Voigtlander Announce New Full-Frame 35mm f/1.4 Prime for Sony E mount

Voigtlander – one of the oldest and most prestigious names in the game, has released details for their new Voigtlander Nokton 35mm f1.4 lens for Sony E mount. Featuring the well known Voigtlander metal construction, the manual focus lens has a classic focal length, a very bright f1.4 aperture and covers full-frame sensors making it perfect for the new Sony A7R III or the Sony A7s II.

The legendary Austrian lens maker are complimenting their already burgeoning E mount lineup, which also includes the Voigtlander Nokton 40mm f1.2 Aspherical and the Voigtlander Macro APO-LANTHAR 65mm f/2.0. Voigtlander are of course well known for their Leica M lenses as well as some of the fastest and best build lenses for Micro Four Thirds – I own one of them – the Voigtlander Nokton 25mm f0.95, which I used with my Panasonic GH5.

Voigtlander 35mm 1.4 FE

Voigtlander 35mm f1.4 FE Highlights

  • For Sony E-mount / Full-Frame

The lens has electronic contacts for EXIF support despite it being a manual focus lens. In addition, because it incorporates a distance encoder, it supports 5-axis camera shake correction on the camera body side. You can also enlarge the display by operating the focus ring.

  • Symmetrical Lens Construction

Designed with the latest optical technology while adopting a traditional symmetrical lens configuration to obtain a unique and beautiful depiction. By adopting Ultra-High Refraction glass, Voigtlander were able to create a fast aperture, while at the same time keeping the form-factor compact.

  • Optimized Optical Design

In addition to covering a full-size image circle, the optical design has been optimized for Sony E mount FF sensors, achieving stellar image quality, while preserving the character of the lens.

  • Reliable Manual Focus

The metal helicoid unit has been processed and adjusted with high precision and the high-quality grease that produces moderate torque for a smooth operation and delicate focus adjustment, that is often difficult especially when shooting video as the focus rotation on stills lenses is quite short.

Voigtlander 35mm f1.4 FE Specifications:

  • Focal length: 35 mm
  • Maximum Aperture: F 1.4
  • Minimum Aperture: F 16
  • Lens configuration: 6 groups / 8 elements
  • Angle of View: 63°
  • Number of diaphragm blades: 10
  • Minimum Focus Distance: 0.3 m
  • Maximum Magnification: 1: 6.3
  • Maximum diameter × total length: 67 × 39.6 mm
  • Filter Size: 58 mm
  • Weight: 262 g
  • Lens Hood: Attached
  • Electronic Contact: Yes
  • Focus Magnification Function: Yes
  • EXIF Information: Yes
  • Lens Correction Selection: Possible
  • Suggested Retail Price (excluding tax):
    • ¥ 85,000 (USA Pricing TK)
    • Translates to around $750
  • Scheduled for Release: February 2018

Check out some sample pics taken with this new lens here.

[via SonyAlphaRumors]

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