Cosina Voigtländer

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Cosina Voigtländer refers to photographic products manufactured by Cosina under the Voigtländer name since 1999. Cosina leases rights to the Voigtländer name from Ringfoto. Cosina Voigtländer products have included 35mm film SLR and rangefinder camera bodies, and lenses for the M39 lens mount (Leica screw mount), M42 lens mount, Leica M mount, and other lens mounts.

Cameras[edit]

35mm Rangefinder[edit]

Main article: 35mm Bessa

Medium format rangefinder[edit]

Bessa III 667, launched in 2009

35mm SLR[edit]

Lenses[edit]

Cosina started producing cameras and lenses under the Voigtländer brand in 1999, when it introduced a new M39 mount body and lenses. It has since produced a prodigious variety of these lenses in M39x26, Leica M mount, Nikon S rangefinder mount (some fully usable with Contax RF bodies), and SLR mounts including M42 and Nikon F. Cosina produces hoods and accessory viewfinders for many of the lenses. Note that while the lenses feature familiar Voigtländer names, the optical formulas are all new.

Presently, Voigtländer lenses are available, or will soon be available in four series: the E-mount series for Sony E-mount, the VM series for Leica M-mount, the SL and SL II series for several 35mm single-lens reflex camera mounts (Canon EF-mount, Nikon F-mount, and Pentax K-mount), and the MFT series for the Micro Four Thirds mount. Legacy lenses for the M39 lens mount, Nikon S-mount and M42 lens mount have been discontinued.

Sony E-mount[edit]

In October 2015, three new lenses for the full frame Sony E-mount were announced. These lenses will be available in spring 2016.

Focal length F-number Name Lens construction Aperture blades Length Weight Filter size Others Ref.
10mm f/5.6 Hyper Wide Heliar aspherical 13 elements in 10 groups n/a 73,8 mm 371 g n/a Lens hood (non-detachable), Pressure fit cap, Selective aperture control system. Available 2016. [1]
12mm f/5.6 Ultra Wide Heliar aspherical 12 elements in 10 groups n/a 74,3 mm tbd n/a Lens hood (non-detachable), Pressure fit cap, Selective aperture control system. Available 2016. [2]
15mm f/4.5 Super Wide Heliar aspherical 11 elements in 9 groups n/a 67,5 mm 294 g 58 mm Lens hood (non-detachable), 58 mm clip cap, Selective aperture control system. Available 2016. [3]

Leica M-mount[edit]

50mm f/1.5 Nokton.
75mm f/1.8 Heliar Classic.
15mm f/4.5 Super Wide Heliar Asph. III.

At present (October 2015), there are 17 lenses for the Leica M-mount,[4] which can all be combined with rangefinder except the 40mm f/2.8 Heliar.

