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Old 09-01-2008   #1
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Discontinued Voigtlander Items

9/1/08

For those of you who were not aware,
the following items are discontinued by Voigtlander

R2A and R3A in GRAY only
R2M and R3M Heliar Anniversary Kits with 50/2 Heliar - replaced by standard production black paint R2M & R3M
R2A, R3A, R4A black 7/13 - M versions remain in production

12/5.6 Screw mount, 9/2010
25/4 Screw mount, replaced by 25/4 P lens in M mount
28/1.9 Screw mount, replaced by 28/2 M mount
28/3.5 Screw mount, black and chrome
35/1.2 Chrome Limited Edition
35/1.2 Black January 2011
35/2.5 C Screw mount, black and silver
50/3.5 Nickel Heliar Limited Edition
50/2.5 Screw mount, black and chrome
50/2 Nickel Heliar Limited Edition
50/1.5 Silver Screw mount, black and silver
75/2.5 Screw mount in silver and black 9/2010
90/3.5 Screw mount in silver --
90/3.5 Screw mount in black Sept 2011
All SL Series I SLR lenses (SL II series are in production)

Screw Mount Adapters - 7/2013

Viewfinders
12 & 15 Version I finders replaced by Version II finders May 2010

Single frameline 21 & 25 Viewfinders discontinued, replaced by TWO combination 21/25 VFs with both brightlines -- Metal or Plastic body versions-- April 2010

Low Angle Viewfinder and its 12,15,21,25 lens attachments Sept 2011
28/35 Minifinders Dec 08, but still in stock
50 Viewfinders black and silver
75 Viewfinders black and silver
90 Viewfinders black and silver
All types Double Shoes
Spirit Level Finder

LH-2 Square Lens hood for 25, 28, 35 lenses
LH-1 Square Lens HOod for 21/25 lenses
Lens Cases VL-1 and VL-2

Pentax SLII KA lenses 9/2010
20/3.5, 40/2, 58/1.4, 90/3.5

Pentax K mount M43 & NEX Lens Adapters 2/2011

Many discontinued items remain in stock at CameraQuest, but some are sold out.

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Old 09-01-2008   #2
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It never ceases to amaze me how many different items Cosina has in their portfolio. Given the relatively low volumes, that must be a logistic nightmare.. Getting the assembly line set-up, training workers, running a batch and starting all over again with something else.. Just how do they do that (and in the mean time stay in business)??
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Old 09-25-2008   #3
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I was yesterday at the Voigtländer Desk on Photokina , Köln.
In the new price list only the silver Nokton 1.4/40mm is listed. Not the black. On request they told me that only the silver is still in stock.
I think an official announcement of discontinuation will following soon.
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Old 09-25-2008   #4
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There is no silver 40mm 1.4 nokton. They never made one.
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Old 09-25-2008   #5
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When one says "Many items remain in stock, but some are sold out." are we talking worldwide or just @ The Head Bartender's Store?

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Old 09-25-2008   #6
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It never ceases to amaze me how many different items Cosina has in their portfolio. Given the relatively low volumes, that must be a logistic nightmare.. Getting the assembly line set-up, training workers, running a batch and starting all over again with something else.. Just how do they do that (and in the mean time stay in business)??
The Voigtlander range is just a tiny part of Cosina's operations - pretty much a labour of love driven by Mr K, I believe.
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Old 09-25-2008   #7
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There is no silver 40mm 1.4 nokton. They never made one.
I am just looking in the pricelist. There ist listed:
"19419 Nokton 40mm/F1.4 mit Bajonett -silber- "

and he told me just what he has seen in his computer.
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Old 09-26-2008   #8
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I am just looking in the pricelist. There ist listed:
"19419 Nokton 40mm/F1.4 mit Bajonett -silber- "

and he told me just what he has seen in his computer.
I think its a mistake on the price list. Cosina didn't tell me about a new chrome 40/1.4 when I met with them yesterday.

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Old 09-26-2008   #9
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Could these discontinuations be seen as suggesting decreasing support by CV for LTM?

