Voigtländer 75mm f/2.5 Color Heliar LTM (hmmm….).

I’m beginning to see some magic from this Voigtländer 75mm f/2.5 Color Heliar… I may have to revise my opinion that the Leica 75mm Summarit bests it.

If this lens is even close to its Leica equivalent, I would call it a remarkable achievement at 25% of the price.

It’s a shame it’s discontinued.



8 thoughts on “Voigtländer 75mm f/2.5 Color Heliar LTM (hmmm….).

  1. John Parkyn says:

    Why the change of heart Peter?


  2. Godfrey says:

    I’ve wanted this lens for a long time but couldn’t quite justify it as it is a focal length I don’t use frequently enough. I’m looking forward to seeing your photos with it.

  3. John Parkyn says:


    Do you think that:

    a) a 75mm lens is easier to focus than a 90?

    b) a 35/75 combo is as good as 35/90 travel combo?

    Aging eyes.

    • Prosophos says:

      Hi John,

      In answer to your questions:

      (a) a 75 is very slightly easier to focus than a 90, but it’s more difficult to frame (no dedicated frame lines — just the little corner “notches” to guide you).
      (b) The lens split 35/75 vs. 35/90 is a personal preference thing. I do think the 75 is more versatile, being only slightly longer than a 50, but it really depends on your shooting needs (and habits). It would be equally correct to recommend just a 35 for travel as a single lens solution. Or just a 50. You get my point…

  4. John Parkyn says:

    Erwin Puts on the Color Heliar… scroll down:


  5. Hein ten Berge says:

    Hello Peter,
    Nice pics, nice webpage! About the V 75/2.5: is my impression correct that this lens was never made with M mount? Does the L to M adapter work flawless on this lens, regarding rangefinfer coupling? Would it make a good combo with my M8? Thanks, Hein

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