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Voigtlander 18mm f/2.8 Aspherical Lens Announced for Fujifilm X-mount

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Cosina announced a new Voigtlander Color-Skopar 18mm f/2.8 Aspherical lens for Fujifilm X-mount. Voigtlander 18mm f/2.8 Aspherical lens designed exclusively for Fujifilm X mount.

Information communication with the X-series body uses electronic contacts. The lens comes with all-metal lens barrel with high rigidity and durability. It has manual focus for reliable focus operation and aperture ring with direct mechanical operation. The bright prime lens offers beautiful bokeh created by 10-blade iris diaphragm. Minimum shooting distance is 0.17m.

Pre-orders coming soon to AdoramaAmazon, and B&HPhoto. Voigtlander already has lenses for Fuji X-mount:

Voigtlander 18mm f/2.8 Aspherical Lens Specifications

  • Focal length 18mm
  • Aperture ratio 1:2.8
  • Minimum aperture F22
  • Lens configuration: 7 elements in 5 groups
  • Angle of view 75.4°
  • Number of aperture blades: 10
  • Shortest shooting distance 0.17m
  • Maximum shooting magnification 1:6.6
  • Maximum diameter x total length φ59.3 x 23.5mm (excluding accessories and protrusions)
  • Filter size φ43mm
  • Weight 115g
  • Lens hood Dedicated hood included
  • Aperture ring equipped (manual aperture)
  • Electronic contacts Yes
  • Exif information: Supported
  • Focus check: Supported
  • In-body camera shake: Supported (limited to bodies with camera shake)
  • Shooting distance linked display: Supported

Voigtlander 18mm f/2.8 Aspherical Lens Announcement

Cosina will release Voigtlander brand COLOR-SKOPAR 18mm F2.8 Aspherical X mount, an interchangeable lens exclusively for Fujifilm X mount.

COLOR-SKOPAR 18mm F2.8 Aspherical X mount is an interchangeable lens exclusively for Fujifilm X mount, and is a manual focus wide-angle lens that covers an APS-C size image circle.

It has an angle of view equivalent to 28mm full-frame equivalent, and the optical design is optimized for the image sensor of Fujifilm X system cameras.

This lens is equipped with electronic contacts, and as disclosed by Fujifilm Corporation, highly reliable electrical communication is achieved between the lens and the body. The combination of a telecommunications compatible body and the latest firmware enables Exif information, focus check, and shooting distance linked display, as well as in-body image stabilization for certain models.

When attached to a model that does not support electrical contacts, you can enable aperture-priority auto shooting by enabling lensless release in the camera settings.

The angle of view of this lens is equivalent to 28mm, which has been popular as a standard wide-angle lens since the days of 35mm film cameras, making it suitable for snapshots.

The use of double-sided aspherical lenses and anomalous partial dispersion glass ensures excellent optical performance, while the design has a maximum aperture of F2.8, achieving a pancake-style design that keeps the overall size of the product compact. Masu. It has a short overall length of 23.5mm from the mount, making it highly portable, and there are few parts that protrude from the camera body, making it easy to take it out of a bag and store it.

The minimum shooting distance is 0.17m, and it is also compatible with table photos that take advantage of the unique perspective of a wide-angle lens. The focus ring on the lens control section is equipped with a lever that is shaped to fit easily with your fingers, improving operability and allowing you to determine the approximate distance set by the lever position without having to look at the distance indicator.

The aperture blades are composed of 10 blades that take into account the shape of the bokeh, and have 1/3 step clicks. The aperture mechanism uses a mechanism in which the aperture ring is directly connected to the opening and closing of the aperture blades, similar to Voigtlander’s VM mount and mirrorless mount lenses. You can enjoy the comfortable feeling of manual focusing as all lens groups are moved out within the all-metal lens barrel, as well as the sensation of directly operating the mechanism when opening and closing the aperture.

The all-metal exterior is available in two colors: silver and black. Both models come with a special dome-shaped screw-in hood (black finish).

*1 This product is equipped with electronic contacts, but there are body and firmware limitations that allow electrical communication. For more information, please check the list of compatible bodies on the Cosina web page.