Voigtlander has announced a new super-fast lens for Micro Four Thirds cameras. The Nokton 10.5mm f/0.95 is official and is said to be released on the market soon.
One of the third-party manufacturers known for making some “crazy” lenses is Voigtlander. Its Nokton line-up is filled with optics that have been designed for capturing photos in low-light conditions, as they come packed with very bright apertures.
The latest model of the series is the Voigtlander 10.5mm f/0.95 Nokton lens, which is compatible with mirrorless cameras featuring Micro Four Thirds image sensors.
Voigtlander 10.5mm f/0.95 Nokton lens unveiled for Micro Four Thirds cameras
Voigtlander has decided not to make a big fuss out of this launch, so the company has not even revealed a photo of the product. Moreover, there is no large press release to detail its latest product. Instead, a small specifications sheet is available on its website.
This is why we know that the Voigtlander 10.5mm f/0.95 Nokton lens has an internal design consisting of 13 elements divided into 10 groups and offers a minimum focusing distance of 17 centimeters.
Additionally, the lens comes with 10 aperture blades that will deliver some impressive out-of-focus backgrounds, when being used at maximum aperture.
This new Nokton lens comes with a built-in aperture ring
The lens measures 77mm in diameter and 82.4mm in length, while weighing 586 grams without considering its hood. It is also worth mentioning that the filter thread is sized at 72mm.
Voigtlander 10.5mm f/0.95 Nokton lens is aimed at Micro Four Thirds cameras, which means that it will provide a 35mm focal length equivalent of 21mm.
The company has confirmed that the optic will sport a Selective Aperture Control System which allows users to manually set the aperture with a dedicated ring.
Unfortunately, the release date and price details have not been disclosed for the time being.
Voigtlander also introduces three Leica M-mount optics
On the other hand, the manufacturer has revealed three other optics for Leica M-mount cameras. The list includes the Voigtlander 40mm f/2.8 Heliar, 35mm f/1.7 Ultron, and 15mm f/4.5 Super Wide Heliar.
All three of them have a minimum focusing distance of 50 centimeters and they are very lightweight. Their designs are quite intriguing, but they will fit nicely with the Leica M cameras.
Just like with the aforementioned Micro Four Thirds optic, these three lenses have not had their availability details revealed for now.