Cosina has announced four new manual focus, metal barrel Voigtlander prime lenses for Nikon Z and Fujifilm X mounts, plus a new lens adapter.
The Voigtlander APO-Lanthar 50mm F2 Aspherical lens is a full-frame standard prime lens for Nikon Z mount. The APO in the name refers to the lens’s apochromatic design, which promises to eliminate aberrations and deliver clean, high-resolution images, even when shooting with the lens wide open at F2. The lens includes 10 lens elements across 8 groups and incorporates a 12-bladed aperture diaphragm.
|Voigtlander APO-Lanthar 50mm F2 for Nikon Z|
The manual focus lens also includes a manual aperture ring. The minimum focus distance is 0.45m (1.47′), resulting in a maximum magnification ratio of 1:6.46. The lens has a 52mm filter thread and is 64.3mm (2.5″) long. The relatively compact prime lens weighs 347 g (12.2 oz.).
Pricing and release information have not yet been announced, but the E-mount version is $1,049.
If you want to go wider, the Voigtlander APO-Lanthar 35mm F2 Aspherical lens has also been announced for full-frame Nikon Z cameras. Like the 50mm lens, the 35mm F2 incorporates an apochromatic design. The lens has 11 elements in 9 groups and includes a 12-bladed aperture diaphragm.
|Voigtlander APO-Lanthar 35mm F2 for Nikon Z|
The minimum focus distance is 0.35m (1.14′), resulting in a max magnification ratio of 1:6.77, which is quite similar to the 50mm prime lens. The lens is also a similar size, although it’s slightly longer at 70.4mm (2.77″) and weighs a bit more at 360 g (12.7 oz.).
While exact pricing information isn’t available, if the APO-Lanthar 35mm F2 for Sony E mount is any indication, the new Nikon Z version will cost around $1,149.
For Nikon Z cameras with APS-C (DX) image sensors, Cosina has also announced the Voigtlander Nokton D 23mm F1.2 Aspherical lens. The 23mm lens delivers a roughly 35mm-equivalent focal length thanks to the 1.5x focal length multiplier. The lens is quite compact. It’s only 45.2mm (1.78″) long, and it weighs a mere 240 g (8.47 oz.). The lens has a 46mm filter thread.
|Voigtlander Nokton 23mm F1.4 for Nikon Z (DX)|
Inside, there are 10 lens elements spread across half a dozen groups. Like the two full-frame Z lenses, the aperture diaphragm includes 12 aperture blades. Unlike the other two Nikon Z lenses, the dedicated manual aperture ring is near the lens mount rather than at the end of the lens barrel. The minimum focus distance is 0.18m (0.6′), resulting in a max magnification ratio of 1:4.9.
Pricing and availability haven’t been announced. Unlike the pair of full-frame Z lenses, there’s no existing equivalent lens to refer to for possible pricing.
Now we come to Voigtlander’s second X mount lens, which is the Nokton 23mm F1.2 Aspherical for Fujifilm X. On the inside, it’s the same as the Nikon DX version above. However, the two lenses have different designs corresponding to their respective systems. The Nikon version has classic styling that fits Nikon’s brand history, including a silver ring and a chunkier focus ring. The X version is all black with a more tapered barrel and slimmer focus ring. The two 23mm primes also have their aperture rings in different positions, as you can see by the product shots.
|Voigtlander Nokton 23mm F1.4 for Fujifilm X (APS-C)|
In addition to the four new lenses, Cosina has also announced the Voigtlander VM-E Close Focus Adapter II. This adapter allows users to mount Voigtlander VM and Zeiss ZM lenses to a full-frame Sony E mount camera. The all-metal, manual lens adapter shortens the minimum focusing distance of the attached lens thanks to an integrated helicoid that offers 4mm of travel. Compared to the original version, the Mark II model weighs 50 g less and includes a grippier texture for improved operability. Pricing hasn’t been announced, but the original version, which is listed as discontinued online, retails for around $300.
|Voigtlander VM-E Close Focus Adapter II for Sony E|