Cosina announced the development of three new full frame Voigtlander lenses for Sony E-mount

Cosina announced the development of three new full frame Voigtlander lenses for Sony E-mount. The new lenses will have:

  • EXIF transmission to camera body
  • Support for five-axis image stabilization
  • Manual focus
  • 1/3 step aperture selection
  • Check US pricing and availability (not officially announced yet)
  • Additional pictures can be found at DC.Watch

Voigtlander APO-MACRO LANTHAR 65mm f/2 Aspherical E-mount lens:


The Voigtländer MACRO APO-LANTHAR 65mm F2 Aspherical was announced at Photokina 2016 in Cologne, Germany, as a reference exhibit. Since then specifications and appearance have been improved. The Red, Green, and Blue lines on the lens barrel proudly indicate its heritage from vintage APO-LANTHAR lens designs - High Performance. At F2, this lens is one of the fastest macro lenses available for full frame format. Macro Ratio is 1:2. Minimum Object Distance is 31cm.

Voigtlander Classic NOKTON 35mm f/1.4 lens for E-mount:


We re-design the lens construction of M-mount version, which is now optimized for Full Frame E-mount sensor. As NOKTON Classic 35mm F1.4 has the "Classic" in its name, this lens produce beautiful Bokeh at wide open, and sharp image at stop down.

Voigtlander NOKTON 40mm f/1.2 Aspherical lens for E-mount:


NOKTON 40mm F1.2 Aspherical is the fastest 40mm lens ever made for the Full Frame format sensor. This lens is compact enough but also can produce high-resolution picture due to the lens construction design optimized for Full Frame E-mount sensor. Minimum Object Distance is 40cm. Selective Aperture Control System is available.

Additional information (translated from Japanese):

Here is the translation:

Voigtlander APO-MACRO LANTHAR 65mm f/2 Aspherical E-mount lens:

MACRO APO LANTHAR 65 mm F 2 Aspherical was exhibited as a product bearing the Voigtlander brand's highest performance APO - LANTHAR inscription at Photokina 2016 which took place in Germany in 2016. The CP + 2017 reference exhibition model this time is spec for the product released at Photokina. We are changing the exterior design. As the macro lens F 2's large aperture is the most bright lens as the full-size format interchangeable lens which is currently on the market, macro shooting making use of blurring taste is possible. The maximum shooting magnification is 1:20 the shortest shooting distance 31 cm) The focal length of 65 mm is also possible as a standard lens shooting and has the advantage of securing working dis tance compared with 50 mm standard macro lens. In addition, making full use of the brightness of F2, it is also suitable for portrait, high performance lens that can be used in various genres. Release timing Price: undecided

Voigtlander Classic NOKTON 35mm f/1.4 lens for E-mount:

NOKTON classic 35mm F1.4 E - mount covers full size sensor. It is a Raxa diameter lens. Based on the VM Mount NOKTON classic 35 mm F 1.4, which has been well received since its launch, we have designed an optical design optimized for the E-mount digital imaging device. Suitable for the name of NOKTON classic "By releasing aberrations moderately intentionally, when opening, it will produce a gentle and beautiful blurred taste, and when it narrows down it will show a sharp depiction power.The compact product and portability are also high. Shooting taking advantage of the individuality of the lens is possible Release date, price: to be determined

Voigtlander NOKTON 40mm f/1.2 Aspherical lens for E-mount:

NOKTON 40 mm F1.2 Aspherical E-mount covers full size sensor. It is a standard large aperture lens. We adopt an optical meter optimized for the E - mount imaging device and provide stable image quality from the center to the periphery. The shortest shooting distance is 40 cm * You can use it as a large aperture standard lens that is compact and portable. In addition, we have a weak aperture stop click release mechanism * to suppress smooth aperture operation and click sound generation in moving images. Re lease time. Price: unknown

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  • Geoff C. Bassett

    That 40mm 1.2 is MINE. Hope it has great rendering and comes in less than $1200.

  • joel richards

    That 40mm is very tempting…

  • Yan

    No focus tab for 35mm, big fail

    • J-Man

      And I think tabs are annoying…

      • Yan

        the main reason for using MF lens for still photography are the ability to zone focus. A focus tab is specifically useful when you do zone focus, with the tab you can quickly adjust focus ring to a certain distance without even looking at your camera. Without the tab, you will have to see the focus scale, and you may miss the moment.

        • abortabort

          Except you’ll see the scale in the viewfinder…

        • Les

          The main reason for using manual focus is to control the plane of focus and build your composition from there. AF systems second-guess you and have no appreciation of composition.

