Voigtlander launches Nokton 40mm f1.2 Aspherical Lens for Nikon Z

Cosina Co., Ltd. announced the release of the Voigtlander Nokton 40mm F1.2 Aspherical interchangeable lens for Nikon Z cameras. The F1.2 10-blade aperture lens is compatible with full-frame cameras (Nikon FX format).

Voigtlander Nokton 40mm f1.2 Aspherical Lens for Nikon Z

It is characterized by the fact that being compact, has optical performance that can be confidently used with wide apertures, and you can enjoy smooth bokeh. This lens is already available for Sony E and Leica M mounts.

The optical design includes eight elements in six groups, including two double-sided aspherical lenses. It is optimized for the Nikon Z camera’s image sensor. Designed and manufactured under license from Nikon, it connects to cameras via electronic pins to add Exif information, use internal image stabilization, and support the focus function.

A focal length of 40 mm (60 for APS-C cameras) is quite versatile and standard. The minimum focusing distance is 0.3 m, the filter diameter is 58 mm, and supplied with a screw cap.

Price and availability

Voigtlander Nokton 40mm f1.2 Aspherical lens for Nikon Z has been priced at $749, and it can be purchased through Amazon.com, Adorama.com, and Bhphotovideo.com online stores.

Nokton 40mm f1.2 specifications

  • Focal Length: 40mm
  • Maximum Aperture: f/1.2
  • Minimum Aperture: f/22
  • Lens Mount: Nikon Z
  • Lens Format Coverage: Full-Frame
  • Angle of View: 54.8°
  • Minimum Focus Distance: 11.8″ / 30 cm
  • Optical Design: 8 Elements in 6 Groups
  • Diaphragm Blades: 10
  • Focus Type: Manual Focus
  • Image Stabilization: Yes
  • Front Filter Size: 58 mm
  • Dimensions (ø x L): 2.7 x 2.1″ / 67.6 x 53.9 mm
  • Weight: 11.1 oz / 315 g

Earlier this month, Nikon introduced a special edition Nikkor Z 40mm F2 SE lens that takes on a retro style similar to the Nikon AI and AI-S lenses released in the 70s and 80s. The updated version features a retro-inspired design, specialized electromagnetic aperture, a focus ring, checked knurling on the lens body, and a contrasting silver band.

The Nikon Nikkor Z 40mm F2 SE is available to pre-order on Bhphotovideo.com for a suggested retail price of $306.95 and will be available in early 2023.

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