Cosina unveils trio of E-mount Voigtlander lenses at CP+ 2017, including fastest 40mm full-frame lens
posted Thursday, February 23, 2017 at 1:00 PM EDT
Cosina manufactures lenses for a variety of lens mounts, including E-mount, Micro Four Thirds and various SLR mounts. Their latest announcement exclusively concerns Sony E-mount shooters. Cosina has updated the information for a lens they announced at Photokina in September 2016 and unveiled two additional E-mount lenses.
All three of the lenses below will be released at an unspecified date and no pricing information is yet available.
Voigtlander APO-Macro Lanthar 65mm f/2 Asperical E-mount lens
Announced in September, the Voigtlander APO-Macro 65mm f/2 lens has a new exterior design at CP+ 2017. The lens has a maximum magnification ratio of 1:2 and a close focus distance of 12.2 inches (31 centimeters). To illustrate the lens' APO-Lanthar heritage, its barrel has engraved red, green and blue lines near the front element. This f/2 lens is one of the fastest full-frame macro lenses available. It has engraved depth of field markings, focal distances and aperture markings. While we are not certain, other Voigtlander E-mount lenses have included 1/3 click stop aperture control systems, so we expect the new APO-Macro and the two lenses below to offer the same feature.
Voigtlander Classic Nokton 35mm f/1.4 E-mount lens
Now onto something completely new, the Voigtlander Classic Nokton 35mm f/1.4. This full-frame lens is based on the VM Mount Nokton Classic 35mm f/1.4, but it has an optimized optical formula specifically for E-mount. The Nokton Classic 35mm is designed to include some aberrations when shot wide open to produce distinct blur, but offer a sharp image when stopped down. This compact lens is designed to be lightweight and portable as well. Like the APO-Macro lens above, the Classic Nokton 35mm f/1.4 has engraved markings on its lens barrel.
Voigtlander Nokton 40mm f/1.2 Aspherical E-mount lens
Another fast full-frame prime, the Voigtlander Nokton 40mm f/1.2 is designed to offer excellent image quality across the entire frame. The lens close focuses to just under 16 inches (40 centimeters). The aperture click mechanism is designed to be quieter so that aperture can be adjusted during movie recording without being audible. Per Cosina, this is the fastest 40mm full-frame lens ever made.