New Voigtlander ULTRON Vintage Line 28mm f/2 Aspherical VM Type II lens for Leica M-mount announced

The previously rumored Voigtlander ULTRON Vintage Line 28mm f/2 Aspherical VM Type II  lens for Leica M-mount is now officially announced in three different color combinations. Pre-orders should be open soon at:

Additional information (Google translated):

Focal distance 28mm
Caliber ratio 1 : 2
Minimum aperture F22
Lens configuration 7 groups of 10
Draw corner 74.51°
Number of diaphragm blades 10 sheets
Shortest shooting distance 0.5m
Rangefinder interlocking range ∞ ~ 0.7m (depending on the camera)
Maximum diameter x total length φ52×36mm
Filter size φ39mm
weight 190g(Type I)
230g(Type II)
Lens hood LH-4N (sold separately), LH-12 (sold separately)
Color (Type II) Exterior brass for both silver / black paint
  • Suggested retail price (excluding tax): ¥ 100,000
  • Type I JAN 4530076 132511 Scheduled to be released in May 2021
  • Type II Silver JAN 4530076 132528 Scheduled to be released in May 2021
  • Type II Black Paint JAN 4530076 132535 Scheduled to be released in May 2021

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 balls 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 10 elements in 7 groups with measures against color cast around the screen. Maintains good image quality on both film and digital.

● The shortest shooting distance is 0.5m
linked with a rangefinder. The shortest shooting distance exceeds 0.7m and can be focused up to 0.5m. It is very useful when shooting with a camera equipped with a live view function.

● Focusing knob (Type.T) with excellent quick shooting The
focus 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.

● Optional bayonet type hood The
separately sold lens hood LH-4N uses aluminum as the material and can be quickly attached and detached with the bayonet type. The LH-12 with crystal coating, which has a reputation for its classical texture, 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 can it be used with 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.

Source: Cosina

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