Voigtländer Announces Several M Lenses

Not one to sit idly by and let Zeiss and Leica have all the fun at Photokina 2014, Voigtländer today has announced a couple of M lenses that folks might be interested in. The first is the 35mm f/1.7 Ultron, which looks eerily similar to the 50mm f/1.5 Nokton. It will be available in chrome and black, and is pictured above. Comprised of 9 elements in 7 groups, it focuses down to .5m and it weighs 297g (chrome) and 226g (black). A lens hood is included, and the filter size is 43mm. Another lens announced today is the 15mm f/4.5 Aspheric Super Wide Heliar 2014 (which we don't have a picture for yet). It's an updated optical design of 11 elements in 9 groups, focusing down to .5m and gives improved performance and color shift handling for digital (or film) M cameras. The filter size 58mm. Finally, there's the 40mm f/2.8 Heliar pancake lens (pictured below) - a very slim and retro design. It will be the first to ship in October. Stay tuned for more details!


Specifications

35mm f/1.7 Ultron
Focal Length 35 mm
Aperture Ratio 1:1,7
Minimum Aperture F 16
Lens Construction 9 elements in 7 groups
Angle of View 62°
Aperture Blades 10
Minimum Focus 0,5 m
Maximum Diameter 53 mm
Length 50,6 mm
Mount M-Bajonett (VM)
Weight silver 297 g, black 226 g
Filter Size 43 mm
Color black and silver
Others standard lens hood
Optional ---
15mm f/4.5 Aspheric Super Wide Heliar 2014
Focal Length 15 mm
Aperture Ratio 1:4,5
Minimum Aperture F 22
Lens Construction 11 elements in 9 groups
Angle of View 110˚
Aperture Blades 10
Minimum Focus 0,5 m
Maximum Diameter 64,8 mm
Length 55,2 mm
Mount M-Bajonett (VM)
Weight to be determined
Filter Size 58 mm
Color black
Others integrated lenshood (not detachable), rangefinder can be combined
Optional ---
40mm f/2.8 Heliar
Focal Length 15 mm
Aperture Ratio 1:4,5
Minimum Aperture F 22
Lens Construction 11 elements in 9 groups
Angle of View 110˚
Aperture Blades 10
Minimum Focus 0,5 m
Maximum Diameter 64,8 mm
Length 55,2 mm
Mount M-Bajonett (VM)
Weight to be determined
Filter Size 58 mm
Color black
Others integrated lenshood (not detachable), rangefinder can be combined
Optional ---