Voigtländer Nokton 42.5mm f/0.95 Announced for Micro Four Thirds Cameras

Voigtländer Nokton 42mm

Voigtländer has announced the Nokton 42.5 mm f/0.95 lens for Micro Four Thirds mount. The lens features 11 elements in 8 groups and 10 aperture blades for smooth bokeh. At 42.5mm, the lens will offer an equivalent field of view of 85mm on a Micro Four Thirds camera thanks to the 2x crop factor – making it a potentially great portrait lens for cameras like the Olympus OM-D E-M5.

The lens should be available in Summer 2013 with no price yet announced. Based on the price points of the Nokton 25mm f/0.95 and the 17.5mm f/0.95 for Micro Four Thirds, I would guess that a $1200-$1300 street price would be expected for the 42.5mm f/0.95 when it finally ships.

Voigtlander 20mm f/3.5 Nikon Mount Lens Rumor

Rumors are swirling that Voigtlander will soon release a 20mm f/3.5 lens for the Nikon mount.  Rumored specs are as follows:

  • Expected Release Date: February 28, 2009
  • Focal length: 20mm
  • Angle: 94 degrees
  • Relative aperture: 1:3.5
  • Minimum aperture 6 of 9 pieces: F22
  • Minimum focusing distance: 0.2m
  • Number of diaphragm blades: 9 pieces
  • Weight: 205g
  • Maximum total length × diameter: 63 × 28.8mm
  • Filter size: 52mm
  • Mounting: Ai-s

[DPR forum via mapcamera.com] I’m questioning the release date, and as a result, the source, a bit.  February 28 is a Saturday.