Cosina has introduced a brand new ultra-wide lens below its “Classic Line” for Leica M-Mount: the 21mm f/3.5 Coloration Skopar Aspherical lens. It updates a 2019 design paying homage to the Nineteen Fifties to 1 extra akin to the Nineteen Seventies.
Cosina describes its lens as a mixture of an exterior that’s paying homage to the styling of a traditional lens (which it says is taken into account to be a historic masterpiece) with fashionable images efficiency expectations. The result’s a completed product that Cosina says presents wonderful optical efficiency that matches fashionable images gear however has the appear and feel of a classic lens.
The lens did must make some concessions although. The corporate says that it was in a position to attain the degrees of efficiency supplied on this lens by suppressing the utmost aperture worth to a “sensible degree.” This resulted in a lens with excessive optical constancy however in a casing that can also be compact. Cosina says that it additionally designed the lens to take care of its picture high quality in each digital and movie functions.
The 21mm f/3.5 is constructed of 9 components in eight teams and includes a 10-bladed aperture diaphragm that gives an aperture vary of f/3.5 by means of f/22. The lens interlocks with Leica M-mount rangefinders and has an in depth focusing distance of 0.5 meters. The entrance filter threading dimension if 39mm and the lens options an angle of view of 91-degrees.
The lens might be out there in three completely different variations: Kind I, Kind II in silver, and Kind II in black. Kind I is the classical design that Cosina says harkens again to the Nineteen Fifties, whereas the Kind II designs are extra of what could be anticipated of the Nineteen Seventies. The Kind 1 has been out there from Cosina since January of 2019, however the two new Kind II designs are scheduled to turn into out there by December of 2021. The brand new Kind II variations function a focusing knob that’s extra akin to what’s discovered on fashionable first-party Leica M-mount lenses for rangefinder cameras and is rather more intuitive to carry and focus because of how the lens knob nestles into the photographer’s finger. Whereas the unique Kind I design could be traditionally correct to the interval, the brand new Kind II is probably going higher for sensible use.
Under are a couple of pattern photographs captured with the lens:
Cosina says that the Voigtlander 21mm f/3.5 Coloration Skopar Aspherical might be out there for buy by the top of the 12 months for about $834.