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Voigtlander 35mm F2 lenses announced

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Voigtlander has announced new 35mm F2 lenses that are all available in Sony E-mount and Leica M mount. The two new lenses are the Voigtlander Apo-Lanthar 35mm F2 Aspherical VM and Voigtlander Ultron Vintage Line 35mm F2 Aspherical Type II VM.

A lot of these Voigtlander lenses are actually great for video use. It is relatively easy to get a Leica M adapter for most manufacturers’ mounts.

Voigtlander Apo-Lanthar 35mm F2 Aspherical VM

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Cosina claims that the Apo-Lanthar 35mm F2 Aspherical VM is the highest performance lens in Voigtlander history. The lens features an apochromatic design, which is claimed to reduce chromatic aberration levels to virtually zero.

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The lens has been optimized for use with full-frame Leica M mount cameras. The minimum shooting distance of the lens is 0.5m.

The optical design of the lens consists of 11 elements in 9 groups. The lens also has a 12 blade aperture which Voigtlander claims provide a circular bokeh not only at F2, but also at F2.8, F5.6, and F16.

The Apo-Lanthar 35mm F2 Aspherical VM, like all Voigtlander lenses, is manual focus only.

The Voigtlander Apo-Lanthar 35mm F2 Aspherical VM will retail for ¥120,000 (around $1,340 USD) and it will be available in March. The lens is available in Leica M or Sony E mounts.

Voigtlander Ultron Vintage Line 35mm F2 Aspherical Type II VM

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As the name suggests, the Voigtlander Ultron Vintage Line 35mm F2 Aspherical Type II VM is the follow up to the Voigtlander Ultron 35mm F2 Aspherical Lens.

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According to Voigtlander, it combines the styling of a classic lens with an optical performance that matches modern optics.

The optical design of the lens features 8 elements in 5 groups. The lens has 10 aperture blades. The minimum focusing distance is 58cm.

The Voigtlander Ultron Vintage Line 35mm F2 Aspherical Type II VM will retail for ¥90,000 (around $850 USD)). It will also be available in March.

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