Focal length F-number Name Lens construction Aperture blades Length Weight Filter size Others Ref.
10mm f/5.6 Hyper Wide Heliar aspherical 13 elements in 10 groups 10 58,7 mm 312 g n/a Lens hood (non-detachable),Pressure fit cap. Available 2016. [5]
12mm f/5.6 Ultra Wide Heliar 10 elements in 8 groups 9 42,5 mm 230 g 67 mm integrated lenshood (not detachable), rangefinder can be combined [6]
12mm f/5.6 Ultra Wide Heliar aspherical III 12 elements in 10 groups 10 59,2 mm tbd n/a Lens hood (non-detachable), Pressure fit cap, Rangefinder coupling from 0.7 m to infinity. Available 2016. [7]
15mm f/4.5 Super Wide Heliar aspherical II 11 elements in 9 groups 10 55,2 mm 247 g 52 mm integrated lenshood (not detachable), rangefinder can be combined [8]
15mm f/4.5 Super Wide Heliar aspherical III 11 elements in 9 groups 10 55,2 mm 247 g 58 mm integrated lenshood (not detachable), rangefinder can be combined [9]
21mm f/1.8 Ultron 13 elements in 11 groups 10 78,4 mm 412 g 58 mm integrated lenshood (not detachable), rangefinder can be combined [10]
21mm f/4.0 Color Skopar P-Typ 8 elements in 6 groups 10 25,4 mm 136 g 39 mm rangefinder can be combined [11]
25mm f/4.0 Color Skopar P-Typ 7 elements in 5 groups 10 30,3 mm 144 g 39 mm rangefinder can be combined [12]
28mm f/2.0 Ultron 10 elements in 8 groups 10 51,2 mm 244 g 46 mm incl. focus-clickstop, integrated lenshood, rangefinder can be combined [13]
35mm f/1.2 Nokton II 10 elements in 7 groups 12 62 mm 470 g 52 mm rangefinder can be combined [14]
35mm f/1.4 Nokton 8 elements in 6 groups 10 28,5 mm 200 g 43 mm rangefinder can be combined [15]
35mm f/1.7 asphericalUltron 9 elements in 7 groups 10 50,6 mm silver 330 g, black 238 g 46 mm standard lens hood [16]
35mm f/2.5 Color Skopar Pancake II 7 elements in 5 groups 10 23 mm 134 g 39 mm rangefinder can be combined [17]
40mm f/1.4 Nokton 7 elements in 6 groups 10 29,7 mm 175 g 43 mm rangefinder can be combined [18]
40mm f/2.8 Heliar 5 elements in 3 groups 10 21,4 mm: expanded, 12,6 mm: collapsed 132 g 37 mm Collapsible. Standard lens hood regular: silver, Dome: black [19]
50mm f/1.1 Nokton 7 elements in 6 groups 10 57,2 mm 428 g 58 mm integrated lenshood, rangefinder can be combined [20]
50mm f/1.5 Nokton 6 elements in 5 groups 10 45,7 mm silver 293 g, black 220 g 49 mm integrated lenshood, rangefinder can be combined [21]
75mm f/1.8 Heliar 6 elements in 3 groups 10 73,8 mm 427 g 52 mm reversible integrated lenshood, rangefinder can be combined [22]

35mm SLR lenses (SL II series)[edit]

Voigtländer SL Ⅱ lenses are CPU-enabled manual-focus designs available in Nikon AI-P (AI-S with Program), Pentax K-A and Canon EF mounts. The Nikon term for such a design is AI-P, although these lenses are not designated as such. The CPU of SL II lenses enables full compatibility (except for autofocus) with the full range of AF Nikon SLR cameras.

The Nikon AI-P versions enable full compatibility (except for autofocus) with all Nikon AF SLRs, similar to the AI-P manual-focus lenses Nikon has produced in the past. All metering patterns in 2-D mode, all program modes, and viewfinder focus indicators are available.

Focal length F-number Name Lens construction Aperture blades Length Weight Filter size Others Ref.
20mm f/3.5 Color Skopar 9 elements in 6 groups 9 28,8 mm for Nikon 202 g (AI-S) 52 mm incl. filter, close-up lens [23]
28mm f/2.8 Color Skopar 7 elements in 6 groups 9 24,5 mm for Nikon 180 g (AI-S) 52 mm --- [24]
40mm f/2.0 Ultron 6 elements in 5 groups 9 24,5 mm for Nikon 180 g (AI-S) 52 mm incl. dome hood and close-up lens [25]
58mm f/1.4 Nokton 7 elements in 6 groups 9 47,5 mm 320 g 58 mm --- [26]

Micro Four Thirds[edit]

On August 26, 2010, Cosina joined the Micro Four Thirds Standard Group[27] and introduced the following lenses:[28]

Focal length F-number Name Lens construction Aperture blades Length Weight Filter size Others Ref.
10,5mm f/0.9 Nokton 13 lenses in 10 groups 10 82,4 mm 585 g (without lenshood) 72 mm Selective Aperture Control System, incl. standard lenshood with cap [29]
17,5mm f/0.9 Nokton 13 lenses in 9 groups 10 80 mm 540 g (without lenshood) 58 mm, Filter Size for lenshood = 67 mm Selective Aperture Control System, incl. standard lenshood with cap [30]
25mm f/0.9 Nokton aspherical II 11 lenses in 8 groups 10 70 mm 435 g (without lenshood) 52 mm, Filter Size for lenshood = 67 mm Selective Aperture Control System, incl. standard lenshood with cap [31]
42,5mm f/0.9 Nokton 11 lenses in 8 groups 10 74,6 mm 571 g (without lenshood) 58 mm, Filter Size for lenshood = 58 mm Selective Aperture Control System, incl. standard lenshood with cap [32]

