Voigtlander Nocton D23mm F1.2 Aspherical lens with Nikon Z mount introduced

Concurrently with the Voigtlander APO-Lanthar 50mm F2 Aspherical lens, Cosina has introduced a second lens with a Nikon Z mount. This is the Voigtlander Nocton D23mm F1.2 Aspherical. Unlike the Voigtlander APO-Lanthar 50mm F2 Aspherical, this is not a full frame lens. It covers the APS-C or Nikon DX format frame, to use Nikon designations. Of course, the new lens can also be mounted on a full-frame camera (Nikon FX) by selecting the frame shooting mode.

Focus and aperture control are manual. According to the manufacturer, the 12-blade aperture provides beautiful out-of-focus blur. The lens also boasts high resolution throughout the frame due to the inclusion of a double-sided aspherical element and two elements with an abnormally low dispersion in the optical design. Designed for use with Nikon Z cameras, the lens feeds the camera the data required for EXIF recording and the three degrees of freedom image stabilization and three focus indication modes.

Voigtlander Nocton D23mm F1.2 Aspherical lens technical data:

  • The focal length is 23 mm (EFR 35 mm);
  • The angle of view is 63.3º;
  • The optical circuitry is 10 elements in 6 groups, including an aspherical element and 2 elements with abnormally low scattering;
  • The aperture is f/1.2-f/16;
  • The minimum focus distance is 0.18 m;
  • The maximum magnification is 1:3.3;
  • The number of aperture blades is 12;
  • The mounting diameter of the filter is 46 mm;
  • diameter – 65.8 mm;
  • length – 45.2 mm;
  • weight – 240 g.

The lens is due on the Japanese market in May at a price of 95,000 yen. A lens hood with a threaded mount is included.

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