To mark the 20th anniversary of the Voigtlander Classic Line, Voigtlander has released a new 50mm F2.0 APO-Lanthar lens for Sony E-Mount camera systems.
The manual lens is constructed of 10 elements in 8 groups, including two aspherical elements and a floating focusing system. The lens features a 12-blade aperture diaphragm with a ‘special shape’ for more pleasing bokeh, a minimum focusing distance of 45cm (17.7in) and a 49mm front filter.
Despite being manual, the lens features electrical contacts for transferring EXIF data to the camera, including a distance encoder to ensure the lens works with Sony’s 5-axis image stabilization. Voigtlander has also included a de-clicking option so no noise is made when changing the aperture when shooting video. The lens measures in at 61.3mm (2.14in) long and weighs just 364g (12.84oz).
Pricing and availability information isn’t yet available. We have contacted Voigtlander for more information and will update this article if we receive a response.