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Voigtlander NOKTON 40mm f/1.2 lens for E-mount: US pricing and first reviews

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First Voigtländer 40mm f/1.2 FE lens reviews published on the web as well as US price information.

This is a slightly wider-than-normal prime optic that is designed for full-frame Sony E-mount mirrorless cameras. Its comfortable focal length pairs with an impressively fast f/1.2 maximum aperture to enable notable control over depth of field for producing shallow depth-of-field.

Like other Voigtlander E-mount lenses, this lens transmits EXIF lens data to the camera allowing Auto IBIS image stabilization with Sony a9, a7-Series cameras and Sony a6500. The price of the Voigtländer 40mm f/1.2 FE lens is $1,059. Check major stores for availability.

Voigtländer 40mm f/1.2 FE lens reviews and samples

Voigtlander NOKTON 40mm f/1.2 lens for E-mount: US pricing and first reviews

Technical Specifications

Focal length

40 mm

Aperture ratio

1: 1.2

Minimum aperture


Lens configuration

6 groups 8 pieces

Angle of view

55 °

Number of diaphragm blades

10 sheets

Shortest shooting distance

0.35 m

Maximum shooting magnification

1: 6.2

Maximum diameter × total length

φ 70.1 × 59.3 mm

Filter size

φ 58 mm


420 g

Lens hood


Electronic contact


Focus magnification function


Exif information:


Lens correction selection


5-axis body internal handshake

Correspondence (limited to body with 5 axes)


With aperture switching mechanism

From PhotographyBlog review :

In summary, the Voigtlander 40mm f1.2 Nokton Aspherical offers a compelling bland of compact size, excellent image quality and sheer speed, all at a pleasingly wallet-friendly price.

David Braddon-Mitchell tested the new Nokton 40mm f/1.2 FE lens and clearly says the bokeh of the prime optic is just glorious in many situations.

“This lens has some very beautiful aspects. The bokeh is just glorious in many situations. Its speed means you can use a 40mm lens for portraits and get blur comparable to a 1.4/50, thus reducing the one disadvantage, to my taste, of a slightly wider standard lens for environmental portraiture.
What makes it possibly attractive is the speed: for street, for environmental portraits, for playing with the glorious bokeh in the lit-up nighttime of the city (sorry I have no samples of that sort yet!) For all that, it appears give to give excellent results across much of the field stopped down. Of course this will be a lot less appealing if chromatic aberration , flare and backlit bokeh aren’t good, so that’s what I’ll be testing next.”

Sample images of the Voigtlander NOKTON 40mm f/1.2 lens can be found here, here and here. MapCamera also published their lens report