Following a leak last week claiming the lens would soon be announced, the Voigtlander Nokton Classic 35mm F1.4 II wide-angle prime lens with single coating and multi-coating options has been announced. The updated model features 'the latest optical material,' according to Cosina Japan, while retaining nearly the same size and design as the original.

The Nokton Classic 35mm F1.4 II for Leica M-mount features 8 elements in 6 groups, an F1.4 to F16 aperture range, 10-blade diaphragm, 43mm filter size and 63° angle of view, mirroring the original model. The weight has been slightly reduced in the updated model, dropping from 200g (0.44 lb) to 189g (0.41 lb).

Cosina says it brought 'the latest optical technology' to the Nokton Classic 35mm F1.4 II lens, explaining that its new product:

Reproduces the unique depiction of the classic lens. At the open aperture, a gentle and gentle bokeh creates a three-dimensional effect. If you focus on it, it will be a sharp depiction, and a variety of expressions are possible with one lens ... a gentle and beautiful bokeh when the aperture is open and a sharp notch when it is narrowed widens the width of the photographic expression.

The lens is offered in two variants: single coating (SC) for classic color reproduction and multi-coating (MC) for neutral color reproduction. The company will also sell the LH-6 lens hood for the new model as an optional accessory.

The Voigtlander Nokton Classic 35mm F1.4 II lens will be available starting in June for 75,000 JPY ($680 USD, £523, €607). The model isn't yet listed on B&H Photo or Adorama, but can be pre-ordered in Japan through Yodobashi.