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Old 10-11-2008   #10
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Hi guys,that's my first post!
Does anybody know if the VC hasselblad swc special edition finder is still in stock?prices?experiences? Thanks
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Hi guys,that's my first post!
Does anybody know if the VC hasselblad swc special edition finder is still in stock?prices?experiences? Thanks
the 2nd production run was sold out several years ago.

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Old 12-10-2008   #12
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The 28/35 MiniFinder is discontinued, but still in stock.

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The 28/35 MiniFinder is discontinued, but still in stock.

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That finder is a good deal imho - some may find it "too small" but on the LTM cameras it's awesome.

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The 28/35 MiniFinder is discontinued, but still in stock.

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Old 10-21-2009   #15
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The 50/1.5 Leica Screw Mount in both Black and silver are discontinued and sold out at the factory. Both flavors remain in stock at CameraQuest

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Nokton 50/1,1 moved on the german Voigtländer homepage from products to archive: http://www.voigtlaender.de/cms/voigt...dih7s8j2x.html

A hint that this lens will not be produced any more? Does anyone know a reason?
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Nokton 50/1,1 moved on the german Voigtländer homepage from products to archive: http://www.voigtlaender.de/cms/voigt...dih7s8j2x.html

A hint that this lens will not be produced any more? Does anyone know a reason?
no idea why that was done,

the 50/1.1 is a very popular and successful lens,
you can be sure it stays in production.

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Old 03-24-2010   #18
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Of course the nickel 50/2 and 50/3.5 Heliars are discontinued and out of production,

from the git go they were limited production items with only 600 of each produced world wide.

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Voigtlander 21 & 25 VF Discontinued, new 21/25 Viewfinder
Old 04-07-2010   #19
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Voigtlander 21 & 25 VF Discontinued, new 21/25 Viewfinder

The Voigtlander single brightline 21 and 25 Viewfinders have been discontinued. Still in stock at $128

They were both replaced by the new combination 21/25 Viewfinder which shows both framelines, using the same viewfinder housing as before. Price $149. New VF will arrive week of April 12 at CameraQuest.

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Discontinued Voigtlander Products Sept 2010
Old 09-08-2010   #20
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Discontinued Voigtlander Products Sept 2010

To quote the Cosina site:

We would like to announce that following products are discontinued.

ULTRA WIDE HELIAR 12mm F5.6 Aspherical Screw Mount
COLOR-HELIAR 75mm F2.5 Black Screw Mount

COLOR-SKOPAR 20mm F3.5 SLII Pentax KA
ULTRON 40mm F2 SLII Pentax KA
NOKTON 58mm F1.4 SLII Pentax KA
APO-LANTHAR 90mm F3.5 SLII Pentax KA

With the M mount 75/1.8 and 12/5.6, there is little need for the screw mount 75/2.5 and 12/5.6 versions.

Pentax SLII KA mount lenses are discontinued. They just did not sell as well as their Nikon and EOS cousins.

Thanks for looking,

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Old 09-08-2010   #21
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the 75 is gone...should i grab one quick?
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Old 09-08-2010   #22
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Dang. Looks like I'll have to grab some SLII glasses for K-7 soon...
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the 75 is gone...should i grab one quick?
the 75 2.5 is GREAT !!!
got it for Eric as a B-day Present and I 'Steal' it often
Beautifully Sharp but NOT Clinical & the OOF is LOVELY
smooth transition across the background
I would GET IT !!

MY two FAVorite Voigt lenses: 50 1.5 / 75 2.5...of course they have to be the ones discontinued but Stephen still has a few in Stock.....Just SUPERB to my EYE & TASTE

'Crazy' Helen just bought another 50 1.5 from someone here @RFF
should be receiving it Today...PURRfect !
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Old 09-20-2011   #24
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The 90/3.5 Leica Screw Mount lens ( black and silver)
and the Low Angle Viewfinder with its 12,15,21,25 lens attachments
are both discontinued and sold out at the factory.

It is doubtful if anything will replace them in the Voigtlander lineup.

Both are still in stock at CameraQuest

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Old 09-23-2011   #25
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Are the LH-1 and LH-2 hoods discontinued? There are plenty brand new ones in Tokyo. Maybe Cosina started making them again.
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