Cosina (translated) announced its latest lens, the Voigtlander Color-Skopar Vintage Line 21mm F3.5 Aspheric Type II lens, a manual prime lens for Leica M camera systems.
As its name suggests, the lens has a vintage design and is made entirely of metal, including the aperture and focus ring, both of which abandon the usual knurled design of the lever-shaped grip. The lens consists of nine elements in eight groups, including one low dispersion element (new to a Type II lens) and one aspherical element.
|Comparing photographs of a Type I lens compared to new Type II lenses.|
Other features include a ten-blade aperture aperture, a minimum focus distance of 50 cm (19.7 in) and a 39 mm front filter thread. The lens is 52 mm (2 in) in diameter, 30 mm (1.2 in) longer and weighs 220 g (7.8 oz), 40 g (1.4 oz) more than its Type I predecessor.
Below is a small selection of photos, provided by Cosina:
No final release date has been given for the Color-Skopar Vintage Line 21mm F3.5 Aspherical Type II, but digital camera information It was reported that it will be available in December 2021 for around $750. It will come in silver and black. For comparison, the current version of this Type 1 lens is currently selling for $700.
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