Voigtlander Introduces New Nikon Z-mount Lenses
Cosina Voigtlander has released two new Nikon Z-mount lenses. The Voigtlander 40mm f/1.2 Nokton and the Voigtlander D 35mm f/2 Macro Apo-Ultron are the two of the latest offerings from the company to supplement its existing Z-lens lineup.
The Nokton 40mm f/1.2 Aspherical lens works with the full-frame Nikon Z cameras while the Voigtlander D 35mm f/2 is made for the APS-C Z-mount. Both lenses are already available in major camera retailers.
Nokton 40mm f/1.2 Aspherical Lens
Cosina introduces the Voigtlander Nokton 40mm f/1.2 Aspherical Lens as an alternative to the Nikon Z camera users if they want a fully manual lens.
This 40mm lens has eight elements, six groups and it features two double-sided aspherical elements. This is to reduce glare and soft spots across the image and to keep the whole photo sharp - if you want to.
Moreover, this lens has an f/1.2 aperture which makes it perfect for low light scenarios. If you are not a fan of shooting in the dark, then make use of the wide aperture to shoot images with a subtle bokeh.
The aperture has a 10-blade diaphragm. It is responsible for the bubble-shaped bokeh that is pleasing to look at.
According to Cosina, the Nokton 40mm f/1.2 is also compatible to the APS-C Nikon Z cameras. You need to consider the crop factor though, making the focal length around 60mm on crop sensor Nikons.
Despite the manual focus system, the Nokton 40mm lens still has an electronic contact. This allows the lens to communicate with the camera regarding the EXIF data. It also allows for the in-body image stabilization of the Nikon Z cameras to work perfectly.
Voigtlander APO-Ultron D 35mm f/2
Cosina is on a roll with its next Z-lens - the Voigtlander Nokton D 35mm f/2. This lens is made for Nikon Z APS-C cameras.
If you are a fan of Voigtlander lenses then this lens might look familiar. It is because the design is a rehash of the Fujifilm version of this lens. Do not worry if it is a re-used design though, the company still managed to fit the Z-mount perfectly.
According to Cosina, this lens will work with full-frame Nikon Z cameras as well. However, the camera should be set to digital crop.
The Voigtlander D 35mm has six groups and nine elements. It also features three "abormal partial-dispersion glass element". Basically, this means that the lens is made to provide a more natural color tone.
This lens has an f/2 aperture that is achieved through a 10-blade diaphragm. Macro photographers might feel a little confused since f/2 might be too wide for macro work.
Like the larger 40mm, the D 35mm f/2 lens also has electronic contacts to retain exif data.