      • markz

        for smaller lenses like this I much prefer tabs.
        Maybe Cosina will include a snap in tab for those of us who like to do things that way

  • J-Man

    The 40 sounds interesting, I would have preferred a 40/2 APO.
    The 65/2 APO Macro sounds great, I wonder if it will replace my Leica R 60/2.8?
    I look forward to seeing samples from both.

  • Dan

    MACRO APO – LANTHAR 65 mm F 2 Aspherical E – mount
    MACRO APO LANTHAR 65 mm F 2 Aspherical was exhibited as a product bearing the Voigtlander brand’s highest performance APO – LANTHAR inscription at Photokina 2016 which took place in Germany in 2016. The CP + 2017 reference exhibition model this time is spec for the product released at Photokina. We are changing the exterior design. As the macro lens F 2’s large aperture is the most bright lens as the full-size format interchangeable lens which is currently on the market, macro shooting making use of blurring taste is possible. The maximum shooting magnification is 1:20 the shortest shooting distance 31 cm) The focal length of 65 mm is also possible as a standard lens shooting and has the advantage of securing working distance compared with 50 mm standard macro lens. In addition, making full use of the brightness of F2, it is also suitable for portrait, high performance lens that can be used in various genres.
    Release timing Price: undecided

    NOKTON 40 mm F1.2 Aspherical E-mount
    NOKTON 40 mm F1.2 Aspherical E-mount covers full size sensor. It is a standard large aperture lens. We adopt an optical meter optimized for the E – mount imaging device and provide stable image quality from the center to the periphery. The shortest shooting distance is 40 cm * You can use it as a large aperture standard lens that is compact and portable. In addition, we have a weak aperture stop click release mechanism * to suppress smooth aperture operation and click sound generation in moving images. Release time. Price: unknown

    NOKTON classic 35mm F1.4 E – mount
    NOKTON classic 35mm F1.4 E – mount covers full size sensor. It is a Raxa diameter lens. Based on the VM Mount NOKTON classic 35 mm F 1.4, which has been well received since its launch, we have designed an optical design optimized for the E-mount digital imaging device. Suitable for the name of NOKTON classic “By releasing aberrations moderately intentionally, when opening, it will produce a gentle and beautiful blurred taste, and when it narrows down it will show a sharp depiction power.The compact product and portability are also high. Shooting taking advantage of the individuality of the lens is possible Release date, price: to be determined

    • Thanks for the translation, I will update my post.

  • sony hear this. ANOTHER PRICE WAR =)

  • abortabort

    Now CV, release a bare bones digital rangefinder based on E-Mount with optional M-Mount adapter and rangefinder coupling.

    • Ivan Kutsarov

      Why reinvent the wheel if you already can use them on Sony A7 series camera.

      • abortabort

        Because using an EVF is not the same as using a rangefinder? Because people complain about using Sony cameras all the time (mostly because they don’t know how to set them up) and prefer things like Fuji’s?

        • Zainb

          More people prefer and buy Sony over Fuji, and that’s why these lenses are made for Sony. More buyers.

          • Randolph_Knackstedt

            I had and enjoyed Fuji (Xpro1, X100S) and I’m happy I took a gamble and got the A7II. The first time I went out with the A7II + 28mm I was surprised by how much I didn’t miss the X100S. Using the EVF was so much nicer than my Fuji’s and the IQ (to me) was a pretty noticeable difference. As much as I liked the OVF, I don’t miss it much due to the EVF of my A7II. I’d still like to try a used Leica M though. But the new V 35 / 40 might put that desire to rest.

  • BdV

    Looks good. These sure do turn Sony bodies into a more interesting option. Would be a big contemporary problem to make up my mind between 40 1.2 and 35 1.4 though.

  • tornwald

    This looks very promising. How about K-Mount versions Cosina?

    • Les

      Leica SL mount versions would be great too.

      • abortabort

        This! When are Loxia, Batis and Voigtlander E line coming to the SL? Those would make the SL far, far more interesting.

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  • Brennan McKissick

    Damn, this is awesome. I’d be all about that 40/1.2 if I owned an A7x camera.

  • Wirton Araújo

    Man, I’m soooo happy to see this!
    Not only my suggestion (I made it by e-mail) to alter that collored rings for three “dots” with the same color was attended (in the 65mm APO), but they also brought this marvelous surprise! (the 40mm f/1.2). I will certainly buy these two!

  • markz

    It will be interesting to see if the 35 1.4 Nokton classic has the same internal design as the MC (multi coat colour film optimised) version.
    I’ve had both the single coat B&W optimised and still own the MC M mount version. While I like the lens it’s certainly not one for the DxO score obsessed buyer (soft below F2, busy bokeh wide open, noticeable vignetting even on film and noticeable distortion if you have a fetish for photographing brick walls).

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