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Voigtlander SL II Series Manual Focus Nikon AIS Lenses 


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Manual focus Voigtlander SL Series II for DSLRs: The big news compared to the Series I lenses is the CPU matrix metering chip in the new SL-II mounts -- a first for Voigtlander.    The availability of new quality prime lenses will be HUGE deal for SLR fans, since most manufacturers have discontinued many single focal length prime lenses.



 Voigtlander SL II 20/3.5 Aspherical Color- Skopar


 Nikon AIS or Canon EOS  METAL FOCUSING GRIPS Chipped for Digital SLRs!  


DISCONTINUED Sold Out (this version)



  • Manual focus Small Compact Sized 20mm Wide Angle

  • Full Frame Coverage

  • 52mm Filters

  • Aperture f/3.5 to F/22

  • 9 Elements in 6 Groups, the rearmost element is aspheric

  • 9 Aperture Blades for more pleasing bokeh

  • Nearest Focus .2 Meter -- unusually close for a 20mm lens!

  • Measurements:  63mm Diameter, length 28.8mm

  • Nikon version weighs only 7oz!

  • Optional LH-20 screw in metal lens hood 

  • Angle of view 94 degrees, full 35mm frame

  • The Nikon version is chipped for digital Nikon SLRs, but is also backwardly compatible with all Nikon film cameras taking manual focus AI or AIS lenses.

  • 1st SL II Version has rubber focusing grip - all metal focusing grip in SL II N for EOS and Nikon AIS

  • 1st SL II Version produced in Pentax KA mount which was not continued in SL II N version - Pentax mount sold out





Voigtlander 28/2.8 SLIIN Aspherical Color-Skopar for Nikon and Canon EOS 

 DISCONTINUED Sold Out (this version)

Nikon AIS Mount SL IIN 28/2.8 52mm Lens Cap provided with lens.  43mm Lens Cap provided with optional dome LH-28N Lens Hood



Canon EOS Mount SL II 28/2.8


Announced Feb 2012 -- 

  • Manual Focus Aspherical 28mm,  this promises to be a super sharp lens!

  • F/stop range 2.8 to 22

  • Dome Type Lens hood LH-28N for full frame domed lens hood with click on cap

  • Dome Type Lens hood LH-40N for APS-C Sensors

  • Filter size 52mm

  • Close focus .22 Meter, 1:5.0 magnification

  • Weight 180 grams AIS, 230 grams EOS

  • 7 elements in 6 groups, double sided aspherical element

  • 9 aperture blades

  • HMM.  The LH-28N lens hood has STANDARD 52mm threads. I wonder what other 52mm filter thread lenses it can be used on ???????????



Voigtlander SLII 40/2 Ultron Aspherical Version 1  

DISCONTINUED Sold Out (this version)

Pancake Lens with Close Up Lens, Rubber Focusing Grip Version    

(1st SL II Version replaced by SL II N in Nikon AIS and Canon EOS - SAME  Glass)

 Chipped for Digital SLRs! 











Voigtlander SLII N 40/2 Ultron Aspherical

DISCONTINUED Sold Out (this version)

Manual Focus Pancake Lens with Close Up Lens 

Chipped for Digital SLRs!  Metal Focusing Grip Version



Voigtlander SL II N 40/2 Ultron in Canon EOS mount with front cap, close-up lens, and dome lens hood



Notice the all metal focusing barrel - the difference between the Series II and the Series II N


 Voigtlander 40/2 SLIIS  Ultron Aspherical 

  New Classic Styled Version 

Chrome Nose  ORDER          Black Nose ORDER  

Alpha and Omega: the 1959 Nikon F and 2017 Nikon D850 mounting the new Voigtlander 40mm f/2 Ultrons


Nikon F mount  New 2017 Classic Version

I believe these four classic styled Nikon mount lenses are currently the ONLY lenses with meter coupling for Nikon's oldest and newest Nikon lenses!


Clearly taking inspirations from the classic Nikon 1960/70's lens barrels,

Voigtlander has brought out a classic styling version of the 58mm f/1.4 and now 40mm f/2. 


Two versions of this lens are available:

black nose or chrome nose


For full frame or smaller APS-C format

Closer focusing to 1:4 without close up lens which the previous version required!

There are four types of Nikon metering coupling:

NAI (Non AI) metering prong for early Nikon F meters including:

Nikon FTnAI and AIS metering for later film cameras such as the Nikon F2AS,

Nikon FE-2 chipped for modern Nikon DSLRs including the Nikon D850


Lens Breakdown:

Manual Focus

Aspherical two surface element for sharper images

Six elements in five optical groups

52mmm filter size

Optional lens hood LH40-IIs



Weight: 8.9 oz

38mm long from lens mount,

diameter: 66mm









Voigtlander SLII 58/1.4 Nokton Version 1

DISCONTINUED Sold Out (this version)


  Nikon AIS - Version 1 with rubber focusing grip discontinued and sold out

Chipped for Digital SLRs! Outstanding Performance!  

 58/1.4 = 85/1.4 on smaller format Nikon DSLRs 


The Nokton 58/1.4 is a revised version of Cosina's 2003 limited edition 58/1.4 Topcor -- a quick sell out with only 1600 available world wide. 

