Saturday, February 26, 2011

Voigtländer 75/2.5

The next couple of weeks, I will be mostly using the Voigtländer 75/2.5 Color-Heliar and a couple of other lenses with the Leica M8 and Voigtländer Bessa R2A. The Voigtländer 75/2.5 is the new lens on the block for me and the first 75-mm lens I will be using on a rangefinder camera. Based on its reputation, I don't think I will be disappointed. So, I hope to share some photographs taken — and some user experiences — with this tiny tele in March.


  1. I'm very interested in the results of this 75mm lens. Think he will do great for portraits. Please share!

  2. I was traveling in early March and used the CV 75/2.5 on the trip. I'm now back and starting to process the photos. I can say it's a good lens, very compact for the focal length and speed, sharp, handles well. My interest with this lens is mostly to bring some details closer and give nice compressed landscapes. I'll share some digital shots soon, probably some film shots later.

    Actually I didn't make many portraits with this lens so far. It's a good focal length for portraits but there is probably an even better 75-mm portrait lens from Voigtländer: the new 75/1.8. That one is softer wide open, sharpens when you stop it down. The 75/2.5 is sharp at all apertures, which is not always so nice with portraits.