By Eric Yang
on 9.9.11

Camera gear is a slippery slope. Between bodies, lenses, cases, flashes, and mounts you’re lucky to get an ideal outfit without losing your shirt. However, once you’ve been bitten with the bug for fast glass (lenses) the rabbit hole truly widens. One lens we’ve been itching to get our hands on with is the impossibly fast Voigtländer Nokton 25mm f/0.95 ($1199). Certainly no every-day lens, the all-manual Voigtländer touts speeds faster than the holy grail of f/1, robust metal-construction lens, and is designed specifically for micro four thirds cameras (e.g. Panasonic GF1, Olympus PEN). Mounted, it shoots an effective 50mm, stunning low-light performance and depth of field so shallow even shots of your neighbor’s front lawn at dusk will look like David Fincher sequences. Of course, if money is no object then you can always opt for picking up Leica’s $10,000 “King of the Night”.

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