Stop press: a new DSLR lens is coming! When was the last time that happened?

Voigtlander NOKTON 55mm f/1.2 SLIIs
(Image credit: Voigtlander, Future)

Update - April 4, 2023
The new Voigtlander NOKTON 55mm f/1.2 SLIIs will go on sale in May, we are now told by manufacturers Cosina. The lens will retail for 88,000 Yen (around $665 / $530). The compatible LH-55s lens hood however is not included, and we cost an additional 5,500 Yen ($42 / £35).

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Ben Andrews

Ben is the Imaging Labs manager, responsible for all the testing on Digital Camera World and across the entire photography portfolio at Future. Whether he's in the lab testing the sharpness of new lenses, the resolution of the latest image sensors, the zoom range of monster bridge cameras or even the latest camera phones, Ben is our go-to guy for technical insight. He's also the team's man-at-arms when it comes to camera bags, filters, memory cards, and all manner of camera accessories – his lab is a bit like the Batcave of photography! With years of experience trialling and testing kit, he's a human encyclopedia of benchmarks when it comes to recommending the best buys. 

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