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Cosina Unveils Aspherical Lens


Cosina has announced the upcoming release of Voigtlände­r APO-Lanthar 35 mm f/2 Aspherical lens for Nikon Z-mount cameras. This lens has a full-size image circle and can be used with both full-size (Nikon FX format) mirrorless cameras and APS-C size (Nikon DX format) mirrorless cameras.

An electronic contact is mounted on the lens mount to realise communicat­ions between the lens and the body. By combining a body compatible with telecommun­ications and the latest firmware, in addition to Exif informatio­n and in-body image stabilisat­ion (3 axes), 3 types of focussing support functions (focussing by changing the focus point frame colour, focussing by peaking and focussing with the enlargemen­t button) are supported.

The optical design of this manual lens consists of 11 elements in 9 groups, including 5 low-dispersion elements and 2 doubleside­d aspherical elements. The lens weighs 360 g, comes with a 12-blade aperture diaphragm, has a front filter thread of 52 mm, a minimum focussing distance of 35 cm and an aperture range of f/2 through f/16.

The Voigtlände­r APO-Lanthar 35 mm f/2 Aspherical lens for Nikon Z-mount cameras is scheduled to release in June 2022 at a price of JPY 120,000 (approx. INR 73,000).

Viltrox has announced a limited-edition set of its 23 mm, 33 mm and 56 mm f/1.4 primes for Fujifilm X-mount cameras in matte white colour.

These new lenses are similar to their counterpar­ts in terms of features and specificat­ions, other than the body colour (entirely matte white), the dark grey markings for the aperture ring, lens markings and company brand name.

Considerin­g that this is a limited-edition version, the company says that it is releasing only 500 pieces of these lenses (available individual­ly as well as a kit). The matte white version of the 23 mm, 33 mm and 56 mm f/1.4 XF lenses are available for purchase at a price of USD 379 (approx. INR 29,400), USD 329 (approx. INR 25,500) and USD 379 (approx. INR 29,400), respective­ly.

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