Our 21mm / 1:1,4 Nokton is a completely new lens construction, and we did not skimp on technical finesse. Our ambition is to set a new benchmark in the class of wide-angle lenses. The sophisticated construction consists of 13 elements in eleven groups. Besides aspherical elements, the lens also employs a floating element to maintain consistent image quality throughout the focusing range, from the minimum focusing distance to infinity. The aspheric elements ensure distortion-free images and help to suppress chromatic aberrations. Moreover, the optical design allows a compact built despite the large maximum aperture.
The minimum focusing distance of only 25 cm in combination with a maximum aperture of f/1.4 deliver a shallow depth of field and a beautiful, soft bokeh. The aperture changes in 1/3 steps, but can also be operated step- and noiseless. The electrical contacts transfer all relevant image information as EXIF data to the camera. The focus-peaking function assists in accurate and precise focusing in difficult light.
This new Voigtländer E-mount lens is as usual very robust, manufactured completely with metal and glass. Besides its excellent workmanship, the lens stands out with its relatively low weight of only 560 grams – making it easy to carry on all photo tours. The lens comes with a hood, reversible for easy storage.