Mike Kobal

November 8, 2010

Voigtlander Nokton 25mm F0.95, on Panasonic Lumix GH1, Central Park daylight test clips footage

Central Park, daylight test footage with Voigtlander Nokton 25mm F0.95 on Panasonic GH1 from Mike Kobal on Vimeo.

After being very impressed with this lens during my night shoot, the question was how good is it in daylight?

Additional gear for this shoot: bean bag, small tripod and a vari filter to control light intensity. The aperture was set to 1.4 for all clips, ISO to 100, shutter speed 1/60. Standard film mode, low contrast, no in camera sharpening, AWB. 720/60p. No color correction in post, just slight contrast enhancement. I like the results, the Nokton lives up to the hype, it is very sharp at 1.4 (except for the extreme corners). If you pay attention from 0:45 to about 0:50 you will notice the optical lens construction reflected in the flare, interesting phenomenon, I have not noticed this on any of my other lenses.
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Filed under: Gear Reviews,Uncategorized — mike.kobal @ 11:08 am


  1. Hi, thank you for your great blog and hands on experience in both photo & video.
    I love the look and the feel of this clip. It’s exactly what I’m searching for.
    I’m a visual artists that’s working more and more with stop motion and video.
    I own a gf1 and I was wondering if I could achieve the same video quality as this clip.
    Does the voigtlander adapt to the gf1? I love this camera especially with its pancake lens.
    Living in the caribbean (FWI) has some great morning and sunset lights that I’d like to capture in slow motion.
    I’ve read that the gf1 is actually filming in 30f/s and not 60. Do you then advise to get a gh1?
    Thanx again for your great inspiration.
    Here’s my blog : http://mentalspaces.davidgumbs.com

    Comment by David — December 14, 2010 @ 3:16 am

  2. thanks David, yes, you can use the Nokton on the GF1, great blog by the way :) happy shooting and happy holidays. Would be rather in the Caribbean now!

    Comment by mike.kobal — December 15, 2010 @ 12:49 pm

  3. Hi, how are you? My name is kelson and im from Brazil. I bought a Lumix GH2 and i want to buy a voigtlander Nokton 25mm f/0.95, i need a adapter for use?
    Best regards!

    Comment by kelson — April 28, 2012 @ 10:54 am

  4. Hi Kelson, no adapter needed, the best lens you can get for the GH2! :)

    Comment by mike.kobal — April 28, 2012 @ 11:14 am

  5. Thank fot th answer :)
    Make, do you think that is good i buy with the voigtlander a pancake 20mm f1.7?
    What do you think about this lens?

    Comment by kelson — April 29, 2012 @ 11:44 am

  6. I love the 20mm pancake, excellent lens! go for it

    Comment by mike.kobal — April 29, 2012 @ 7:59 pm

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