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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)
Aperture
f4.5-22
Length
1.5”
Diameter
2.3”
Weight
0.3 lb
Hood
Built-in
Minimum Focusing Distance
1.6 feet
Maximum Magnification
Not specified by manufacturer
Angle of view: (full frame)
110 degrees
Zoom method
NA
Image Stabilization
None
Focusing System
Internal focusing, nonrotating, manual
Aperture Blades
10
Groups/Elements
6/8
Low Dispersion Elements
0
Fluorite Elements
0
Aspherical Elements
1
Weather Resistant
No
Flare resistance
minimal contrast loss, minimal ghosting.
System
Leica M
Autofocus
No

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 Lenscap+ Rental Price Total Price Approximate Day Rate
3 days $8.00 $27.00 $35.00 $11.67
4 days $9.00 $29.00 $38.00 $9.50
7 days $12.00 $39.00 $51.00 $7.29
10 days $16.00 $53.00 $69.00 $6.90
14 days $21.00 $68.00 $89.00 $6.36
21 days $28.00 $92.00 $120.00 $5.71
30 days $35.00 $115.00 $150.00 $5.00
45 days $46.00 $150.00 $196.00 $4.36
60 days $54.00 $176.00 $230.00 $3.83
90 days $70.00 $226.00 $296.00 $3.29
Rental Period Lenscap 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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