Next Stock of Nokton 25mm lenses in late April only

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Camerquest (Click here) is keeping us up to date with the Voigtländer Nokton 25mm f/0.95 availability: “March 6th Update: The February shipment is indeed SOLD OUT. The NEXT PRODUCTION RUN is estimated in late April 2011.

At least you find a few of them on eBay (Click here). There are now more ongoing auctions than it was a few weeks ago.

One of our sources told us that Cosina doesn’t have any plan to increase the production of that lens. They do not have the capability to do that. So you can expect shortages for the whole year 🙁

P.S:: For our polish and European readers: Infoto.pl and Allegro.pl do list the Nokton as in Stock! Somewhat crazy if you think  that the rest of Europe doesn’t have it in Stock 🙂

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  • Andi

    You can also find it in regional Ring-Foto Shops in Germany.
    Yesterday I read about it in a German Photo-Community.

  • Florian

    1000Töpfe in Hamburg, Germany had two Nokton 0.95 on stock. I have one of them so they should still have one on stock. On dslr-forum.de there were two Noktons for sale recently so it might be worthwile to scan the for-sale forums there.

  • kEN b

    Yes at 900 euros, I am aftraid it wont make my collection.

    Is it really that good??

    • It IS that good and currently there is no comparable alternative anyway, if you can not wait until Panasonic’s 25/1.4 AF.
      …and if that will be as good at f1.4 is still to be proofed.

  • darth

    poland? huh… wouldnt trust them.either its a con or they’re stolen

  • question: how many were made in the first batch?

  • AP_web

    I tried this lens a few months ago when I was in Japan. I was pretty impressed but couldn’t justify the cost.

  • DonTom

    Hopefully the reason they won’t increase production is because they are bringing out another lens! A fast, true wide angle for me please (12/1.8?).

  • WT21

    A used Canon 5D + Canon 50mm 1.8 is about the same price as this lens. I’ve got a 5D + 50/1.8, and I keep wondering if I should sell that to get this lens. But, while I like MF sometimes, I do like AF a lot.

    • If i were you, i wouldn’t sell that canon set; its a great combo and i doubt you will gain any clear advantage except for the 2 stops speed.

    • tutejszy

      you are dreaming about that price. Cheapest I could find on our local auction here in Poland is 1300 USD. Body only.

      • WT21

        I got my used 5D at $850USD. The 50/1.8 is about $100USD in the States. It’s amazing how much prices can fluctuate.

      • 700 euros in the netherlands at marktplaats.nl

  • Jack

    Researching this lens and getting confused. Can this work on Sony NEX? Read this, http://suwenchee.blogspot.com/2011/03/voigtlander-25mm-f095-for-sony-nex-e.html and a review in dpreview, lost that link. So is there one for NEX?

    • he made a custom mount himself he said

    • Miroslav

      There are adapters, but it vignettes. Cropping is needed, so it covers about 50mm on NEX as well. Search Sonyalpharumors for that.

  • Chris K.

    FYI I received my Nokton in February (placed my pre-order in December) from Cameraquest and it was a smooth transaction and a very fair price. For US buyers, this is the way to go. Sometime I have to go visit the shop and maybe plunk some money down on some other Voigtlander equipment.

  • pdc

    A great lens!! Get one, and you won’t be disappointed (I got mine from Cameraquest). I also like the close focussing (almost could be called a macro).

  • Martin

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