Voigtlander Announces Nokton 50mm f/1.2 Aspherical Fullframe E-mount Lens

Voigtlander has announced the Nokton 50mm f/1.2 Aspherical Lens for Fullframe Sony E-mount. US pricing not yet announced but the price in Japan is ¥150,000 (excluding tax). Shipping is scheduled to start in April 2019. (Search B&H Photo)

Designed with a new interpretation vintage 50mm F1.2 large aperture lens. Adopting two double-sided aspherical lenses, with a large diaphragm opening, to allow smooth blurred backgrounds.

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 adapters.

Focal length: 50 mm
Aperture ratio: 1: 1.2
Minimum Aperture: F22
Lens Configuration: 6 groups 8 pieces
Angle of View: 47.5 °
Diaphragm Blades: 12
Minimun Focus Distance: 0.45 m
Maximum Magnification: 1: 7.0
Size: 70.1mm D × 58.8 mm L
Filter size: 58 mm
Weight: 434 g
Lens Hood: Attached
Electronic Contact: Yes
Focus Magnification function: Yes
Exif Information: Yes
Lens Correction Selection: Possible
5-axis body hand movement: Yes (limited to IBIS body)
Other: Click/Clickless Aperture

Key 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 cameras with 5-axis image stabilization. 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.

via: Daily Camera News

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