You may ask why this lens has been announced - when Voigtlander already have a 50mm f1.1. The 50mm f1.2 is a brand new lens design, with a similar specification to the exceedingly popular 40mm f1.2 VM lens - released at the beginning of the year.
This lens features two aspherical elements & a 12 aperture blade diaphragm - allowing exceptional performance from F22 all the way to wide open.
The 50mm f1.2 is designed for use with both digital and film photography and is equipped with a rangefinder coupling cam. The minimum close focus distance of this lens is 70cm, but with the VM-E Close Focus Adaptor mounted on an E-mount digital camera with live view function, it is possible to photograph as close as 41.7cm.
Both the LH-8 and LH-10 lens hoods can be used with this lens. The LH-10 is a brand new lens hood designed for this lens, though you can also use the more compact LH-8.
|Aperture Range||f1.2 - f22|
|Elements / Groups||8 / 6|
|Angle of View||47.5°|
|Lens Coverage||Full Frame / 35mm|
|Lens Focus Mechanism||Manual|
|Adaptor Ring / Lens Filter Thread||52mm|
|Compatible Lens Hood||LH-10 & LH-8|
|Dimensions||63.3 x 49mm|