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Description

Voigtlander was a historic company in optics and photography established originally in Austria in 1756. It ceased operations in the 1970s, and since 1999 Voigtlander exists as a brand of lenses and accessories manufactured by the Japanese optics and camera company Cosina.

History

Originally founded in Vienna in 1756, Voigtlander manufactured precision mechanical products and optical instruments. In 1797, Voigtlander received a "national commercial license" that granted it the prestige to display the imperial eagle of the Habsburg monarchy and the right to establish branch offices in all major cities of the empire.
From 1840, Voigtlander began manufacturing objective optics for cameras. They were the first mathematically calculated precision objectives in the history of photography. Early products included the world's fastest lens at the time and the world's first all-metal daguerreotype camera. Voigtlander also manufactured photographic plate cameras.
In 1849, Voigtlander relocated to Braunschweig, Germany, and the Vienna business was closed in 1868.
In the decades that followed, Voigtlander remained a leader in photography, introducing the world's first zoom lens for 35mm still photography in 1959.

Current Lineup

The Japanese optics company Cosina currently licenses the Voigtlander brand to manufacture a series of manual-focus prime lenses, primarily for Leica M-mount and Sony E-mount.

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No review has been published yet.

Products

Thumbnail of product Voigtlander 35mm / 1:2.0 Ultron aspherical II Lens

Voigtlander 35mm / 1:2.0 Ultron aspherical II Lens

Voigtlander 35mm 1:2.0 Ultron aspherical II is an ultra-light and compact manual-focus prime lens for Leica's M-mount rangefinder cameras. Unlike the APO-Lan...
Thumbnail of product Voigtlander 35mm / 1:2.0 APO-Lanthar aspherical E Lens

Voigtlander 35mm / 1:2.0 APO-Lanthar aspherical E Lens

Voigtlander 35mm 1:2.0 APO-Lanthar aspherical E is a premium manual-focus prime lens for Sony's E-mount mirrorless cameras. Released alongside the VM-model, ...
Thumbnail of product Voigtlander 35mm / 1:2.0 APO-Lanthar aspherical VM Lens

Voigtlander 35mm / 1:2.0 APO-Lanthar aspherical VM Lens

Voigtlander 35mm 1:2.0 APO-Lanthar aspherical VM is a lightweight and compact manual-focus prime lens for Leica's M-mount rangefinder cameras. Released just ...
Thumbnail of product Voigtlander 50mm / 1:2.0 APO-Lanthar aspherical VM Lens

Voigtlander 50mm / 1:2.0 APO-Lanthar aspherical VM Lens

Voigtlander 50mm 1:2.0 APO-Lanthar aspherical VM is a lightweight and compact manual-focus prime lens for Leica's M-mount rangefinder cameras, though it can ...
Thumbnail of product Voigtlander Nokton 50mm F1.2 Aspherical original & SE Lenses

Voigtlander Nokton 50mm F1.2 Aspherical original & SE Lenses

Voigtlander Nokton 50mm F1.2 Asperhical is a compact, ultra-bright manual-focus prime lens for Sony E-mount mirrorless system. The SE version ("Stills E...
Thumbnail of product Voigtlander Nokton 40mm F1.2 Aspherical original & SE Lenses

Voigtlander Nokton 40mm F1.2 Aspherical original & SE Lenses

Voigtlander Nokton 40mm F1.2 Asperhical is a compact, ultra-bright manual-focus prime lens for Sony E-mount mirrorless system. The SE version ("Stills E...

Articles

Thumbnail for article Voigtlander Nokton 50mm F1.2 Review Rundown

Voigtlander Nokton 50mm F1.2 Review Rundown

Voigtlander Nokton 50mm F1.2 Asperhical is a compact, ultra-bright manual-focus prime lens. The E-mount version features electronic contacts to communicate EXIFs and focus distance with your camera. The SE version ("Stills Edition") is a variant that trad
06 Jun 2021
Thumbnail for article Voigtlander Nokton 21mm F1.4 Review Rundown

Voigtlander Nokton 21mm F1.4 Review Rundown

Voigtlander Nokton 21mm F1.4 packs class leading sharpness and speed into a relatively small lens which is a joy to handle and relatively affordable for what it does. It is highly recommended to those who enjoy manual focus and are in need of a very versa
06 Jun 2021

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