Announced: Voigtlander APO-LANTHAR 35mm f/2 Asph and Voigtlander ULTRON Vintage Line 35mm f/2 Asph Type II VM lenses for Leica M-mount



Today Cosina announced the previously rumored Voigtlander APO-LANTHAR 35mm f/2 Aspherical VM and Voigtlander ULTRON Vintage Line 35mm f/2 Aspherical Type II VM lenses for Leica M-mount:

Voigtlander APO-LANTHAR 35mm f/2 Aspherical VM



Focal distance

35mm

Caliber ratio

1 : 2

Minimum aperture

F16

Lens configuration

11 pieces in 9 groups

Draw corner

63.6°

Number of diaphragm blades

12 sheets (open F2, F2.8, F5.6, F16 with circular aperture

Shortest shooting distance

0.5m

Rangefinder interlocking range

∞ ~ 0.7m (depending on the camera)

Maximum diameter x total length

φ55.6×58.1mm

Filter size

φ49mm

weight

304g

Lens hood

LH-13 (sold separately)

As a quasi-wide-angle lens with the highest performance in Voigtlander history, it is an extremely high-performance lens optimized for a full-size M mount sensor. The apochromat design, which makes the RGB axial chromatic aberration that composes the three primary colors of light as close to zero as possible, thoroughly eliminates various aberrations and pursues the ultimate performance in terms of resolution and contrast reproducibility.

Main features:
● Apochromat design
We thoroughly eliminate various aberrations such as axial chromatic aberration, and pursue the ultimate performance in terms of resolution and contrast reproducibility.

● Of the optical glass that leads to high performance and
the lens configuration of 11 elements in 9 groups of the mechanical part , 5 abnormally dispersed glass and 2 double-sided aspherical lenses are used, and a floating mechanism is also equipped.

● 12 diaphragms
that allow you to enjoy the expression of bokeh The diaphragm blades, which consist of 12 diaphragms, adopt a special shape that makes a circle not only in F2 but also in F2.8, F5.6, and F16. It is possible to draw using “ball blur” such as a point light source.

● The shortest shooting distance is 0.5m
. Interlocking with a rangefinder The shortest shooting distance exceeds 0.7m and can be focused up to 0.5m. You can use the live view function of the rangefinder-linked digital camera to get closer to the subject.

● Separately sold bayonet type hood A
beautiful metal bayonet type hood LH-13 with excellent durability is available as an option.

● Manual focus for reliable focus operation
By adopting an all-metal helicoid unit processed and adjusted with high precision and high-quality grease that produces an appropriate torque, focusing with a smooth operation feeling is realized. Allows for delicate focus adjustment.

● Bayonet type VM mount
A VM mount compatible with the Leica M mount is used for the lens mount.

● Equipped with a distance meter interlocking system The
high-precision rangefinder interlocking mechanism enables severe focusing near the maximum aperture.

● Full-size
image circle We have secured a generous image circle that supports full-frame 35mm format.

Voigtlander ULTRON Vintage Line 35mm f/2 Aspherical Type II VM


Focal distance

35mm

Caliber ratio

1 : 2

Minimum aperture

F16

Lens configuration

8 pieces in 5 groups

Draw corner

62.5°

Number of diaphragm blades

10 sheets

Shortest shooting distance

0.58m

Rangefinder interlocking range

∞ ~ 0.7m (depending on the camera)

Maximum diameter x total length

φ52×28.1mm

Filter size

φ39mm

weight

170g(Type I)
210g(Type II)

Lens hood

LH-12 (sold separately), LH-4N (sold separately)

Color (Type II)

Exterior brass for both silver / black paint

A wide-angle lens that combines an exterior reminiscent of the styling of a classic lens, which is considered to be a historic masterpiece, with a lens with optical performance that matches modern photography equipment. By suppressing the maximum aperture value to a practical level, both compactness and high optical performance are achieved. Demonstrate the mobility as a snap shooter, which is a characteristic of rangefinder machines.

Main features:
● Classical exterior
A classical design reminiscent of the famous ball released in the 1950s (Type.U is the early 1970s). All parts are made of metal and have excellent texture and operability, providing the joy of owning a lens.

● Modern lens design In
consideration of use in digital cameras, we have adopted an optical design consisting of 8 elements in 5 groups with measures against color cast around the screen. Maintains good image quality on both film and digital.

● The shortest shooting distance is 0.58m
. Interlocking with a rangefinder It is possible to focus up to 0.58m beyond the shortest shooting distance of 0.7m. It is very useful when shooting with a camera equipped with a live view function.

● Focusing knob (Type.T) with excellent quick-shooting ability can be
adjusted with the focusing knob in addition to the distance ring. You can intuitively grasp the distance setting by touching the knob, which is effective for taking snapshots.

● Focusing lever with excellent operability (Type.U)
The focusing lever with a good finger grip supports quick and reliable focusing operation.

● Aluminum is used as the separately sold bayonet-type hood material, and the bayonet-type hood LH-12, which has a well-established crystal coating for its classical texture, is available as an option (LH-4N can also be installed).

● Manual focus for reliable focus operation
By adopting an all-metal helicoid unit processed and adjusted with high precision and high-quality grease that produces an appropriate torque, focusing with a smooth operation feeling is realized. Allows for delicate focus adjustment.

● Bayonet type VM mount
A VM mount compatible with the Leica M mount is used for the lens mount. Not only is it used in rangefinder-linked cameras, but it also has an excellent design balance when attached to a mirrorless digital camera via a mount adapter.

● Equipped with a distance meter interlocking system The
high-precision rangefinder interlocking mechanism enables severe focusing near the maximum aperture.

● Full-size
image circle We have secured a generous image circle that supports full-frame 35mm format. In addition, it achieves a very compact style compared to interchangeable lenses for single-lens reflex cameras.

Sample photos can be found here.

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