Sony gets exclusive Voigtländer 50mm f/2 APO-Lanthar 20th anniversary lens

Sony gets exclusive Voigtländer 50mm f/2 APO-Lanthar 20th anniversary lens
(Image credit: SonyAlphaRumors / Voigtländer)

What did you get for your 20th birthday – a special piece of jewelry? A car? A hangover? Well, to celebrate the 20th anniversary of its Voigtländer Classic line, the manufacturer is releasing the Voigtländer 50mm f/2 APO-Lanthar lens exclusively for Sony E-mount cameras.

"The name APO-Lanthar is only awarded for particularly powerful lenses in the Voigtländer range," said the company in a translated release (tip of the hat to photoscala). 

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The editor of Digital Camera World, James has 21 years experience as a journalist and started working in the photographic industry in 2014 (as an assistant to Damian McGillicuddy, who succeeded David Bailey as Principal Photographer for Olympus). In this time he shot for clients like Aston Martin Racing, Elinchrom and L'Oréal, in addition to shooting campaigns and product testing for Olympus, and providing training for professionals. This has led him to being a go-to expert for camera and lens reviews, photo and lighting tutorials, as well as industry news, rumors and analysis for publications like Digital Camera MagazinePhotoPlus: The Canon MagazineN-Photo: The Nikon MagazineDigital Photographer and Professional Imagemaker, as well as hosting workshops and talks at The Photography Show. He also serves as a judge for the Red Bull Illume Photo Contest. An Olympus and Canon shooter, he has a wealth of knowledge on cameras of all makes – and a fondness for vintage lenses and instant cameras.