Voigtlander NOKTON 40mm f/1.2 Aspherical VM lens for Leica M-mount officially announced

Voigtlander officially announced a new NOKTON 40mm f/1.2 Aspherical VM lens for Leica M-mount and a new 40mm viewfinder. Sample photos can be found here. The US pricing of the lens is not yet announced, but Voigtlander also has a Sony E-mount version of the same lens that is currently priced at $1,059:

DC.Watch published a few additional pictures of the new lens and viewfinder mounted on a Leica M10 camera:

Technical specifications and lens features (Google translation):

Focal length 40 mm
Aperture ratio 1: 1.2
Minimum aperture F22
Lens configuration 6 groups 8 pieces
Angle of view 55°
Number of diaphragm blades 10 sheets
Shortest shooting distance 0.5 m
Range meter range ∞ ~ 0.7 m (depending on camera)
Maximum diameter × total length φ 60.8 × 43.3mm
Filter size φ 52 mm
weight 315g
Lens hood LH-8 (sold separately)

  • Outstanding optical performance, four aspherical surfaces adopted As two aspheric lenses out of eight lenses, high quality image and high quality We realize balance of caliber.
  • A beautiful blurred telescope with 10 diaphragm blades Adopting a 10 aperture diaphragm in order to make a hole shaped like a circle close to a circle. The out focus part is a natural depiction, the point light source etc is also not a polygon but a round and soft blur.
  • The shortest shooting distance is 0.5 meters. The shortest shooting distance of the
    distance meter exceeds 0.7 m and it is possible to focus up to 0.5 m. It is effective at shooting with a camera equipped with a live view function.
  • Bayonet type hood range optional bayonet type hood LH – 8 which is durable and beautiful made of metal, slitted to reduce vignetting in the field of vision when attached, is available as an option.
  • Manual focus allowing reliable focusing operation By adopting a total metal helicoid unit machined and adjusted with high accuracy and high quality grease producing moderate torque, smooth operation feeling is realized. It enables delicate focus adjustment.
  • Distance meter interlocking system installation High precision rangefinder interlocking mechanism allows severe focusing near the aperture stop.
  • Full-sized image circle We have secured an image circle of affordable size corresponding to 35 mm full size. In addition, compared with the interchangeable lens for single lens reflex, it realizes a very compact style.
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