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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


Nice images to share with FM members.
Below image was taken at Cleveland City Park of Spartanburg, SC in June 17, 2022.
One of the worst humid and Haze morning. Taken with Sony A7R2.

Heliar 40mm is very sharp except extreme corner at low near F2.8.





Voigtlander Heliar 40mm F2.8







Voigtlander Heliar 40mm F2.8



Edited on Jun 17, 2022 at 09:21 AM · View previous versions



May 24, 2022 at 02:24 PM
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p.10 #12 · p.10 #12 · FM Review: Voigtlander 40mm f/2.8 Heliar VM


Oss


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