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Voigtlander Nokton 50mm f/1.2 Aspherical Lens Announced for Sony E-mount

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The Voigtlander Nokton 50mm f/1.2 Aspherical Lens for Sony E-mount is now officially announced. The price in Japan is ¥150,000 (excluding tax). The US price hasn’t announced yet. Shipping is scheduled to start in April 2019. (check Adorama and B&H).

Designed with a new interpretation 50mm F1.2 with a history that has been loved by professional photographers as a specification that demonstrates the principle of large aperture lens. By adopting two double-sided aspherical lenses, it has the performance that you can use with confidence from opening the diaphragm, you can enjoy a large blur taste. The large caliber but compact style provides excellent handling with excellent balance with the body.

In addition, Voigtlander announced two new lenses – Voigtlander Nokton 21mm f/1.4 Aspherical lens for Sony E-mount and Voigtlander Nokton Vintage Line 75mm f/1.5 Aspherical VM lens for Leica M-mount – and six different mirrorless lens adapter.

Voigtlander Nokton 50mm f/1.2 Aspherical Lens Announced for Sony E-mount

Voigtlander Nokton 50mm f/1.2 Aspherical Lens for Sony E-mount Specifications

Focal length

50 mm

Aperture ratio

1: 1.2

Minimum Aperture


Lens configuration

6 groups 8 pieces

Angle of view

47.5 °

Number of diaphragm blades

12 sheets

Shortest shooting distance

0.45 m

Maximum shooting magnification

1: 7.0

Maximum diameter × total length

φ 70.1 × 58.8 mm

Filter size

φ 58 mm


434 g

Lens hood


Electronic contact


Focus magnification function


Exif information:


Lens correction selection


5-axis body hand movement

Correspondence (limited to body with 5 axes)


With aperture switching mechanism

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 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. Maintaining high resolution up to the periphery of the screen, phenomena such as color hue are suppressed.
  • Outstanding optical performance, four aspherical surfaces adopted as two aspherical lenses out of the eight lenses, both lenses are made aspherical, realizing both high-quality image quality and large aperture.
  • Manual Focus capable of reliable focusing by adopting a total metal helicoid unit processed and adjusted with high precision and high quality grease producing moderate torque, smooth operation feeling is realized. It enables delicate focus adjustment.
  • Aperture click switching mechanism a stop switching mechanism capable of opening and closing the aperture ring steplessly without generating click sound is installed. There is no need to worry about picking up the operation sound of the aperture ring at the time of movie recording.