Voightlander Heliar -Whats all the Fuss??greenspun.com : LUSENET : Large format photography : One Thread
I asked a lens guru friend of mine about getting a "character Lens" to shoot editorial type portraits. He mentioned a Voightlander Heliar (uncoated). He said it was a sharp lens but they used it for portraits. I found one from a portrait photographer and he said it was soft. I bought it for $300.00, and I love it. It seems sharp ( I just started shooting 8x10 so "sharp" is relative) It is flat meaning very little contrast- so that is why it might be considered soft. I shoot only B&W with filters to increase contrast. I see this lens with high price stickers $800-1200. Anyone know this lens ? Whats all the fuss ??? Does anyone have a "character" lens that they like?
-- Richard (email@example.com), January 13, 1999
Thanks for asking this Richard. I was wondering the exact same thing.
-- sheldon hambrick (firstname.lastname@example.org), January 13, 1999.
We still sell the Rodenstock Imagon.
-- bob salomon (email@example.com), January 16, 1999.