The current M-mount 12mm Heliar (image on top) will be available in Spring with native E-mount.
It’s official! Vogitlander just announced that they will launch three native Full Frame E-mount lenses!
• 10 mm F 5,6 Hyper-Wide-Heliar. Newly designed for E-mount!
• 12 mm F 5,6 Ultra-Wide-Heliar. Based on the current M-mount version (here on eBay). Optimized for the digital cameras on the E-mount version!
• 15 mm F 4,5 Super-Wide-Heliar. Based on the current M-mount version (here on eBay).
All three lenses have a de-click feature just like the Zeiss Loxia lenses!
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Here is the official press text:
Committed to highest quality—Lenses, that support latest camera technologies with high precision mechanics: the brand new Voigtländer lenses.
In Spring 2016 Voigtländer will release a brand new, much-anticipated line of Sony-E-Mount lenses, that can be used on Sony E-Mount cameras without an adapter.
According to the tradition of Voigtländer the first three lenses of this new lines are covering an extreme wide angle range and are perfect for landscape and architecture photographers:
• 10 mm F 5,6 Hyper-Wide-Heliar
• 12 mm F 5,6 Ultra-Wide-Heliar
• 15 mm F 4,5 Super-Wide-Heliar
While the 12 mm and 15 mm lenses are already available with a VM-Mount the 10 mm focal length is completely new. As these extreme wide lenses are challenging a fast and smooth communication between lens, camera and photographer, which is extremely important.
If enabled the camera changes automatically in magnifying mode during focusing which allows highest accuracy. All lens-relevant data such as focal length, aperture and focal distance are transmitted to the camera. This data is shown in the view finder/display and used for metering and image stabilization.
The selective aperture control system for full frame is used for the first time in this lenses—a vital feature for film makers as it allows a step less and soundless aperture control.
Voigtländer continues its VM-Mount digital optimization with the new 12 mm F 5,6 Ultra-Wide-Heliar III. Additionally Voigtländer will also release the new 10 mm F 5,6 Hyper-Wide-Heliar with VM-Mount.
All new lenses will be available in Spring 2016. For further information please visit our website again at a later date.
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