Frequently asked questions
How do I use a Voigtländer rangefinder lens meant for a Leica VM mount camera on my Nikon, Sony, FujiFilm, Olympus or a Lumix camera instead?
Adpaters for Voigtländer VM lens to Nikon F mount camera, Voigtländer VM lens to Sony E mount camera and Voigtländer VM lens to MFT mount camera are available in our store. Adapters for Fujifilm X mount cameras will also be available in our store soon. Similarily, you can use a Nikon F lens on a Sony E mount camera or a MFT mount camera using adapters. That means, today, you can adapt almost any lens brand to any camera brand of your choice.
The adapters themselves are pretty straightforward & simple to use. Each adapter has one side that will mount on your camera body and the other side will let you mount the lens to it. The adapter has a release pin for unmounting / swapping lenses. Please refer to our Lens Adapter page for more details, compatability chart & pictures.
Are there auto-focus & zoom features available in Voigtländer manual focus or rangefinder lenses?
No. Voigtländer manual focus or rangefinder lenses are prime lenses. They can be used interchangeably with all kinds of Digital, Rangefinder and Film type cameras. A manual focus or a rangefinder lens provides a better control of the subject you want to frame, focus & shoot. Once you have spent hardly a week shooting with these, you will notice that the advantages of these lenses far outweighs the perceived convenience of an auto-focus lens.
Voigtländer lenses are far more compact as compared to similar lenses from other brands for the same focal length & aperture range. The lenses are directly attached to the focusing ring giving you precise & accurate focusing unlike the fly-by-wire technology used in all other lenses which is not as precise and mostly suitable for auto-focus system only.
Where are Voigtländer Lenses made? Are they durable?
A remarkable journey since 1756!
Voigtländer was originally founded in Austria by Johann Cristoph Voigtländer in the year 1756. Over the next several years, Voigtländer went on to produce mathematical instruments, precision mechanical products, optical instruments, including optical measuring instruments and opera glasses. In the year 1840, his grandson Peter Voigtländer established Voigtländer as a leading photographic company of its time on introducing and producing the Petzval objective lens - the first photographic portrait objective lens (160mm focal length) in the history of photography developed by the German-Hungarian mathematics professor Josef Maximilian Petzval in 1840 in Vienna, with technical advice provided by Peter Voigtländer. From 1839, the year, when the invention of photography was being published, came objective optics and from 1840 complete cameras for photography. The Voigtländer objectives were revolutionary because they were the first mathematically calculated precision objectives in the history of photography. In 1849, Peter Voigtländer started a subsidiary production site in Braunschweig, Germany and shut their Vienna operations in 1868. Voigtländer was listed as a public company - Voigtländer & Sohn AG in 1898. In 1923 a majority of the shares (99.7%) were acquired by Schering AG's photo division and large-scale production then took place in 1925. Over the next three decades, Voigtländer became a technology leader and the first manufacturer to introduce several new kinds of product that later became commonplace. These include the first zoom lens for 35mm still photography (36–82/2.8 Zoomar) in 1959 and the first 35mm compact camera with built-in electronic flash (Vitrona) in 1965. Schering sold its share of the company to the Carl Zeiss Foundation in 1956, and Zeiss-Ikon and Voigtländer-Vertriebsgesellschaft integrated in 1965. Due to falling sales, on 4 August 1971 Zeiss-Ikon/Voigtländer-Vertriebsgesellschaft ended producing cameras and closed the Voigtländer factory, which employed at the time 2,037 persons. Subsequently, the company moved to the collective enterprise Optische Werke Voigtländer (Optical Works Voigtländer), in which Carl Zeiss AG, the state of Lower Saxony and the Braunschweig camera manufacturer Rollei each participated to one-third; Later Rollei took over all the shares. On the collapse of Rollei in 1982, Plusfoto took over the name, selling it in 1997 to Ringfoto, Germany.
Since 1999, Voigtländer-branded products have been proudly manufactured and marketed by the Japanese optics and camera company Cosina, under license from Ringfoto GmbH & Co. ALFO Marketing KG, Germany.