Discontinued lenses[edit]

Several lenses, which were manufactured in the past, have now been discontinued.[33]

L and VM series[edit]

  • Super-wide Heliar 15mm F4.5 Aspherical Black/Silver
  • Color-Skopar 21mm F4 Black/Silver
  • Ultra-WIDE Heliar 12mm F5.6 Aspherical Black/Silver
  • Snapshot-Skopar 25mm F4 Black/Silver
  • Color-Skopar 28mm F3.5 Black/Silver
  • Ultron 28mm F1.9 Aspherical Black/Silver
  • Color-Skopar 35mm F2.5 P TYPE
  • Color-Skopar 35mm F2.5 C TYPE Black/Silver
  • Ultron 35mm F1.7 Aspherical Black/Silver
  • Color Skopar 50mm F2.5 Black/Silver
  • Nokton 50mm F1.5 Aspherical Black/Silver
  • Color Heliar 75mm F2.5 Black/Silver
  • APO-Lanthar 90mm F3.5 Black/Silver
  • Nokton 35mm F1.2 Aspherical

SL II series[edit]

  • Color-Skopar 20mm F3.5 SL II N Aspherical EF
  • Color-Skopar 28mm F2.8 SL II N Aspherical EF
  • Nokton 40mm F2 SL II N Aspherical EF
  • Color-Skopar 20mm F3.5 Aspherical SLⅡ KA
  • Ultron 40mm F2 Aspherical SLⅡ KA
  • Ultron 58mm F1.4 SLⅡ KA
  • APO-Lanthar 90mm F3.5 SLⅡ KA

SL series[edit]

APO-Lanthar 90mm F3.5 SL Close Focus

Voigtländer SL lenses are manual-focus designs. They were sold in a variety of mounts: Nikon AI-S, Canon FD, Pentax K, M42, Minolta SR, Contax/Yashica MM, and Olympus OM. Some lenses were also available in Canon EF- and Minolta A-mount, although without autofocus. They were produced for a short time, and discontinued when Cosina introduced its Carl Zeiss "Z" series lenses.[34][35]

  • Ultra-wide Heliar 12mm F5.6 Aspherical SL
  • Super-wide Heliar 15mm F5.6 Aspherical SL
  • Ultron 40mm F2 Aspherical SL
  • Color-Heliar 75mm F2.5 SL
  • APO-Lanthar 90mm F3.5 SL Close Focus
  • Macro APO-Lanthar 125mm F2.5 SL
  • APO-Lanthar 180mm F4 SL Close Focus

S SC series[edit]

  • SC Skopar 21mm F4
  • SC Skopar 25mm F4
  • SC Skopar 28mm F3.5
  • SC Skopar 35mm F2.5
  • S Skopar 50mm F2.5
  • S Nokton 50mm F1.5 Aspherical
  • S APO-Lanthar 85mm F3.5

References[edit]

