New Voigtlander Nokton 21mm f/1.4 Aspherical VM lens for Leica M-mount announced

Voigtlander announced a new Nokton 21mm f/1.4 Aspherical VM lens for Leica M-mount. The suggested retail price in Japan excluding tax is ¥150,000 or around $1,300. The US price is not yet announced but the Sony version of this lens is priced at $1,099.

Voigtlander Nokton 21mm f/1.4 Aspherical VM lens specifications:

Focal length 21mm
Caliber ratio 1: 1.4
Minimum aperture F16
Lens configuration 13 elements in 11 groups
Angle of view 90.3 °
Number of diaphragm blades 12 sheets
Minimum shooting distance 0.5m
Rangefinder range ∞ ~ 0.7m (depending on camera)
Maximum diameter x total length φ69.5 × 69.7mm
Filter size φ62mm
weight 480g
Lens hood Includes square hood

Voigtlander Nokton 21mm f/1.4 Aspherical VM lens main features:

● Large aperture to enjoy bokeh expression
Amazing large aperture F1.4 for an ultra wide-angle lens allows the depth of field to be reduced at full aperture. Useful for creative drawing utilizing bokeh.

● Excellent optical performance
Demonstrates excellent imaging power from short distances to distant views with the floating mechanism. Distortion has been eliminated by adopting an aspherical lens, and chromatic aberration has been eliminated with an abnormal partial dispersion glass.

● Includes square bayonet hood
Comes with a square bayonet-type hood that is highly light-shielding, stylish and easy to wear. We adopt design preventing interference with rangefinder ranging window.

● The shortest shooting distance is 0.5m
Focusing is possible up to 0.5m beyond the minimum shooting distance of 0.7m linked with the rangefinder. We show power at the time of shooting with camera equipped with live view function.

● Manual focus for reliable focus operation
All-metal helicoid unit that has been machined and adjusted with high precision, and high-quality grease that produces moderate torque, realizes a smooth operating feel. Enables fine focus adjustment.

● Bayonet-type VM mount
A VM mount is used for the lens mount. In addition to the Vessa series (excluding Bessa L and R), it can be used with cameras that use M mounts.

● Equipped with rangefinder interlocking system
A high-precision rangefinder interlocking mechanism enables severe focusing near the open aperture.

● Full size image circle
Ample image circle for 35mm full size is secured. In addition, we realize very compact style compared with interchangeable lens for single-lens reflex cameras.

Voigtlander Nokton 21mm f/1.4 Aspherical VM lens hood:

20 Voigtlander lenses for M-mount are now up to $250 off at Adorama and B&H

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