Voigtlander SL II Heliar Classic 1,8/75 and Nokton 1,2/35mm ASPH II lenses announced

Voigtlander announced two new lenses today. The Voigtlander Nokton 1,2/35mm (Leica M-mount) was already reported here last week (the actual aperture is f/1.2 instead of the rumored f/1.1).

The second lens (pictured above) is a new Voigtländer SL II Heliar Classic 1,8/75mm version for Canon and Nikon:

Specifications Heliar classic 1,8 / 75 mm
Focal length 75 mm
Light intensity 1:1,8
Minimum aperture 16
Lens construction 6 elements in 3 groups
Angle 33.2 °
Number of diaphragm blades 9
Macro area 1:7,4
Maximum diameter 67.0 mm 71.4 mm
Length 56.5 mm 57.0 mm
Weight 415 g 476 g
Connection AI-S (CPU) EF
Filter thread 58 mm
Solar panel Optional
Price (MSRP) TBD 
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  • SZRimaging

    I have the 2omm f3.5 Voigtlander for F-mount and have been extremely pleased with it on DX bodies. I’ll have to look into this lens when it is released to shoot portraits.

  • ZDP-189

    I’m not sure the 75 will add that much over the 75mm f/2.5 MC Color-Heliar that I (rarely) shoot rangefinder portraits with.

    The 35/1.2 would be fun as a walkabout lens for rangefinders doubling as a normal lens for mirrorless cameras. It all depends on the optical quality though, and not the specs. I’ll wait for the reviews before thinking about replacing the old Canon 35/1.8 LTM.

    • Anon

      I didn’t know people brought rangefinder cameras on walkabouts… 😉

  • Global

    Better to round-up, I guess. You gotta hate it when an advertised f/4 lens is f/4.9 or something like that.

  • benjamin

    what does ‘solar panel : optional’ mean?…

    • Lens hood, me thinks.

    • Anon

      It means that the solar panel isn’t included… 🙁


    • yes, lens hood – this is Google translation

  • Well, the 75mm f1.8 could be very interesting if the price tag is right. However, I doubt that it will be significantly cheaper than the Nikon AF 85mm f1.8 – unfortunately…

    • Had it been cheaper than NIkkor AF-D 85/1.8 it would’ve had to be sold below production costs 😉

  • fikkser

    Wow, that design is so stolen from old Takumar lenses

  • fiatlux

    This looks like a straight adaptation of the M-mount 75 1.8 Classic Heliar.

    I don’t know whether the SLR mount lens will be cheaper or more expensive. If it is of any indication , the SLR mount 90mm AP Lanthar is a bit more expensive than the Leica screw-mount version… the price of more complex AE coupling perhaps…

    I suspect this lens will be of particular interest to portrait photographers looking for classic bokeh, but the Canon/Nikon 85mm 1.8 are likely to remain better deals overall.

  • Axel

    Ooh! So close. I was hoping you were going to say the 35mm f/1.2 was a Nikon F mount.

  • Mr. E

    that 75mm is going to have to compete with nikons and canons 85mms’. wonder what they can bring to the table to this already very high quality high value segment.

  • C

    @Admin: since this is a new lens in Nikon f mount it might be an idea to post it in Nikon Rumors as well?

  • Voigtfan

    I have the 40mm, 58mm, 20mm, 95mm F mount, great lenses, but I´ll pass on this; already with an 85mm1.8 AF on the bag, no need for anything else. I don’t understand the logic behind this lens introduction on an already difficult segment with one Zeiss, and two very competent Nikkors (1.8 and 1.4) rather than the much waited, no competition (size and weight), 180mm.

  • kbt

    Totally agree with fikkser – when I saw it I thought it was a Super-Takumar 55mm – that’s not a bad thing!

  • ZDP-189

    Oh crumbs! It’s a Canon EF/ Nikon AIS lens. I missed that. it thought it was an update of the 75/1.8 Heliar Classic in M-mount and didn’t spot that the 75mm is an SLR lens. It’s great on a Zeiss Ikon or Bessa R3 with the long effective base length (haven’t tried it on the Leicas). I’m not really keen on manual focussing a long lens on an SLR, but since live view and magnified focussing came in, it’s not as bad as it once was. Still, I don’t think it’ll have any advantage over my 85/1.2 or 70-200/2.8 IS, so I’ll pass.

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