Voigtlander APO-LANTHAR 50mm f/2 Aspherical Lens Officially Announced

The new Voigtlander APO-LANTHAR 50mm f/2 Aspherical Lens for Sony E-mount is now officially announced. The Japanese suggested retail price is ¥120,000 (excluding tax). The US pricing is not announced yet. And it is scheduled to be released in December 2019.

Main features:
● Sony E mount compatible.
Equipped with electronic contacts, the lens usage is reflected in the Exif information of the shooting data. The built-in distance encoder supports 5-axis image stabilization on the camera body side. You can also enlarge the viewfinder by operating the focus ring.

● Optimized
optical design. Optimized optical design for Sony E mount sensor while ensuring full size image circle. High resolution is maintained up to the periphery of the screen, and phenomena such as color coverage are also suppressed.

● apochromatic design
to correspond to digital sensors with high pixel current, and thoroughly suppress longitudinal chromatic aberration and lateral chromatic aberration.

● 12 sheets squeezed to enjoy the ball blur representation
aperture blades adopted a special shape to be circular even F2.8 not only F2 open. You can draw using “ball bokeh” such as point light source.

● Manual focus for
precise focusing. Smooth metal-focusing is achieved by adopting a high-precision grease that produces moderate torque and all-metal helicoid units that are processed and adjusted with high accuracy. Subtle focus adjustment is possible.

* APO-LANTHAR is an award given to particularly high-performance products in Vogtlender lenses. APO-LANTHAR was born in 1954, a legendary lens that has fascinated photographers with its outstanding imaging performance and descriptive beauty. Its origin dates back 120 years.