Voigtlander Color-Skopar 21mm f/3.5 Aspherical lens for Sony E-mount now officially released


The Voigtlander Color-Skopar 21mm f/3.5 Aspherical lens for Sony E-mount is now officially released. The Japanese suggested retail price excluding tax is ¥85,000 (around $750). US pricing is not yet announced (check Adorama and B&H). Shipping is scheduled for October 2018. Sample photos can be found here.


Lens specifications:

Focal length 21 mm
Aperture ratio 1: 3.5
Minimum aperture F22
Lens configuration 8 groups 9
Angle of view 91.2 °
Number of diaphragm blades 10 sheets
Shortest shooting distance 0.2 m
Maximum shooting magnification 1: 6.45
Maximum diameter × total length φ 62.8 × 39.9 mm
Filter size φ 52 mm
weight 230 g
Lens hood Attached
Electronic contact There
Focus magnification function Correspondence
Exif information Correspondence
Lens correction selection Possible
5-axis body internal hand shake Correspondence (limited to body with 5 axes)

Main features:

  • Sony E mount compatible with electronic contacts, lens usage status is reflected in Exif information of shooting data. In addition, because it incorporates a distance encoder, it supports 5-axis camera shake correction on the camera body side. It is also possible to enlarge the viewfinder by operating the focus ring.
  • Optimized optical design: In addition to securing full-size image circle, it adopts optical design optimized for Sony E mount sensor. High resolution is maintained up to the periphery of the screen, and phenomena such as color hue are suppressed.
  • Manual Focus capable of reliable focusing: focusing smooth operation feeling by adopting a total metal helicoid unit processed and adjusted with high precision and high quality grease producing moderate torque. It enables delicate focus adjustment.
  • Shortest shooting distance 20 cm: the shortest shooting distance from the subject to the image plane is 20 cm. It expands the possibilities of drawing with the intense perspective peculiar to ultra wide angle lens.
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