Cosina has announced the launching of two new lenses for Nikon Z-mount full-frame mirrorless cameras: the Nokton 50mm f/1 Aspherical and the Super Wide-Heliar 15mm f/4.5 Aspherical.
Nokton 50mm f/1 Aspherical
The Cosina Voigtlander Nokton 50mm f/1 Aspherical lens is marketed as an ultra-fast standard prime for Nikon Z-mount full-frame cameras. The 50mm f/1, like all of Cosina’s latest Z-mount lenses, was created in collaboration with Nikon and includes electrical contacts that allow it to communicate with an attached camera. In addition to sending EXIF data, it is compatible with Nikon cameras with in-body image stabilization and offers focus peaking and focusing via digital enlargement.
The lens is made up of seven elements arranged in nine groups, and in addition to a single aspherical element, the principal element is Cosina’s in-house grinding aspherical (GA) lens. It has a 12-bladed diaphragm and an aperture range of f/1 to f/16. It features a maximum reproduction ratio of 1:6.84, a minimum focusing distance of 0.45 meters (about 17.7 inches), and a 62mm front filter thread.
The 50mm f/1 manual focus and aperture control lens, like all of Cosina’s Nikon Z mount lenses so far.
Here are some sample pictures by Yuji Fukushima:
Super Wide-Heliar 15mm f/4.5 Aspherical
The 15mm f/4.5 Aspherical has a 110-degree field of view and, according to Cosina, has extraordinarily minimal distortion and clear image reproduction from edge to edge. Another feature that distinguishes the lens is its ability to provide a wide angle of view while accepting regular filters through its 58mm holes. The metal hood may also be removed with a screwdriver, allowing rectangular filters to be used with the lens.
The Cosina 15mm f/4.5, like the 50mm f/1, is optimized for Nikon Z-mount mirrorless cameras and was developed in collaboration with Nikon. It supports focus peaking and electronic communication for the transmission of EXIF data.
The 15mm f/4.5 Aspherical is made up of 11 elements organized into nine groups and has an aperture range of f/4.5 to f/22 thanks to a 10-bladed diaphragm. It also has a 0.126 meter (approximately 4.96 inch) focusing distance, which enables for creative compositions.
Here are some sample pictures by Yuya Tatematsu:
The Cosina Super Wide-Heliar 15mm f/4.5 Aspherical and the Voigtlander Nokton 50mm f/1 Aspherical are scheduled to be available in February, although final pricing is not listed on Cosina’s website.