Meet Cosina’s new 50mm f/1 Nokton lens for Canon RF-mounts
Cosina is rising its help for Canon RF-mount cameras in 2023 with the discharge of this new Voigtlander Nokton 50mm f/1 aspherical handbook lens.
The brand new optic solely affords handbook focus, but it surely does certainly talk with the cameras it attaches to electronically. Moreover, the brand new lens comes with a number of different engaging options.
This Voigtlander Nokton 50mm f/1 Aspherical lens is the primary in Cosina’s lineup to be designed for Canon RF mount cameras. It additionally reportedly delivers the brightest aperture to this point within the Voightlander full-frame lens lineup.
Regardless of the shortage of autofocus, the brand new lens will nonetheless be capable to switch EXIF information by its digital connection to host RF-mount Canon cameras. As for aperture management, the brand new Nokton comes with an exterior aperture ring.
Cosina has designed the 50mm f/1 with 9 parts in seven teams, giving it a broad aperture vary of f/1 to f/16. It achieves this by its 12-bladed diaphragm.
All of those are spectacular specs for a lens that’s solely 6.4cm lengthy and seven.9cm throughout (roughly 2.5 x 3.1 inches). Its entrance filter thread is 6.4cm throughout too.
Weight-wise, the brand new lens is nonetheless fairly hefty for its measurement at 650 grams, or 22.9 ounces, however its steel construct and cargo of inner optics have loads to do with this.
Cosina has seemingly made the inner electronics of the lens work with Canon cameras with out assist from the digicam maker. It’s because Canon is usually fairly hostile to third-party lens makers who strive making optics that ship AF performance to Canon’s closed system of digicam electronics.
Since Cosina typically sticks to manual-focus lenses, Canon’s hostility to third-party AF isn’t important anyhow.
One other notable element concerning the 50mm f/1 Nokton lens from Cosina is that it’s similar to a beforehand launched model designed for Sony E-mount cameras and one other additionally comparable however a lot pricier mannequin for Leica M-mount cameras
Cosina hasn’t but launched any particulars concerning the availability or pricing of the brand new Voigtlander Nokton 50mm f/1 Aspherical lens.
Nevertheless, given the roughly $800 value of the 50mm f/1 for Sony E-mount cameras, we count on the Canon model to be equally priced. We’ll cowl these as soon as they change into public.