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Voigtlander 50mm F2 APO-Lanthar announced

Voigtlander just announced a new 50mm F2 APO-Lanthar in E-mount.

Specifications

Diameter 63 mm
Length 61 mm
Filter Thread 49 mm
Weight (no hood, no caps) 364g
Max. Magnification ~1:7
Close Focusing Distance from the sensor 0.45 m
Number of aperture blades 12
Elements/ Groups 10/8

Price and Release date not released yet.

Data based on this source. No official release from Cosina directly yet.

First thoughts

Our praise for the optical performance of the 2/65 APO and 2.5/110 APO was very high indeed. The only real issue with both is that their weight and size makes them less ideal as everyday lenses. And the 2/50 adresses that.

So this sounds like a really interesting lens for those who want a lens well suited for a 61MP sensor. We expect the Voigtlander to outperform any other current 50mm lens in terms of sharpness across the frame and CA-correction.  For now that is just a guess but I think it is a safe one based on the performance of the other two APO-Lanthars.

One interesting question is how the bokeh will compare to less well corrected lenses like Voigtlander’s own 1.2/50.

We will try get out hands on one as soon as possible but we have no idea when that will be.