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New Second Generation Lens: Cosina Voigtlander 25mm f0.95 II (m43rds) with cilckless aperture, February 13, 2014
Cosina Voigtlander revealed the second generation of their Voigtlander 25mm f0.95 II (m43rds) lens with clickless aperture. Announcement and specs at dpreview and Optyczne.pl and trade-show floor samples taken with the Olympus E-M5 at Fotopolis.pl. Continue

Voigtlander reveals VM-E (M-lenses on Sony E-cameras) close-focus adapter, October 24, 2013
Voigtlander has announced a new VM-E (M-lenses on Sony E-cameras) close-focus adapter. It will come out in December 2013 and the European starting price is set at 290 euro. Details at Photoscala.de and dpreview and Optyczne.pl and Fotopolis.pl and Voigtlander... Continue

New Voigtlander 42.5mm f0.95 (M43rds) and 50mm f1.4 (Leica M), February 2, 2013
At the CP Plus 2013 trade show, Cosina Voigtlander announced two Nokton primes, the 42.5mm f0.95 for Micro Four Thirds and the 50mm f1.4 for the Leica M compatibles. Details at Photoscala.de with lens specs and Fotopolis.pl with trade show... Continue

Cosina discontinues Zeiss Ikon production, December 11, 2012
Not all news is good news. Case in point here for fans of classic film rangefinders. Cosina is announcing that they are ending production of the Zeiss Ikon film cameras. The announcement was verified by multiple sources including Fujiya Camera... Continue

Everybody Else: Photokina, Panasonic, GH3, Samsung, Ricoh, Leica, Hasselblad, Voigtlander, Zeiss, Schneider, SLR Magic, Lytro, Casio, etc, October 1, 2012
And now the dramatic conclusion of the code-named two minute offense catch-up-a-thons covering the remaining manufacturers and general-purpose posts we haven't previously covered. We have already rounded-up Sigma and Pentax and Sony and Canon and Fuji and Nikon and Nikon... Continue

Lenses Trade Show Floor round-up: Zeiss, Samyang, Voigtlander, Schneider, Tamron, Sigma, September 19, 2012
And now we have a catch-all round-up, we feature the various lens manufacturers, some of which generated a lot of excitement (see new lens announcements)... Earlier on we posted the Sony and Leica round-up and the Olympus round-up and the... Continue

New Voigtlander 21mm f1.8 Ultron VM lens for 1150e, September 17, 2012
Fans of primes, prime your engines! Cosina Voigtlander has announced the Voigtlander 21mm f1.8 Ultron VM lens with a starting price of 1150 euro. VM mount = Leica M-mount. Focuses as close as 50cm. The computer-translated text at the Voigtlander... Continue

New Lens Announcement: Voigtlander 28mm f2.8 SL II (SLR: C/N), July 16, 2012
We have a new lens announcement from the world of Cosina, an SLR lens under the Voigtlander brand, for the Canon and Nikon SLR mounts, it is the Voigtlander 28mm f2.8 SL II Color Skopar, with a price of 530... Continue

New Voigtlander 17.5mm f0.95 lens for M43rds is official, February 6, 2012
Cosina Voigtlander has now officially announced a brand new bright prime for Micro Four Thirds, the Voigtlander 17.5mm f0.95 with a starting price of 1300 euro! This is a 35mm "35mm equivalent" lens (43M43 is roughly 2X of 35mmFF when... Continue

Making of the Voigtlander 25mm f0.95 (M43rds) [video], April 26, 2011
If movies have "making of" featurettes, why not digital cameras and lenses? A new seven and a half video clip on YouTube by Wasabiphoto shows how the Cosina Voigtlander 25mm f0.95 Micro Four Thirds is made. The video starts with... Continue

Reviews Etc (Pentax K-5 low-light AF, D3100, NEX-5, XZ1 samples, Ricoh vs Ricoh, etc), February 22, 2011
And now time again to round-up some of the latest reviews. For lens reviews, as usual, be sure to check the Lens Reviews Cafe, now with Stevia! We start with some hardcore gearhead action, where Falk Lumo evaluates the low... Continue

New Cosina Voigtlander 35/1.2 (M) and 75/1.8 (C/N) lenses, February 10, 2011
Cosina Voigtlander has announced two new lenses according to Photoscala, the 35mm f1.2 II Nokton aspherical for the M-mount, and the 75mm f1.8 SL Heliar Classic SLR lense for the Canon and Nikon mounts (AI-S CPU). Prices have not been... Continue

Action from the CP+ trade show floor (Cosina, JVC GC-PX1, M43rds, etc), February 10, 2011
The CP+ Trade show continues in Japan, and it is now time to round-up some of the latest postings from the internets. If you are just now catching up, check the announcement summary and yesterday's trade show floor round-up. Here... Continue

Sony opening E-mount specifications to lens makers on April 1st, February 7, 2011
With CP+ opening its doors on the 9th (Japanese time), the announcements are going to pick up steam, so hold on to your browsers! In a very welcome sign of more openness and interoperability, beginning April 1st (hopefully not a... Continue

Review Train (Sony A580, 60D, GF2, GH2 vs hacked GH1 video test, etc), December 15, 2010
Time for another edition of the "Review Train"! As usual, lens reviews can be found at the Lens Reviews Fondue, including a review of the new Panasonic 100-300mm (M43rds) by Photography Blog. Your eyes are not deceiving you! It is... Continue

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