Voigtlander 110mm Announced


Voigtlander 110mm f/2.5 Announcement Details
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Update: the US price will be $1099.

The Voigtländer MACRO APO-LANTHAR 110mm f2.5 is a 1:1 macro lens designed exclusively for full frame Sony E-mount cameras. The APO-LANTHAR designation is given to especially high performance lenses in the Voigtländer lens lineup, with APO being derived from the apochromatic optical design. A need for apochromatic optical designs that reduce the longitudinal chromatic aberrations of the three primary colours (RGB) of light to practically zero arose with the increasing popularity of colour film. Now, with the current range of high-resolution digitals sensors, this need for extremely high-level control of chromatic aberrations is even more pertinent than when film changed from monochrome to colour in the middle of the 20th century. So rather than just being for already solved old technology, apochromatic optical designs are indeed a subject requiring serious consideration in the digital age.

Retaining a similar form factor to the highly regarded Voigtländer MACRO APO-LANTHAR 65mm F2.0 Aspherical released in August 2017, this lens covers the full frame image area, and achieves a maximum image reproduction of 1:1 life size without the need for attachments.

In order to ensure subjects from minimum focus distance to infinity are captured with extremely high image quality, a 3-group floating mechanism is employed to adjust three optical groups.

Another attractive feature is the ability to create images with a strong out-of-focus ‘bokeh’ effect, made possible by the 110mm focal length and F2.5 maximum aperture. This lens is a manual focus and manual aperture design, but also features electrical contacts for storing exif data.

Furthermore, the lens is installed with a distance encoder to enable support for 5-axis image stabilisation on bodies with this feature, by providing distance to subject information used to compensate for camera shake. Focus peaking while manual focusing is also supported.

Main Features: 
● With Sony E mount compatible electronic contact, lens usage status is reflected in Exif information of shooting data. In addition, because it incorporates a distance encoder, it supports 5-axis camera shake correction on the camera body side. It is also possible to enlarge the viewfinder by operating the focus ring.

Optimized optical design
In addition to securing full-size image circle, it adopts optical design optimized for Sony E mount sensor. High resolution is maintained up to the periphery of the screen, and phenomena such as color hue are suppressed.

● Apochromat design
We are thoroughly suppressing axial chromatic aberration and chromatic aberration of magnification in order to cope with the current high resolution digital sensor.

● 3 group floating mechanism installed
A 3-group floating mechanism is installed that independently moves three lens groups according to the shooting position. Stable image quality is secured from the shortest shooting distance of 35 cm (shooting magnification 1: 1) to distant motifs.

● Manual Focus capable of reliable focusing
The total metal helicoid unit processed and adjusted with high precision and the high quality grease that produces moderate torque realize smooth operation feeling. It enables delicate focus adjustment.

* APO – LANTHAR (Apolantar) is the title given to especially high – performance products among Fokentrender lenses. APO – LANTHAR, a legendary lens that attracted photographers’ hearts from outstanding imaging performance and depiction beauty due to apochromat design, was born in 1954. The origin can be traced back about 120 years ago.

Main specifications:

Focal length

110 mm

Aperture ratio

1: 2.5

Minimum aperture

F22

Lens configuration

12 groups 14 pieces

Angle of view

22.6 °

Number of diaphragm blades

10 sheets

Shortest shooting distance

0.35 m

Maximum shooting magnification

1: 1

Maximum diameter × total length

φ 78.4 × 99.7 mm

Filter size

φ 58 mm

weight

771 g

Lens hood

Included (with hood cap)

Electronic contact

There

Focus magnification function

Correspondence

Exif information:

Correspondence

Lens correction selection

Possible

5-axis body internal hand shake

Correspondence (limited to body with 5 axes)

Suggested retail price (excluding tax): ¥ 148,000 JAN 4530076 233072
Scheduled to be released in August 2018

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