This is the new full frame Noktor HyperPrime 50mm f/0.95 lens

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This is the a picture of the new full frame Noktor HyperPrime 50mm f/0.95 lens. There are not details about the lens mount, but the fact that is a full frame lens limits it to Sony/Nikon/Canon/Leica cameras. Some more details:

  • can be used on mFT and NEX cameras with an adapter
  • round aperture opening instead of hexagon shape
  • slide out hood
  • metal ring around the lens
  • the lens will be different from the current APS-C version
  • the marking on the front reads “Made in Japan”.

After it went out of business, the Noktor brand was recently acquired by SLRMagic.

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  • Camaman

    Did they ever make FF lenses?
    What IQ can we expect from this? :-)

    • http://www.flickr.com/genotypewriter genotypewriter

      Unless they really mess things up, I imagine the lens would be just as good on FF if not better than the mFT version.

  • http://tumbleweed-092.livejournal.com Slow Gin

    So this is gonna be the fastest SLR lens on the market. I’m curious about the price. Outdated Canon EF 50 mm f1 had awful performance but now you can’t find one cheaper than 4000$. Knowing that SLR Magic is a cheapskate-oriented company, price of this particular f0.95 lens would be around 1300$. Or this is just my silly dreams? :)

    • http://www.flickr.com/genotypewriter genotypewriter

      The 50 1L still has better IQ than the 10K Noctilux Asph 50 0.95 and autofocuses too ;)

      • Rob V

        I don’t know where you got that information, but that’s absolutely false. The Noctilux f/0.95 ASPH is one of the sharpest 50mm lenses ever made for 35mm format. The 50 f/1 L has many optical aberrations. And who cares about autofocus? If you know what you’re doing, you can focus a Leica much faster than a camera with AF can focus in low light (which is what these fast lenses are made for). Even the $1000 Voigtlander 50mm f/1.1 has better image quality than the f/1 L (I’ve used both).
        But if you can’t afford a Leica, you can keep telling yourself that the Canon is better.
        (I have nothing against Canon BTW, I own 4 Canon cameras, and 2 Leicas)

        • http://www.flickr.com/genotypewriter genotypewriter

          I don’t know where you got that information, but that’s absolutely false.

          If you’re logged on to flickr you can see much larger versions:
          http://www.flickr.com/photos/canonmonster/4191743555
          http://www.flickr.com/photos/canonmonster/4192504522

          The Noctilux f/0.95 ASPH is one of the sharpest 50mm lenses ever made for 35mm format.

          It’s certainly in the top 3… with the other two being the old Canon 50 0.95 and the Canon 50 1L. What competition is there at around f/1 anyway? But if stopping down to f/2.8, you’ll find it difficult to a find a 50mm prime that’s not sharp.

          . The 50 f/1 L has many optical aberrations.

          So do all lenses that are this fast… Leica doesn’t get a special ticket to bypass physics. I guess this also means you don’t have the Noctilux 0.95 asph.

          And who cares about autofocus? If you know what you’re doing, you can focus a Leica much faster than a camera with AF can focus in low light (which is what these fast lenses are made for).

          Just mentioned AF in the 50 1L because they managed to engineer it in to the package… not to start a debate about AF vs. rangefinder MF… let’s leave it at that.

          Even the $1000 Voigtlander 50mm f/1.1 has better image quality than the f/1 L (I’ve used both).

          I’ve come across some people who’ve gone through several 50 1Ls before they found one that they thought was good in IQ… it’s possible that you came across a less than average sample.

          But if you can’t afford a Leica, you can keep telling yourself that the Canon is better.

          It’s not about being able to afford because I haven’t had issues getting what I want so far… knowing about cameras and lenses, I don’t see any shallow DOF producing “normal” lens on 35mm that’s worth bothering with. Plus the image quality of the Leica bodies+sensors can make even the best lenses look like garbage.

  • Peter

    IQ will just be shit… like the previus notkor 50mm f/0.95 for m4/3…

    • Rob V

      Exactly. I don’t care how cheap and fast it is, if the IQ is unacceptable I don’t want it. I’ll stick to the Voigtlander 50mm f/1.1

  • http://twitter.com/#!/ZDP189 ZDP-189

    That’s freaky. His hand looks so much like my own that it took me three minutes to be certain that it was not mine.

    • sadasd

      also 5 finger?

