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Voigtländer Nokton 42.5mm f/0.95 Lens Price and Release Date

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Cosina has announced the release date and price of the Voigtländer Nokton 42.5mm f/0.95 lens for Micro Four Thirds cameras. The new Voigtländer Nokton 42.5mm f/0.95 lens will be available in August, 2013 and will have a price of 123,900 yen which is around $1,270.

Voigtländer Nokton 42.5mm f/0.95 is a ultra-fast short telephoto “portrait” lens is for Micro Four Thirds cameras only. The lens will provide an 85mm f/1.9 35mm equivalent  on full frame in terms of angle of view, depth of field control, and background blur. It has a 10-bladed diaphragm, and features manual focus and aperture operation – the latter can be made clickless for movie recording.

Voigtlander Nokton 42.5mm f/0.95 Specifications

Principal specifications
Lens type Prime lens
Max Format size FourThirds
Focal length 43 mm
Image stabilisation No
Lens mount Micro Four Thirds
Maximum aperture F0.95
Minimum aperture F16.0
Aperture ring Yes
Number of diaphragm blades 10
Aperture notes Stepless aperture ring
Elements 11
Groups 8
Minimum focus 0.23 m (9.06″)
Autofocus No
Full time manual N/A
Distance scale Yes
DoF scale Yes
Diameter 64 mm (2.53″)
Length 75 mm (2.94″)
Materials All-metal construction
Filter thread 58 mm
Hood supplied Yes