Sunday, September 12, 2010

Cosina to make lenses for Micro Four Thirds. Yippee!

These Micro Four Thirds cameras are starting to become more popular than expected, and legendary lens-maker Cosina is jumping aboard the bandwagon. They recently announced that they'll be making lenses for the Micro Four Thirds system -- no adapters required.

The first lens they'll release will be the Nokton 25mm f/0.95. This lens is legendary. On a MFT system, it will be 50mm (35mm equivalent) and the f/0.95 aperture practically means that this lens can see in the dark. I'm already impressed with Panasonic's 20mm f/1.7, which takes great photos in low light. With its larger aperture, the Nokton promises to be even better.

As on old rangefinder lens, the Cosina Nokton 25mm f/0.95 uses manual focus though, so factor that in before coughing up $1,125 for one. Ouch.

To check out a post about a rangefinder lens on my Olympus E-PL1, click here.

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