  1. ^ "E-Mount 10 mm / F 5,6 Hyper Wide Heliar aspherical". Voigtlaender.com. Retrieved 2015-10-18. 
  2. ^ "E-Mount 12 mm / F 5,6 Ultra Wide Heliar aspherical". Voigtlaender.com. Retrieved 2015-10-18. 
  3. ^ "E-Mount 15 mm / F 4,5 Super Wide Heliar aspherical". Voigtlaender.com. Retrieved 2015-10-18. 
  4. ^ "VM-Lenses". Retrieved 2015-10-17. 
  5. ^ "VM 10 mm / F 5,6 Hyper Wide Heliar aspherical". Voigtlaender.com. Retrieved 2015-10-18. 
  6. ^ "VM 12 mm / F 5,6 Ultra Wide Heliar". Voigtlaender.com. Retrieved 2015-10-18. 
  7. ^ "VM 12 mm / F 5,6 Ultra Wide Heliar aspherical III". Voigtlaender.com. Retrieved 2015-10-18. 
  8. ^ "VM 15 mm / F 4,5 Super Wide Heliar aspherical III". Voigtlaender.com. Retrieved 2015-10-18. 
  9. ^ "VM 15 mm / F 4,5 Super Wide Heliar aspherical III". Voigtlaender.com. Retrieved 2015-10-18. 
  10. ^ "VM 21 mm / F 1,8 Ultron". Voigtlaender.com. Retrieved 2015-10-18. 
  11. ^ "VM 21 mm / F 4,0 Color Skopar P-Typ". Voigtlaender.com. Retrieved 2015-10-18. 
  12. ^ "VM 25 mm / F 4,0 Color Skopar P-Typ". Voigtlaender.com. Retrieved 2015-10-18. 
  13. ^ "VM 28 mm / F 2,0 Ultron". Voigtlaender.com. Retrieved 2015-10-18. 
  14. ^ "VM 35 mm / F 1,2 Nokton II". Voigtlaender.com. Retrieved 2015-10-18. 
  15. ^ "VM 35 mm / F 1,4 Nokton". Voigtlaender.com. Retrieved 2015-10-18. 
  16. ^ "VM 35 mm F 1,7 asphericalUltron". Voigtlaender.com. Retrieved 2015-10-18. 
  17. ^ "VM 35 mm / F 2,5 Color Skopar Pancake II". Voigtlaender.com. Retrieved 2015-10-18. 
  18. ^ "VM 40 mm / F 1,4 Nokton". Voigtlaender.com. Retrieved 2015-10-18. 
  19. ^ "VM 40 mm F 2,8 Heliar". Voigtlaender.com. Retrieved 2015-10-18. 
  20. ^ "VM 50 mm / F 1,1 Nokton". Voigtlaender.com. Retrieved 2015-10-18. 
  21. ^ "VM 50 mm / F 1,5 Nokton". Voigtlaender.com. Retrieved 2015-10-18. 
  22. ^ "VM 75 mm / F 1,8 Heliar". Voigtlaender.com. Retrieved 2015-10-18. 
  23. ^ "SL II - N 20 mm / F 3,5 Color Skopar". Voigtlaender.com. Retrieved 2015-10-18. 
  24. ^ "SL II - N 28 mm / F 2,8 Color Skopar". Voigtlaender.com. Retrieved 2015-10-18. 
  25. ^ "SL II - N 40 mm / F 2,0 Ultron". Voigtlaender.com. Retrieved 2015-10-18. 
  26. ^ "SL II - N 58 mm / F 1,4 Nokton". Voigtlaender.com. Retrieved 2015-10-18. 
  27. ^ "COSINA CO., Ltd. Joins the Micro Four Thirds System Standard Group". Olympus Corporation. Retrieved 1 June 2014. 
  28. ^ "Voigtländer MFT Mount Lenses". Cosina. Retrieved 13 September 2014. 
  29. ^ "MFT 10,5 mm / F 0,95 Nokton". Voigtlaender.com. Retrieved 2015-10-18. 
  30. ^ "MFT 17,5 mm / F 0,95 Nokton". Voigtlaender.com. Retrieved 2015-10-18. 
  31. ^ "MFT 25 mm / F 0,95 Nokton aspherical II". Voigtlaender.com. Retrieved 2015-10-18. 
  32. ^ "MFT 42,5 mm / F 0,95 Nokton". Voigtlaender.com. Retrieved 2015-10-18. 
  33. ^ "Discontinued Items". cosina.co.jp. Retrieved 2015-10-18. 
  34. ^ Kevin Lloyd (2010-08-19). "Voigtlander 125mm f2.5 Apo-Lanthar Macro up against the Zeiss 100mm f2.0 Makro". Retrieved 2015-11-25. 
  35. ^ Klaus Schroiff (2007-03-22). "Voigtlander APO-Lanthar 125mm f/2.5 SL - Review / Test Report". Retrieved 2015-11-25. 

External links[edit]

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