Cosina is a manufacturer of high-end optical glass, optical precision equipment, cameras, video and electronic related equipment, based in Japan and is the successor to Nikō. The company was set up as a lens processing factory in February 1959, became a pioneer in optical polishing and lens grinding in Japan. In 1966, it also started manufacturing 35 mm compact cameras and 8 mm cine cameras, in 1968 it started a glass melting factory, and a year later started the manufacturing of 35mm film SLR cameras. Nikō changed its name to Cosina in 1973. Cosina is also better known as an OEM / manufacturer of cameras and camera components for other brands such as Rollei, Carl Zeiss etc. and makes everything at its own factory in Nagano, Japan.
In 1999, Cosina secured partial rights from Ringfoto GmbH & Co. ALFO Marketing KG to manufacture Voigtländer products and produce their Classic Collection of high-quality lenses with both M39 screw thread and Leica M bayonet, 35mm film cameras Bessa R, Bessa L, Bessa T, and medium format cameras Bessa III. Cosina first introduced the Voigtländer 15 mm f/4.5 and 25 mm f/4 lenses (neither of them rangefinder-coupled) and the Voigtländer Bessa-L standard camera body. It quickly followed with a wider range of Voigtländer cameras (starting with the Bessa-R, with viewfinder and rangefinder; and the Bessa-T, with rangefinder, but no viewfinder); and a set of lenses including the Heliar 12 mm f/5.6 lens, which on its introduction was the widest rectilinear lens ever marketed for still photography. On April 26, 2010, Cosina joined the Micro Four Thirds System Standard Group. Cosina's Voigtländer products are sometimes also referred to as Cosina Voigtländer or simply CV.
Sticking to the basics ->
The lenses are completely hand-built into a full metal casing and they are known for their precision engineered bodies, lifelong durability and outstanding image quality. Not just the lenses but every Voigtländer product including its accessories, packaging material, user manual are made & printed in Japan. Once you start using a Voigtländer lens, the user experience & Image Quality is so good that you will rarely ever use any other lens. The Voigtländer lenses are highly regarded in the league of world's top photographers in terms of its signature Image Quality, uncoventional yet ground breaking designs & lifelong durability that is second to none.
Committment to quality ->
A Voigtländer lens breaking down due to normal usage is unknown to us as they are built-like-a-tank and last a lifetime. We recommend as soon as you buy your new lens, please use a good quality UV Lens filter to protect the outer surface & coatings of your lens from dust. Please also note that any physical damage to the lens & its body is not covered under our warranty.
Why does Sony E mount Lenses have Electrical contacts?
Sony E Mount cameras or the Mirrorless cameras uses electrical contacts to talk to its lenses and record lens specific details such as its aperture setting, make & model to the picture's exif data. The Sony E mount Lenses from Voigtländer provide electrical contacts for Sony E Mount cameras to read the Aperture value, lens make & model from those Voigtländer lenses while taking a picture so that lens profile can be applied during post processing requirements.
If you are using an adapted lens, these details are not recorded to the picture. This however does not impact the picture quality at all in any lighting conditions.
Can an adapted manual focus or rangefinder lens on my Camera reduce the Image Quality / Exposure etc. especially during low light conditions?
For example, many Sony Mirrorless camera owners use Voigtländer VM mount rangefinder lenses or the Leica M mount rangefinder lens on their camera for superior image quality. The only downside to using an adapted lens is that the camera will have no way of recording the aperture value, lens make & model to the picture's exif data, meaning, you will have to manually apply lens correction settings (if at all needed) in lightroom or other similar post processing software. Softwares like Lightroom, Afinity, Capture One etc. all have Voigtlander lenses profile and can be easily applied when processing pictures.
Modern cameras have both phase & contrast detection capabilities. The intelligence to assess the light conditions is well within the camera body & not on the lens hence it doesnt really matter what lens was used to take the picture. As long as you can mount the lens on your camera & focus with it, you are all set! You can shoot in Aperture Priority or completely manual mode depending on what's your lighting condition and how you want to take your shots.
