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Noktor 12mm Hyperprime or Olympus 12mm


Sooty_1 Plus
7 1.5k 221 United Kingdom
16 Jul 2012 9:10AM
I'd probably stick with the Olympus.

As an aside, calling it a 'Noktor' is suggesting its a Voigtlander, ie a manufacturer with history, but it's made by SLRMagic, a company I have no knowledge of. In the same way there was a raft of 'point and shoot' cameras dressed up as SLRs with names like 'Olympia' or 'Nippon' a few years ago.

Nick

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Paul Morgan Plus
16 19.0k 6 England
16 Jul 2012 2:20PM

Quote:As an aside, calling it a 'Noktor' is suggesting its a Voigtlander


The new voigtlander lenses are made by Cosina, does it really matter who makes the noktor Smile

I like the two lenses equally and I still can`t make up my mind what body to get.

Now I`m finding myself drawn to putting the 12mm on hold and picking up an x100 instead for now, the second camera would probably see more use than a dedicated 12mm Smile
17 Jul 2012 2:22PM
I seem to remember Cosina were at the budget end of the 35-mm lens makers with only average performances for the price. They must have upped their game since as they now make Tokina as well!
Paul Morgan Plus
16 19.0k 6 England
17 Jul 2012 3:45PM

Quote:I seem to remember Cosina were at the budget end of the 35-mm lens makers with only average performances for the price


They also made a load of the legendary Vivitar Series one units, and also lenses for major players.
Carabosse Plus
14 41.0k 269 England
17 Jul 2012 9:23PM

Quote:I seem to remember Cosina were at the budget end of the 35-mm lens makers with only average performances for the price.


In my youth that was certainly the case. They were on par with Chinon - Dixons own brand.

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