This is the first of a series of articles showcasing pictures taken on the Voigtländer Nokton 40mm 1:1.2. These pictures were taken around the suburb of Chatswood in Sydney. Chatswood is a retail, transportation and commercial hub. In these photos, I have focused more on Chatswood as a leafy residential suburb.
For more information on the Nokton 40mm lens, check out my initial impressions article and other articles in the series:
- Initial Impression
- Chatswood walk
- Roseville walk
- Sydney architecture and street art
- THEN exhibition at White Rabbit Gallery
- Royal Botanic Gardens
- Hello Koalas
- Artisans in the Garden
- Wollombi Sculpture in the Vineyards
- Sydney EV Expo 2019
- Sculpture by the Sea
- Matsuri Japan Festival in Sydney
First up, a set of close focusing photos of flowers intended to demonstrate what the bokeh of the lens is like at close to minimum focusing distance.
As you can see, whilst the Nokton isn’t a macro lens, you can get good results at the minimum focusing distance of 0.35m, or roughly 1 foot away from the subject. The bokeh is pleasing, and not too distracting or structured.