Voigtlander 50mm f/1.5 Nokton Aspherical II SC Lens for Leica M-Mount

Voigtlander 50mm f/1.5 Nokton Aspherical II SC Lens for Leica M-Mount
Regular price 3,500.00


Stylish in appearance, exacting in performance, the black Voigtlander Nokton 50mm f/1.5 Aspherical II SC is a sleek normal-length prime M-mount lens distinguished by its speed and classic rendering. The bright f/1.5 maximum aperture suits working in low-light conditions and also enables greater control over depth of field for isolating subjects using selective focus. The optical design includes one double-sided aspherical element, which helps to deliver high sharpness and low distortion by suppressing a variety of aberrations. This lens also features a single coating, as opposed to a more common multi-layered coating, which offers a subtler image quality with slightly reduced contrast that is especially well-suited to black and white photography. Its manual focus design permits working with subjects as close as 2.3' away and a 12-blade diaphragm contributes to a pleasing bokeh quality to suit working with shallow depth of field.

  • As part of Voigtlander's Vintage Line of lenses, this lens features a classic black finish to give it a classic appeal, reminiscent of historic Voigtlander lenses, that is well-matched to classic rangefinder camera designs.
  • Fast f/1.5 maximum aperture helps control depth of field for shallow depth of field shooting, and also benefits working in difficult lighting conditions.
  • One large-diameter, double-sided aspherical element is incorporated at the rear of the optical construction and helps to limit spherical aberrations and distortions.
  • Single-layer coating helps to reduce flare and ghosting for improved contrast and color neutrality, however this coating is intentionally less effective than common multi-layered coatings in order to produce a dreamy, less contrast-rich image quality well-suited to black and white imagery.
  • Manual focus design enables a minimum focusing distance of 2.3'.
  • A 12-blade diaphragm contributes to a smooth and pleasing bokeh quality.
  • Compatible with optional LH-6 lens hood.
Technical Specs

Focal Length


Maximum Aperture


Minimum Aperture


Lens Mount

Leica M

Angle of View


Minimum Focus Distance

2.3' / 70 cm

Optical Design

8 Elements in 7 Groups

Diaphragm Blades


Focus Type

Manual Focus

Filter Size

43 mm (Front)

Dimensions (ø x L)

2.2 x 1.5" / 55.3 x 36.9 mm


7 oz / 198 g