A NIGHT VISION
Depth of field is a great element to manipulate, for creating dreamy aesthetic in photography images. A large diaphragm is key to create cinematic images — the larger the diaphragm, the more light it brings to the composition. It is also a useful tool for shooting in a dim environment. The latest digital sensitization components help image-making to become more and more user-friendly.
US lens maker Noktor has launched a 50mm f/0.95 manual lens for its Micro 4/3 camera. The 0.95 diaphragm (fitted on a Micro 4/3 camera) possess a focal distance of 100mm (surpasses human sight), making it ideal for portrait photography. Comparing with Canon 50mm f/0.95 ‘Dream Lens’ and ‘King of the Night’ Leica Noctilux-M 50mm f/0.95 ASPH which come with a five-digit price tag, the US$750 retail price of Noktor 50mm f/0.95 certainly seems extremely attractive to many.
Text & Photo (Test Shot): Vincent Lau | Translation: dilettante
Update: 13 May 2010
Min. Focus Distance: 60cm
Lens (Elements): 8
Lens (Groups): 7
Filter Size: 62mm