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.
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