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Voigtlander Nokton 40mm f/1.2 Lens Announced for Sony E-Mount

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Voigtlander has officially announced the Nokton 40mm f/1.2 Asperical FE Lens. Designed for Sony full-frame mirrorless cameras, the new optic is manual focus only.

Like other Voigtlander E-mount lenses, this lens transmits EXIF lens data to the camera allowing Auto IBIS image stabilization with Sony a9, a7-Series cameras and Sony a6500The focal length is equivalent to 60mm in the APS-C sized camera.

The Nokton 40mm f/1.2 FE lens costs around $1,200. You can find sample images of the fast aperture lens at the Cosina website.

Voigtlander Nokton 40mm f/1.2 FE Lens Announced in Japan

Voigtlander Nokton 40mm f/1.2 Lens Announced for Sony E-Mount

Technical Specifications

Focal length 40 mm
Aperture ratio 1: 1.2
Minimum aperture F22
Lens configuration 6 groups 8 pieces
Angle of view 55 °
Number of diaphragm blades 10 sheets
Shortest shooting distance 0.35 m
Maximum shooting magnification 1: 6.2
Maximum diameter × total length φ 70.1 × 59.3 mm
Filter size φ 58 mm
weight 420 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)
Other: With aperture switching mechanism

Hands-on videos

Press release:

A compact size yet full size 40 mm lens realizes the world’s first * large aperture. Two double-sided aspherical lenses are adopted as an optical system optimized for the image sensor of mirrorless camera made by Sony. It has a performance that you can use with confidence from opening the aperture, you can enjoy a smooth and large blur taste.

Main features:
With Sony E mount compatible electronic contact, 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 compensation 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.

Versatile view angle
Since the angle of view of 40 mm is equivalent to 60mm in the APS-C size camera, it can be handled as a standard lens even in full size or APS – C size.

Manual focus that enables reliable focusing
By adopting a total metal helicoid unit machined and adjusted with high accuracy and high quality grease producing moderate torque, smooth operation feeling is realized. It enables delicate focus adjustment.

Aperture click changeover mechanism An iris changeover mechanism capable of opening and closing the iris ring steplessly without generating click sound is installed. There is no worry of picking up the operation sound of the aperture ring at the time of movie recording.

* As a full size 40 mm lens August 2017 examined by us

via MT