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Old 23-06-2020, 08:51 AM   #1
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Voigtlander 25mm f/0.95 Nokton mk2

is Voigtlander 25mm f/0.95 Nokton mk2 still good or any better choices for same price range? for dim light landscape & street photography
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Old 25-06-2020, 08:28 AM   #2
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At f0.95... its definitely suitable for low light but also make it difficult to focus and shoot at wide aperture.

Try focus zoning if u are into street photography

Which cam you using? If micro 4/3 25mm is 50mm on full frame. Maybe tight for landscape. You probably need a 12mm at least.


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Old 25-06-2020, 05:38 PM   #3
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M4/3 … does that mean f0.95 becomes f1.9 as well?

yeah low light focusing always challenging, hence manual focus required
At f0.95... its definitely suitable for low light but also make it difficult to focus and shoot at wide aperture.

Try focus zoning if u are into street photography

Which cam you using? If micro 4/3 25mm is 50mm on full frame. Maybe tight for landscape. You probably need a 12mm at least.

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Old 26-06-2020, 12:10 AM   #4
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Yup

M4/3 … does that mean f0.95 becomes f1.9 as well?

yeah low light focusing always challenging, hence manual focus required
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Old 26-06-2020, 10:42 AM   #5
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thanks … no wonder my current f/1.8 doesn't look so "bright" lolz i guess will just stick to current lens & up the ISO

zone focusing needs to stop down to at least f/8, so self defeating to have fast lens

i felt 12mm is too wide for most locations i visited
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If u want landscape... u definitely need 12mm...

Else u cannot do this kind of shoot (mine is fujifilm crop factor 1.5)



I shot this on 14mm

U probably get half the coverage on 25mm
thanks … no wonder my current f/1.8 doesn't look so "bright" lolz i guess will just stick to current lens & up the ISO

zone focusing needs to stop down to at least f/8, so self defeating to have fast lens

i felt 12mm is too wide for most locations i visited


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Old 06-07-2020, 09:09 AM   #7
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i agree 12mm is nice especially when you go places with wide unobstructed view like new zealand, australia. but i find sometimes too wide can be hindrance in tight places as need to find ways to avoid uninteresting objects.


this was done on 17mm. i think quite ok, nothing interesting on both sides. you're right that 25mm will be challenging for landscape. i saw some managed to did it with good results
https://petapixel.com/2018/06/05/sho...y-a-50mm-lens/
If u want landscape... u definitely need 12mm...

Else u cannot do this kind of shoot (mine is fujifilm crop factor 1.5)

I shot this on 14mm

U probably get half the coverage on 25mm



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U will spent more time to stitch pano 🤭
i agree 12mm is nice especially when you go places with wide unobstructed view like new zealand, australia. but i find sometimes too wide can be hindrance in tight places as need to find ways to avoid uninteresting objects.


this was done on 17mm. i think quite ok, nothing interesting on both sides. you're right that 25mm will be challenging for landscape. i saw some managed to did it with good results
https://petapixel.com/2018/06/05/sho...y-a-50mm-lens/
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fortunately i rarely take pano. at most i whip out my mobile, no manual stitching

if u take in RAW, post process will take even more time than stitching
U will spent more time to stitch pano 🤭


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Old 07-07-2020, 05:14 PM   #10
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Thats why straight away use a wide angle lens

fortunately i rarely take pano. at most i whip out my mobile, no manual stitching

if u take in RAW, post process will take even more time than stitching
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Sounds cliche but focal lengths have their merits . Abit more telephoto gives more compressed but straight up landscape shot, a wide can accentuate foreground or near details of merit, an ultrawide even more unnaturally so. But you cannot be gunning down all landscapes with an ultrawide either, will kenna gelat very fast. A fisheye will tio viewer fatigue even faster.

Offhand Ansel Adams pics looked mostly like a 30 to 50mm something equivalent with strict adherence to perspectives great depth of field.

But must labor the point not to let guides or rules stifle your experimentations.
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Old 12-07-2020, 02:31 PM   #12
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I still prefer ultrawide for all landscapes... cos its easier to crop then stitch multiple photos

Sounds cliche but focal lengths have their merits . Abit more telephoto gives more compressed but straight up landscape shot, a wide can accentuate foreground or near details of merit, an ultrawide even more unnaturally so. But you cannot be gunning down all landscapes with an ultrawide either, will kenna gelat very fast. A fisheye will tio viewer fatigue even faster.

Offhand Ansel Adams pics looked mostly like a 30 to 50mm something equivalent with strict adherence to perspectives great depth of field.

But must labor the point not to let guides or rules stifle your experimentations.
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