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 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.
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