New Nokton lenses (Pic: Cosina)
The lenses are available with two different coatings and three different finishes (Pic: Cosina)

Cosina has released a new 50/1.5 Voigtlander-branded Nokton lens for M-mount Leica cameras, an updated version of a lens first released back in 2013.

DPReview reported, via a translated version of the Cosina press release, that the Nokton Vintage Line 50/1.5 Aspherical II lens will be available in two different versions. These are a multi-coated version (MC) and a single-coated version (SC).

“The multi-coating (MC) aims to reproduce colours that are as neutral as possible, and the single coating (SC) reproduces classical colours,” Cosina said in a press release.

The lenses boasts eight elements in seven groups, has an aperture range of f/1.5 to f/16 and uses a 12-blade aperture diaphragm. The lens has a minimum focusing distance of 70cm, which is just over two feet. The lens measures just 55mm (2.17 inches) diameter and 37mm (1.5 inches) in length.

Cosina is offering the lens in three different finishes: a silver and black aluminium model, a nickel-plated model and black-painted brass model. DPReview’s story includes a gallery showing images taken on the new lenses.

The lens is also accompanied by the new LH-6 hood sold separately.

The all-metal lenses will cost ¥100,000 ($950/£735) and the brass model will cost ¥115,000 ($1,090/£842).


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