Voigtlander Nokton 50mm f/1.5 - Punching Above Its Weight

I've recently picked up a new lens from a friend of mine, the Voigtlander Nokton 50mm f/1.5 and I have to say that I've loving what Voigtlander lenses can render with the Leica M9's CCD sensor. The classical rendering from both the previous Nokton 35mm f/1.2 ASPH II (sold due to the size and heft) and this lens made me a big fan of how the images look with very little post-processing work.

 The microcontrast and fall off is spectacular

The microcontrast and fall off is spectacular

I was also looking at the Zeiss 50mm f/1.4 ZM as a contender to Leica's Summilux-M 50mm f/1.4, but the reviews I've read about the focus shift and rendering (I'm personally not a fan of contrasty images that the Zeiss renders), the Nokton rose to the top of the list and it has more and earned its right to stay in my camera bag. 

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