Voigtlander Color-Skopar 21mm f/3.5 E-Mount Lens Officially Announced

The new Voigtlander COLOR-SKOPAR 21mm f/3.5 Aspherical Lens for Sony E-mount is now officially announced. The Japanese suggested retail price is ¥85,000 (excluding tax). The US pricing is not announced yet. And it is scheduled to be released in October 2018.

Main Specifications:

Focal length 21 mm
Aperture ratio 1: 3.5
Minimum aperture F22
Lens configuration 8 groups 9
Angle of view 91.2 °
Number of diaphragm blades 10 sheets
Shortest shooting distance 0.2 m
Maximum shooting magnification 1: 6.45
Maximum diameter × total length φ 62.8 × 39.9 mm
Filter size φ 52 mm
weight 230 g
Lens hood Attached
Electronic contact There
Focus magnification function Correspondence
Exif information Correspondence
Lens correction selection Possible
5-axis body internal hand shake Correspondence (limited to body with 5 axes)

Main features:

  • Sony E mount compatible with electronic contacts, lens usage status is reflected in Exif information of shooting data. In addition, because it incorporates a distance encoder, it supports 5-axis camera shake correction on the camera body side. It is also possible to enlarge the viewfinder by operating the focus ring.
  • Optimized optical design: In addition to securing full-size image circle, it adopts optical design optimized for Sony E mount sensor. High resolution is maintained up to the periphery of the screen, and phenomena such as color hue are suppressed.
  • Manual Focus capable of reliable focusing: focusing smooth operation feeling by adopting a total metal helicoid unit processed and adjusted with high precision and high quality grease producing moderate torque. It enables delicate focus adjustment.
  • Shortest shooting distance 20 cm: the shortest shooting distance from the subject to the image plane is 20 cm. It expands the possibilities of drawing with the intense perspective peculiar to ultra wide angle lens.

Read more at Cosina Japan.