Voigtlander Color-Skopar 18mm F2.8 wide-angle lens announced for Fujifilm X

Cosina has introduced the Voigtlander Color-Skopar 18mm F2.8 lens, specially designed for Fujifilm X-mount mirrorless cameras. This lens features electronic contacts for seamless communication with the camera.

Voigtlander Color-Skopar 18mm f2.8

According to the manufacturer, the Voigtlander Color-Skopar 18mm F2.8 lens boasts a rugged all-metal body that is highly durable. Despite its compact and lightweight design, it offers purely manual focusing and a mechanically controlled aperture ring.

The lens is known for producing beautiful bokeh effects, thanks to its 10-blade aperture. It has a minimum focusing distance of 0.17 meters.

Designed for Fujifilm X-mount and APS-C optical format matrices, the Voigtlander 18mm F2.8 lens provides a viewing angle equivalent to a 28mm full-frame lens. Its optical design is optimized specifically for Fujifilm X system cameras’ image sensors.

Fujifilm Corporation highlights the built-in electronic contacts that ensure stable and reliable communication between the lens and Fuji cameras. Additionally, the lens supports the use of matrix image stabilization (IBIS) for compatible camera models.

The lens’s high optical performance is achieved through the use of double-sided aspherical lenses and anomalous partial dispersion glass.

The focus ring features a convenient finger-friendly lever, enhancing usability by allowing users to estimate the approximate distance without relying on the distance indicator.

Equipped with a 10-blade aperture and 1/3-stop travel, the Voigtlander 18mm F2.8 lens offers exquisite control over depth of field. Furthermore, the lens features an all-metal body that is available in two colors, silver and black. Notably, both versions of the lens include a custom screw-on dome-shaped hood with a black finish.

Price and release date

Additionally, enthusiasts can now pre-order the Voigtlander Color-Skopar 18mm F2.8 lens from Bhphotovideo.com at a price of $599.

Voigtlander Color-Skopar 18mm f2.8 specifications

Voigtlander Color-Skopar 18mm f2.8
  • Focal Length: 18mm (35mm Equivalent: 28mm)
  • Lens Mount: FUJIFILM X
  • Lens Format Coverage: APS-C
  • Focus Type: Manual Focus
  • Maximum Aperture: f/2.8
  • Minimum Aperture: f/22
  • Angle of View: 75.4°
  • Minimum Focus Distance: 6.7″ / 17 cm
  • Optical Design: 7 Elements in 5 Groups
  • Diaphragm Blades: 10
  • Image Stabilization: No
  • Tripod Collar: Yes
  • Front Filter Size: 43 mm
  • Dimensions (ø x L): 2.3 x 0.9″ / 59.3 x 23.5 mm
  • Weight: 4.1 oz / 115 g

In other news, Fujifilm has introduced the latest addition to their popular X100 series of compact cameras, namely the X100VI. This sixth-generation model improves significantly over its predecessor and costs $1,599.

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