posted Friday, February 25, 2022 at 5:00 PM EDT
Cosina has introduced 4 new Voigtländer lenses, together with three for Nikon Z mount and one for Fujifilm X mount. Two of the Z lenses are full-frame primes, whereas the opposite two lenses are designed for APS-C picture sensors.
Trying first on the full-frame lenses, there are two new APO-Lanthar primes, the Voigtlander APO-Lanthar 35mm F2 Aspherical and the APO-Lanthar 50mm F2 Aspherical. These lenses exist already as E-mount optics, though their exterior designs differ barely from the brand new Z variations. The 2 new lenses are additionally much like each other by way of general dimension. The 35mm lens is 70.4mm (2.77″) lengthy and weighs 360 grams (12.7 ounces). The 50mm lens is barely shorter at 64.3mm (2.53″), and it weighs 347 g (12.24 oz.). Each lenses have a 52mm filter thread.
Voigtländer APO-Lanthar 35mm F2
The guide focus lenses share comparable designs, too. They every characteristic a large focus ring – the lenses are guide – and have a ridged aperture management ring close to the entrance of the lens barrel. The main focus ring contains depth of area markers. Naturally, the 2 lenses make the most of barely totally different optical formulation. The 35mm lens options 11 lens parts in 9 teams, and the 50mm lens has 10 parts in 8 teams. Each lenses make the most of an apochromatic, therefore the ‘APO’ of their names, a design that guarantees to suppress chromatic aberrations. Each lenses additionally embody a 12-bladed round aperture diaphragm.
Regardless of being guide lenses, they keep digital communication with Z cameras, permitting for full recording of EXIF knowledge. The APO-Lanthar 35mm F2 can focus as shut as 0.35 m (1.14′), and the 50mm F2 lens can focus as shut as 0.45 m (1.48′). This ends in most copy ratios of 1:6.77 and 1:6.46, respectively.
Voigtländer APO-Lanthar 50mm F2
Launch date and pricing info isn’t but obtainable. Nonetheless, trying on the comparable E mount lenses as a reference level, you may count on the premium Voigtländer lenses to every value a bit over $1,000.
The 2 new Voigtländer APS-C lenses are a pair of comparable 23mm prime lenses, the Voigtländer Nokton 23mm F1.2 Aspherical for Z and X mount. and the I say comparable as a result of they characteristic the identical inside design however look totally different than each other. The Nikon Z model options the identical type of focus ring as the 2 full-frame Z lenses however contains an aperture ring close to the lens mount and has a silver accent, trying extra old fashioned, just like the older Voigtländer Nokton 58mm F1.4 SL II S lens for DSLR cameras. The X mount model appears options an all-black design with pink accents and an aperture ring close to the entrance of the lens.
Voigtlander Nokton 23mm F1.2 (Z)
Inside, each lenses share a design, that includes 10 lens parts throughout half a dozen teams and a 12-bladed round aperture diaphragm. The guide lenses focus as shut as 0.18 m (0.6′), leading to a max copy ratio of 1:4.9. The lenses weigh barely totally different quantities however are each light-weight. The Z model weighs 240 g (8.46 oz.), and the X model weighs 214 g (7.55 oz.). They’re primarily the identical size, proper round 45mm (1.77″), though the X model is barely shorter. Each lenses embody a 46mm filter thread.
Voigtlander Nokton 23mm F1.2 (X)
There is no info on pricing. By the way in which, that is Voigtländer’s second lens designed for X mount, following the Nokton 35mm F1.2. That lens is $759.
VM-E Shut Focus Adapter II
Along with the 4 new Voigtländer lenses, Cosina additionally introduced the VM-E Shut Focus Adapter II for Sony E mount. It is an up to date model of the unique adapter that permits photographers to adapt VM and ZM lenses to full-frame Sony E mount cameras. The adapter features a 4mm helicoid feeding stroke. The adapter is 50 g lighter than the earlier iteration and gives improved usability because of a redesigned grip.
(Through Photograph Rumors)