Cosina is Bringing Its Voigtlander Nokton 75mm f/1.5 to Sony E-Mount

A close-up view of a Voigtländer Nokton 75mm f/1.5 lens resting on a dark surface. The lens features a sleek black design with white text around the front element indicating the brand, model, and aperture specifications.

Cosina announced that a new Voigtlander Nokton 75mm f/1.5 Aspherical — of which versions are already available for Nikon Z, Canon RF, and Leica VM-mount — will be released for Sony E-mount in July.

The company says the medium telephoto lens is ideal for creating a defocused background behind a main subject and the company puts emphasis on keeping the optic both compact as well as high performant.

As has been the case for a majority of Cosina’s Voigtlander lenses released in recent years, the Voigtlander Nokton 75mm f/1.5 Aspherical is equipped with electronic contacts. While it is a manual focus-only optic, the inclusion of these contacts means that EXIF information is transmitted to an attached Sony camera body and it also works with Sony’s peripheral illumination, chromatic aberration control, distortion aberration control, and in-body image stabilization. Cosina says it also has support for a magnified view when operating the focus ring.

A black camera lens stands upright against a dark, reflective background. The barrel features various markings and adjustment rings, with a textured grip section in the middle. The lens hood is extended, enhancing the overall sleek and professional appearance.

The manual focus ring is designed with an emphasis on precision and, as Cosina says, just the right amount of torque so that it feels smooth while also allowing for subtle focus adjustments.

Cosina’s new lens is constructed of seven elements arranged into six groups including three partial dispersion glass optics and one aspherical optic (located closest to the lens collar).

Despite having a wide-open aperture of f/1.5, the Cosina Voigtlander Nokton 75mm f/1.5 Aspherical has a minimum aperture of f/32. Typically, lenses that open wider than f/2 rarely close down beyond f/16 and, even rarer, close down beyond f/22. Cosina pushed that to f/32 allowing photographers to achieve deep focus. The aperture is provided thanks to a 12-bladed diaphragm that is controlled via a manual ring that is de-clicked, allowing it to be used effectively for both photo and video capture.

The Voigtlander Nokton 75mm f/1.5 Aspherical weighs 515 grams and features a front filter size of 62mm. It has a minimum focusing distance of 0.55 meters (about 21.6 inches) and has a diameter of 75mm and a length of 73.9mm.

Below are a few sample images taken with the lens, provided by Cosina.

A person wearing casual clothing sits on a brick bridge with greenery all around. A large tree with dense foliage stands prominently behind them. The person appears relaxed, enjoying the serene outdoor setting.

A person with long hair wearing light-colored overalls and a short-sleeve shirt leans against a tree covered in ivy in a forest. A vintage brown suitcase is placed on the ground beside them. The scene is calm and bathed in natural light.

A person with shoulder-length brown hair and wearing a white, checkered shirt with overalls looks directly at the camera. The background is blurred, featuring green foliage and white light, indicating an outdoor setting.

A person with medium-length hair stands outdoors in a grassy field. They are wearing a white collared shirt under brown plaid overalls and are looking directly at the camera. The background is slightly blurred, with greenery and a light blue sky visible.

A person with chin-length brown hair, wearing a white shirt and vest, rests their head on a large, worn leather suitcase. They stand outdoors, surrounded by blurred greenery, conveying a sense of contemplation or fatigue.

A close-up of a young person with shoulder-length brown hair and a thoughtful expression. They have freckles and some blemishes on their cheeks. The background is a blurred outdoor setting with greenery.

Cosina expects to make the Voigtlander Nokton 75mm f/1.5 Aspherical lens available in Japan sometime in July where it will retail for 135,000 yen (about $858). Availability outside of Japan, specifically in North America, will likely follow in the ensuing months.