Voigtlander Color-Skopar 21mm f/3.5 E-Mount Lens Officially Announced

Cosina Japan today officially announced the Voigtlander COLOR-SKOPAR 21mm f/3.5 Aspherical lens for Sony E-mount mirrorless cameras. The Japanese suggested retail price is ¥85,000 (excluding tax). The US pricing is not announced yet. Shipping is scheduled to start in October 2018.

Main Specifications:

Focal length21 mm
Aperture ratio1: 3.5
Minimum apertureF22
Lens configuration8 groups 9
Angle of view91.2 °
Number of diaphragm blades10 sheets
Shortest shooting distance0.2 m
Maximum shooting magnification1: 6.45
Maximum diameter × total lengthφ 62.8 × 39.9 mm
Filter sizeφ 52 mm
weight230 g
Lens hoodAttached
Electronic contactThere
Focus magnification functionCorrespondence
Exif informationCorrespondence
Lens correction selectionPossible
5-axis body internal hand shakeCorrespondence (limited to body with 5 axes)

Main features:

  • Sony E mount compatible with electronic contacts, lens usage status is reflected in Exif information of shooting data. In addition, because it incorporates a distance encoder, it supports 5-axis camera shake correction on the camera body side. It is also possible to enlarge the viewfinder by operating the focus ring.
  • Optimized optical design: In addition to securing full-size image circle, it adopts optical design optimized for Sony E mount sensor. High resolution is maintained up to the periphery of the screen, and phenomena such as color hue are suppressed.
  • Manual Focus capable of reliable focusing: focusing smooth operation feeling by adopting a total metal helicoid unit processed and adjusted with high precision and high quality grease producing moderate torque. It enables delicate focus adjustment.
  • Shortest shooting distance 20 cm: the shortest shooting distance from the subject to the image plane is 20 cm. It expands the possibilities of drawing with the intense perspective peculiar to ultra wide angle lens.