90mm f/3.5 Lanthar SL-II


  • FX coverage
  • AI-S plus chipped for modern Nikons
  • Manual focus only
  • 6 elements in 5 groups
  • 9-blade aperture diaphragm
  • smallest aperture is f/22
  • 52mm filter ring
  • 20" (.5m) minimum focus, 13" (.32m) with close up lens (1:3.5 max magnification)
  • 2 x 2.5" (42mm x 63mm) long, diameter
  • 11.3 ounces (320g) weight
  • screen-in lens hood, lens hood extension, close-up lens included
  • US$550


Thom's Mini Review: Get it while you still can, as this lens is out of production now. Some might balk at the f/3.5 maximum aperture, but if you're looking for a fast telephoto, the f/1.8G Nikkor is probably your best bet. That said, this is another relatively compact (though slightly hefty) Voigtlander that just shines in optical performance. Recommended

Note: This lens is now in short supply and tough to find in the Nikon mount new. Pick one up while you can, as Cosina generally only does one run of these type of lenses, and when they're gone, they're gone. 

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