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Old 09-26-2016   #41
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"The goodness of the missing." I like that translation. For lenses I'll stick with what I've got for the moment. For making coffee I'll stick with the Bialetti. It is interesting. And it worked well for that shot of the E Type (XKE).
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Old 09-26-2016   #42
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Link to the Flickr group dedicated to this lens.

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Old 12-21-2016   #43
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I picked up the new Voigtlander 50mm f3.5 Heliar Vintage Line lens at "Camera Onuki" a camera shop in Yokohama. Here are a few shots taken with the lens mounted on a Sony A7II.













It's a nice lens. The finish is beautiful, it's like a piece of jewlery.
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Old 12-21-2016   #44
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Looks to be a great lens! Nice shots!
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Looks to be a great lens! Nice shots!
Thanks, Emile, I appreciate the kind remark. Here are a few more shots from the same day.







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Old 02-08-2017   #46
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Hi!

I have this lens since a few weeks and I love it absolutely.
Colors are great, natural and with lots of nuances.

Depth rendering is absolutely stunning with this lens, regardless of the aperture used. There is a 3- dimensionality in it, which is very pleasing, at least to my eyes.

Sharpness is not everything, but if you want to go sharp, use it open at f/3.5.
if you want to go super- sharp, use it at f/5.6 or f/8.

Saturation and colors are the result of the Capture One Filmstyle Presets, which I purchased recently and just playing around a bit with them. The ´80s look (if you want) is therefore intended





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Yes, it does. I once called it "an ugly looking lens".
Yes Raid I remember that . You were referring to my R2S Historical kit which had the very same lens. I foolishly sold that kit and now would love to have it back.
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A few more from the Voigtlander Heliar Vintage Line 50mm f3.5 lens (Sony A7II camera)










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Old 02-16-2017   #49
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I rather like it!
but does anybody even make 27mm filters???
Looking at the B&H web site, several companies make UV filters in this size at reasonable prices. If you want colored filters of any sort, then you have the choice of Heliopan or Helipoan. At the appropriate Helipan price, which is about 1/4 the price of the lens itself.
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Thanks for posting the pics Mike and Chev. If anyone is looking at them , make sure to click twice on them to see them in their proper glory.
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A few more from the Voigtlander Heliar Vintage Line 50mm f3.5 lens (Sony A7II camera)










Hey Mike, are the closeups made at minimum focusdistance and if yes, with the Voigtlander Helicoid VM/E adaptor?
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Hi Chev,

Yes, the first two shots were wide open at minimum distance using the Voightlander VM-E Close Focus Adapter.
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Some great shots Mike.

I'll be headed out to photograph at a high school basketball game tonight. I think I'll pack mine with some Fuji 1600 and see how it turns out. Not the fastest lens but it is so capable wide open it might just work.
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Some great shots Mike.

I'll be headed out to photograph at a high school basketball game tonight. I think I'll pack mine with some Fuji 1600 and see how it turns out. Not the fastest lens but it is so capable wide open it might just work.
3.5 is not bad. It´s depth of field is way more forgiving than f/2.0 or 1.5. Otoh it´s sharp! No distortion. Affordable. Light. I want one.
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I have the Version 1 of the 50/3.5 ltm. It is a great little lens.
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The Heliar is super-sharp, although it should be said that there are plenty of 50's that are sharp by f:3.5. Here is a head-to-head comparison I have posted before. Various M and LTM lenses mounted on an Olympus EP-3 several years ago.

Here's the scene:



Here's the crop with a 50 Summilux Asph wide open:



Here's the Heliar wide open (it's the Nikon mount with an Amadeo-to-Leica and Leica-to-Oly adapter):



To my eye, it's pretty equal both on sharpness, contrast, and flare suppression (look at the specular highlight on the cup's rim). Just a Saturday morning exercise for a guy with too many lenses. But useful in this case. And in case you think that all lenses are created equal, here's a Summitar at f:2:



and here's an Opton wide open (yikes):



I should say that when you stop down any of these lenses to f:3.5-4, it gets very hard to tell them apart. Even the older lenses pick up some contrast and resolution stopped down a couple of stops.

For instance, here's the Opton (the worst of the bunch, needs a cleaning etc.) at f:4:



My own conclusion: If I am choosing among these lenses for a walkabout town during the day, it doesn't matter too much which one I choose. Take one into a dimly lit bar, though, or shoot against the light in a dark space and the differences start to become worth choosing between/among.
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Is the new Heliar different from the ltm Heliar optically?
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I assume that the optical design of all versions of the lens is the same, but I don't keep track of design details at that level. I have two, the Nikon version (which I think I got on sale at a close-out price) and the Nickel plated LTM version that I shouldn't have bought, but couldn't help myself. :}
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Voigtlander 50mm f3.5 Heliar Vintage Line VM lens, Sony A7II
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The more I use this lens the more I like it. To think that for years I thought that a fast 50mm was the best only at this late stage in my photography journey to find such joy with a f3.5 50mm lens.







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Voigtlander 50mm f3.5 Heliar Vintage Line VM lens, Sony A7II
Yokohama, Japan - November 2018

The more I use this lens the more I like it. To think that for years I thought that a fast 50mm was the best only at this late stage in my photography journey to find such joy with a f3.5 50mm lens.
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I agree. I love a fast lens for sure but I get huge pleasure from working with these slower 50s. In fact, my old 1935 Leitz Elmar is one of my favorite lenses and this Heliar in collapsible LTM form is not far behind.
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^Pioneer, I enjoy reading your comments, very down to earth, you always make sense to me.

Voigtlander 50mm f3.5 Heliar Vintage Line VM lens, Sony A7II
Yokohama, Japan - December 2018



I didn't quite nail the focus on this one but I like it anyway.




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Thanks, Emile, I appreciate the kind remark. Here are a few more shots from the same day.







Beautiful, great shots
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It´s a landscape lens.
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Kshapero, thank you for the kind comment.

Colker, yes, this lens is capable of doing landscape, but I think it can do so much more than just that.

Voigtlander 50mm f3.5 Heliar Vintage Line VM lens, Sony A7II
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A dog I meet at Lake Baikal, Siberia
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When it snows in Siberia...
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Skitouring in Mamay, Lake Baikal, Siberia.
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GREAT shot. Masterful rendition of shadows.
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GREAT shot. Masterful rendition of shadows.
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Taken at -30 degrees in the mountains near Lake Baikal, Siberia.
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Mkinvartsveri (Kazbek, 5047m).
Georgia, Caucasus.
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Mkinvartsveri (Kazbek, 5047m).
Georgia, Caucasus.
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stunner! Very nice set of photos!
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Just picked up one of these in Nikon S mount for the ridiculously low price of $299 from the head bartender. It performs quite sweetly on my Nikon Z6 with Amedeo/Leica M adapter. Looking forward to trying it with my Nikon S2.

He still has some left at that price:

Voigtlander S-Heliar Vintage Line 50mm f3.5 lens in Nikon S mount

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Truly Magnificent Peter !
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Just picked up one of these in Nikon S mount for the ridiculously low price of $299 from the head bartender. It performs quite sweetly on my Nikon Z6 with Amedeo/Leica M adapter. Looking forward to trying it with my Nikon S2.

He still has some left at that price:

Voigtlander S-Heliar Vintage Line 50mm f3.5 lens in Nikon S mount

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That would almost make me buy a Nikon RF camera!

But it would just be cheaper to buy it in Leica M mount, seeing all I would have to buy is the lens..
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