With the Voigtlander Super Nokton 29mm F0.8 mm aspherical for Micro Four Thirds system, developed and produced by Cosina in Japan, Voigtländer presented the first series lens to date with a speed of 1:0.8.
The lens structure comprises 11 elements in 7 groups. One of the elements is called the Ground Aspherical (GA) element, which describes a certain high-precision glass processing technique. As usual with the current Voigtländer lenses, the Super Nokton is an extremely solid construction with manual focus. The aperture consists of 12 blades, which creates smooth bokeh. The panel mechanism can be switched from locked to stepless and therefore it’s silent.
A special feature of the lens construction chosen here is the use of a new type of high-temperature glass, which is used for one of the two aspherical elements and is processed with the highest precision in a special grinding process (ground aspherical). Together with a floating element, this should ensure excellent imaging performance and uniform sharpness right into the edge areas. The concentration on high-quality components and the highest processing quality should offer extremely high image quality even with the aperture open.
The viewing angle of 42.75° is similar to that of a 58mm full-frame lens and offers a pleasantly natural perspective.
Price and availability
The price of the new Voigtlander lens is $1,799, and it is now available to pre-order on the Bhphotovideo.com website. Delivery should be planned for December 2020.
Voigtlander Super Nokton 29mm F0.8 Specifications
- Focal length: 29 mm (corresponding to KB 58 mm)
- Angle of view: 42.75 °
- Light intensity: 1: 0.8
- Opt. Construction: 11 elements in 7 groups
- Minimum aperture: 16
- Number of aperture blades: 12
- Lens Format: Micro Four Thirds (MFT)
- Near limit: 37 cm
- Max image scale: 1:10
- Filter size: Ø 62 mm
- Dimensions: Ø 72.3 mm x 88.9 mm
- Weight: 703 g
Earlier this month, Pergear has also announced the release of Pergear 12mm F2 manual focus wide angle lens for Fujifilm X, Micro Four Thirds, Nikon Z, and Sony E mount. Its construction consists of 12 elements in 9 groups, including two aspherical elements and two low wave high refractive elements.