Voigtländer Nokton 42.5mm F0.95 will be In Stock in August, 2013

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Cosina has announced that its Voigtländer Nokton 42.5mm F0.95 lens will be in stock in August, 2013. This ultra-fast short telephoto ‘portrait’ lens is for Micro Four Thirds cameras only, and will offer similar photographic characteristics to an 85mm F1.9 lens on full frame in terms of angle of view, depth of field control, and background blur. It has a 10-bladed diaphragm, and features manual focus and aperture operation – the latter can be made clickless for movie recording.

The price for this lens in Japan is ¥123,900.

Voigtlander Nokton 42.5mm F0.95 specifications
Principal specifications
Lens type Prime lens
Max Format size FourThirds
Focal length 43 mm
Image stabilisation No
Lens mount Micro Four Thirds
Aperture
Maximum aperture F0.95
Minimum aperture F16.0
Aperture ring Yes
Number of diaphragm blades 10
Aperture notes Stepless aperture ring
Optics
Elements 11
Groups 8
Focus
Minimum focus 0.23 m (9.06″)
Autofocus No
Full time manual N/A
Distance scale Yes
DoF scale Yes
Physical
Diameter 64 mm (2.53″)
Length 75 mm (2.94″)
Materials All-metal construction
Filter thread 58 mm
Hood supplied Yes