Optics manufacturer Cosina has released more details of its forthcoming 75mm F1.5 Nokton lens in its Voigtländer Vintage Line for rangefinder cameras using the Leica M mount. Cosina's intention to make the lens was first announced in February, but now the company has revealed more detailed specifications.

The Vintage Line lenses have a classic-style exterior, with an all-metal barrel and a design to suit more traditional cameras. Voigtländer says though that the optical design is thoroughly modern with the aim of excellent image quality in that matches today’s camera standards. The coupled rangefinder system will suit Leica M and Voigtländer’s own Bessa cameras, and allows focusing distances from 0.7m (2.25ft). The lens uses 7 elements in 6 groups, including aspherical correction and the iris features 12 blades.

Measuring 63.3mm (2.5in) long and 62.8mm (2.47in) in diameter, the lens weighs 350g (12.35oz) and will use a 58mm filter. A slit-style lens hood is included, and will match the black or chrome finish of the lens itself. Below is a small sample gallery of images provided by Voigtländer:

The lens will be available in July and will cost 125,000 (approx. $1150). For more information visit Voigtländer's website.