Canon has been infamously restrictive over the RF mount, disallowing most third-party lenses, which is what makes the Voigtlander Nokton 50mm f/1.0 Aspherical a rare find. And that isn't even considering its useful focal length and extremely wide aperture. What sort of performance and image quality can you expect from this unique lens? This excellent video review takes a look.
- Electronic Contacts support EXIF information communication between lens and camera body
- Aspherical glass element with high refractive index for reduced distortions and increased sharpness
- Floating lens element
- Wide metal focus ring with a diamond pattern for improved grip
- Minimum Focusing Distance: 17.7 inches (0.45 meters) to infinity
- Mechanical aperture ring with clickless operation option for video work
- 12-bladed diaphragm for especially smooth bokeh
- Metal lens hood included
- All-metal barrel
Of course, the biggest drawback of the 50mm f/1.0 might be the fact that it does not support autofocus, but with the focus assistance features available on Canon's mirrorless cameras, as long as you are not shooting fast action, the task is far less difficult than it was in the DSLR days. Check out the video above for Frost's full thoughts on the lens.