Cosina Affiliates with the 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
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
Jan 31, 2011
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.