Cosina is Bringing the Voigtlander Nokton 75mm f/1.5 to Nikon Z-Mount

Black camera lens isolated on a dark background with visible focus scale and aperture settings.

Cosina announced that it plans to release its Voigtlander Nokton 75mm f/1.5 Aspherical lens for Nikon Z-mount, and it will arrive on May 15.

The Voigtlander Nokton 75mm f/1.5 Aspherical — or versions of it — is already available for VM-mount and Canon RF mount, but Cosina plans to add it to its growing collection of Nikkor Z-mount options later this month, the company announced this week.

As has been the case with previous versions of this and other lenses, Cosina is making slight design tweaks to the physical appearance of the optic, although the internal construction remains the same. When the lens was announced for Canon’s RF-mount, Cosina added a wide, fine-tooth grip surface around the focus ring. For the Nikon Z-mount version, that has been replaced with a deeper-ridged version that uses interchanging scoops and vertically oriented ridges. The VM-mount version is, again, totally different from either the Canon or Nikon versions.

As a recap, the Voigtlander Nokton 75mm f/1.5 Aspherical features a construction of seven elements arranged in six groups including including three extra-low dispersion lenses and one aspherical optic. Unusually, the lens features a massive aperture range of f/1.5 through f/32 via a 12-bladed diaphragm. Most lenses that are as fast as Cosina’s 75mm f/1.5 tend to cap at f/16, far below the more typical f/22; f/32 is almost unheard of for a prime optic of this speed.

The number of aperture blades Cosina employs here is also unusually high. The company says that thanks to the 12 blades, out-of-focus areas are rendered naturally and point light sources are round and soft, not polygonal, resulting in aesthetically pleasing bokeh.

Cosina’s lens also supports full electronic communication with an attached camera (in this case, every Nikon Z-series camera provided it is running the latest firmware), and while that doesn’t mean the lens has autofocus — it doesn’t, it is strictly a manual lens — it does support transmission of EXIF data, supports focus peaking, and works in tandem with in-body image stabilization.

While samples captured with this lens have been shared before, Cosina published a new set presumably shot paired with a Nikon camera (by fotoshin, courtesy of Cosina):

A serene snowy landscape with delicate frost-covered trees and pronounced shadows stretching across smooth, undulating drifts of pristine white snow.

A fallen tree branch covered with a thick layer of snow rests on an undisturbed snowy ground in a tranquil forest setting with trees partially hidden by the snowfall.

Two japanese macaques, also known as snow monkeys, partially submerged in a hot spring, with snow falling around them. one monkey gazes directly at the camera while both display thick, frosty fur.

Close-up view of translucent ice crystals delicately hanging from a branch, backlit by sunlight with a softly blurred background of winter trees.

The Voigtlander Nokton 75mm f/1.5 is scheduled to become available on May 15, 2024, for 135,000 yen, or about $860.

Image credits: Cosina