Voigtlander APO Lanthar 50 mm f/2.0 for Sony E

Voigtlander APO Lanthar 50 mm f/2.0 is a lens eagerly awaited by many seekers of technical image excellence. The APO chromatic design provides incomparable sharpness and microcontrast – features that are especially important for professional product photographers, filmmakers or landscape masters.

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Description

Voigtlander APO Lanthar 50 mm f/2.0 is a lens eagerly awaited by many seekers of technical image excellence. The APO chromatic design provides incomparable sharpness and microcontrast – features that are especially important for professional product photographers, filmmakers or landscape masters.

Standard 50mm

50 mm is the classic, so-called standard focal length for cameras with full-frame 35 mm sensors. The field of view of the lens is close to that seen by the human eye and is 46.5°. It is one of the most frequently chosen focal lengths for portrait, product or reportage photography, guaranteeing an eye-pleasing perspective and fidelity of reproduction.

APO Chromat

Looking at the design of the APO Lanthar 50mm, you can clearly see what was the main goal of the designers – sharpness. The optical system consists of 10 elements, of which only three are “ordinary” optical glass. As many as five lenses are made of glass with abnormal dispersion, and two are aspherical lenses. The APO chromatic design may not be the brightest (f/2.0), and it does not guarantee fairy-tale blurs known from such lenses as the Nokton 50 mm f/1.2, but it reflects reality in a technically sharp way, mercilessly cracking down on chromatic aberration. Unprecedented sharpness, contrast, microcontrast, and color reproduction are the result of the choice of lanthanum-doped lenses, excellent precision manufacturing, and years of engineering experience from Japan’s Cosina.

Control over light

The Lanthar’s 50mm APO aperture offers an adjustable range of f/2.0 – f/16, providing adequate freedom when working with depth of field for most applications. The aperture value can be adjusted in 1/3 EV increments or continuously, which filmmakers will appreciate. The 12 leaves that control the aperture size guarantee pleasing circular blurs in out-of-focus areas.

Quality without compromise

Voigtlander lenses are renowned for their superior build quality. It is no different with the APO Lanthar. The lens surprises with its compact size and simple, compact construction. The entire barrel is made of metal, so the lens will maintain its accuracy for many years. The setting rings move smoothly, but with the necessary resistance for precise work.

Sony E mount

The lens features a Sony E mount and is aimed at conscious professional photographers looking for a lens with outstanding optical quality. The lens’ built-in electronics provide support for five-axis image stabilization and a focusing and confirmation system.

Specification

  • Model: APO Lanthar 50mm f/2.0
  • optical construction: 10 elements in 8 groups
  • focal length: 50 mm
  • minimum aperture: f/2.0
  • maximum aperture: f/2.0
  • maximum aperture: f/16
  • viewing angle: 46.5°
  • number of aperture blades: 12
  • minimum focusing distance: 45 cm
  • focusing: manual (focus confirmation function, close-up preview while focusing)
  • support for the five-axis image stabilization system available on Sony cameras
  • filter diameter: 49 mm
  • dimensions: 6.1 x ⌀6.3 cm
  • weight: 364 g (without accessories)
  • Mount: Sony E

Kit contents

  • Voigtlander APO Lanthar 50 mm f/2.0 lens
  • sun hood
  • decal for the front of the lens
  • decal for the front of the lens hood
  • decal for the front of the lens hood
  • decal for the back of the lens

Additional information

Brand

Voigtlander