Voigtländer Nokton D35mm f/1.2 review: the lens Nikon should have made

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Voigtländer Nokton D35mm f/1.2 review: the lens Nikon should have made

Voigtländer Nokton D35mm f/1.2: two-minute review

I’ve bemoaned the fact that Nikon’s gorgeous new retro cameras, the Zf and Z fc, lack any lenses that equally pack the old-school appeal. However, it turns out that you won’t need to make do with modern-style mirrorless lenses, or resort to adapting Nikon’s old SLR lenses with old-school quality, because there’s another name in today’s retro game: Voigtländer. 

I first saw the old-time German lens maker’s Voigtländer D35mm f/1.2 Nokton lens at the CP+ expo in Yokohama, Japan. It was mounted on a Nikon Z fc and the pairing offered up a true blast from the past.

Voigtländer Nokton D35mm f/1.2 specs

Type: Prime
Sensor: APS-C
Focal length: 35mm (around 53mm APS-C)
Max aperture: f/1.2
Minimum focus: 11.8in / 30cm
Filter size: 46mm
Dimensions: 2.6 x 1.6in / 65.8 x 41.0mm
Weight: 8.1oz / 230g