What is the AI-S / CPU support in SL II lenses for Nikon cameras?
If you own a Nikon camera, you will know that Nikon applied lens aperture metering to all its F mount & FX Format cameras. The SL II (2nd generation) lenses comply to those standards thereby making them fully compatible with Nikon cameras without compromising any picture taking capability.
Can I use a Full Frame Lens on an APS-C camera or MFT camera?
Yes ofcourse you can. Please check out our Lens Adapter section for compatability chart of the lens & camera you intend to mate.
Also note that focal length of the Full Frame lens when adapted to your APS-C size camera will increase by a multiplcation factor of 1.52. So a 40mm Full Frame lens will be equivalent to a 60.8mm APS-C size lens. Similarily, the multiplication factor for an APS-H lens would be 1.29, or on a Micro Four Third camera would be 2.
Why should I use a lens that instead of mounting directly, requires an adapter in between to mount on my camera? What are the advantages?
There are several good reasons but I will give you the context first.
Photographers all around the world including India don't just buy a camera body & a lens, but rather invest in a system that provides different types of lenses for different purposes that only works with their type of camera. A major portion of that investment naturally goes into lenses. Depending on the type, the lenses can be very expensive, but they also tend to last far much longer than the camera body itself and retain their image quality depending upon several factors. The camera body however is like any other electronics item that has a limited shelf life. Meaning, a repair or an upgrade becomes essential after a few years.
If you are an avid photographer and have been following this market for a while, you would have noticed that every camera manufacturing company have their own lens mount for different models and for a variety of reasons. For example, Nikon lens mount are known as F or FX type, similarily, Canon mounts are EF & EF-S, Sony - A & E, Leica - M, TL, SL, CL, Olympus & Panasonic Lumix - MFT, FujiFilm has X mount etc.. While it may appear to be a practical thing for many to invest into a camera system from a single company, but it is also equally hard as a decision from a long term sustainability standpoint. Why? Given the fact that the camera technology has made huge advancements in leaps over the last decade, many photographers have now found themselves to be stuck in the middle with their huge investments in lenses. They neither can upgrade that benefits from the new technological advancements, nor can they switch to a brand that offers the most advanced camera system. With camera companies changing / modifying lens mount types in lieu of technology, competition & form factor, a lot of legacy / existing lenses have suddenly become unusable for many.
Another important issue that came to light for many is the software for auto-focus system in lenses, which is dependent on the software upgrades (for auto focus control, image stabilization etc.) the manufacturer makes available for it over the course of lens' lifecycle. The upgrades eventually stops after a few years as the manufacturer moves over to the new system. This limits the performance of these lenses as they no longer can take the benifit of a new advanced camera body which also requires the software on these lenses to respond equally fast, thereby forcing the customers to discard them and re-invest into expensive lenses.
An adapted lens tends to excatly solve all of these problems with nearly a negligible investment, and you can start using your favorite old lens again with a brand new modern camera that could be from a different company! The only downside to adating a lens is that it will always work in manual mode. Auto-focusing & image stabization features of the adatpted lens will no longer work because both the lens & the camera have been designed for their respective systems and there is no way to bridge their electrical contacts. But, ask any professional photographer and they will tell you they never ever have to use their lens in autofocus mode. Some even go to the extent of disabling in-camera stabilization because it gives more humane touch to the picture they compose. A manual lens, like the Voigtländer that we sell here is free from all these perils associated with auto-focus lens that also requires frequent cleaning, maintenance & suffers sudden death like any other electronics.
When you have an advanced camera which has in-body image stabilization, metering and high speed tracking capabilities built in to it, then all you need is a good optics and a fast hand. Afterall, these technologies did not exist 20 years ago & people still took beautiful classic pictures!
How do I determine sharp focus using a manual focus or rangefinder lens?
In most of the digital cameras today from Nikon, Canon, Sony etc., focus confirmation is made available electronically. The camera aids by confirming that the manual focus is correct by either illuminating the focus confirmation light or pointing arrows or through peak level highlights to the area in focus when viewed either through the camera's live view finder or the LCD screen. The camera is in no way dependent on the lens to send it any data related to focus hence its a breeze to use these lenses with these modern cameras.
