Today Cosina announced the Voigtlander APO-LANTHAR 35mm f/2 Aspherical VM and the Voigtlander ULTRON Vintage Line 35mm f/2 Aspherical Type II VM lenses for Leica M-mount.
The Voigtlander APO-LANTHAR 35mm f/2 Aspherical VM, as a quasi-wide-angle lens with the highest performance in Voigtlander history, is an extremely high-performance lens optimized for a full-size M mount sensor. The apochromatic design, which makes the RGB axial chromatic aberration that composes the three primary colors of light as close to zero as possible, thoroughly eliminates various aberrations and pursues the ultimate performance in terms of resolution and contrast reproducibility.
The lens is made of metal and is constructed of 11 elements in 9 groups, including five low-dispersion elements, two double-sided aspherical elements, and a floating element. It has an aperture range of f/2 through f/16, uses a 12-blade aperture diaphragm, and has a minimum focusing distance of 70cm.
The lens weighs 304g and measures 55.6mm in diameter and 58.1mm long.
The Voigtlander ULTRON Vintage Line 35mm f/2 Aspherical Type II VM is a wide-angle lens that combines an exterior reminiscent of the styling of a classic lens, which is considered to be a historic masterpiece, with a lens with the optical performance that matches modern photography equipment. By suppressing the maximum aperture value to a practical level, both compactness and high optical performance are achieved. Demonstrate the mobility as a snapshooter, which is a characteristic of rangefinder machines.
The lens is constructed of eight elements in five groups. It has an aperture range from f/2 through f/16, uses a 10-blade aperture diaphragm, features a minimum focusing distance of 70cm, and uses a 39mm front filter thread. The lens is constructed entirely of metal, including the clicked aperture ring and focusing ring. Despite its all-metal construction, the lens weighs only 210g and measures 52mm in diameter and 28.1mm long.
Here some sample photos, provided by Cosina:
The Voigtlander Ultron Vintage Line 35mm f/2 Aspherical Type II VM will be available in black or silver and is set to go on sale next month for $855. The Voigtlander Apo-Lanthar 35mm f/2 Aspherical VM lens for Leica M is set to go on sale next month for $1,150.
More info on Cosina’s website.