Real Life Review: Voigtländer 75 mm/1:1.5 Nokton VM

This is a Real Life Review of the new Voigtländer 75mm f1.5 VM-mount lens with Leica M10 and Sony A7r bodies, taken at the Klang Snake Temple and Johor Zoo in Malaysia, and at the Auburn Botanic Garden Cherry Blossom Festival.

This review focuses on the ability of the lens to take animal and human portraits, as well as object photography.

Usage Impressions

The lens fits snugly and feels well balanced on both the Leica M10 and Sony A7r. Focusing is relative easy, although I’ve found the focus dial turns quite easy and therefore the camera has a slight tendency to drift out of focus if you move the camera in between shots.

天福宫 Tian Hock Kung Snake Temple

This is a famous temple nestled right underneath the new Klang River Bridge in Malaysia, containing lots of motifs of snakes and a real live python inside. Andy Lau, the famous Hong Kong actor, reportedly once visited this popular temple. This is a good opportunity for object photography and testing the depth of field object isolation capabilities of this lens.

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.