In a week of good news for Fujifilm users, the first Voigtlander X-mount lens has appeared, the Nokton 35mm F1.2 X. This is not, as you might think, a re-mounting of the firm’s existing full-frame Nokton 35mm f/1.2. Instead, it’s a completely new optic optimised for the APS-C sensor, which allows it to be smaller and lighter. With an eight-element, six-group design, it measures 59.6mm in diameter and 39.8mm in length, weighs just 196g, and accepts 46mm filters.

A 12-bladed diaphragm promises attractive bokeh, with the aperture capable of stopping down to f/16. The lens boasts manual focus and aperture rings and can focus as close as 30cm. It also has electronic contacts for communicating focal length and aperture information to the camera, but this is limited to working only on fairly recent camera models (namely the X-H1, X-T4, X-T3, X-T2, X-Pro3, X-S10, X-E4 and X-T30). The Voigtlander Nokton 35mm F1.2 X is available to pre-order now for £599.

Voigtlander Nokton 35mm F1.2 X full specifications:

  • Price  £599
  • Filter Diameter  46mm
  • Lens Elements  8
  • Groups  6
  • Diaphragm blades  12
  • Aperture  f/1.2- f/16
  • Minimum focus  30cm
  • Length  39.8mm
  • Diameter  59.6mm
  • Weight  196g
  • Lens Mount  Fujifilm X
  • Included accessories  Front and rear caps, hood.