Low light with the Nokton f1.2 35mm and the GXR A12-M

Discussion in 'Ricoh' started by Cristian Sorega, Dec 12, 2011.

  1. Cristian Sorega

    Cristian Sorega Regular

    Apr 23, 2011
    Some pictures I took with my new Nokton f1.2 35mm and the GXR A12-M, I already had the Nokton f1.4 35mm but decided to get the f1.2 to replace it because if you want a low light lens you might as well get the best, right?
    So far the lens is fantastic, I prefer the feel and handling of it and the quality is better, it has no fringing, flare and is also sharper but it is very heavy and big, very big actually. Most people will most likely be happy with the smaller and very capable f1.4, for the money saved you can get the fantastic Heliar f4.5 15mm. Still I like my fast lenses so it was worth the extra money.

    Focusing is not always easy since the DOF is very shallow.








    For more pictures with the Nokton you can check out my blog here: Cristian Sorega Photography: Voigtlander Nokton 35mm
    And for more from the Long Table series go here: The Long Table - a set on Flickr
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  2. Wow... Christian... I keep hearing how good the Nokton lenses are... you've certainly done the GXR and Nokton proud here. I love that shallow depth of field IN the first shot!!
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  3. krugorg

    krugorg All-Pro

    Sep 26, 2011
    Minnesota USA
    Kyle Krug
    Great images, Cristian! Thanks for sharing...
  4. bilzmale

    bilzmale Super Moderator Emeritus Subscribing Member

    Jul 17, 2010
    Perth, Western Australia
    Bill Shinnick
    These all have a lovely warmth Cristian and nicely composed too.
  5. Duane Pandorf

    Duane Pandorf All-Pro

    Apr 25, 2011
    Western NC
    Thanks for sharing these Cristian. Just wish I had some M lenses to have to buy an M module!
  6. Petach

    Petach Hall of Famer

    Oct 22, 2011
    UK, Essex
    Peter Tachauer
    Great quality shots. I'd sell my wife to buy this kit combo!
  7. Really great images!! If they did a 24mm or 25mm f1.2 I'd sell my kids to buy one!! LOL
  8. Lili

    Lili Hall of Famer

    Oct 17, 2010
    Dallas, TX
    Cristi, I really like the first one and the first one with the bubbles. Splendid color and isolation thru DOF
  9. soundimageplus

    soundimageplus Top Veteran

    Jul 6, 2010
    I've been using this lens with a Sony NEX-5n, and using the "focus peaking" have found it relatively easy to focus, even wide open in low light. I believe the GXR has something similiar. Could I ask how you find that works?
  10. Isoterica

    Isoterica Hall of Famer

    Dec 6, 2011
    Another WOW.. and the bokeh is out of this world on that first one.
  11. Lightmancer

    Lightmancer Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Aug 13, 2011
    Sunny Frimley
    Bill Palmer
    Cristian, there are some great shots here. The ones that sing off the screen for me are the first and last. I'm interested in your experiences with fast glass on the GXR; I have a 50mm Sonnar 1.5 but it is a little long on the Ricoh body and I have been contemplating a fast 35... Hmmm...
  12. Country Parson

    Country Parson Top Veteran

    Apr 5, 2011
    North Carolina
    Is anybody here using the Voigtlander lenses on the GXR M-Mount? I have the GXR with the 28 and 50, and have toyed with getting the M mount adapter and some Voigtlander lenses. Can't afford Leica.
  13. Lightmancer

    Lightmancer Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Aug 13, 2011
    Sunny Frimley
    Bill Palmer
    Yes, I am. 35mm P1 and 15mm Heliar.
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  14. opticagent

    opticagent New Member

    Nov 11, 2011
    I have used the 35 f/2.5 PII and currently use the 21 f/4 P.
    Both work lovely!
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  15. Country Parson

    Country Parson Top Veteran

    Apr 5, 2011
    North Carolina
    I'm thinking about the 12mm or the 15 mm Voigtlander on a GXR. Any particular suggestions or feedback about those?