Articles tagged "cosina"

Cosina unveils a $600 Voigtlander 28mm F2.8 Aspherical lens for Nikon F mount camera systems

The all-metal, fully manual lens is a tribute to SLR lenses released in the late 1960s.

Cosina announces $825 Voigtlander  Classic 50mm F1.5 lens, will be available in September

Cosina says the single-coated lens is designed to show ‘classical reflections that are not found in modern lenses and dares to express various aberrations.’

Cosina unveils $700 Voigtlander Nokton 35mm F1.2 for Fujifilm X system cameras

The manual lens is set to go on sale next month (August 2021) for roughly $700, based on the current exchange rates.

Cosina announces new 28mm F2 Ultron ‘Vintage Line’ lenses

Cosina adds to its Voigtlander Vintage Line series with its new 28mm F2 Ultron lenses, which come in two models — Type I and Type II — with different focus ring styles.

Cosina releases three new 35mm F2 lenses for Leica M, Sony E mount

The first is the Voigtlander Ultron Vintage Line 35mm F2 Aspherical Type II VM for Leica M mount camera systems and the other is the Voigtlander Apo-Lanthar 35mm F2 Aspherical VM lens for Leica M and Sony E mount camera systems.

Cosina Japan reveals its ultra-fast Voigtlander Super Nokton 29mm F0.8 lens for MFT systems

The Voigtlander 29mm F0.8 Aspherical lens for Micro Four Thirds (MFT) systems will become the fastest commercially-available lens on the market when orders start in December.

Cosina announces new Voigtlander Nokton Vintage 50mm F1.5 Aspherical II VM lens

The second-generation lens features a revamped optical design compressed into a smaller frame than its predecessor. Cosina is offering the lens in both a multi-coating and single-coating versions to fit the look you desire.

Cosina announces 'Stills Edition' version of its Nokton 40mm F1.2 lens for Sony E-mount

The lens is based on the non-SE version of the lens, with only a few minor design changes oriented towards stills photographers.

Cosina announces upcoming Voigtlander Nokton 35mm F1.2 III lens for M-mount

The lens, which comes in at 20-percent shorter and 30-percent lighter than its predecessor, is set for a March release in Japan for ¥135,000.

Cosina announces new Voigtlander Nokton 60mm F0.95 lens for Micro Four Thirds cameras

Cosina Japan has announced the release of a new Micro Four Thirds lens, the Voigtlander Nokton 60mm F0.95.

Cosina announces Voigtlander 21mm F3.5 lens for Sony E-mount systems

Cosina has announced its eighth lens designed specifically for Sony's E-mount system. The Voigtlander 21mm F3.5 lens is due out October 2018.

Voigtlander releases details and price of its 110mm F2.5 Macro APO-Lanthar for Sony E-Mount

Lens manufacturer Cosina's Macro APO-Lanthar 100mm F2.5 E-mount lens is due to begin shipping in August 2018, and is quoted on the Japanese website as having a price of ¥148,000 – approximately $1350/£1050 before tax.

Cosina announced three new Voigtlander lenses at CP+

Japanese optical manufacturer Cosina has announced three new Voigtlander lenses at the CP+ show in Yokohama. The trio consists of two lenses for full-frame Sony E-mount cameras, and a new 50mm F1.2 Nokton lens for Leica M shooters.

The Voigtländer Nokton classic 35mm F1.4 for E-Mount ships in February, will cost $750

Cosina Japan has announced pricing and availability for the long-awaited E-mount Voigtlander Nokton classic 35mm F1.4. Sony shooters will be able to grab it starting in February 2018, for about $750 USD.

Cosina has discontinued the Zeiss SLR Classic series of lenses

It's the end of an era. Two years after releasing the Milvus line, Cosina Japan has announced that it has ceased production of the Zeiss SLR Classic series of lenses.

Cosina announces development of three Voigtländer E-mount lenses

Cosina has announced the development of three Voigtlander prime lenses for Sony E-mount: the MACRO APO-LANTHAR 65mm F2 Aspherical, the Classic Nokton 35mm F1.4, and NOKTON 40mm F1.2 Aspherical. Read more

Cosina updates Voigtländer Nokton 25mm F0.95 with clickless aperture

Cosina has announced a slightly revised version of its ultra-fast normal prime for Micro Four Thirds cameras. The Voigtländer Nokton 25mm F0.95 Type II gains an aperture ring mechanism that is switchable between clicked and clickless operation, a desirable feature for movie makers (and previously seen in its 17.5mm F0.95 and 42.5mm F0.95 stablemates). The optics are unchanged, but the updated lens is slightly heavier and larger in diameter. It will be available in March. 

Cosina says Voigtländer Nokton 42.5mm F0.95 will be available in August

Cosina has announced that its Voigtländer Nokton 42.5mm F0.95 will be available in August, and will be priced at ¥123,900 in Japan. This ultra-fast short telephoto 'portrait' lens is for Micro Four Thirds cameras only, and will offer similar photographic characteristics to an 85mm F1.9 lens on full frame in terms of angle of view, depth of field control, and background blur. It has a 10-bladed diaphragm, and features manual focus and aperture operation - the latter can be made clickless for movie recording.  

