Voigtlander VM 40mm f/2.8 Heliar Lens for Sony E-Mount

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Voigtlander VM 40mm f/2.8 Heliar Lens for Sony E-Mount
Key Features
  • Voigtlander M Mount Lens
  • Fits Sony E-Mount with VM to E Adapter
  • Aperture Range: f/2.8 to 22
  • 19.7" Close Focus with Sony E Adapter
The VM 40mm f/2.8 Heliar Lens for Sony E-Mount from Voigtlander is an M mount lens however it is designed to work as a close focus lens with full frame and APS-C Sony E-mount cameras in conjunction with the separately sold Voigtlander VM-E Close Focus Adapter for VM-Mount Lens to Sony E-Mount Camera. The lens itself does not have a focusing helicoid so cannot be focused without the adapter and with the adapter it provides a minimum focus distance of 19.7".
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Voigtlander 40mm f/2.8 Heliar VM Overview

The VM 40mm f/2.8 Heliar Lens for Sony E-Mount from Voigtlander is an M mount lens however it is designed to work as a close focus lens with full frame and APS-C Sony E-mount cameras in conjunction with the separately sold Voigtlander VM-E Close Focus Adapter for VM-Mount Lens to Sony E-Mount Camera. The lens itself does not have a focusing helicoid so cannot be focused without the adapter and with the adapter it provides a minimum focus distance of 19.7".

The lens itself has a collapsible design which maintains the compact form of Sony E-mount cameras. When collapsed, the lens measures a 0.5" and when extended for shooting it is 0.84" long. An all-metal build provides a solid feel and durability to this manual focus lens. Its optical design includes 5 elements in 3 groups and a 10-blade diaphragm. Its filter thread has a 37mm diameter and included with the lens is a dome and dedicated lens hood.

VM mount lens designed for Sony E mount lenses in conjunction with the VM to E-Mount Close-Up Adapter.
A 40mm focal length on full frame cameras provides versatile approach between wide-angle and standard length perspectives. On an APS-C camera it offers a 35mm focal length equivalent of 60mm.
A collapsible design reduces the length of the lens to 0.5" when not in use.
An all-metal build and compact design provide durability and smooth, precise manual focus.

Voigtlander 40mm f/2.8 Heliar VM Specs

Focal Length40mm
Maximum Aperturef/2.8
Minimum Aperturef/22
Lens MountLeica M
Format CompatibilityFull-Frame
Angle of View57°
Minimum Focus Distance19.7" / 50.04 cm
Optical Design5 Elements in 3 Groups
Diaphragm Blades10
Focus TypeManual Focus
Image StabilizationNone
Filter Size37 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L)2.05 x 0.84" / 52 x 21.4 mm
Weight4.66 oz / 132 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.61 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)5.3 x 4.55 x 4.5"
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Now that there are closed-focus adapter with helicoid for Z-mount, can I use this lens on a Nikon Z7?
Asked by: Phi
Unfortunately, this lens is only compatible with the Sony E mount.
Answered by: Kirk
Date published: 2021-01-13

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(How does a same portrait compare both at 2.8 with the g-master 24-70 (at exaxt same FL) ( or the EF II canon same zoom) ?(If it was a 1.4 or 1.8 ..I would probably just buy it -even if obviousaly -since fully manual- not Eye-AF compatible :-( )Thank you if anybody happens to do it..)
Asked by: Alain
Unfortunately, we do not have the ability to perform specific requirements listed above. The best I may recommend is you may purchase the lens to see if it will work for your needs. If it does not, we do have a Return Policy that would enable you to return the lens for an exchange or refund.
Answered by: Manzell L.
Date published: 2018-08-25

can this be adapted to fuji x mount?

can this be adapted to fuji x mount?
Asked by: Louis
The lens is an M mount. It come with an M to E mount adapter. Don's use that adapter. (Sorry we do not sell it without the E-mount adapter.) Use one of these M mount to Fuijifilm X mount. Get the best one you can afford. https://bhpho.to/2uEKTC5
Answered by: Dennis A
Date published: 2020-05-04

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B&H sorry typos. Please hide my bad typing. Thanks ! My Lens selection was built on fly in Vietnam ( used Canon ) , and the original 35mm F2.8 Ziess, and now adding more quality glass. I believe it helps a photographer grow using different lens types and suppliers. This is why I ask the specific function of this small Voightlander lens . I am growing and trying to fully realize the dream of a lifetime: Photography as Art , and as Business. I am so glad, grateful to have the cameras we have today. Much better than my Father's Argus with fixed 35 mm lens. Life is great. So: What is the specific use of this type of lens ? I love the looks of the work done by the Voightlander Nokton 50 mm 1.5 , and the Heliar Ultra Wide 12 mm these are the two lenses I would like to add to my little studio. Cheers C.
Asked by: Chris
While this lens (as with most lenses) do not have a specific use, the focal length of the lens lens it for usage as a normal/standard lens. It is slightly wider than standard on a full-frame camera, and would be slightly tighter than standard (60mm) on an APS-C sensor camera. It would be a good option for capturing candid images, while it may also be used in some instances as a short portrait lens or as a standard walk-around lens. The Voigtlander VM-E Close Focus Adapter for VM-Mount Lens to Sony E-Mount Camera, B&H # VOSCAMLE, is required for use on the Voigtlander VM 40mm f/2.8 Heliar Lens for Sony E-Mount. It is a fully manual lens, all made from metal and glass, and you need the adapter to both mount and focus the lens on a Sony E-mount camera. If you have liked previous Voigtlander lenses and you do not mind focusing manually, then I believe you will also like this lens.
Answered by: Manzell L.
Date published: 2018-08-25

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Does the magnification feature for manual focus work with this lens and adapter set up? Not working with mine, wondering if there is a problem.
Asked by: Alexander
The magnification feature should be working. You might want to confirm that you have the option to shoot without a lens selected to ON due to the fact that this lens lacks any electronic contacts.
Answered by: Jacob C.
Date published: 2020-04-10

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Is it possible to use this lens on a Techart adapter for Sony?
Asked by: Dennis D.
That combination has not been tested or reported on specifically. We are of the opinion that the combination can be made but performance is unknown.
Answered by: Dennis A L.
Date published: 2019-05-29

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Not directly related to the product but why suddenly Voigtlander restricted all shipping to Australia? I've just about to buy this lens ;___;
Asked by: Nguyen P.
Unfortunately, I do not have any specifics regarding your inquiry. Due to export regulations and/or manufacturer restrictions,k we are unable to export certain items outside the United States. In the case of Voigtlander items, Voigtlander products cannot be shipped outside the United States to many countries; the shipping restriction is not solely for Australia. I apologize for the inconvenience in this matter. (You could still visit the United States and purchase the lens in our NYC Superstore and bring it back home with you!)
Answered by: Manzell L.
Date published: 2018-08-25

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how do I get the adapter for this lens, how much length does it add to the lens?
Asked by: Anonymous
The adapter only takes up the amount of space that would be occupied by a traditional focus ring. While the size is small the focus ring for this lens is awesome in that it also cuts the focus distance for M mount lenses in Half! Great pairing.
Answered by: NOE E C.
Date published: 2018-08-25
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