The highest-performing semi-wide-angle lens in Voigtländer’s history. Interchangeable lens for full-frame (Nikon FX format) mirrorless cameras introduced for the Nikon Z mount under the Voigtländer brand.
The APO-LANTHAR designation is given to especially high performance lenses in the Voigtländer lens lineup, with the APO designation representing the apochromatic optical design.
The need for apochromatic optical designs that reduce the longitudinal chromatic aberrations of the three primary colors (RGB) of light to practically zero arose with the increasing popularity of color film.
Now, with the current range of high-res digitals sensors, this need for extremely precise control of chromatic aberrations, with the highest contrast and resolution, is even more urgent than when film changed from monochrome to color in the 20th century.
Rather than just being for previously achieved mediums, apochromatic optical designs are indeed a subject requiring the highest consideration in the digital age! (*Ref. to MTF chart)
The high performance lens, constructed with 9 groups 11 elements has five abnormal partial dispersion glass, two out of eight elements, each with two aspherical surfaces, and a floating focus system built in.
The lens boasts a performance that will drastically change your image of the familiar “35mm F2” with its ability to produce images, from a minimum focusing distance of 0.35m to long distances without aberrations.
This product uses the same optical system as the popular Sony E-mount and VM-mount lenses, the highest-performance standard lenses in Voigtländer’s history, and has an optical design optimized for the image sensors of today’s mirrorless cameras with the Nikon Z-mount. This modern lens is equipped with electronic contacts and realizes data communications between the lens and the body.
In addition to Exif information, and in-body image stabilization (on 3 axes), by combining a body with the latest firmware <* 1>, three types of focusing support functions [ (1) focusing by color changing of the focus point frame (2) peaking function focusing and (3) focusing with the enlargement button] are all accomplished.
The APO-LANTHAR 35mm F2 Aspherical is the perfect combination of the ultimate optical performance
and compactness, with an overall length of 70.4mm and a weight of 360g for easy portability.
The 12 aperture blades have a special circular shape that is not only at the maximum F2, but at a full range of apertures. This allows the photographer to take full advantage of the desirable "blurred ball" effect of a variety of image sources.
<*1> Corresponding body and firmware
Z 7 v3.4 or later
Z 6 v3.4 or later
Z 50 v2.2 or later
Z 5 v1.2 or later
Z 6II v1.3 or later
Z 7II v1.3 or later
Z fc v1.0 or later
Z 9 v1.0 or later
Some functions may be limited by older firmware, so please use the latest version.
* Apochromatic design eliminates chromatic aberrations
* Designed exclusively for the Nikon Z mount
* Full-frame image circle
* Data communication with the body through electronic contacts
* Rigid and durable all-metal lens barrel
* Manual focus for reliable fine-focus
* Floating lens mechanism
* Dedicated screw-in hood included
This product is developed and manufactured under a license agreement with Nikon Corporation.
Name: Voigtlander APO-LANTHAR 35mm f2 Aspherical
Focal Length: 35mm prime
Max Aperture: f2
Min Aperture: f16
Lens Construction: 9 groups, 11 elements
Angle of View: 62.1 degrees
Aperture Blades: 12
Min Focus: .35mm
Max Diameter: 67.6mm
Filter size: 62mm
Includes: screw in lens hood
Electrical Contacts: available
Exif Data: Available
Auto Lens Correction: possible
3 Axis Stabilization: possible with 3 axis stabilization body
Accessories: front cap, rear cap, lens hood
*All the information is subject to change without notice.