Cosina launched the Voigtlander APO–Skopar 90mm F/2.8 for Nikon’s F-mount. Cosina claims that the lens was designed to minimize the appearance of chromatic Aberration.
The APO-Skopar90mm f/2.8 is the successor to the Color-Skopar28mm f/2.8 SL II S, which Cosina introduced in September. It’s also available for F-mount. Like the 28mm, it is a tribute classic SLR lenses. The 90mm f/2.8 is a tribute to lenses made between 1965 and 1974. It features either a silver (which Cosina calls Sakijiro among collelctors), or a black rim (called Sakiguro). When the lens hits shelves, both color options will be available.
According to the company, the new optical system is made up of “anomalous partially scattered glass” in five of the seven elements. The lens has a 27.5 degree angle of view, a magnification maximum of 1:8.1, nine-bladed aperture dial, and a 52mm filter size for the front element. The aperture range for the lens is f/2.8 to f/22.
Cosina claims that the apochromat design “makes the RGB on-axischromatic aberration, which is the three primary colors, as close as zero as possible.”
Cosina used an all-metal, helicoid system that it processed with high-quality grease. This produces the appropriate torque and allows for precise and delicate focusing. This level of detail is expected to be appreciated, considering that the lens has a manual focus. Similar attention was paid to the 28mm f/2.8 by the company.
The APO-Skopar90mm f/2.8 can also be used with various Nikon bodies.
Cosina claims that the lens was designed to be compact and is only 40mm in length.
Cosina reports that the Voigtlander APO–Skopar 90mm F/2.8 will be made available in November for 68,000 yen (or about $596).