Cosina announces Voigtländer Color Skopar SL II 28mm F2.8 lens

Cosina has announced the Voigtländer Color Skopar SL II 28mm F2.8 manual focus prime lens for Nikon and Canon DSLRs. The latest in Voigtländer's SL II range, it offers a wideangle 74.8° field-of-view on full-frame DSLRs or short-normal angle of around 53° on APS-C cameras. The lens will sell with a recommended retail price of €529 for Nikon, which includes an AIS chip to allow use of all metering modes, or €549 for the Canon version. No US price is yet available but we'd expect prices around $500.

Cosina announces Nokton 17.5mm F0.95 lens for Micro Four Thirds

Cosina has announced the Voigtländer Nokton 17.5mm F0.95 manual focus prime lens for the Micro Four Thirds system. The lens gives a 35mm equivalent field-of-view on the system and has been designed with silent, stepless aperture control for videography. The lens offers a wider-angle alternative to the company's Nokton 25mm F0.95. The Japanese price translates as around $1500. (via DCWatch)

Cosina joins Micro Four Thirds system
Cosina has announced it is joining the Micro Four Thirds system standard with Olympus and Panasonic. Users will now be able to use an extended choice of Cosina and Voigtländer-branded lenses with their Micro Four Thirds cameras without the need for adapters. To coincide with this announcement, Cosina has announced the availability of its Nokton 25mm F0.95 lens compliant with the standard. Priced at ¥95,000 (~ US $1125) it will be available from October 2010.
Voigtländer Apo-Lanthar 90mm SL II lens now available in Europe

Voigtländer has announced the European price and availability of its Apo-Lanthar 90mm F3.5 SL II close focus lens in Canon, Nikon and Pentax mounts. Announced in February 2010, the lens is priced at €549 for all the three mounts. In the UK market it is priced at £487.62 for the Canon EF mount and £464.12 for the Nikon Ai-S and Pentax KA mounts. The lens has been redesigned with a smaller body while maintaining the same optical construction and 50cm minimum focusing distance of the previous, SL version.

Cosina releases Voigtländer Apo-Lanthar 90mm SL II

Cosina has announced the Voigtländer-branded Apo-Lanthar 90mm F3.5 SL II close focus lens for Canon, Nikon and Pentax mounts. Maintaining the same 50cm minimum focusing distance and optical construction of the previous, SL version, the lens has been redesigned with a smaller body. Additionally, by mounting the included close up lens, its closest focusing distance can be reduced down to 32cm, giving a magnification ratio of 1:1.8. Priced at ¥58,000 (~ US $645) for the Canon EF mount and ¥55,000 (~ US $610) for the Nikon Ai-S mount and Pentax KA mount, it will be available in Japan from early March 2010.

Cosina announces Voigtländer M-mount 12mm F5.6 lens

Cosina has announced a Voigtländer branded Heliar 12mm F5.6 Aspherical II ultra wide angle lens for Leica M mount. Capturing a 121° angle of view, the manual focus lens can be fitted on Micro Four Thirds bodies using an adaptor. Cosina has also released a 12mm External Viewfinder alongside the lens. Priced at 85,000 yen (approx. US $932) and 34,500 yen (approx. US $378) respectively, the lens and viewfinder will start shipping from March 2010.

Cosina announces Voigtländer Nokton 50mm F1.1 lens

Cosina has announced a Voigtländer branded Nokton 50mm F1.1 high speed lens for the Leica M mount, in a launch which marks the 10th anniversary of Cosina's Bessa series of rangefinder cameras. The Nokton becomes the second-fastest lens currently available for the M mount after the Leica Noctilux 50mm f/0.95, yet despite its speed weighs in at a relatively manageable 15 ounces and uses 58mm filters. The lens is constructed with 7 elements in 6 group and has minimum focusing distance of 1m. It will start shipping from the end of this month at a retail price of approximately 130,000 yen.

Voigtländer Nokton and Ultron for Nikon and Pentax

Cosina has announced two Voigtländer-branded lenses which it will be making available for Nikon and Pentax DSLR mounts. The Voigtländer Ultron 40mm F2 SLII Aspherical - to give its full title - is a 'Pancake' type lens protruding a mere 24.5mm from the lens mount. The optical design comprises six elements in five groups including a double-aspheric element and high-refraction glass. The Nokton 58mm F1.4 SLII meanwhile is based on a Topcor design with seven elements in six groups and when mounted on an APS-C camera replicates the angle of view of an 85mm making it an ideal choice for portrait photography. The Nikon-mount examples are Ai-s specification and feature a CPU to allow metering on modern bodies whilst the Pentax mounts are KA compatible. Only Japanese pricing and availability has been announced thus far with both lenses expected to retail for around ¥50,000 when they arrive on shelves over the next two months.