German lens manufacturer Voigtländer has just announced three new fast primes for Sony full-frame mirrorless cameras: 35mm f/1.2 SE, 40mm f/1.2 SE, and 50mm f/1.2 SE. The “SE” stands for “Still Edition,” meaning that they’re aimed particularly at still shooters. The reason for this is clickable aperture, but it also makes them more affordable than the Sony counterparts.
All three lenses have solid construction, as they’re made exclusively from glass with an all-metal housing. This gives them a vintage look and feel, but they have full electronic contact with the camera and allow focus peaking. Of course, the fast f/1.2 aperture enables you to work in low-light conditions.
According to Voigtländer, the three SE lenses are planned for market launch in the first half of 2020:
- Voigtländer Nokton 35mm f/1.2 aspherical lens SE comes in May 2020 with a recommended retail price of €999.
- The Voigtländer 40mm f/1.2 Nokton SE aspherical lens should be launched in June 2020 with a recommended retail price of €899.
- Lastly, the Voigtländer Nokton 50mm f/1.2 SE aspherical lens should come in July 2020. The recommended retail price will be €999.
You can check out Voigtländer’s website for more information. It’s in German, but the automatic translation does quite a nice job. The manufacturer should announce more details in the following weeks, and we’ll keep you posted when the lenses are ready for preorders.