Voigtlander 15mm f/4.5 Heliar II for Leica

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The Voigtlander 15mm f/4.5 Super Heliar II is quite the unique little lens. There you have the first part: its the only possible way to shoot ultra-wide on an M series camera with a physically small lens (2 inches and 6 ounces as compared to the fairly huge Zeiss 15mm f/2.8). The only real downside is that its f/4.5, but it is quite sharp wide open so that’s not an issue except in low lighting.

The new version is rangefinder coupled and will activate the 28/90 framelines, but we do rent the Voigtlander 15mm Viewfinder separately in needed. Most people tend to set it at f/5.6 and use zone focus to just snap away — everything from about 5 feet to infinity should be in focus at that setting.

Roger Cicala

Roger's Take

Roger Cicala

President of LensRentals.com

I find this a very practical lens for those of us who don’t shoot ultra-wide very often. It’s small and light, particularly compared to the Zeiss 15 or the Leica Tri-Elmar, but still feels smooth and well made. At f/5.6 its nice and sharp with good contrast and at f/8 its just superb. It does vignette a bit wide open, but nothing that isn’t easily fixed in post process if you wish. Obviously its not a wide-aperture lens, but at these focal lengths long exposures aren’t too troublesome. But at this price and size, it allows me to have access to an ultra-wide “just in case” which I think is completely worthwhile.

Filter Size
52mm (nonrotating front element)
0.3 lb
Minimum Focusing Distance
1.6 feet
Maximum Magnification
Not specified by manufacturer
Angle of view: (full frame)
110 degrees
Zoom method
Image Stabilization
Focusing System
Internal focusing, nonrotating, manual
Aperture Blades
Low Dispersion Elements
Fluorite Elements
Aspherical Elements
Weather Resistant
Flare resistance
minimal contrast loss, minimal ghosting.
Leica M

LensRentals.com offers rentals ranging in length from 1 to 90 days. The shopping cart will automatically update the quoted price as you adjust the length of your rental. Our most common rental periods are shown below:

Rental Period Waiver Price Rental Price Total Price Approximate Day Rate
3 days $6.00 $27.00 $33.00 $11.00
4 days $6.00 $29.00 $35.00 $8.75
7 days $8.00 $39.00 $47.00 $6.71
10 days $11.00 $53.00 $64.00 $6.40
14 days $14.00 $68.00 $82.00 $5.86
21 days $19.00 $92.00 $111.00 $5.29
30 days $24.00 $115.00 $139.00 $4.63
45 days $31.00 $150.00 $181.00 $4.02
60 days $36.00 $176.00 $212.00 $3.53
90 days $46.00 $226.00 $272.00 $3.02
Rental Period Rental Price Approximate Day Rate
3 days $27.00 $9.00
4 days $29.00 $7.25
7 days $39.00 $5.57
10 days $53.00 $5.30
14 days $68.00 $4.86
21 days $92.00 $4.38
30 days $115.00 $3.83
45 days $150.00 $3.33
60 days $176.00 $2.93
90 days $226.00 $2.51

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