Voigtlander just announced a new 50mm F2 APO-Lanthar in E-mount.
|Filter Thread||49 mm|
|Weight (no hood, no caps)||364g|
|Close Focusing Distance from the sensor||0.45 m|
|Number of aperture blades||12|
Price and Release date not released yet.
Data based on this source. No official release from Cosina directly yet.
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.