Artisan in the Gardens with the Voigtländer Nokton 40mm 1:1.2 and Sony α7R

This is the seventh of a series of articles showcasing pictures taken on the Voigtländer Nokton 40mm 1:1.2. These pictures were taken at a showcase of Australian artists and makers at the historic Lion Gate Lodge at the Royal Botanic Gardens called “Artisans in the Garden.”

Built in 1878, Lion Gate Lodge is a stunning Victorian sandstone building boasting a private landscaped cottage garden, large permanent awning and paved courtyard. 

This event is a good showcase of the len’s ability to isolate subject detail from surroundings, and it’s contrast and colour handling.

For more information on the Nokton 40mm lens, check out my initial impressions article and other articles in the series:

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Posted by Chris Tham

Chris Tham is a co-founder of Visual Voyager Pty Ltd, the Principal Voigtländer Ambassador for Mainline Photographics and a Workshop Instructor for Mainline Photo Academy. She brings over 35 years of experience as a photographer to her role, starting with a Yashica rangefinder belonging to her dad, joining the Photography Club in school, and developing her own photos. More recently, Chris has been taking photos during her travels, and as a result has experienced some of the most interesting places in the world. Chris focuses on nature, street, and urban architecture subjects in her photography.