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#1 Phillip Reeve

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Posted 11 March 2015 - 08:02 PM

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I used my newly aquired Helios 2/58 for the first time today. Rendering ist quite different from my Minoltas and the sharp area of the image is much smaller but I think it is an interesting lens

 

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Posted 12 March 2015 - 09:57 AM

Gorgeous! Very cinematic. Well done Phillip!


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#3 matthewthecoolguy

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Posted 12 March 2015 - 02:57 PM

Cool! I'm not really knowledgable on using these lenses on e-mount cameras. What adapter did you use for the lens? (Or do you not need an adapter for this lens?)



#4 Phillip Reeve

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Posted 12 March 2015 - 03:44 PM

Cool! I'm not really knowledgable on using these lenses on e-mount cameras. What adapter did you use for the lens? (Or do you not need an adapter for this lens?)

It is originally in M42 mount but my copy came with a Minolta MD adapter for which I have a high quality Novoflex Adapter.

 

For more information about adapting maunal lenses please read my Introduction to manual lenses on the a7



#5 dixeyk

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Posted 29 June 2015 - 05:50 PM

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#6 DigitalMinds Photography

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Posted 12 July 2015 - 10:14 AM

Its also one of my favorite lens. great bokeh and good sharpness! Great images Phillip Reeve!


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#7 miran

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Posted 01 September 2015 - 09:53 AM

On of my favourite lenses, very distinctive bokeh (swirly). Can be very sharp stopped down but wide open only the very center is really sharp, the rest of the frame gets progressively more blury. Excellent for special effect portraits.

 

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17302197625_17052c2dee_c.jpgNEX6_0002_2034 by Miran Amon, on Flickr


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#8 bstrom650

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Posted 03 October 2015 - 09:38 PM

great ideas and samples, Philip. I've got the 44M (M/Auto) 58/2 coming from overseas and am looking forward to creating many wonky bokeh shots. We need a Wonky Bokeh category on the forum to encourage the use of cheap European lenses! Not...



#9 Rhys_b

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Posted 10 November 2015 - 01:19 AM

Nice images!

I also really enjoy the Helios 44-2 for its effects and sharpness, also it's very cheap price!

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This lens will primarily be my street photography lens on my next holiday, after getting used to manual focus and being able to focus quickly and accurately, I think it will be a lot of fun.

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#10 Songoo57

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Posted 26 November 2015 - 09:14 PM

Helios 44-2 @ A7II

 

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Helios bought at ebay for 26 €:P


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#11 Gringo6000

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Posted 03 December 2015 - 06:31 AM

Nikkor f4.5/300 on A6000

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Posted 03 December 2015 - 02:55 PM

Sorry put this in the wrong topic somehow. Moderator can please delete this? Thnx.
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#13 kalpachev

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Posted 13 December 2015 - 11:49 PM

Like this lens.
It is amazing what you can achieve with 10-15 pounds lens.

A photo from tonight:
Gentleman in a pub, next to Fulham broadway
13 December 2015
Fulham, London
Sony A6000 + Helios 44-2 Manual lens
handheld
1/125, ISO 6400
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London gentleman by kalpachev1, on Flickr
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#14 Arutemu

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Posted 29 February 2016 - 07:10 AM

Some of mine...

 

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#15 WeaselX100

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Posted 01 March 2016 - 09:23 PM

wonderful pictures all in all - the old pre-war Carl Zeiss Biotar 58mm/2 or russian copies Helios... or the Biotar 75mm/1.5 - one of the reasons why I switched to Sony Alpha 7, the squirling bokeh requires full frame... 

 

You may choose a Helicoid adapter for M42 (e.g. from quenox), which helps for close distance shots and especially for the old silver Zeiss versions of the lens, where

the lubrication is frequently not very good working any more.



#16 kalpachev

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Posted 15 April 2016 - 08:19 AM

Another from me:

The place is Ace Cafe London
13 April 2016
Sony A7R II + Helios 44-2 :

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Ace Cafe London 13 April 2016 by kalpachev1, on Flickr


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Ace Cafe London 13 April 2016 by kalpachev1, on Flickr
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#17 kalpachev

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Posted 06 June 2016 - 02:59 AM

Midnight. Piccadilly Circus, London, UK
June 2016
Sony A7RII + Helios 44-2 manual lens


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WAIT by kalpachev1, on Flickr
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#18 finarphin

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Posted 28 July 2016 - 06:36 AM

I bought one; I don't have it yet, though.I was intrigued by the very symmetrical-looking double-gaussian design -- reminiscent of a Schneider Symmar.I like old-fashioned double-gaussian renditions, and I don't like sonnars.



#19 finarphin

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Posted 07 August 2016 - 10:57 PM

Ok, I've got the lens.It has a peculiar diaphragm situation.The outer ring has numbers on it, supposedly corresponding to f stops: 16 on the left, and culminating with 2 on the right (looking down on the lens).The next ring has a little red dot on it.I can move this ring so the dot aligns with the numbers on the outer f stop ring.The funny thing is, when the red dot is positioned opposite the 2, the diaphragm is actually stopped down to the minimum (presumably 16).Likewise when the red dot is positioned opposite the 16, the diaphragm is all the way open.It appears to be backwards.It will take pictures, however.

 

 

 

 



#20 PeterWa

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Posted 08 August 2016 - 06:58 AM

the outer ring defines the aperture value and with mine it works very stiifly; the next ring on mine works fine and it is only to switch between open diaphragm and the value defined by the outer ring; so the correct aperture value is not shown with the red dot

 

with an Zeiss Biotar (the Helios is a russian copy of this) the red dot for the second ring shows the correct diaphragm value; so I like the Zeiss more; but the Helios for 15€ was a bargain




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