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Voigtlander Heliar 75mm f/1.8 Lens (Black)

B&H # VO7518B Mfr # BA275O
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Product Highlights
  • Large f/1.8 Aperture for Low Light
  • 10 Aperture Blades for Good Bokeh
  • Leica VM Mount

Voigtlander's Heliar 75mm f/1.8 Lens (Black) is a classic portrait lens--a short telephoto lens with a very large minimum aperture of f/1.8. The large aperture also makes it a natural for working in available light, especially low-light situations. The 10 aperture blades will give you a very attractive bokeh (the portion of the photo that's out of focus). This compact (2.9" long) and lightweight (15 oz) lens has a VM Leica bayonet mount.

Large f/1.8 aperture for low light
10 aperture blades for good bokeh
Leica VM mount
Aperture Range f/1.8 to f/16
Groups/Elements 3/6
Picture Angle 33°
Number of Aperture Blades 10
Focus Range 2.9' (0.9 m) to infinity
Filter Size 52 mm
Mount VM
Dimensions 2.27" (57.9 mm) diameter x 2.9" (73.8 mm)
Weight 15 oz (427 g)
Voigtlander Heliar 75mm f/1.8 Lens (Black)
  • Front and Rear Lens Caps
  • Lens Hood
  • 1-Year Warranty
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    VoigtlanderHeliar 75mm f/1.8 Lens (Black)
     
    4.5

    (based on 4 reviews)

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    • Durable (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Portraits (3)
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      4.0

      Great with the Sony A7

      By Andy

      from San Diego, CA

      About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Easy To Use
      • Reliable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Portraits

        Comments about Voigtlander Heliar 75mm f/1.8 Lens (Black):

        I bought a Sony A7 from B&H and needed a good fast portrait lens. There are very few good native lenses available currently for the A7. Leica M/ Sony E mount adapters make alternative lenses so easy to use and give a A7 user great alternatives. Being someone who began his photography days with film and manual focus I didn't hesitate trying this lens. With the focus peaking on the A7, manually focusing this lens is a breeze. Beautiful bokeh. The lens is very small but has some weight to it with its metal construction. This Voigtlander lens is SO easy to use with the A7, I will likely get the 50mm 1.5 Nokton instead of the Sony/Zeiss 55 1.8 FE lens.

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        5.0

        Great lens for the X-Pro

        By Mlessa

        from Bethesda, Maryland

        About Me Semi-Professional

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Reliable

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Landscape Photography
          • Portraits
          • Traveling

          Comments about Voigtlander Heliar 75mm f/1.8 Lens (Black):

          Great lens, easy to focus and beautiful bokhe. I would recommend to all uses.

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          4.0

          Very shap and clean Well made

          By ralphdp

          from los angles

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Nice Bokeh
          • Strong Construction

          Cons

          • Lens Creep

          Best Uses

          • Indoors/Low Light

          Comments about Voigtlander Heliar 75mm f/1.8 Lens (Black):

          Very nice lens. sharp and clean image. I was going to use it for video but the image moved to much for video use. If i was using for stills only I would love it . Nice solid feel

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          5.0

          Excellent M lens alternative

          By Homer

          from Columbia, MO

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

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          Pros

          • Consistent Output
          • Durable
          • Easily Interchangeable
          • Nice Bokeh

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Indoors/Low Light
            • Portraiture
            • Weddings
            • Weddings/Events

            Comments about Voigtlander Heliar 75mm f/1.8 Lens (Black):

            I previously owned the enormously expensive, Leica M 75 mm f 1.4. However, with one hand paralyzed by a stroke, I had trouble using the maximum aperture due to the limited depth of field. Since the Leica M 75 mm f 2.5, which is still extremely expensive, is admitted by Leica to be a compromise, I bought the Voightlander 75 mm f 1.8. Photographing at f 1.8 and f 2.8 or so with my M 9, I found the renditions in my first trials quite acceptably on a par with my other, older Leica M lenses. Pehaps I have gotten used to manual focusing with my disability, but I also found this lens to yield smooth gradation, very nice sharpness, and indeed to be perfect for me as a portrait lens. It also has a classic build quality which far exceeds most consumer DSLR lenses. I guess a real test would be side-by-side with a Leica M 75 mm, but frankly the Voightlander gives me what I want.......and I have been a serious amateur for about 45 years and am picky!

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