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

Johor Zoo

Considered the oldest zoo in SE Asia, and quite possibly Asia, Johor Zoo was established in 1928 by the Sultan of Johor as a private zoo, but subsequently opened to the public and now managed by the state government. One of the advantages of being an older style zoo is that we can get really close to the animals which makes for great photos, even on a modest telephoto lens such as the Nokton 75mm


All these shots are taken through a wire mesh, and shows how the shallow depth of field (shot at max aperture f1.5) effectively “hides” the wire mesh.

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.