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   Voigtlander Nikon Rangefinder Mount Lenses are still IN STOCK at CameraQuest!

21/4, 25/4, 28/3.5, 35/2.5, 50/1.5, 50/2.5,  85/3.5!  Order HERE

I am sad to say Voigtlander SC lenses for classic Nikon and Zeiss Contax Rangefinders are DISCONTINUED and on CLOSEOUT SALE.  Once gone, I believe they become collectibles due to low production and because they are only modern lenses created for Classic Nikon and Contax Rangefinder -- get them while you can!  

 

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 SC Cosina Voigtlander 2001:

In February 2001 Cosina introduced the first new wide angle lenses for Nikon and classic Contax Rangefinders in over 30 years, the  multicoated   Voigtlander  21/4, 25/4, and 35/2.5 SC-Skopars.   The "S-C" stands for the Nikon S Rangefinder series, and the classic Zeiss Contax Rangefinders.   These lenses will fit both classic rangefinder lines.   Do not confuse the classic Contax rangefinders of the '30s to '50s with today's Contax G series -- completely different mounts.   They will also work with the various Russian Kiev Contax copies.

No other multi-coated wide angle lenses in these mounts  has ever been available.  Users and collectors who can't find Nikon or Contax rear caps will probably buy more than a few of the new Voigtlander rear caps --  I know I will.

Initially these are limited production lenses.  Cosina is taking a big chance on these long discontinued  lens mounts that other lens manufacturers have NOT been willing to take - - not even Nikon.    If the lenses don't sell well, this will be the only production run.   Planned are 900 21/4's,  800 25/4's, and 700 35/2.5's.   TRANSLATION: Buy them early while you  can -- BEFORE they become high priced collector's items !  

 

All 3 Lenses Share Family Traits:

 

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35/2.5  SC-Skopar

f/2.5 to f/22, 43mm filter size, close focus .9 meter, weight 141 grams, 7 elements in 5 groups

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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25/4 SC-Skopar 

f/4 to f/22, 43mm filter size, close focus .9 meter, weight 141 grams, 7 elements in 5 groups

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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   21/4 SC-Skopar 

f/4 to f/22, 43mm filter size, close focus .9 meter, weight 140 grams, 8 elements in 6 groups

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Voigtlander 35/2.5 Prototype.   The amazing thing about this lens is how heavily constructed it is, just like the classic Nikon rangefinder wides.  The chrome hood are on the prototypes only, not the production lenses.

 

 

 

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Mr. Kobayashi has made sure these lenses are something to be proud to use on your vintage Nikon.  

Will other Nikon Rangefinder mount lenses follow?  Unfortunately Not. This line is discontinued now, but most lenses are still in stock at CameraQuest. Nikon RF users are fortunate to have some new lens choices after only a thirty seven year wait !  Here the 35/2.5 prototype is mounted on a black Nikon SP with SP motor and the even rarer Jacobson SP cordless battery pack.

 

 


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