Voigtlander at present has formally introduced the APO-Lanthar 50mm f/2 Aspherical E-Mount Lens. The Japanese worth for this lens is JPY 120,000. US worth hasn’t introduced but, you possibly can verify worth and pre-order choices at B&H Photo Video/Adorama. You can check out official pattern photographs here.
“Co-Cina Co., Ltd. will launch the APO-LANTHAR 50mm F2 Aspherical E-mount MF lens for Sony E-mount in December. The recommended retail worth is 120,000 yen excluding tax.
MF lens incorporates an apochromatic design aimed toward suppressing the axial chromatic aberration and varied aberrations within the lens design. It is alleged that it has been optimized for the picture sensor of the Sony E-mount digicam, and appeals for its excessive decision and distinction reproducibility.
The lens configuration is 10 parts in Eight teams (5 anomalous partial dispersion glasses and a couple of double-sided aspheric lenses).
It employs a floating mechanism that maintains excessive picture high quality from shut vary to lengthy vary.
There are 12 diaphragm blades, and it adopts a particular form that retains a round form not solely at F2 when it’s open but in addition at F2.8, and it’s stated that it might probably additionally create works that benefit from the blurred form of the purpose mild supply.
The firm says it’s a lens that goals to attain each final optical efficiency and compactness, and the figures within the MTF diagram are literally measured values based mostly on mass-produced merchandise, not design values.
It has digital contacts and helps recording of taking pictures information utilizing Exif data. Further, and as additionally corresponds to the digicam shake correction operation within the fashions are outfitted with digicam shake compensation by a built-in distance encoder. In addition, it’s also attainable to enlarge the show by working the main focus ring.
In addition, an aperture switching mechanism is mounted, and the aperture ring might be made stepless. As a consequence, it might probably deal with video recording.
The E mount lenses that bear the APO like this lens embrace the macro lenses “MACRO APO-LANTHAR 65mm F2 Aspherical E-mount” and “MACRO APO-LANTHAR 110mm F2.5”.
2019 marks the milestone of 60 years since 1959, when the corporate was established as a lens processing plant (Nikko Corporation), and the 20th 12 months because the launch of the Vogtlender model merchandise (1999). “APO-LANTHAR 50mm F2 Aspherical E-mount” can be positioned as a commemoration of this anniversary. The 50th anniversary product was NOKTON 50mm F1.1 (VM mount).