  • Peter

    ou and rule no.1 never ever put bright relfective surfaces near the front element, it promots, flares and ghosting, just goes to show you, that they have no idea what they are doing… because they don’t design these things, just rebrand CCTV lenses. Sad…

  • fd

    Just another CCTV lens no doubt, you can get larger format CCTV cameras so it wouldn’t be too hard to find one that covers full frame, especially a 50mm.

    Obviously the best thing to do with a lens that is already inherently prone to a multitude of optical abberations is to put a brightly coloured ring right around the front element!

    Expect it to cost ten times what it should and perform badly. I just feel sad that there are people out there who will buy this junk.

    • http://www.flickr.com/genotypewriter genotypewriter

      Expect it to cost ten times what it should and perform badly. I just feel sad that there are people out there who will buy this junk.

      Is it any worse than people paying 10K for the Leica 50 0.95 given how crappy it can be? ;)

      • fd

        No that’s exactly the same type of thing.

  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/45042338@N03/ JB

    Does it mean you can put in on a Leica M like the nokton 1.1 ?

    • http://photorumors.com PR admin

      The mount is not yet known, but Leica is one of the options.

      • http://twitter.com/#!/ZDP189 ZDP-189

        Oooh, I relish the thought of that. Not that I’d buy one for M-Mount, but it’d get right up certain people’s noses, especially a one hit wonder.

  • Antonio Amigo

    If I read correctly, it is priced over HK$ 8000.
    For that amount I’ll take a break and go to sleep
    forget night photography.

  • Nigel Hansen

    Strange, I am able to mount full-frame lenses on my Pentax K-5 no problem. Why would it be limited “to Sony/Nikon/Canon/Leica cameras”?

  • Thomas

    Easy. Pentax does not make Full Frame DSLR so there it cannot be a Full Frame Pentax lens

    • Rob V

      There are several full frame Pentax lenses in production (Pentax FA), and some Pentax lenses made for DSLRs cover full frame (40mm 2.8 pancake)

      • Nigel Hansen

        People don’t realize this obviously…the 31mm, the 43mm, the 77mm, the 100mm WR, I could go, there are lots in current production.

  • Noktonite

    I don’t see any green in the multi-coating.

    Why no Didymium???

    The multi-coating will have to contain Didymium for me to purchase this lens.

    :(

    • http://www.flickr.com/genotypewriter genotypewriter

      The multi-coating will have to contain Didymium for me to purchase this lens.

      God forbid if the field of view, light gathering and the DOF is like they say it is…

      If you’re so particular about didymium, why not put a filter on it instead of sitting at home bitching about it? :)

      • Noktonite

        Trust me, I’ve gone the filter route, it’s not the same as having it in the multi-coating. That’s one of the reasons why the Nikon NIC (Nikon Integrated Coating) is so great. NIC contains Didymium.

        Just my two cents. Sony is supposed to be introducing two new 50mms (1.4 & 1.2), Nikon is supposed to be introducing a 1.2 50mm G sometime in the near future.

        • yxcyxc

          pixelpeepers now getting even more serious. now they even care about what material is coating from.
          do you really believe that any serious photographer gives a damn?

          • Noktonite

            Nonsense. If serious photographers didn’t care they wouldn’t buy expensive lenses. Most expensive lenses have Didymium as part of the multi-coating.

            If this lens is around $1,000 it better have the performance to back up its price.

          • http://www.flickr.com/genotypewriter genotypewriter

            Agree… “serious” photographers shoot with lenses from the 1800s and still produce better images than what people make with most modern equipment.

            I’m not against better tech but to say it’s better to stay home and sleep instead of going outside and taking photos with a new lens just because the coatings can be better is moronic.

          • Noktonite

            @ genotypewriter ~

            What’s moronic is the controlling language you employ.
            If you’re happy shooting with crappy lenses, more power to you.

            Different strokes for different folks.
            You don’t care for differing opinions do you?

            Your writing is a sad reflection on a sad person.

            :(

          • Noktonite

            PS.

            This lens was already released for MFT (Micro-Four-Thirds).

            Here’s a link discussing it at DPReview, with an example by a
            Mr. Richard Thompson III:

            http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/readflat.asp?forum=1041&message=34923721&q=Noktor+95&qf=m

            The Noktor is just another tarted out CCTV lens.

            Money would be much better spent on a Voigtlander Nokton.

          • http://www.flickr.com/genotypewriter genotypewriter

            Noktonite:

            Wait a sec… so tell me, what’s the best lens you have? Got any gallery?

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