New Voigtlander NOKTON 50mm f/1.2 Aspherical VM lens for Leica M-mount announced

Cosina officially released their new Voigtlander NOKTON 50mm f/1.2 Aspherical VM lens for Leica M-mount (it was officially announced in early 2018). The suggested retail price in Japan (excluding tax) is ¥135,000 (around $1,200). The official US price is not yet announced (check B&H and Adorama). Shipping is expected to start in September 2018. The lens hood will be sold separately (LH-10 for ¥15,000 LH-8 for ¥12,000):

Lens design:

Here is the new lens attached to a Leica M10 camera (via DC.Watch):

Update – this lens was announced at the 2018 CP+ show:

More pictures of the new Voigtlander Nokton 50mm f/1.2 Aspherical VM lens for Leica M-mount

Main specifications:

Focal length 50 mm
Aperture ratio 1: 1.2
Minimum aperture F22
Lens configuration 6 groups 8 pieces
Angle of view 47.5 °
Number of diaphragm blades 12 sheets
Shortest shooting distance 0.7 m
Range meter range ∞ ~ 0.7 m (depending on camera)
Maximum diameter × total length φ 63.3 mm 49.0 mm
Filter size φ 52 mm
weight 347 g
Lens hood LH – 10 (sold separately), LH – 8 (sold separately)

Main features:

Outstanding optical performance, four aspherical surfaces adopted Aspheric surfaces of two lenses out of eight lenses, realizing both high-quality image quality and large aperture I will.

Compact style 
F1.2 reduces vignetting of the range finder by shortening the total length while having a large aperture. Lightweight handling is realized with weight 347 g (excluding accessories).

Optional bayonet type hood A 
beautiful metallic bayonet style hood rich in durability is available as an option. You can choose from two types of compact type LH – 8, newly released LH – 10 with higher light shielding ability, you can choose your favorite type.

Manual Focus capable of reliable focusing operation 
The adoption of a total metal helicoid unit processed and adjusted with high precision and high quality grease generating moderate torque realizes smooth operation feeling. It enables delicate focus adjustment.

Built-in rangefinder system
Seamless focusing near the aperture stop is possible by the high precision range finder interlocking mechanism.

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. .

Sample photos can be found here.

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