Quite a few of the news and rumour sites (43 Rumors, 1001 Noisy Cameras, Sony Alpha Rumors) recently linked to a video presentation all about the new Voigtländer Nokton 25mm f0.95 lens for the M43 format. (You can view the video on any of the linked sites.) <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/olliinmunich/5693100015/" title="nokton by ...olli..., on Flickr">"187" height="150" alt="Image provided by Cosina"></a> As well as demonstrating the abilities of the lens the video also carried an interview with a senior design manager at Cosina, who make the Voigtländer lenses, and showed how the lens is produced at the Cosina manufacturing plant in Japan. SAR picked up on a brief comment by the design manager towards the end of the video where he mentioned both the M43 system and the Sony NEX/E-Mount system. SAR speculated that this might suggest future Voigtländer E-mount lenses. I checked Sony's press release from February of this year in which the company announced that the specifications of the E-mount would be made available to independent manufacturers. That release also included brief comments from a number of those companies welcoming Sony's initiative. Cosina was indeed one of these. Their brief statement impled no commitment to make E-mount lenses, but it seems reasonable to assume that at the very least Cosina hasn't ruled it out. It would be interesting to know how much redesign would be required to make the Nokton compatible with the NEX given that system's larger sensor, or if Cosina designed it from the start to be compatible with both. I'm not personally in the market for an $800+ lens right now but many M43 user will be looking forward to seeing what else Voigtländer has planned for for M43 and NEX user will be wondering if they have any plans for the E-mount.