Cosina has announced three new 35mm f/2 Voigtlander lenses for Leica M and Sony E

Cosina has announced three new Voigtlander 35mm f/2 lenses. One of them is the Voigtlander Ultron Vintage Line 35mm F2 Aspherical Type II VM for Leica M, available in Black or Silver and the other two are Leica M and Sony E mount versions of the Voigtlander Apo-Lanthar 35mm F2 Aspherical VM.

The horrendously named Voigtlander Ultron Vintage Line 35mm F2 Aspherical Type II VM (we’ll just call it Ultron 2 from here on out) is an update to the existing Ultron 35mm F2 Aspherical lens. It’s designed to be small and compact, which is the opposite of the Apo-Lanthar 35mm F2, which seems to strive for image quality above all else.

This lens seems largely unchanged from its predecessor, at least in outward appearance, although there are some slight differences. It’s an all-metal design, with a focusing lever instead of the focusing knob of the Type I. No lens hood is included with the lens, although an aluminium one is available separately for either 10,000 (~$95) for the LH-12 or ¥6,000 (~$57) for the LH4N.

Focal length 35mm
Format Full Frame
Mount Leica M
Focus Manual Focus
Optics 8 elements in 5 groups
Angle of view 62.5°
Max aperture f/2
Min aperture f/16
Aperture blades 10
Minimum shooting distance 58cm
Filter size 39mm
Dimensions 52 x 28.1mm
Weight 210g

Ultron II is set to go on sale starting next month for ¥90,000 (or around $850). You can find out more on the Cosina website.

The Voigtlander Apo-Lanthar 35mm F2 Aspherical VM also features all-metal construction, although as you can tell, it’s not quite as compact as the Ultron 2. It’s a bit chunkier, coming in at twice the physical size and 50% heavier than Ultron 2 and has an apochromatic design, to help eliminate as much ghosting, flaring and aberration as possible to produce the cleanest, sharpest image.

Focal length 35mm
Format Full Frame
Mount Leica M
Focus Manual Focus
Optics 11 elements in 9 groups
Angle of view 63.6°
Max aperture f/2
Min aperture f/16
Aperture blades 12 (rounded)
Minimum shooting distance 50cm
Filter size 49mm
Dimensions 55.6 x 58.1mm
Weight 304g

The Voigtlander Apo-Lanthar 35mm F2 Aspherical VM will be available in two flavours for either Leica M or Sony E mount – both of which have a slightly different design – and is also set to go on sale next month at a price of ¥120,000 (~$1,133). You can find out more about this lens on the Cosina website (Sony version).



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