Cosina Releases Augmented Reality Lens App

Cosina has released a new mobile app that can create augmented reality views of different Voigtländer lenses attached to your Leica (or other) camera. You need to download the iOS app (available for iPhone and iPad) and this AR tag - place it on your camera mount and the app takes care of the rest!

Voigtländer VC Speed Meter II Price Increase

Cosina Japan has announced a price increase for the Voigtländer VC Speed Meter II. As of July, 2015 the price will go up by ¥9,000 (~$70 USD). The current price is $225 USD (avilable in black or silver at B&H).

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. Read more below for details!

Voigtländer Discontinues A Models

As if the loss of the Zeiss Ikon last year wasn't bad enough - things for film rangefinder shooters just got a bit worse. Cosina/Voigtländer has discontinued all of their "A" (Automatic) models as of last month. This includes the R2A, R3A and R4A. The "M" (Manual) models are still being produced... For now.

Voigtländer 21mm f/1.8 Ultron

Added today is the Voigtländer 21mm f/1.8 Ultron review!

A fast ultra-wide angle lens for the M mount that performs surprisingly well and represents exceptional value. We take an in-depth and illustrated look at every aspect of this lens.

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. Read more below for the full specs and update!