The beauty of the manual focus lens is that it completly gets rid of the confusing & often irritating auto focusing system in cameras and allows the photographer to take complete control over the subject they want to focus.
Please visit our Gallery section to get a preview of how beautiful & sharp pictures can be produced using manual prime lenses. None of the pictures have had any post-processing, meaning they are exactly how they were taken. Some of the photos that you see in our Gallery also have been taken using adapted lenses. Like a Voigtländer VM Mount lens on Sony E mount camera.
So when should one use an auto focus lens?
Technically, an auto focus lens is needed for high speed action photography where the focusing range is contantly changing. Say for example, a wildlife photography of birds, cheetahs using a heavy telephoto lens, or a cricket ball on a field and even journalists who are trying to take a quick shot of a celebritity from an akward position where the photographer does not even get to look into the camera. Such type of photography also requires a lot of post-processing work which means that the composition & framing wasn't the priority but getting the subject in focus was at the time of shooting. When in auto focus mode, the camera uses multi-point focusing algorithm to continuously interpret the area or subject to be in or out of focus especially when the subject is moving very fast. Since this is a challenging task for a camera, the auto focus lenses in that situation are able to shorten the response time to lock on the subject and hence they are able to produce more images in focus as compared to someone trying to take the same shots using a manual focus lens.
For what kind of photography one uses a manual focus or a rangefinder lens?
Except for high speed action shots, where both the subject is contantly moving & requires focus lock on the moving subject by the camera, a manual focus lens can be succesfully used for all kinds of photography. From street photography to portrait, macro to landscape, low light or indoor shots to product and even sports photography to an extent using zone-focusing method. Please visit our Gallery page to get a preview of variety of photos taken using Voigtlander lenses.
Once you master using a manual focus or rangefinder lens and learn about zone or pre-focusing, you can take spontaneous portraits or reportage shots with same precision & sharpness as with any auto-focus lens in the market.
How to choose the right focal length of a lens for different types of photography?
While any camera lens can be used for any type of photography, but if you pay a little attention to the focal length of your lens, your results would be more satisfying.
Here are some basic rules -
1. Landscape Photography - these are also known as wide angle lenses and their focal length vary from 10mm to 28mm.
2. Street photography - focal length between 35mm to 50mm.
3. Portraits - lenses with focal length from 50mm to 130mm shall be used for portraits, fashion & wedding photography.
4. Wildlife - telephoto lenses start from 200mm and beyond.
The higher the focal length, the lesser would be its coverage area. Please refer to the picture below (
courtesy Expert Photography) for better understanding.
How to control the depth of field in a manual focus or a rangefinder lens?
With the Aperture setting on your lens! Controling depth of field in a manual lens is far more easier as compared to an auto focus lens and its really fun.
Now try this interesting trick yourself to learn.
Set your camera to its widest aperture first ( its lowest F stop number). Say for example, if your lens is a Fixed Prime 40mm f2 to f22, then its widest aperture is at f2. Now, bring an object into focus. You will notice that the background and surroundings of that object is blurred (the bokeh effect).
Now, without changing the focus on that object, start going up the on F stop number. From F2 to say 2.8, 4, 5.6., 8.. upto its maximum F stop number i.e. f22 of your lens. You will notice that as & when you started increasing its F stop number, the area surrounding that object also starts gradually coming in focus. Meaning, the coverage area of your lens increases with its F stop number.
Key takeaways -
1. if you want everything in your frame to be in focus, you have to increase the F stop value (reduce the aperture) of your lens
2. if you want to focus only on a particular object and want everything around it to be blurred, then the shot must always be taken on one of the widest aperture of the lens used
3. anything below f2.8 (f2, f1.8, f1.4, f1.2, f1.1 & f0.95) is considered as wide open and will give you the best depth of field (bokeh) for your shot. However, if the object that you are focusing on is too far away, then the bokeh effect will not be so prominent either
Are Voigtländer lenses made for Full Frame cameras?
