Voigtländer Nokton Classic 35mm f/1.4 II VM – a Sony-shaped refresh for Leicas

The Voigtländer Nokton Classic 35mm f/1.4 II VM MC (left) and SC (right)

Cosina has announced the Voigtländer Nokton Classic 35mm f/1.4 II VM, an updated version of the original lens for Leica M-mount cameras – though the update isn't quite as extensive as owners of the first lens may have hoped. 

An incredibly compact wide-angle lens with a large aperture, the Voigtländer Nokton Classic 35mm f/1.4 II VM marries the look, feel and rendering of classic lenses (hence its place in the Classic line) with the latest optical technology. 

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James Artaius

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.