The HELIAR 40mm F2.8 Aspherical VM / L is a compact quasi-wide-angle lens with a lens configuration of 5 elements in 3 groups based on the Voigtlander traditional Heliar type. The 40mm angle of view, which is between the 50mm standard lens and the 35mm wide-angle lens, is highly versatile as a regular lens. By adopting the latest optical design and aspherical lens, the filter diameter is as small as φ34 mm, and the total length of the product from the mount surface is 21.2 mm (VM bayonet mount) and 20.2 mm, while ensuring optical performance that can be used safely from the maximum aperture. (L * 1 screw mount) is realized.
The retro-style exterior is extremely compact, and it is a lens that combines the mobility of a rangefinder camera as a snap shooter with the joy of owning it due to its beautiful exterior design. The shortest shooting distance is 0.7m, which has a feeding stroke not found in vintage lenses that use this style of rotating helicoid, and the design prevents the helicoid from being exposed on the lens outer cylinder even when shooting at the shortest distance, resulting in an external environment such as dust. It is a strong specification. In addition, the focus lever is equipped with an infinite position lock mechanism like a vintage lens, which is useful when operating the aperture ring or attaching or detaching the lens.