Yes all Voigtländer lenses are made for Full Frame Sensor Cameras except the ones for Micro Fourth Thirds.
However, it does not mean that you cant use a Full Frame lens on a APS-C or a Micro Four Thirds camera interchangeably or vice-versa. All you will have to ensure is that you use the right adapter for the lens and the camera you intend to partner. Please
click here to refer to our Lens <-> Adapter <-> Camera compatiblity chart.
Will Image Stabilization work with manual focus or rangefinder lenses?
Manual focus or rangefinder lenses do not have image stabilization. It is not only the case with Voigtlander lenses, but for every other brand thats out there in the market selling similar type of lenses. Manual focus or rangefinder lenses are completely devoid of electro-mechanical components inside them.
Here's some context on image stabilization.
The image stabilization feature in modern digital camera systems is integrated to the bodies of both the lens and the camera. This feature can only be turned on one at a time, i.e. either on the lens or on the camera and in some cases simultaneously too in cameras like a Lumix MFT camera.
First, image stabilization is used for avoiding the blurring or ghosting of images when trying to shoot handheld at very low shutter speeds, typically a scenario when you are shooting in low light. However, if the subject in that low light is also moving, image stabilization will still not be able to avoid blurring or ghosting of images.
Second, if the shutter speed is equal to, or more than the focal length of the lens used, then image stabilization has no impact on the sharpness of the subject. So if you are using a lens of focal length 40mm, the image stabilization for shutter speeds >,= 1/40 sec will be ineffective.
Image stabilization was first applied to the lens body and then it later transcended into camera bodies. Camera manufacturers introduced image stabilization largely for the following three reasons -
1. to compensate for an engineering limitation of digital camera sensors that do not have great low light sensitvity. If you look at many entry level or previous generation digital cameras, photographers complain of unusable images (noisy) when shot at ISO1200 or 1600 especially during low light conditions. The photographer has no option but to shoot at very low shutter speeds so as to bring the ISO down to a usable range of ISO400 or 800 but, at the same time, it does not gurantee the image will be blurr or ghost-free. That means the photographers then have to keep themselves as still as possible while the shutter remains open to get a crisp shot.
2. to help customers use a manual focus or a rangefinder lens, new or old, that do not have image stabilization built into the body of the lens.
3. provide a cheaper, yet not a great alternative to an expensive fast lens.
However, with new advancements made in sensor technology today, the low light sensitivity range for modern digital cameras have gone up drastically. People can now easily shoot at ISO1600 or 3200 & yet dont complain of noise in their pictures. Sony's A7S camera have even surpassed all records of going upto an ISO409600, meaning you can literally take a clean picture with it in pitch dark conditions!
The summary is that image stabilization in today's context is a "nice to have" feature in cameras. And even if you dont have image stabilization on your rangefinder / manual lens, or the in-camera stabilization requires you to manually set the focal length everytime using an adapted lens, it still does not make any difference to the quality of the picture you can get without this feature turned-on because with the high sensitivity range of these advanced image sensors, you neither have to go too low on the shutter speed that can make the picture blurry or too high on the ISO that can make the picture noisy. Moreover, if your camera is limited by design / image sensor size and struggles to give a clean shot under low light conditions, you still always have an option to use a very fast lens to overcome the situation of getting blurry images in the absense of image stabilization. Thankfully, Voigtländer has a wide range of very fast lenses that are affordable and un-matched in image quality whether you shoot RAW or JPEG straight out of the camera.
If you visit our Gallery and scroll down to the picture which has colourfull speakers in it, was taken from a 1st gen Sony A7 camera with an adapted VM mount Voigtländer Nokton Classic 40mm f1.4 MC lens at f2, ISO 200 & shutter speed at 1/10 sec. And, 1st gen Sony A7 by-the-way has no in-camera image stabilization! This was a handheld street shot and no-post processing was applied! There are several others too in the gallery that are taken from expensive cameras like a Leica M9 which has no-image stabilization either.
