Cosina recently announced the release of the new Voigtlander 35mm F2 Macro APO-Ultron lens for Fujifilm X-mount cameras (APS-C cameras), which is now in stock at various online stores.
It is a compact and lightweight lens with a manual focusing system in a rugged all-metal body with electronic contacts for transmitting lens data in EXIF.
The manufacturer claims that the optical design of this lens is optimized for use with APS-C sensors and directly with Fujifilm X-series mirrorless cameras.
The optical design consists of 9 elements in 6 groups, including three low-dispersion glass elements. In addition, there is a multi-layer anti-reflective coating to increase light transmission and reduce glare/ghosting. The lens is reported to effectively suppress axial chromatic aberration and magnification chromatic aberration, thereby achieving high definition and accurate color reproduction.
The aperture is ten-bladed, and its range is from F/2 to F/22 in 1/3 EV increments. All lens adjustments are made manually using a ring. The minimum focusing distance of the Voigtlander 35mm F/2 Macro APO-Ultron is 0.16m, at which a 1:2 magnification is achieved.
To make manual focusing smoother and more accurate, the lens is reportedly fine-tuned by the manufacturer’s mechanism using high-quality lubricants.
Price and availability
Voigtlander 35mm f2 specifications
- Focal Length: 35mm
- Maximum Aperture: f/2 to 22
- Minimum Aperture: f/22 to 2
- Lens Mount: Fujifilm X
- Lens Format Coverage: APS-C
- Angle of View: 42.8°
- Minimum Focus Distance: 16.3 cm
- Optical Design: 9 Elements in 6 Groups
- Diaphragm Blades: 10
- Focus Type: Manual Focus
- Image Stabilization: Yes
- Front Filter Size: 49 mm
- Dimensions (ø x L): 60.7 x 54.8 mm
- Weight: 9.3 oz / 265 g
Tamron recently also made available the “Tamron 150-500mm f5-6.7 Di III VXD” lens for Fujifilm X Mount. It offers a relatively compact size and impressive image quality right into the corners of the image. It is available to pre-order on Bhphotovideo.com at $1,499 and will be released on October 13th, 2022.