The impressive Sony E mount lens boasts excellent build quality and a fast f1.2 maximum aperture. Additionally, the lens has been designed for full-frame Sony cameras like the Sony A7III and A7R IV.
“Stills Edition” Voigtlander Nokton
The SE (which stands for Stills Edition) is similar to the already available Voigtlander 35mm, but omits the de-click aperture mechanism. Because of this, the lens has a much simpler mechanical design.
And while, this may not be perfect for video users, photographers will probably prefer this version of the lens.
Sophisticated Optical Design
The new lens caries proudly the “Nokton” badge. And it has an impressive optical design comprised of 9 elements, arranged in 7 groups. Also, four of the elements are aspherical, combined to eliminate image artifacts.
The new Voigtlander 35mm f1.2 features an advanced diaphragm design consisting of 12 blades for extra smooth round bokeh. Furthermore, the lens weighs 387g making it ideal for street photography and general use.
Electronic Contacts and IBIS Support
Voigtlander engineers have equipped the new lens with electronic contacts. And, this way photographers have access to EXIF data for post-processing.
In addition, the built-in distance encoder supports 5-axis in-camera image stabilization. Moreover, the latest generation Sony alpha cameras have solid “steadyshot” image stabilzation, which will help eliminate shake.
Voigtlander 35mm f1.2 SE Sony E-mount Specs
- Focal length: 35 mm
- Minimum aperture: f22
- Optical Design: 9 pieces in 7 groups
- Angle of view: 61.9 degrees
- Number of iris blades: 12 blades
- MOD: 0.3m
- Maximum shooting magnification: 1:5.8
- Maximum diameter x total length: 66.5 × 59.9mm
- Front Filter size: 58 mm
- Lens hood: Included
- Electronic contacts: Yes
- Focus expansion function: Yes
- EXIF data: Yes
- 5-axis IBIS: Supported
- Weight: 387g
- Pre-order at B&H: Voigtlander 35mm f1.2 SE for Sony E – $999
Pricing and Availability
The lens is priced at $999 USD and is scheduled to ship in May 2020. You can pre-order it at B&H via this link here.
You can see some sample images here.