With its beautiful image quality, it went on to become a highly sought favorite in the Japanese home market.     





Voigtlander SLIIN 58/1.4 Nokton Version

DISCONTINUED Sold Out (this version)


same glass as earlier SL II Version, but now with all metal focusing barrel  -- introduced April 2012   58/1.4 Nokton   Nikon AIS

 58/1.4 = 85/1.4 on smaller format Nikon DSLRs 

Chipped for Digital SLRs! 


New SL II N 58/1.4 Nikon AIS, same glass as previous version, different focusing barrel

The LH-58N Lens hood now includes a front cap which fits over it, and will also fit the previous version 58mm lenses


New SL II N on left, Previous SL II version on right: same optics in both


New Classic Version Voigtlander 58/1.4 SLIIS Nokton 

Chrome Nose  ORDER HERE      Black Nose ORDER HERE


The new classic styled Voigtlander 40/2 and 58/1.4 SLIIS lenses with the 230th Nikon F and 15th production 50mm Nikon F lens from 1959



New 2016 Voigtlander 58/1.4 Nokton shown on 230th Nikon F from 1959,  on vintage Nikon FTN and Nikon D700. 

   The Voigtlander 58mm f/1.4 is exceptional and is in my opinion probably the BEST performing 50mm to 58mm f/1.4 lens EVER produced in Nikon F mount by any lens maker.

Non AI, AIS & chipped metering for practically ALL Nikon SLRs, easily adaptable to all mirrorless cameras with the appropriate adapter


The SLIIS versions are styled like classic 1960's Nikkor lenses.   They have a NAI aka Non AI metering prong for the earliest Nikon SLRs, AIS metering for 1980's Nikon SLRs,

and metering chips for the latest Nikon DSLRs.   This new version has the same glass as the previous SLIIN version. 

The differences are the lens barrels, smaller 52mm filter ring, NAI metering prong, and a new 58LHs lens hood with push on metal lens cap.

Nostalgic Lens Barrel Design similar to the 58mm f/1.4 Nikkor of 1959
9 Aperture Blades for Beautiful Bokeh
Full Metal mechanism, Smooth manual focus operation
Ai-s mount (CPU integrated) for digital Nikon SLRs
AI metering for older Nikon SLRs
NAI (Non AI) Metering prong for earliest Nikon film SLRs
On APS-C cameras equivalent to 85mm f/1.4 portrait lens
Full Frame Image Circle
Same 7 element 6 lens group optics as previous Voigtlander 58mm F1.4 SLIIN
2 versions: All Black or Chrome/Black Lens Barrels
52mm Filter size,  .45m close focus,  f/1.4 to f/16
Lens Hood: LH-58s








All five versions of Mr. Kobayashi's 58mm f/1.4 lenses to date

Topcor branded 58/1.4, Voigtlander SLII, SLIIN, SLIIS


The new classic styled Voigtlander 40/2 and 58/1.4 SLIIS lenses with the 230th Nikon F and 15th production 50mm Nikon F lens from 1959





75/1.8 Classic Heliar for Nikon AIS and Canon EOS 

PROTOTYPE     Production Undecided



 Manual Focus Nikon AIS and Canon EOS EF mounts ONLY, f/1.8 to f/16, 6 elements in 3 groups, same glass as the popular 75/1.8 in Leica M mount, close focus to 1:7.4, filter size 58mm, weight 415 grams, lens hood sold separately, 9 aperture blades, Nikon : 56.5mm & diameter 67mm, EOS length 57mm and diameter 71.4mm. (Nikon mount shown above).  Announced Feb 12, 2011.    Personally I would like to see this lens available, however it has not received the final go ahead for production.  


Manual Focus Voigtlander 90/3.5 SLII APO-Lanthar 

DISCONTINUED Sold Out (this version)


the SL II 90/3.5 is discontinued and sold out

Lens Hood and Close UP Lens INCLUDED!

 Outstanding Performance! 


  • Manual focus full frame lens in Nikon AIS, Canon EOS, or Pentax KA mounts, chipped for digital DSLRs

  • The SL II 90/3.5 is discontinued in all mounts, and was not continued in the SL II N series

  • 6 Elements in 5 groups

  • f/3.5 to f/22

  • filter size 52mm

  • Close focus to 50cm or 1:3.5 without close-up lens

  • Close focus to 32cm or 1:1.8 by mounting close up lens (included)

  • Compact size 48.2mm (Nikon AIS) 320grams (Nikon AIS)

  • Close Up Lens, Lens Hood and Lens Hood Extension ALL Included with Lens

  • One version only, with rubber focusing grip


1) Lens Hood Extension 2) Lens Hood 3) Close-up Filter Mounted on Lens Hood 4) Lens Hood Removed to Mount 52mm Filters

Voigtlander SLII 90/3.5 APO mounted on Nikon D200 and Nikon F2AS




the classic Pentax LX with the Voigtlander SLII 58/1.4, 20/3.5, and 40/2 lenses



Alas, the long rumored Voigtlander SL II 4-10,000/f.7 SuperSized NoctNoct lens is not yet ready for the marketplace.  Unconfirmed reports say the lone megalens prototype was blown over by high winds, unfortunately destroying Nagano's 1998 Winter Olympic Stadium.


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