Cosina Voigtlander New 18mm F/2.8 Lens Is Steaming Hot

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With the advent of 2024, it seems like every other camera brand, whether it is aftermarket or vanilla, is trying to release something new that could change the way we see the world through the lens. And the story for the Cosina Voigtlander smoking hot wide-angle lens might not be different. 

After digging into Cosina Voigtlander’s new wide-angle lineup from Color Skopar, it seems like they are going to bless photographers and videographers who are fond of landscape photography or simple recreational photography with an 18mm lens that boasts an aperture as wide as f/2.8, sounds amazing, right?

Apparently, after going through all the intricacies, it seems like the lens is only compatible with Fujifilm X-mount, so it seems like it’s about time that Fujifilm fans are also getting some love from the aftermarket industry, the best part is, that the lens is designed to be an “all-rounder” so almost any sort of demographics can use it as their daily driver, as long as their Fujifilm cameras rocks an X-mount.

As far as the internals are concerned, this new wide-angle lens might be packing more than we could have possibly imagined, here is some inside scoop about the new 18mm lens:

  • Right at the heart of the lens, there lies a 10-blade diaphragm, which would shape the way how the bokeh effect would be displayed, we can already imagine the buttery and rounded edges in our portrait photographs.
  • Speaking of the bokeh effect, it’s pretty obvious that this lens also rocks a f/2.8 aperture, making it quite the contender for low-light situations. Fingers crossed for its release so we could test it out for reviewing purposes.
  • However, the 0.17-meter Minimum focusing distance took our team of experts by surprise because it could highly complement the Fujifilm APS-C cameras by tenfold.
  • On the other hand, the lens also supports electronic contacts, however, you just need to make sure the camera you are hooking up has the same hardware support to attain its full potential.
  • Although this news might be enticing for some individuals, we also like to point out that there is no autofocus here, so professional and rookie photographers might have to use their finesse in order to attain sharp far flung photographs of the landscape they are locking onto.

It looks like this new aftermarket lens might have everyone riled up right now, the build quality from the leaks looks exceptional but there is no telling how it would live up to the promises in real-world scenarios.

As far as the voice of the general public is concerned, some Redditors were quick to point out the fact that “At just 23.5mm long and taking full advantage of the compact X-Mount system” which is indeed true and would open plenty of opportunity for creative photoshoots, we just hope there is no letdown.

On the other hand, some users were also excited to test how well the wide-angle lens would go along with their Fujifilm cameras as one YouTube commenter said “The 0.17 mod seems that like the aftermarket industry is paving ways for users like us to get up close and capture all the details, hats off to Cosina Voigtlander.”

As far as the price tags are concerned, that aspect might still be under the rugs, however, given the fact that this is a lens without Autofocus capabilities, it is fairly certain that it would cost an arm and leg which is why the price aspect feels contested. 

Speaking of which, correlating to the price point, tweets on the news were flowing in and some users even posted “Let’s just stay optimistic and hope for the best”

As far as our opinion on this matter is concerned, our enthusiasm for the Fujifilm accessories is as high as ever and the news about the new compatible lens has sparked quite a passion in our hearts considering the fact we have so many members in our team that are keen on documentary work and they cannot wait to test out this new lens and take advantage of its full time mechanical focusing while using the electronic contacts and see how it could manipulate and assist the subject tracking. 

Needless to say, it’s pretty obvious that the anticipation has been building up for quite a while, as far as the news on the release date, Cosina Voigtlander has claimed their new product is going to be unveiled around mid-February 2024, now the real test is how it performs in the field! Benchmark and our reviews will come soon enough on this site, stay tuned.

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