VM Mount Lenses


Our VM mount series of high quality fixed focal length manual focus lenses are designed to be compatible with Leica M-mount and have imaging circles that amply cover the full frame so can be used on both film and digital cameras. They can of course be used on rangefinder-coupled M-mount cameras, but by using mount adapters they can also be mounted on mirrorless digital cameras*. Their flange back distance is similar to various mirrorless cameras so the adapters are thin and the lens and body combinations balance well design-wise.

Interchangeable lenses for rangefinder-coupled cameras can be designed with a high degree of freedom compared to interchangeable lenses for single-lens reflex cameras because the designs do not need to accommodate a mirror mechanism. Utilizing this advantage, all lenses in the VM mount series from the hyper-wide angle with a focal length of 10mm and 131° angle of view to the 75mm F1.5 short telephoto lens feature a compact form so you can experience the eminent portability of rangefinder cameras. In addition to multiple options with varying maximum apertures in the same focal length, we offer a lens lineup full of individuality that you can choose from to match your shooting subject and photographic expression, including the Vintage Line series with cutting-edge optics and classic styling, the Classic series with traditional optical configurations reconstructed using the latest technology to offer unique imaging not found in modern lenses, and the Apo-Lanthars that pursue ultimate performance using apochromat designs.

Main features

  • VM-mount compatible with Leica M-mount
  • Imaging circles that cover the full frame format
  • Installed with high-precision focus-coupling system
  • Outstanding imaging quality utilizing modern optical designs
  • Very rigid and durable all-metal lens barrels
  • Manual focus for reliable focusing


HELIAR-HYPER WIDE 10mm F5.6 Aspherical

Hyper wide-angle VM-mount lens with widest* angle of view in the world

Since 2016.07.21

SUPER WIDE-HELIAR 15mm F4.5 Aspherical III

Super wide-angle designed for digital

Since 2015.3.19

NOKTON 21mm F1.4 Aspherical

Enjoy bokeh with a super wide-angle

Since 2020.02.27

ULTRON 21mm F1.8 Aspherical

Innovation of high speed

Since 2012.12.19

COLOR-SKOPAR Vintage Line 21mm F3.5 Aspherical

Snap shot dynamism

Since 2019.01.25 (Type I) / 2021.12.16 (Type II)


Sharp super wide-angle

Since 2007.4.25

NOKTON Vintage Line 28mm F1.5 Asphrical

Large-aperture wide-angle lens from the Vintage line

Since 2024.01.19

ULTRON Vintage Line 28mm F2 Aspherical

Snap shooter’s ally

Since 2021.06.10

COLOR-SKOPAR 28mm F2.8 Aspherical (Type I)

Cutting-edge optics in a compact exterior

Since 2023.08.08

COLOR-SKOPAR 28mm F2.8 Aspherical (Type II)

Cutting-edge optics in a compact exterior

Since 2023.08.08

NOKTON 35mm F1.2 Aspherical III

Perfect balance of large maximum aperture and portability

Since 2020.3.26

NOKTON classic 35mm F1.4 II

Historical optical configuration reproduced

Since 2019.6.12

NOKTON Vintage Line 35mm F1.5 Aspherical

The new standard for semi-wide-angle lenses

Since 2022.11.24

APO-LANTHAR 35mm F2 Aspherical

Ultimate semi wide-angle lens

Since 2021.03.25

ULTRON Vintage Line 35mm F2 Aspherical

Snap shooter that captures reality

Since 2019.01.25 (Type I ) / 2021.03.19 (Type II)


The stylish pancake lens

Since 2004.3.

NOKTON 40mm F1.2 Aspherical

Smooth very blurred bokeh

Since 2017.11.22

NOKTON classic 40mm F1.4

Classic lens character

Since 2004.4.10

HELIAR 40mm F2.8 Aspherical

Semi-wide-angle lens with sharp-edged optical design

Since 2022.03.30

NOKTON 50mm F1 Aspherical

The pleasure of sharpness and style in an ultra-fast lens.

Since 2022.01.26

NOKTON 50mm F1.2 Aspherical

Very blurred bokeh with great handling

Since 2018.09.13

NOKTON Vintage Line 50mm F1.5 Aspherical II

Vintage line’s new standard lens for everyday use

Since 2020.10.22

HELIAR classic 50mm F1.5

Classical bokeh and flare

Since 2021.09.10

APO-LANTHAR 50mm F2 Aspherical

Ultimate standard lens

Since 2021.01.27

HELIAR Vintage Line 50mm F3.5

Heliar optical configuration

Since 2016.11.25

NOKTON Vintage Line 75mm F1.5 Aspherical

Very blurred bokeh and excellent handling

Since 2019.08.08

ULTRON 75mm F1.9

Pursuit of a smooth and rich bokeh effect

Since 2023.02.07


High performance and compactness

Since 2021.11.30

COLOR-SKOPAR 28mm F2.8 Aspherical L(L39)

Cutting-edge optics in a compact exterior

Since 2023.08.08

HELIAR 40mm F2.8 Aspherical L (L39)

Semi-wide-angle lens with sharp-edged optical design

Since 2022.03.30