P.S - when you are using a tripod, make sure that you always turn your image stabilization feature off, both on the lens (if you are using an auto-focus lens with stabilization built-in) & the camera, as tripods are known for triggering the stabilization system to go under an endless correction loop thereby giving an unsharp / blurry image - to one's utter surprise!
What is a manual focus or a rangefinder lens? How are they different?
A manual focus lens is a lens that requires you to turn its focusing ring & aperture manually with your hand to focus on a subject. Although, an auto-focus lens can also be used in manual mode, but here at Mystic Focus we are explicitly referring to a completly manual focus lens which has no auto-focusing capabilities built-in.
A rangefinder lens is a manual focus lens, that has its focusing range (minimum focusing distance to infinity) & aperture range (widest to smallest) engraved on the barrell of the lens body, which tells the photographer the focusing distance of the subject in focus. Besides, when used on a rangefinder camera (like an old Leica film or a modern Leica digital camera), these lenses can align two superimposed images of your subject to determine its focus. A rangefinder lens can be a prime or a zoom lens. Rangefinder lenses have no electro-mechanical components inside, which means it only has a series of glass elements thereby making them extremely compact & lightweight as compared to any SLR (auto-focus) lens. This also means that your camera will not be able to auto-focus / control any setting on your rangefinder lens, even if the lens was designed to mount the camera natively. Because a rangefinder lens does not have the gimmicky of an auto-focus SLR lens, it simply puts all your money on the quality of optics therefore making them far more superior in image quality.
At Mystic Focus, we call a manual focus lens as a rangefinder lens interchangeably as they are technically one & the same thing.
All Voigtländer lenses are manual focus lenses. The true rangefinder lens category applies to their VM mount lenses as they natively mount on Leica cameras that are although digital, but incorporates the same old rangefinder design, functionality & features. Similarily, Sony E mount lenses are called mirrorless manual focus lenses as they have been optimized to work only with Sony's Full Frame sensors in a compact form factor. The same applies to their respective SLR mount for Nikon & MFT mount for Olympus & Lumix cameras respectively offering options that are not available in their respective brands. FujiFilm X series cameras have known to deliver exceptionally high quality images using VM mount lenses. Since Fuji itself has limited options in native lens offerings, a lot of people adapt VM lenses with great results.
Why buy a Voigtländer rangefinder lens?
Voigtländer offers all possibilities and freedom to photographers all over the world. From a pro to an avid hobbiest or an enthusiast alike.
An unmatched committment to maintain exceptionally high quality of its products, engineered to ensure optimal optical performance at all times and a signature image quality from all of its lenses, Voigtländer is heralded as one of the finest lens makers in the world. Optics that support the latest digital camera technologies with high-precision mechanics and sensational aperture range / light intensity of upto 0.95.
The top photographers in the world choose Voigtländer for its signature image quality & micro-dynamics and its classic / vintage inspired lenses from the 1950s deliver unmatched rendition of colors to modern digital cameras that no level of post-processing can acheive.
Some of the top qualities of Voigtländer Lenses are -
Sensational collection of compact, super & hyper-wide lenses with non-fish-eye designs in 10mm,12mm & 15mm, as well as ultra-fast Portrait lenses with Maximum aperture ratio of 1.1 in Full Frame lenses & 0.95 in MFT lenses.
Outstanding & MTF accurate APO - Chromatic Lenses for brilliant Macro shots
Everything is hand made indigenously in Japan including their accessories, packaging & user manual
The lenses are made of full metal alloy including brass (in some models) giving lifelong durability
The Glass Elements are directly attached to the focusing ring for fast, precise & accurate focusing unlike fly-by-wire designs, exhibiting outstanding shooting experience and performance
Only lenses in the market to offer both Classic coatings (for signature picture quality for both color & monochrome shoots) and modern Aspherical designs with accurate MTF in a variety of focal lengths that works interchangeably with all kinds of digital, rangefinder & film cameras
The Coatings & Glasses have been optimized for minimal lens flare, chromatic aberration & focus shift which is quite prominent on modern digital cameras thereby comfortably leading over its competition on performance
Native Sony E mount lenses have in-built CPU to trigger auto focus magnification & 5-axis in body IS which is absent in Zeiss Loxia & other manufacturers
Native Nikon SL mount lenses have AI-S CPU control that allows Nikon cameras to control aperture from the body itself
Native MFT mount lenses have Selective Aperture control for both still & video shoots
Voigtländer Lenses are the most compact & lightweight in their segment thereby making Full Frame cameras to acheive exceptional portability and point & shoot like form-factor
What is so unique about Voigtländer Lenses?
