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Cosina Voigtlander not only produce several lenses that closely rival Leica's own in manufacture, usable maximum aperture and iq, they also fill focal length gaps that Leica ignores or has abandoned.  I have plenty of expensive Leica M summicron lenses to cover most things, but it's the gap-fillers that interest me in CV's range,  the oddball stuff that they occasionally drop on the market such as the compact 35mm f1.4 single coated VM Nokton ii, the left-field but excellent 50mm f1.5 Heliar Classic that constantly surprises me in what it can do when you play around with different camera to subject distances, different  backgrounds and apertures and now the CV 40mm Heliar f2.8 asph

My interest in this lens was piqued after I read a number of positive comments online is the new 40mm Heliar asph.  I certainly don't 'need' a 40mm, I already have a selection of 35's and 50's, but the prospect of having a new compact slightly wide standard lens that I can use on the iiif as well as the M10-R and MP with the adapter was compelling. 

I ordered the silver ltm version from Flaghead on Thursday and it arrived yesterday.  This morning I dug out a Voigtlander 35/135mm ltm-m mount adapter from a drawer full of odds and ends and took my new lens along with my M10-R and iiif RD for a walk across the Island this afternoon.  I've yet to process the roll of TMax 100 from the iiif, but after looking through the first images from the M10-R, I'm very pleased with the lens. 

Voigtlander have hit another home run with the 40mm Heliar asph f2.8.  If enough forum members have one I think it's a good enough lens for a dedicated image thread.

 

 

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2 hours ago, petermullett said:

I already own the VM 40mm f1.4Nokton but the Heliar intrigued me so I ordered one in Black Paint, ( I don't really care about coding it ), it's on it's way......Looking forward to trying it out.

I received mine today, haven't had a chance to try it yet but it looks impressive.

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On 6/27/2022 at 4:11 AM, oldwino said:

I am enjoying mine on my IIIa. Perfect size for the Barnack. I will post some samples soon. 

 

6 hours ago, petermullett said:

I already own the VM 40mm f1.4Nokton but the Heliar intrigued me so I ordered one in Black Paint, ( I don't really care about coding it ), it's on it's way......Looking forward to trying it out.

 

3 hours ago, Matlock said:

I received mine today, haven't had a chance to try it yet but it looks impressive.

Hank, Peter & Peter, looking forward to seeing your images!    

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I've been shooting this lens on film, and it is so good. Makes photos look super sharp, without looking clinically sharp. It's also so tiny and light that it's a pleasure to use. It's probably my favorite non-Leica lens of all time (tied with Nikon 35mm f1.8 and Rollei 40mm f2.8). Since getting it I hardly grab my rigid summicron. 

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Some pics taken with it and Portra 400. 1st one is probably f5.6, 2nd f2.8, 3rd f8

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15 hours ago, shirubadanieru said:

I've been shooting this lens on film, and it is so good. Makes photos look super sharp, without looking clinically sharp. It's also so tiny and light that it's a pleasure to use. It's probably my favorite non-Leica lens of all time (tied with Nikon 35mm f1.8 and Rollei 40mm f2.8). Since getting it I hardly grab my rigid summicron. 

I agree, it is a very nice little lens that works seamlessly between my iiif, MP and M10-R.  

 

Leica iiif

Voigtlander 40mm f2.8 asph

Heliopan yellow filter

TMax 100 in HC-110 1:31

 

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M240, CV 40 2.8

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