Cosina Voigtlander Updates 75mm Heliar Lens to M Mount

cosina Aug 20, 2010


Cosina today announced a new lens in their family of M-mount lenses: the Voigtlander Heliar Classic 75mm f/1.8. An update to their excellent Color Heliar 75mm f/2.5, this version of the lens adds an M-mount (the original was Leica Thread Mount and had to use an adaptor on M-mount cameras) and is just about 1-stop faster than the original.
The lens is expected to ship in September and will have an MSRP of $875 USD. The US distributor for Cosina Voigtlander, Cameraquest, has not made any announcements yet, but historically they will be accepting pre-orders with a small deposit.
Focal length 75mm
Aperture ratio 1:1.8
Minimum aperture F16
Lens Construction 3 groups of 6 elements
Angle of view 33.2 °
Number of diaphragm blades 10
Minimum focusing distance 0.9m
Integration range rangefinder ∞ ~ 0.9m
Diameter × length 57.9 × 73.8mm
Filter size 52mm
Weight 427g
Mount VM mount

I currently own the Color Heliar 75mm f/2.5 and use it on my M8 with an adaptor. I am curious to see how well the new lens performs. The Color Heliar’s claim to fame has always been it’s bokeh. CV has made some pretty strong claims to that heritage with this new lens. I hope to get one in for testing so i can compare.