Cosina Details the RF, Z, E, and VM Lenses It Is Bringing to CP+ This Week

Cosina details the Lenses it will show at CP+

The CP+2024 show is slated to start later this week in Yokohama, Japan, and Cosina has announced the Voigtlander lenses it will showcase at the event.

As spotted by Asobi Net, Cosina is bringing its Voigtlander Nokton 75mm f/1.5 mid-telephoto prime lens to Yokohama to three new mounts: Canon RF, Nikon Z, and Sony FE.

Alongside this portrait prime lens, the company will show off a pair of Voigtlander brand VM-mount interchangeable lenses, the APO-Lanthar 50mm f/3.5 VM and the Color-Skopar 50mm f/2.2 VM.

The Cosina Voigtlander Nokton 75mm f/1.5 is not a brand-new lens but is debuting in new mirrorless camera mounts. Ben Webster reviewed the M-mount version for PetaPixel in 2021, calling it a “perfect companion at a competitive price,” and noting that it is a “beautiful lens.”

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Cosina Voigtlander Nokton 75mm f/1.5 Aspherical RF

The RF, Z, and E-mount versions have slightly different, less tapered shapes than the M-mount version. However, there are a lot of similarities between the new mirrorless versions and the VM prime. For example, the new versions have seven lens elements arrayed in six groups, like before. The lens also incorporates a 12-bladed aperture diaphragm.

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Cosina Voigtlander Nokton 75mm f/1.5 Aspherical Z

One functional difference is that the mirrorless version of the Nokton 75mm f/1.5 lens can focus closer than the VM iteration. The lens for mirrorless cameras focuses as close as 0.5 meters (1.64 feet), resulting in a maximum magnification ratio of 1:4.8. The existing VM version’s minimum focusing distance is slightly longer at 0.7 meters (2.3 feet).

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Cosina Voigtlander Nokton 75mm f/1.5 Aspherical E

The new version also features a slightly different size. It has a 62mm filter thread, up from 58mm, and it weighs 515 to 530 grams depending on the selected mount, significantly increased from 350 grams.

One final notable difference is that unlike the Nokton 75mm f/1.5 in VM mount, which stops down to f/16, the new version for RF/Z/E’s minimum aperture is f/32. This will unlikely matter much to many photographers, given that the lens is designed for fast-aperture shooting.

While the Nokton 75mm f/1.5 is moving from VM to other mounts, Cosina is also bringing some new VM-mount lenses to CP+2024.

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Cosina Voigtlander APO-Lanthar 50mm f/3.5 VM

The APO-Lanthar 50mm f/3.5 VM has eight elements across six groups. The rangefinder coupling depends on the camera used, but the Type II lens version can focus as close as 0.35 meters (1.15 feet). The Type I lens is limited to a close-focusing distance of 0.45 meters (1.48 feet).

The Type I and II also vary in terms of their weight. The Type I lens weighs 150 grams in its black matte version and 245 grams in its two-tone design. The Type II is 250 grams. The lens is just 45 millimeters (1.78 inches) long and has a 34mm filter thread.

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Cosina Voigtlander Color-Skopar 50mm f/2.2 VM

Another compact VM-mount lens is the new Color-Skopar 50mm f/2.2 VM. This lens is even shorter, measuring 30 millimeters (1.2 inches) long. It weighs a mere 150 grams and uses 39mm filters.

The 10-bladed lens includes seven elements arrayed across six groups and promises strong optical performance for all-around photography.

Cosina will share additional information on its new lenses on February 22 from CP+2024. The company has an online hub for the trade show, although information will be shared only in Japanese.

Image credits: Cosina