Review Nikkor Z 58mm f/0.95 S Noct
This lens is about two to twenty times heavier, and up to a hundred times more expensive than most great standard lenses. Find out why it still can be a good idea to buy it. Warning: don’t read this if you own a Leica Noctilux 50mm f/0.95, a Canon R 50mm f/1.2 or a Nikkor 58mm f/1.4 G. You’ll find it in the menu under test, or simply here.
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Certainly looks a good stills lens. For cinematography on films though it’s not much use. Sets of Cookes, Leica and Zeiss cine primes are colour matched. You don’t intercut shots mixing them, they each have distinctive looks.
The Cookes are popular for some films because they are not flat field. You can place a person at the edge of frame and a person in the centre at a different distance from the camera and both will be acceptably in focus. They also have a traditional 3-dimensional look and supple roll off compared to the razor sharp flat field Zeiss which are often used diffused.
I’m sure the cine rental houses will be re-casing the Noct though, for special application use due to it’s speed.