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FM Review: Voigtlander 40mm f/2.8 Heliar VM

  
 
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p.10 #1 · p.10 #1 · FM Review: Voigtlander 40mm f/2.8 Heliar VM


I’ve received my copy - silver LTM to be used on a 1939 IIIa - and the big question for me is: which finder do I use, the 50 or the 35?


May 04, 2022 at 08:13 PM
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Oldwino wrote:
I’ve received my copy - silver LTM to be used on a 1939 IIIa - and the big question for me is: which finder do I use, the 50 or the 35?


Which one matches the lens and camera better?



May 04, 2022 at 11:33 PM
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p.10 #3 · p.10 #3 · FM Review: Voigtlander 40mm f/2.8 Heliar VM


Honestly I think it's 35mm. There is a little crop but the 50 frameline is just too narrow for this lens.
If I had the choice I would choose 35mm and just be aware that the very edges are sightly cropped.



May 05, 2022 at 12:02 AM
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p.10 #4 · p.10 #4 · FM Review: Voigtlander 40mm f/2.8 Heliar VM


Desmolicious wrote:
Which one matches the lens and camera better?


Both Leitz and both look marvelous on the camera!




May 05, 2022 at 08:19 AM
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p.10 #5 · p.10 #5 · FM Review: Voigtlander 40mm f/2.8 Heliar VM


Oldwino wrote:
Both Leitz and both look marvelous on the camera!



I’d then take one shot w the 35, one with the 50 and compare your framing results.
In my ‘tests’ the Cv 40 is quite a bit wider then my Rollei Sonnar 40. And the results do seem closer to 35mm coverage.



May 05, 2022 at 10:00 AM
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p.10 #6 · p.10 #6 · FM Review: Voigtlander 40mm f/2.8 Heliar VM


First impressions - a tiny jewel-like lens. Solid. Really well made. Even it’s “idiosyncrasies”, like the infinity lock, or the rotating aperture ring, feel good and somehow comforting to a user of many older lenses from the 1930-1950 eras.
One thing I think Voigtlander missed on - they should have designed the barrel to fit the old A36 type filters with the locking screw.

No photo results yet - still shooting a roll with the lens in my 1939 III (a/f).



May 05, 2022 at 03:42 PM
 


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p.10 #7 · p.10 #7 · FM Review: Voigtlander 40mm f/2.8 Heliar VM


Developed my test roll - an older roll of HP5 I had on the desk. The lens is very sharp on film, probably the sharpest LTM lens I own, and contrasty. Lovely rendering wide open, a little old-school touch of swirl with the right background.


May 08, 2022 at 10:57 AM
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p.10 #8 · p.10 #8 · FM Review: Voigtlander 40mm f/2.8 Heliar VM


Leica MP, CV 40 2.8, C200




May 08, 2022 at 11:41 AM
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Leica MP, CV 40 2.8, C200




May 08, 2022 at 02:38 PM
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Leica MP, CV 40 2.8, C200

"No pictures, please"




May 08, 2022 at 02:54 PM
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p.10 #11 · p.10 #11 · FM Review: Voigtlander 40mm f/2.8 Heliar VM


After extensive review, I think Voigtlander 40mm f1.2 is more character and attractive even if each has own different purpose.


May 24, 2022 at 02:24 PM
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