Cosina reveals several new Leica M-mount and Nikon Z-mount lenses
Japanese lens maker Cosina has announced four new lenses for both Nikon Z-mount and Leica M-mount cameras.
The two optics for Nikon cameras are the Voigtländer Nokton 50mm f/1 and the Voigtländer Super-Wide Heliar 15mm f/4.5 Aspherical lens. As for the Leica M-mount models, these are the Voigtländer Ultron 75mm f/1.9 SC and MC editions.
The two 75mm lenses come packed with 7 elements in 5 groups, of which 3 include anomalous partial dispersion optic design. They’re also remarkably compact for their focal length with a length of no more than 54.1mm or 2.1 inches.
This extremely compact size makes these particular 75mm lenses great choices for use in the field or for street photography with their respectively-compatible Leica cameras.
This quality is further underscored by their all-metal build that features a helicoid unit with just enough specially greased torque for stable, high-precision focus adjustment.
If you’re wondering what the significant difference between these two 75mm lenses for Leica M-mount cameras is, the answer is coatings.
While the SC edition comes with a single front element coating, the MC version’s front lens element was given a multi-coating for more of a neutral color rendering for professional shooting in which photographers want to keep natural fidelity to a maximum.
For Leica-compatible Cosina lenses, the two 75mm models are also pretty affordably priced at roughly $779 USD or AU$1,117.
Cosina’s Nokton 50mm f/1 lens is an aspherical model with a unique design and specs that make it the brightest f/1 lens out the entire Voigtländer lineup of interchangeable optics for full-frame cameras.
This particular Nikon Z-mount compatible lens comes with a ground aspherical main piece of glass for high-quality, crisp shooting and comes with electronic contacts that let it communicate with the Nikon cameras it’s designed for. It also features a 12-bladed diaphragm.
Cosina is offering the Voigtländer Nokton 50mm f/1 for a suggested retail price of $1,869 USD or AU$ 2,684.
As for the Cosina brand’s final recent release, also for Nikon Z-mount cameras: there’s the Heliar 15mm f/4.5 lens with a 110-degree viewing angle and low distortion.
This lens model is designed to deliver maximum sharpness from edge to edge and is excellent as a macro lens choice thanks to its incredibly short focusing distance of 0.13mm.
The Heliar 15mm f/4.5 is also compatible with square filters and has a 58mm filter thread that lets filters be attached without having to use special adapters.
The Heliar lens also comes with a follower-shaped hood that users can remove by using a flat-head screwdriver. This final Cosina lens is retailing for $918 USD or AU$1,318.