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Voigtlander 40mm f/2.8 Heliar
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Price: $399.00
Product ID : voigt_4028
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Voigtlander 40mm f/2.8 Heliar

The 40mm f/2.8 collapsible lens MUST be used with the Voigtlander VM Close UP adapter (sold separately) -
which in turn becomes the focusing helical for the 40mm f/2.8

Initial test shots show this to be a VERY sharp lens. I suggest trying focus peaking at f/5.6 and wider to nail focus. 

Mount it directly on the Leica M240 or any other Leica M mount camera and you have a super sharp fixed focus camera (as the lens has no focus helical),   I have not tried it, but I would expect the 40/2.8 lens head to work fine on most any mirrorless camera via a closeup Leica M focusing helical.  Hawk makes one for the Fuji X series.

Very compact, the 40/2.8 extends only 12.6mm collapsed and 21.4mm extended.   It is probably the most compact NEX normal lens, usable on full frame or APS-C NEX cameras. 37mm filter size, close focus .5m. Classic metal Nickel finish.   Very neatly, both a standard straight lens hood and a compact dome lens hood are included!   Yay Mr. K!

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Reviewed by bertcheney
bertcheney bought "Voigtlander 40mm f/2.8 Heliar" on our website
07/12/2016 - 05:30:39 PM
Excellent, compact lens
I have used the 40mm Classic Heliar on my Sony A7ii camera for many months now. It has excellent center sharpness very good sharpness across the image. I have noticed no corner color fringing issues on the A7ii.

Of course, I use it with the Voigtlander Close Focus M Mount adapter and find the focusing to be smooth and easy to use. It all feels high quality.

I particularly like the small size and compactness for travel. The focal length is wonderful, somewhat relaxed "normal." The ability to collapse is handy in travel situations.

I highly recommend this lens. If a person already has the Close Focus Adapter (which I also highly recommend!) then this is a real bargain 40mm lens!

It transmits no EXIF data. There is no focus distance scale on the lens. The aperture ring has no clicks. All of this has made no difference to me in the usefulnessand handling of this lens.

The two lens hoods are each useful. I began by using the larger one. But I have switched to the smaller dome hood and I like it a little better because it is more compact.

I am a fan of the Voigtlander 50mm Heliars and I had high hopes for this 40mm. It has exceeded my expectations with its beautiful color, contrast, and resolution. It has what I call a "clean window" view of the world, with great 3D separation like its 50mm brothers.

I hope Voigtlander keeps the wonderful 5 element classic Heliar design alive.

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