Miyazaki has always had a soft spot for Sonnar lenses, as evidenced by some of his previous creations such as the Sonnetar 50mm 1.1. Now he has decided to revisit the Sonnetar series with the new 73mm 1.5 F.M.C.
This is a compact Sonnar lens with 5 elements in 4 groups.
Max. aperture f1.57
All surfaces multicoated, 97.5% transmission
Filter and hood thread size M49
Size: diameter 50 mm, length 56.4 mm, weight 197 grams
Focus: infinity to 1 meter
This lens is still in development and will be available from the end of October. Numbers are limited and delivery times will be delayed due to production. Effectively this is a pre-order for the lens with expected delivery around the middle of November.
Sample shots to follow