In a joint press release, Cosina and Olympus have announced that Cosina Co. Ltd., makers of the extensive Voigtländer line of products, many compatible with Leica M mount, will make lenses specifically for the Micro 4/3 standard currently shared by Olympus and Panasonic.
Beginning with a bang, Cosina's first Micro 4/3 lens will be a dedicated, Japan-made, 11-element 25mm (50mm-e) ƒ/0.95 Nokton (this link and the next one to Google Translate) with a price rumored to be in the $900 range.
This follows just days after the announcement of the new Voigtländer 75mm ƒ/1.8 in Leica M mount, a Heliar-type with six elements yet just six air-to-glass surfaces.
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