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  • Voigtlander 40 mm F2.8 Heliar Aspherical

    H40mmF28VM_-2.jpgPresenting the Voigtlander 40 mm F2.8 Heliar Aspherical VM / L, a lens that beautifully merges the legacy of Voigtlander's traditional Heliar type with cutting-edge optics. This quasi-wide-angle lens, tailored for the Leica M-Mount (VM), bridges the gap between the standard 50mm and the 35mm wide-angle, promising versatility for every photographer.

    Design: Compact Elegance Meets Functionality

    With its latest optical design and inclusion of an aspherical lens, it boasts a petite filter diameter of φ34 mm. Despite its compact stature (with a total length of 21.2 mm for VM bayonet mount and 20.2 mm for L screw mount), it does not compromise on optical prowess even at its maximum aperture. Its retro-styled exterior not only adds to its aesthetic appeal but also complements the agility of a rangefinder camera. Additionally, the lens has been designed to resist external environmental factors, such as dust, thanks to its robust helicoid design that remains unexposed even when focused at its minimum distance of 0.7m.

    Mounts: Versatility at its Best

    The HELIAR 40mm F2.8 Aspherical comes in two variants - VM and L. The VM version features a bayonet mount that pairs seamlessly with rangefinder cameras, presenting the 50mm lens's shooting range through its bright frame. On the other hand, the L version uses a φ39mm screw mount, compatible with both Eastern and Western standard rangefinder cameras. With the addition of an available L/M adapter ring, photographers can even display a 35mm lens's bright frame, particularly handy when a 50mm frame feels too constricting. Both versions are crafted from brass and are available in two finishes - classic black and gleaming chrome.

    Optics: Beyond the Conventional

    40_2_8_Linsenschnitt_L.pngWhile the lens is optimized for both digital and film cameras with rangefinder linkage, its potential extends to mirrorless digital cameras using a mount adapter. This ensures that it transcends the boundaries of conventional rangefinder-tied cameras, providing a versatile shooting experience across diverse platforms.


    The Voigtlander 40 mm F2.8 Heliar Aspherical stands as a testament to the harmonious blend of vintage aesthetics and modern optics. Whether you're capturing moments on a traditional rangefinder or exploring the realms of mirrorless digital photography, this lens promises to deliver in every scenario, making it a valuable addition to every photographer's kit.

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