Voigtlander COLOR-SKOPAR 18mm F2.8 ASPH Announced

Voigtlander makes some great manual third-party lenses with electronic connections for metadata for X-Mount. You can find them on the cameraquest Amazon storefront and find the details about the new Voigtlander COLOR-SKOPAR 18mm F2.8 ASPH below:

COLOR-SKOPAR 18mm F2.8 Aspherical X mount is a wide-angle lens designed exclusively for Fujifilm X mount. By designing the maximum aperture value to F2.8, the overall size of the product is kept compact. The overall length is 23.5mm from the mount, making it highly portable, and the angle of view is equivalent to 28mm in full-frame size, making it suitable for a wide range of uses, from snapshots to tabletop photos.

Main features

Designed exclusively for Fujifilm X mount
Implements an optical system optimized for the image sensor of Fujifilm X system cameras. High resolution is maintained to the edges of the image without relying on the camera’s optical correction function, and phenomena such as color cast are suppressed.

Information communication with the body using electronic contacts
Equipped with electronic contacts to achieve highly reliable electrical communication between the lens and the body. The combination of a telecommunications-compatible body and the latest firmware (*1) enables Exif information, focus check, shooting distance linked display, and certain models also support in-body image stabilization.

Manual focus allows for reliable focusing
The use of an all-metal helicoid unit that has been machined and adjusted with high precision and high-quality grease that produces an appropriate amount of torque provides focusing with a smooth operating feel. This allows for delicate focus adjustments.

Beautiful bokeh created by 10 aperture blades
In order to make the hole formed by the aperture blades more circular, a 10-element aperture is used. Out-of-focus areas are rendered naturally, and point light sources are not polygonal, but have a round, soft bokeh.

Aperture ring with direct mechanical operation
The aperture mechanism uses a mechanism in which the aperture ring is directly connected to the opening and closing of the aperture blades, similar to Voigtlander’s VM mount and mirrorless mount lenses. With 1/3 step clicks, you can enjoy the feeling of directly operating the mechanism.

Focus ring with excellent operability
The focus ring for adjusting the focus is equipped with a lever that is well shaped for finger grip, improving operability. You can also find out the approximate distance you have set based on the position of the lever without looking at the distance indicator.

Minimum shooting distance 0.17m
Despite its compact style, the shortest shooting distance is 0.17m. It also supports table photos that take advantage of the perspective unique to wide-angle lenses.

*1 Notes on bodies compatible with telecommunications Although
this product is equipped with electronic contacts, there are restrictions on the bodies that can be used for telecommunications. Please check the body list below. (As of April 2023)

Telecommunications compatible models and firmware *2*3

  • X-H2s v3.01 or higher
  • X-H2 v1.21 or higher
  • X-Pro3 v1.23 or higher
  • X-T5 v1.03 or higher
  • X-S20 v1.13 or higher
  • X-S10 v2.10 or higher
  • X-H1 v2.13 or higher
  • X-T4 v1.25 or higher
  • X-T3 v4.12 or higher
  • X-T2 *4 v4.40 or higher
  • X-T30 v1.41 or higher
  • X-T30 II v1.00 or higher
  • X-E4 v1.04 or higher

Models not compatible with telecommunications*5

  • XT, X-T1, X-T20, X-T10, X-T200, X-T100
  • X-Pro, X-Pro2, X-Pro1
  • XE, X-E3, X-E2, X-E1
  • XM, X-M1
  • XA, X-A7, X-A5, X-A3, X-A2, X-A1

*2We recommend changing the depth of field display to the film standard (same value as the depth scale stamped on the product) in the body settings.
*3 Please use the latest firmware as performance may not be achieved or some functions may be limited if the firmware is less than the one listed. Please check the body instruction manual to check the firmware of the body you are using and to obtain the latest firmware.
*4 When using with X-T2, changing the aperture value display setting from TNo to FNo in the body settings will enable display at Fno.
*5 When using with a model that does not support telecommunications, please change the setting of [Release without lens] in the body settings to “Allow”.


Lens configuration diagram

  • Focal length 18mm (full size equivalent: 28mm)
  • Aperture ratio 1 : 2.8
  • minimum aperture F22
  • Lens configuration 7 elements in 5 groups
  • Angle of view 75.4°
  • Number of aperture blades 10 sheets
  • Minimum shooting distance 0.17m
  • Maximum shooting magnification 1:6.6
  • Maximum diameter x total length φ59.3×23.5mm
  • filter size φ43mm
  • weight 115g
  • Lens hood Dedicated screw-in hood included
  • aperture ring Equipment (manual aperture)
  • electronic contacts Yes *1
  • Exif information Compatible *1 *2
  • focus check correspondence
  • In-body image stabilization Compatible (limited to models that support in-body camera shake)
  • Shooting distance linked display correspondence

Price/JAN code

Suggested retail price (excluding tax)

JAN code
JAN 4530076 234086 (Silver)
4530076 234093 (Black)

release date
Scheduled to be released in February 2024

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