Voigtlander has announced the release of its new Nokton 21mm F1.4 Aspherical VM lens for Leica M-mount camera systems.
The lens, which uses an identical design (mount aside) from its Sony E-mount counterpart, is constructed of 13 elements in 11 groups, has an aperture range of F1.4 through F16 and uses a 12-blade aperture diaphragm. It has a 62mm front filter thread, a minimum focusing distance of 50cm (20in) and features a rangefinder interlocking mechanism that Voigtlander says ‘enables severe focusing near the open aperture.’
The 21mm F1.4 features a Bayonet-type VM mount that can be used with Vessa and M-mount cameras (not including the Bessa L and R).
The Voigtlander 21mm F1.4 Aspherical VM lens has a suggested retail price of ¥150,000 in Japan, which currently puts it at around $1,350, despite there being no official U.S. pricing at this time. The Sony E-mount version of this lens is currently listed for $1,100 on B&H.
We have contacted Voigtlander to confirm the pricing and availability in other regions. We will update this article accordingly when we hear back.