Voigtlander Lenses for Nikon DSLRs

Voigtlander lenses are made by Cosina, a small Japanese optical company that also makes the Zeiss-branded lenses. Many of the Voigtlander lenses are made in small runs for a short period of time, so don't hesitate on buying these lenses if they interest you, as they tend to go out of production fairly fast. All are metal construction with full aperture rings and DOF scales.

You'd be hard pressed to find a smaller, better made set of wide to telephoto primes, let alone ones that performed at the levels the Voigtlander offerings do. You might be able to do it with the Zeiss lenses, though the Zeiss lenses tend to be bigger and heavier and more expensive. You might be able to do it with old Nikkor AI-S lenses, but they too would tend to be bigger and heavier and wouldn't always match the quality.

Voigtlander Web site

Here are details on the currently available Voigtlander F-mount lenses (all FX capable):

Note: Voigtlander also made a very competent 180mm f/4 Lanthar SL for the F-mount, which sold out very quickly and is now out of production.

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