Cosina Voigtlander NOKTON 40mm F1.2 Aspherical RF for Canon

Cosina has announced a new high-aperture manual prime lens for Canon RF cameras called the Voigtlander NOKTON 40mm F1.2 Aspherical RF. This lens, which is the second NOKTON lens for Canon full-frame mirrorless cameras, combines old optical traditions with modern technology.

Voigtlander NOKTON 40mm F1.2 Aspherical Canon RF

With its compact size and F/1.2 aperture, the Voigtlander 40mm F1.2 Canon RF lens allows for the creation of a beautiful and smooth blur effect. It covers a full-frame sensor and is specifically designed for Canon’s RF system sensor.

The lens features eight elements in six groups, including two double-sided aspherical lenses, ensuring optimal image quality. It also includes a contact group for transmitting Exif data and supporting other functions.

A convenient switching mechanism enables the aperture to be adjusted from 1/3 click steps to a stepless setting, providing a silent operation. The lens communicates with Canon bodies via electronic contacts, offering features like Exif information and 3-axis image stabilization. It also supports three focus functions: magnification, focus peaking, and focus guidance.

Price and availability

The recommended retail price for the Voigtlander 40mm F1.2 Canon Aspherical RF is $749. It is available for pre-order on the online store.

Voigtlander NOKTON 40mm F1.2 Aspherical RF specifications

Voigtlander NOKTON 40mm F1.2 Aspherical Canon RF
  • Focal length: 40 mm
  • Mount: RF-Mount
  • light intensity: 1:1.2
  • Smallest aperture: F 22
  • Optical construction: 8 lenses in 6 groups
  • Angle of view: 54.9°
  • Aperture blades: 10
  • Minimum distance: 0.30 m
  • Filter size: Ø 58 mm
  • Maximum diameter: 70.8 mm
  • Length: 56.4 mm
  • Weight: 400 g
  • Accessories included: Lens cap, rear cap, lens hood

7Artisans has also expanded its Spectrum Cine lens collection with the introduction of the 14mm T2.9 ultra-wide-angle photography lens. This manual focus lens is compatible with Canon RF, Sony E, Nikon Z, and L-mount cameras, catering to full-frame needs.

With a sophisticated optical design consisting of 13 elements in 9 groups, including 2 aspherical elements (ASPH) and 3 extra-low dispersion (ED) lenses, the 7Artisans Spectrum 14mm T2.9 delivers excellent optical performance. Its 10 aperture blades ensure smooth and precise control of the T2.9 aperture.

The 7Artisans Spectrum 14mm T2.9 lens is competitively priced at $459 / £459.

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