Last Updated on 07/27/2017 by Chris Gampat
It’s been a while, but back at CP+ 2017, you may recall that Cosina announced the development of three new Voigtlander branded, full frame, native Sony E-Mount lenses. As is the case whenever new native full frame lenses are added to the Sony system people got excited, but since the announcement information about these lenses has been quiet – until now.
One of those three lenses that were announced at CP+ was the Voigtlander Lanthar 65mm F2: a macro lens. The lens, as well as the other two announced, will come with some unique and great features for fans of manual focus glass. The Lanthar 65mm will be able to transfer EXIF data to the Sony camera, eliminating that huge annoyance of not having accurate EXIF info when processing images shot with a manual focus lens. As well, it will feature support for 5-axis image stabilization, and one third stop aperture adjustments.
Back when the announcement was made though, no pricing information was released for any of the three lenses. So, it was hard for anyone to get too excited, not knowing what the potential damage to their financial situation was going to be. Well, now we have further information and official pricing has been announced.
The Voigtlander Lanthar 65mm F2 will be priced at €999 Euro, with a slight premium here in the US thanks to currency exchange rates, which will bring US pricing to $1,059. The official shipping date is currently expected to be in early August with some retailers expecting to get their shipments as early as the 2nd and others as late as the 10th.
You can pre-order the lens now if you don’t want to wait or risk running into supply issues. But given this is a Voigtlander and manual focus we think you are probably safe just holding off until your retailer of choice gets them in stock.
If you are interested in more information you can find all of the official information about the Voigtlander 65mm F2 over on the Cosina website, here.