Voigtlander Heliar 4.5 150 mm

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I am considering the purchase of a Voigtlander Heliar 4.5 150 mm lens (for a Linhof Technika V). I'm hoping for someone with experience with this lens. Is it a good lens? Thanks, Ralf

-- Ralf Schuelein (schuelein@fmp-berlin.de), January 03, 2000


I used an uncoated 15cm Heliar 4.5 on 9x12 and 4x5 for 10 years. What would you like to know?

-- Bill Mitchell (bmitch@home.com), January 03, 2000.

The Heliar can be a very good lense,as long as it is in good condition. It is a 5 element design with about 50 degrees coverage so a 150mm is fine for 5x4. I assume you are looking at a post WW2 coated Heliar? Uncoated Heliars were made long before that - since about 1900.

-- Tim Hicks (tim_hicks@keane.uk.com), January 04, 2000.

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