SLR Magic is currently working on supplying the Noktor 50mm f/0.95 lens to people who have been on the waiting list. The lens is expected to start shipping in July. In an email to PhotoRumors.com, SLR Magic representative stated that the Noktor 50mm f/0.95 is not a rebranded CCTV lens as many people think. The original design is for a professional vision lens that is mainly used for medical and biological research where minimal light is available. A lot of work was done to make this lens work on digital cameras.
The new Noktor lens will have the same optics and it will be priced at $970. The lens mount will be black in order to minimize flare and the green ring in the front will be treated with a black platform to prevent green color cast when the lens is exposed under strong lighting situations. "NOKTOR 50mm | 0.95" is now engraved on the lens ring of the front element instead of the lens barrel for a more elegant and low profile look that is better suited for available light photographers. Those improvements lead to a higher contrast image rendition. Lens sharpness will be the same as before.
New Noktor lenses with different optical design are expected at the end of 2011.