Cosina announced the Voigtlander APO-LANTHAR 50mm f/2 Aspherical VM lens for Leica M-mount. Price of this product is unknown at the moment – check pricing and availability
However suggested retail price (excluding tax) is ¥120,000 which makes the US price to be around $1,099. The Voigtlander APO-LANTHAR 50mm f/2 Aspherical VM lens is scheduled to be released in January 2021.
Lens hood LH-13 will be sold separately with a price tag of ¥10,000 ($99). Check out the additional information from the translated text.
“A lens optimized for a full-size M-mount sensor, based on the Sony E-mount dedicated lens that was launched on the market as the highest-performance standard lens in the history of Voigtlander. The apochromat design, which makes the on-axis chromatic aberration of RGB, which constitutes the three primary colors of light, as close to zero as possible, realizes performance that completely changes the values of standard lenses. With a tight style, it also has good handling when using a rangefinder camera.
● Apochromat design
We thoroughly eliminate various aberrations such as axial chromatic aberration, and pursue the ultimate performance in terms of resolution and contrast reproducibility.
● Of the optical glass that derives high performance and
the lens configuration of 10 elements in 8 groups of the mechanical part , 2 abnormally dispersed glass and 2 double-sided aspherical lenses are used, and a floating mechanism is also equipped.
● compact style
reduces the vignetting of the range finder in putting together a full-length short. It weighs 288g (excluding accessories) and realizes light handling.
● 12 diaphragms
that allow you to enjoy the expression of bokeh The diaphragm blades, which consist of 12 diaphragms, adopt a special shape that makes a circle not only in F2 but also in F2.8 and F5.6. It is possible to draw using “ball blur” such as a point light source.
● Optional bayonet hood
offers a beautiful metal bayonet hood LH-13 which is rich in durable option.
● Manual focus for reliable focus operation
By adopting an all-metal helicoid unit processed and adjusted with high precision and high-quality grease that produces an appropriate torque, focusing with a smooth operation feeling is realized. Allows for delicate focus adjustment.
● bayonet VM mount
adopt the VM mount Leica M mount compatible to the lens mount. Not only can it be used with rangefinder-linked cameras, but it also has an excellent design balance when attached to a mirrorless digital camera via a mount adapter.
● Equipped with a distance meter interlocking system The
high-precision rangefinder interlocking mechanism enables severe focusing near the maximum aperture.
image circle We have secured a generous image circle that supports full-frame 35mm format.”
Voigtlander APO-LANTHAR 50mm f/2 Aspherical VM lens for Leica M-mount specifications:
|Caliber ratio||1: 2|
|Lens configuration||10 elements in 8 groups|
|Angle of view||46.2 °|
|Number of diaphragm blades||12 sheets (open F2, F2.8, F5.6 with circular aperture|
|Shortest shooting distance||0.7m|
|Rangefinder interlocking range||∞ ～ 0.7m (depending on the camera)|
|Maximum diameter x total length||φ55.6 × 53.0mm|
|Lens hood||LH-13 (sold separately)|