Sony gets exclusive Voigtländer 50mm f/2 APO-Lanthar 20th anniversary lens


What did you get in your 20th birthday – a particular piece of bijou? A automobile? A hangover? Effectively, to have a good time the 20th anniversary of its Voigtländer Traditional line, the producer is releasing the Voigtländer 50mm f/2 APO-Lanthar lens solely for Sony E-mount cameras.

“The name APO-Lanthar is only awarded for particularly powerful lenses in the Voigtländer range,” stated the corporate in a translated launch (tip of the hat to photoscala). 

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“And with the new APO-Lanthar 50 mm F2.0 we are talking about a real masterpiece! The development goal was to provide the highest level of imaging performance without compromising on design. For this purpose almost all technically possible registers were drawn to ensure this top performance.”

This sure-to-be beautiful guide focus lens has eight teams and ten components, together with two aspheric and 5 with anomalous partial dispersion. Voigtländer additionally brags about an “integrated floating-focus system and an optical calculation that reduces chromatic aberrations to near zero ensure outstanding performance”.

Sony gets exclusive Voigtländer 50mm f/2 APO-Lanthar 20th anniversary lens

The Voigtländer 50mm f/2 APO-Lanthar 20th anniversary lens is solely for the Sony E-mount

(Picture credit score: photoscala / Voigtländer)

The Voigtländer 50mm f/2 APO-Lanthar has 12 aperture blades that possess “a special shape” (although that particular form appears to be “circular”), to create pleasing bokeh balls from mild sources. The guide aperture ring clicks in 1/3-stop steps to its f/16 minimal, however it may be switched to clickless for video wok. 

The in any other case all-manual lens options electrical contacts, which implies that settings could be captured in your EXIF knowledge, and it is geared up with a distance encoder that makes it suitable with Sony’s 5-axis picture stabilization.

Weighing in at 364g and measuring 62.6mm in size, the optic has a 49mm filter thread and a minimal focusing distance of 45cm.

No launch date or value has been confirmed, however Voigtländer glass would not come low cost so that you may need to funnel off a few of your Christmas funds for those who’ve received your coronary heart set on one.  

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