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Micro Four Thirds Consortium

Cosina has revealed it has joined the Micro Four Thirds system standard along with the Olympus and Panasonic companies. Photographers will now have the ability to use an extensive selection of Cosina and Voigtländer lens brands with their Micro Four Thirds cameras and not require adapters. Coinciding with this public statement, Cosina has released the Voigtlander Nokton 25mm f/.95 lens conforming to the Four Thirds standard.

In 1999 Cosina first began manufacturing Voigtländer branded lenses when it introduced the 15mm and 25mm screw mount lenses fitting the Bessa L. At the time it was announced, the 15mm lens was quite a bit smaller than any other similar length SLR lens, and an a way less expensive than any compact substitute for a viewfinder or any rangefinder camera. Cosina has since manufactured an amazing assortment of these compact lenses for Leica screw mount, Leica M, Nikon S (some fully compatible with Contax camera bodies), and a number of SLR mounts (in particular, M42 mount and Nikon F mount). It also manufactures larger lens hoods for many of these lenses plus accessory viewfinders. Although the lenses feature the familiar Voigtländer label, the optical formulas are brand new. Cosina also makes lenses with the Zeiss Brand. updated article Jan 31, 2011

Cosina Lenses

Cosina 28-80mm f/3.5-5.6 AF
Cosina Wide-Angle Telephoto 28-80mm f/3.5-5.6 AF
for Canon EOS SLR lens
Jan 8, 2008
Cosina 28-210mm IF f/4.2-6.5
Cosina 28-210mm IF f/4.2-6.5 AF

Jan 8, 2008. Revisited Nov 10, 2014

See Voigtlander lenses
Cosina began manufacturing cameras and lenses using the Voigtländer brand during 1999, when it introduced an M39 lens mount body and lenses. Since then, Cosina has produced a prodigious array of these lenses in M39x26, Nikon S rangefinder, Leica M mount mount (several fully usable on Contax RF bodies), and SLR mounts including Nikon F and M42 lens mount. Cosina creates hoods and accessory viewfinders for numerous lenses. While the lenses underscore familiar Voigtländer names, the optical specifications are completely new.

At present, Voigtländer lenses are available in four series: Vm series for Leica M mount, the E-mount series for Sony E-mount, the MFT series for the Micro Four Thirds mount the SL and SL II series for numerous 35mm single-lens reflex cameras including Canon EF-mount, Nikon F-mount, Pentax K-mount Legacy lenses for use on the M39 lens mount, Nikon S-mount, M42 lens mount have been discontinued.

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