NOKTON is the title given to fast lenses with an open F value of F1.5 or less among Voigtländer lenses. In the 1950s, when the first Nokton appeared, it was positioned as a lens that enables to shoot even under low light conditions. Now, the merit of fast lenses in modern times, where the sensitivity of image sensors has increased, is that the large bokeh at open aperture can be used as a photographic expression.
The NOKTON 50mm F1 Aspherical Z mount is an ultra-large aperture standard lens for full-size (Nikon FX format) mirrorless cameras that employs the Nikon Z mount. While realizing the brightest F1 among Voigtlander's full-frame interchangeable lenses, the use of GA (ground aspherical) lenses has achieved a compact style.
The reason why we designed and manufactured a GA lens, which is more difficult to control the production than a general mold aspherical lens, and time required for the manufacturing process, is that it is possible to use high melting point and high refraction glass materials which cannot be used in mold manufacturing method. By manufacturing an aspherical lens from a glass material with a high refractive index, it became possible to simplify the lens configuration while ensuring high performance and a lens with a sharp styling with a short length was born. In addition, by adopting a floating mechanism that moves a specific group of lenses to the optimum position according to the shooting distance, stable image quality can be obtained from the shortest shooting distance to distant motifs.
Designed exclusively for Nikon Z mount
Equipped with an optical system optimized for the image sensor of a mirrorless camera that uses the Nikon Z mount. This lens has a full-size image circle and can be used with both full-size (Nikon FX format) mirrorless cameras and APS-C size (Nikon DX format) mirrorless cameras.
GA (ground aspherical) lens and mechanism
The first surface of the lens uses an in-house produced GA (ground aspherical) lens. It is possible to simplify the lens configuration while ensuring high performance, and achieve both high-level image quality and a compact style while maintaining an ultra-large aperture. Stable image quality can be obtained even for distant motifs.
Information communication with the body by electronic contact
An electronic contact is mounted on the lens mount, enabling electrical communication between the lens and the body. In addition to Exif information and in-body image stabilization (3-axis), three types of focusing support functions (focusing by changing the color of the focus point frame, focusing by peaking) are provided by combining a body that supports telecommunications and the latest firmware*1. , and focusing with the zoom button).
Manual focus for reliable focus operation
The use of an all-metal helicoid unit that has been processed and adjusted with high precision and high-quality grease that produces just the right amount of torque enables focusing with a smooth operating feel. It enables fine focus adjustment.
Beautiful bokeh with 12 aperture blades
A 12-blade diaphragm is used to make the hole formed by the diaphragm blades closer to a circle. Out-of-focus areas are rendered naturally, and point light sources are not polygonal but softly rounded.
*1 Precautions regarding electronic communication compatible bodies
This product is equipped with electronic contacts, but there are restrictions on the bodies that can be used for electronic communication. Please check the body list below. (December 2022 survey)
Telecommunications compatible model and firmware *2
Z7 - v3.4 or above
Z6 - v3.4 or higher
Z50 - v2.2 or above
Z5 - v1.2 or higher
Z6II - v1.3 or above
Z7II - v1.3 or above
Zfc - v1.0 or higher
Z9 - v1.0 or higher
Z30 - v1.0 or higher
*2 Please use the latest firmware as there may be cases where the performance cannot be demonstrated or there may be restrictions on some of the functions if the firmware is lower than the listed firmware.
To check the firmware of your body and to obtain the latest firmware, please check the body instruction manual.
*This product is developed and manufactured under license agreement with Nikon Corporation.
In the Box
Voigtlander NOKTON 50mm f/1.0 Z-mount Lens
- Front & Rear Lens Cap
- Reversible Lens Hood
- Limited 18 Months India Warranty