Voigtländer 50mm f/1.5 Nokton Aspherical Announced

Over on DC Watch you can see pictures of the new Cosina/Voightländer 50mm f/1.5 Nokton Aspherical in an M mount. You may recall the previous LTM version which many are quite fond of - especially for B&W. The optics are reportedly unchanged, which is great news (check out the Nokton 50mm/1.5 Flickr group). This new version appears mechanically built very similar to the original of the 1950s.

Update: Some indications call for an August 2013 availability, though the official page recently put up only says, "Summer 2013." Either way, pretty close to be accurate and believable. Price remains TBD.


  • M Mount (not LTM as previous version)
  • Focus from .7m to infinity (down from .9m)
  • 6 elements, 5 Groups, 2 aspherical
  • Aperture range is f/1.5 - f/16
  • Black or Silver finishes available
  • 49mm filter size (down from 52mm)
  • 47.7mm (Length) x 53.8mm (Diameter)
  • Price and availability to be determined