The type of photography that you are planning to use is an important decision factor. Here we have evaluated the Olympus 45mm F1.2 Pro and the Voigtlander Nokton 42.5mm F0.95 for their suitability to various photography scenarios:
Size and Weight Comparison
Size of a lens is an important deciding factor when comparing two lenses.Olympus 45mm F1.2 Pro is the longer of the two lenses at 85mm. The Voigtlander Nokton 42.5mm F0.95 with a length of 75mm is 10mm shorter. Besides being longer, the Olympus 45mm F1.2 Pro also has a larger diameter of 70mm compared to Voigtlander Nokton 42.5mm F0.95's 64mm diameter.
Weight of a lens is as important as its external dimensions, especially if you are planning to hand hold your camera and lens combination for longer periods. Olympus 45mm F1.2 Pro weighs 410g, which means it is 161g (28%) lighter than the Voigtlander Nokton 42.5mm F0.95 which has a weight of 571g.
Both Olympus 45mm F1.2 Pro and Voigtlander Nokton 42.5mm F0.95 has the same Micro Four Thirds lens mount. Some of the latest released cameras that are compatible with the Micro Four Thirds lenses are OM System OM-5, Panasonic GH6 and OM System OM-1.
Olympus 45mm F1.2 Pro is a prime lens with fixed focal lenght of 45mm which has a 35mm equivalent focal range of 90mm when used on a FourThirds format camera. Voigtlander Nokton 42.5mm F0.95 is a prime lens with fixed focal lenght of 43mm which has a 35mm equivalent focal range of 90mm when used on a FourThirds format camera.