Voightlander, maker of one of the sharpest pancake lenses I've ever used, has a new lens on the market, and it's unbelievably fast. Their new 42.5mm f/0.95 lens has the potential to be amazing if you're in the market for a new micro four thirds prime, and with an equivalent to 85mm after factoring the crop magnification, this lens could be amazing for portraits and is available for pre-order now for shipping by August 21.
Here are some general specs posted by B&H. I would, of course, like to see samples produced with it.
- Micro Four Thirds System Lens
- 85mm (35mm Equivalent)
- Bright, Fast f/0.95 Maximum Aperture
- One Super High Refractive Element
- One Aspherical Element
- De-Clicked, Stepless Aperture Control
- Manual Focus and Exposure
- 10-Blade Diaphragm
- All-Metal Lens Barrel
It's ridiculously fast, at an aperture I haven't seen on the market in a very long time. Anyone interested? It's just under $1000 which makes it a rather high-end price, but with an aperture that wide I'm sure there will be many interested in it.