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HELIAR Vintage Line 50mm F3.5

Heliar optical configuration

Features

This standard lens is a modern reproduction of the Heliar optical formula, which is famous as the formula used in one of the earliest lenses in the history of Voigtländer. Despite its simple optical formula with just 5 elements in 3 groups, this lens demonstrates reliable imaging quality and high performance. An original design with a classical taste is utilized for the exterior.

Main Features

Simple and high performance

While the Heliar type is a legendary optical configuration that dates back to the 19th century, it has the potential to demonstrate sufficient performance even when examined from a modern perspective. Despite its simple optical formula, this lens provides reliable imaging quality, strong color reproducibility and excellent clarity.

Classical exterior

An original design with a classical taste is utilized for the exterior. All parts made from metal for excellent feel and operability. The Heliar optical configuration is engraved on the lens barrel.

Dedicated lens hood included

The lens comes with a black-finished metal hood with push-on lens cap designed not only for its stray light shielding performance but also to match the lens.

Manual focus for reliable focusing

Employs a very precisely machined and adjusted all metal helicoid unit lubricated with high quality grease to realize smooth focusing operation with just the right amount of torque. This enables very precise focusing.

Bayonet type VM mount

Uses the VM-mount lens mount compatible with Leica M-mount. Not only can this lens be used on rangefinder-coupled cameras, but design-wise it also balances very nicely when mounted on mirrorless digital cameras with a mount adapter.

Installed with a focus-coupling system

The high-precision rangefinder coupling mechanism enables precise focusing at maximum aperture and close shooting distances. The minimum rangefinder-coupled focus distance is 0.7m.

Imaging circle that covers full frame format

The lens features a generous imaging circle that covers the 35 mm full frame format. Furthermore, its size is extremely compact compared to interchangeable lenses for single-lens reflex cameras.

Specifications

Lens diagram

Focal Length
50mm
Aperture Ratio
1 : 3.5
Minimum Aperture
F22
Lens Construction
3 groups 5 elements
Angle of View
46°
Aperture Blade
10
Minimum Focus
0.7m
Rangefinder Coupling
∞~0.7m (It depends on the camera)
Diameter × Length
φ52×43.2mm
Filter size
φ27mm
Weight
187g
Hood
With Standard hood

EAN

Ean Code
EAN 4002451194914

Examples

  • HELIAR Vintage Line 50mm F3.5 PHOTO BY Hideaki Omura
  • HELIAR Vintage Line 50mm F3.5 PHOTO BY Hideaki Omura
  • HELIAR Vintage Line 50mm F3.5 PHOTO BY Hideaki Omura
  • HELIAR Vintage Line 50mm F3.5 PHOTO BY Hideaki Omura
  • HELIAR Vintage Line 50mm F3.5 PHOTO BY Hideaki Omura
  • HELIAR Vintage Line 50mm F3.5 PHOTO BY Hideaki Omura
Voigtländer HELIAR Vintage Line 50mm F3.5 PHOTO BY Hideaki Omura
Voigtländer HELIAR Vintage Line 50mm F3.5 PHOTO BY Hideaki Omura
Voigtländer HELIAR Vintage Line 50mm F3.5 PHOTO BY Hideaki Omura
Voigtländer HELIAR Vintage Line 50mm F3.5 PHOTO BY Hideaki Omura
Voigtländer HELIAR Vintage Line 50mm F3.5 PHOTO BY Hideaki Omura
Voigtländer HELIAR Vintage Line 50mm F3.5 PHOTO BY Hideaki Omura
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