Cosina Launches Voigtlander APO-Skopar 90mm f/2.8 for Nikon F-Mount


Cosina has launched the Voigtlander APO-Skopar 90mm f/2.8 for Nikon’s DSLR F-mount. Cosina says that the lens has been designed to convey the looks of chromatic aberration to as near zero as attainable.

The APO-Skopar 90mm f/2.8 follows the Colour-Skopar 28mm f/2.8 SL II S that Cosina launched in September, additionally for F-mount. It, just like the 28mm, is a tribute to traditional SLR lenses. The 90mm f/2.8, particularly, is described as a tribute to the lenses produced between 1965 and 1974 and encompasses a silver rim (which Cosina is nicknamed Sakijiro amongst colelctors) or a black one (known as Sakiguro). Each coloration choices will likely be out there when the lens involves market.

The corporate says that the newly designed optical system makes use of “anomalous partially dispersed glass” in 5 out of the seven components which can be organized within the seven-group development. It has a 27.5-degree angle of view, a most magnification of 1:8.1, a nine-bladed aperture diaphragm, and a 52mm entrance aspect filter dimension. The lens options an aperture vary of f/2.8 by way of f/22.

Cosina says that it makes use of an apochromat design that “makes the on-axis chromatic aberration of RGB, which constitutes the three main colours of sunshine, as near zero as attainable.”

Cosina adopted an all-metal helicoid unit that it processed and adjusted with what it describes as excessive precision and high-quality grease that produces applicable torque and permits for clean in addition to exact and delicate focusing operation. On condition that the lens is completely handbook focus, this type of consideration to element within the focusing is more likely to be appreciated. The corporate described comparable consideration to element in its 28mm f/2.8.

Additionally just like the 28mm f/2.8, the APO-Skopar 90mm f/2.8 is suitable with a wide range of Nikon our bodies, together with Nikon’s that characteristic Ai-S with built-in CPU, but it surely additionally has an Ai coupler that Cosina says makes it attainable to make use of with a wide range of cameras from traditional SLRs from the period the lens celebrates by way of the newest DSLRs.

The lens is designed particularly to be compact, and Cosina says that regardless of its excessive efficiency, the lens is simply 40mm lengthy.

Cosina says that the Voigtlander APO-Skopar 90mm f/2.8 will likely be out there in November in each black and silver iterations for 68,000 yen, or about $596.


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