TIPA WORLD AWARDS 2022
Voigtländer NOKTON 50mm F1 Aspherical VM
The TIPA jury was very impressed by the lens-making craftsmanship entailed in creating this fast and handsome M-mount lens. The aspherical front element is heated, ground and polished (known as a GA, or “Ground Aspherical”) rather than mold-created, resulting in a simplified configuration and high-quality performance, even when shooting wide open. It features all-metal constriction, positive aperture stops from f/1.0 to f/16 and a very smooth and broad focusing ring, making it a pleasure to use for a wide variety of lighting conditions and subjects. While the f/1.0 maximum aperture is of course a boon to night and low light photographers, combining the wide maximum aperture with the 12-bladed diaphragm and close focusing capability of 35.4” (90cm) results in stunning bokeh effects.