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Never worked with these old lens types, but like what they can do a lot. Just found out that I have one of those on a Zenith camera in my collection of oldies Immediately ordered an adapter to put it on my A99. Unfortunately it won't be here in time for day 58 but count me in for next year's day prime challenge
 



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Good morning, Bieomax;

     Thank you for the surprisingly colourful photograph of the train engine. There were none like that during my time in England. However, your photograph did bring back some nice memories of 50 years ago. Usually I was at the Charing Cross Station going South to the village of Caterham along what I remember was the A-26.

     And, from the information associated with the photograph, it looks like it was taken with a Helios-44M 58mm f/2 lens. I also use that lens in the 44M-7 variant. I like that lens, and it will also go onto my earlier Minolta cameras using the M-42 to Minolta SR mount adapter ring. Among the FSU "normal" lenses, the Helios-44M-7 is my favorite.

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(newer) Black M42 version (came with Zenit camera from flebay for some incredible 5 euro!)












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brilliant, plekkie/Maarten!
(you seem to be suffering from the same dusty bokeh prob as I do.
where does it all come from?? :-S)

Originally posted by Fred_S Fred_S wrote:

Never worked with these old lens types, but like what they can do a lot. Just found out that I have one of those on a Zenith camera in my collection of oldies Immediately ordered an adapter to put it on my A99. Unfortunately it won't be here in time for day 58 but count me in for next year's day prime challenge


you won't have to be THAT patient?!
check this out?
https://cse.google.nl/cse?cx=partner-pub-3930615839610852:6867575208&ie=ISO-8859-1&q=april+foolishness&sa=Search&ref=www.dyxum.com/dforum/samples-helios44-58mm-f2_topic107836_page2.html&gws_rd=cr&ei=oqCyWNThMMOmU7iEi9AE#gsc.tab=0&gsc.q=april%20foolishness&gsc.page=1
or maybe even a next
https://cse.google.nl/cse?cx=partner-pub-3930615839610852:6867575208&ie=ISO-8859-1&q=april+foolishness&sa=Search&ref=www.dyxum.com/dforum/samples-helios44-58mm-f2_topic107836_page2.html&gws_rd=cr&ei=oqCyWNThMMOmU7iEi9AE#gsc.tab=0&gsc.q=helios%20weekend

congrats! (Helios 44-2 is my oldest lens, loyal companion throughout teen years). and welcome to the Club!
word of warning though... caution! it's a virus that goes by the name of G.A.S.
highly contagious! many already beyond help and no Anonymous GAS-groups to SaveYS!

https://cse.google.nl/cse?cx=partner-pub-3930615839610852:6867575208&ie=ISO-8859-1&q=april+foolishness&sa=Search&ref=www.dyxum.com/dforum/samples-helios44-58mm-f2_topic107836_page2.html&gws_rd=cr&ei=oqCyWNThMMOmU7iEi9AE#gsc.tab=0&gsc.q=gear%20acquisition%20syndrome
beware?




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Post Options Post Options   Quote Fred_S Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26 February 2017 at 12:35
Thanks for the warning Angora
Hope to post some earlier than next year indeed
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detail of a (shaped bokeh) swirl going up



 



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Post Options Post Options   Quote Fred_S Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19 March 2017 at 11:09
Finally some shots with the Helios 44 58/f2. It appears I have a '44m' version.
Haven't found the swirl button yet
#1

A99 + Helios 44m2 58/f2 +12mm tube, at f2, 1/100sec, iso 1600

Another one (#2), compared with a similar shot (#3) with Lensbaby Composer Pro + Sweet 50 Optics (practicing for my April challenge 😊)

#2

A99 + Helios 44m2 58/f2 +12mm tube, at f2, 1sec, iso 100

#3

A99 + Lensbaby Composer Pro +Sweet 50 +12mm tube, at f2, 0,3sec, iso 100

TFL, C&C welcome as always


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Originally posted by Fred_S Fred_S wrote:

Finally some shots with the Helios 44 58/f2. It appears I have a '44m' version.
Haven't found the swirl button yet



Seems I am getting there




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Post Options Post Options   Quote angora Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 23 November 2017 at 12:17
Helios weekend 2017 ;-)
















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Post Options Post Options   Quote angora Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 23 November 2017 at 12:58
(still Helios weekend)














(DOF becoming shallower n shallower
wondering if it's too shallow?)











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Post Options Post Options   Quote pegelli Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 November 2018 at 11:19
Helios 44-2 (M42) @ f2.8 on an A7 with a "no-name" adapter and a M42 extension tube

Slight crop (the bug was in the middle of the frame, cropped from top & right sides)

Mind the bandwidth of others, don't link pictures larger then 1024 wide or 960 pix high, see here
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Phil Wood Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 November 2018 at 13:46
Originally posted by Fred_S Fred_S wrote:

Finally some shots with the Helios 44 58/f2. It appears I have a '44m' version.
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TFL, C&C welcome as always



I'm intrigued by the exposure of 2 & 3 - both f2, 12mm tube, 100ISO but the Lensbaby shot (0.3s) looks slightly more exposed than the Helios (1s)? Did the lighting change? Or is the Helios f2 a bit optimistic or the Lensbaby that is faster than advertised?
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Fred_S Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19 November 2018 at 19:17
Phil, thanks for studying my pics in detail.
However, I am afraid I can't answer your questions. These pics were made more then 1,5 year ago.
Really can't remember what I did or didn't with the light or PP, and haven't made any further comparisons. But hey, days are getting shorter again, so there may be room for some indoor work the coming period. Sorry
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Post Options Post Options   Quote bieomax Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 28 November 2018 at 21:08
A little landscaping with the Helios the other week.

This one is my newer one, 44-2 I sat in a camera shop in Leeds testing all his helios and settled on the sharpest they had.

Still probably not sharp by most standards.

These where taken at a local park/estate. (Temple Newsam - if you ever want to visit)

Autumnal Temple Newsam Woods by Mark Richardson, on Flickr

Camera: A7
Lens: Helios 44-2 58mm f2 ; M42 screw mount.
Shutter: 1/160
Aperture: as ever unrecorded
Iso: 100
Unbranded cheap M42 to Sony E adaptor.


Autumnal Temple Newsam Lake by Mark Richardson, on Flickr

Camera: A7
Lens: Helios 44-2 58mm f2 ; M42 screw mount.
Shutter: 1/4000
Aperture: as ever unrecorded
Iso: 125
Unbranded cheap M42 to Sony E adaptor.



Edited by bieomax - 01 December 2018 at 21:35
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