using a glass material with a high melting point that cannot be used with a glass mold aspherical surface. While achieving an ultra-large aperture of F0.8, high image quality can be obtained from the widest aperture, and a compact size and weight that are easy to handle are achieved.

Various expressive power

When the aperture is wide open, the straightforward and gentle bokeh emphasizes the focused motif and creates a three-dimensional effect. If you stop down the aperture, you will get a very sharp image, and you can express a variety of photographs with a single lens. The number of apertures is 12, and the out-focus part of the point light source is depicted in a neat shape.

Aperture click switching mechanism

With the newly designed aperture switching mechanism, it is possible to open and close the aperture ring steplessly without generating a clicking sound. This eliminates the need to worry about picking up the aperture ring operation sound when recording movies, and also enables severe depth control by fine-tuning the aperture ring.

Dedicated lens hood included

A metal lens hood with excellent light-shielding effect is standard equipment.

Micro Four Thirds dedicated mount

Compliant with the Micro Four Thirds standard, the optics and mechanism are specially designed. While covering the image size of the image sensor, high image quality is achieved by optimizing it for the Micro Four Thirds sensor.

Manual focus that enables reliable focus operation

By adopting an all-metal helicoid unit that has been processed and adjusted with high precision and high-quality grease that produces an appropriate torque, focusing with a smooth operation feeling is realized. Allows for delicate focus adjustment.

Sample photos can be found here.

See also Best Micro Four Thirds Lenses 

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