A fast prime for M-mount rangefinder cameras, the Heliar 75mm f/1.8 from Voigtlander blends a bright maximum aperture with a short telephoto focal length to realize an ideal lens for portraiture. The slight visual compression of the focal length is complemented by the depth of field control afforded by the f/1.8 maximum aperture, and the lens’s manual focus design permits working with subjects as close as 3′ away. Also, a 10-blade diaphragm contributes to a smooth bokeh quality for more aesthetic out-of-focus backgrounds.
- Bright f/1.8 maximum aperture is well-suited to working in low-light conditions, and also benefits using selective focus techniques.
- A 10-blade diaphragm contributes to a smooth bokeh quality to suit shallow depth of field imagery.
- Manual focus design permits working with subjects as close as 3′ away.
- Reversible lens hood is included to help reduce lens flare and ghosting.