The Voigtländer Lenses are not just amazing with taking beautiful pictures, but they are also very unique & un-conventional in their design, their adaptibility to different camera systems and an engineering marvel for its size, ergonomics & performance versus its Aperture ratio & focal length that is offered by none.
click here to view various designs & features available in Voigtländer Lenses.
click here to get a complete guide on Camera <-> Lens <-> Adapter <-> compatbility.
I am interested in Telephoto & Super Telephoto Lenses but I dont see many options from Voigtländer. Why?
Voigtländer has a few lenses in the Medium Telephoto range (less than 100mm) and a Telephoto Lens for Sony E cameras (Macro APO Lanthar 110mm f/2.5).
Telephoto lenses from 135mm and beyond poses two challenges especially when using a manual focus lens -
1. Due to the extended range of a telephoto lens, the loverall size of the lens increases to accommodate more glass elements inside its body thereby making it fairly heavy to handhold.
2. A minor shake or vibration gets amplified if the shutter speed is lower than the focal length of the lens in use.
Voigtländer is constantly researching to develop telephoto lenses that are light weight and smaller, yet carries the same quality & durability its known for.
Is GST included in the product list price?
Yes the prices are inclusive of 18% GST.
Warranty on our products?
All our products are sourced directly from their manufactures, hence carry an official warranty coverage as provided by the manufacturer.
All Voigtländer products carry a limited warranty of 18 months from the date of purchase excluding Hoods & Adapters that carry only 12 months warranty.
All Rayqual products carry a limited warranty of 1 year from the date of purchase.
All Heliopan products carry a limited lifetime warranty on all of their products.
In a rare situation you need warranty support, please reach out to us.
I found the same products cheaper elsewhere. Why should we buy from you?
It is highly unlikely that you will find the same products that we carry cheaper elsewhere in India. Our revised 2020 pricing even beats the US retail prices from B&H and Adorama, and to top it all, our warranty is also now longer. However, if you do, they are likely not officially sourced into our country, especially the ones that we officially distribute. Such products could carry no warranty or support either from us or from the manufacturer so please be careful.
All our Voigtländer & Rayqual products are directly sourced from their respective factories in Japan.
All Heliopan filters are sourced directly from Heliopan's factory in Germany.
Our products are highly competively priced and nearly at par with their US / UK retail prices. We dont believe in marking up the price & then discount it by 10% to make it look like a good deal.
If you look at the origin of our products, their global reputation, and the prices of similar products from their competition, you will notice that you are already getting yourself a great deal.
Plus, the bonus is that you will be buying from the enthusiasts themselves, who value passion & knowledge on the subject over business.
What do you use for shipping?
We use Blue Dart Express or FedEx for domestic door to door delivery.
Why dont you sell on Amazon India or Flipkart?
While there is no doubt that Amazon & Flipkart have a more robust platform & offers a reliable shopping experience, however it also comes with a hefty fee. We feel that with Mystic Focus, we would happily pass down those savings to our customers and keep the options more targetted & genuine. With your concerted feedback, we will continue to strive towards that very same user experience as is with these retail giants to ensure that you keep coming back to Mystic Focus to explore new products.
Why is my order taking too long to deliver?
It is highly unlikely that will not give you the most updated status of your order, however, our deepest regret for having you to wait for your order.
If the order is delayed, then the item you ordered is not in stock but, it is being sourced from our suppliers and we inform all our customers as soon as we recieve their orders. We treat such orders as backorder in our systems & they are typically fulfilled within a 7-9 days. While we strive to fulfill all our orders but incase the item is not in stock even with the supplier then we would immediately offer you a refund and notify you when the item becomes available next.