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Plenty of rain this morning (couldn't get to the car as the parking area had flooded), but things are brightening. First grocery shopping, then we will see.
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Welcome back Leo

This morning I had to drop off our youngest in Urmond (Limburg), on the way back I took a walk on the "Mechelse Heide" near Maasmechelen to try some different Helios shots. It had been raining until about an hour before I was there and it again started when I left, but the time inbetween was pretty pleasant (although a bit warm and muggy)

Let me start off with a few with my Helios 44-2 with a reversed front element. Gives some weird effects but they can work out allright (depending on subject and background)

44-2/1
Yellow



44-2/2
Foxglove



44-2/3
Blackberry leaves



44-2/4
Itsy bitsy spider



44-2/5
Heather



44-2/6
Lomo landscape

All on an A7ii

More from my 44-4 to come later
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Originally posted by pegelli pegelli wrote:

Welcome back Leo
Thanks Pieter!

You used the dry spell well! Is this the Helios with 'inverted character'?
I like!
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Yes Leo, this is an old beaten up 44-2 (the one with the two complicated aperture rings) that has the front element inverted.

My other "non inverted" 44-2 was sold to Fred so I guess you'll see that appear in here later this weekend, as well as my newer 44-4, which is actually a very good and sharp lens, but lacks special character. It's almost impossible to make it swirl.
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Nice start of the Helios weekend Pieter! I am a big fan of this adapted version and will post some with my adjusted 44M later. And indeed, you can expect some of "your" old 44-2 her as well.
I love the effect in #1 and #3.

PS: And of course a welcome back to Leo as well !
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Fred_S Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15 June 2019 at 18:33
Let's start with the 44-2 (I took over from Pieter) on A99ii (+12mm tube).

44-2/1 Lavender



44-2/2 Zeeuws knoopje (Astrantia major)



44-2/3 Poppy



44-2/4 Visitor


 



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And the more wild stuff with the 44M with reversed front element

44M-1 Poppy bud



44M-2 Poppy flowering



44M-3 Another visitor



44M-4 Olive leafs



44M-5 Will we have olives this year?



44M-6 Lavender madness



44M-7 Coloured glass


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Post Options Post Options   Quote Macca Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15 June 2019 at 20:59
Swirl hunt

1.By the river?
DSC06262.jpg by Macca h, on Flickr
2.Or maybe through the undergrowth..
DSC06257.jpg by Macca h, on Flickr
3.Hmmm this way looks promising
DSC06248.jpg by Macca h, on Flickr
4. Definitely on the right path
DSC06234-Edit.jpg by Macca h, on Flickr
5.Damn, cut off in my prime.
DSC06225.jpg by Macca h, on Flickr

A7iii and Helios 44-2 zebra version.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote Snegren Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15 June 2019 at 22:16
Only the one with reversed front element. My Cooke Kinic and Meyer Kinon create a more pleasing swirly madness, at least IMO.

Clematis

Camera Model: ILCE-7
Lens: Helios 44-2 with reversed front element
Aperture: f/4
Exposure Time: 0.01 sec (1/100)
ISO: 100

Bumblebees and Lavender

Camera Model: ILCE-7RM2
Lens: Helios 44-2 (1:2/58, KMZ)
Aperture: f/2
Exposure Time: 0.001 sec (1/1250)
ISO: 100

Oxeye Daisies

Camera Model: ILCE-7RM2
Lens: Helios 44-2 (1:2/58, KMZ)
Aperture: f/2
Exposure Time: 0.001 sec (1/800)
ISO: 100

Wild Turtle in The Low Lands

Camera Model: ILCE-7RM2
Lens: Helios 44-2 (1:2/58, KMZ)
Aperture: f/2
Exposure Time: 0.002 sec (1/640)
ISO: 100

Forest

Camera Model: ILCE-7RM2
Lens: Helios 44-2 (1:2/58, KMZ)
Aperture: f/2
Exposure Time: 0.017 sec (1/60)
ISO: 320


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Post Options Post Options   Quote pegelli Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 June 2019 at 11:15
@ Fred_S, your 44-2 definitely shows more character than my 44-4 but your reversed front element version is a psychedelic as mine. Nice series, both of them

@Macca, 4 and 5 are really nice   

@Snegren, your front element inversion seems to create a different character from Fred and my versions but not bad at all. I also like the "tunnel" effect in the bokeh behind the tree in the last one.
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My effort with the 44-4, also on the Mechelse Heide near Maasmechelen


44-4/1: Looking east towards Maasmechelen, you can see several remnants from the coal mining in the landscape



44-4/2: Looking south-east you can see the skyline of the chemical industry that replaced the coal mines in the area



44-4/3: Birch-line



44-4/4: Foxglove



44-4/5: Blackberry blossom



44-4/6: Weathered fencepole top


All A7ii + Helios 44-4, 5 and 6 with an extension tube
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Lots of great stuff, especially with the in(tro)verted Helios!
And I like your quest for the holy swirl Chris!

My contribution stems from my poppy love:

1 Poppy 'Napoleon'


2 In Flanders Fields


3 The eye of the poppy


4 The one in the middle


all with a7 + Auto Cosmogon 1:2 F=58mm

This Cosmogon is an export Helios 44M lens variant, usually sold along with Cosmorex-SE (Zenit EM) camera. According to unofficial sources, the lens belongs to a special series in honor of the joint Soyuz-Apollo flight into space. Cosmogon! :-)

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Originally posted by pegelli pegelli wrote:

@ Fred_S, your 44-2 definitely shows more character than my 44-4 but your reversed front element version is a psychedelic as mine. Nice series, both of them


Thanks Pieter. Despite the less character, I like your series of the 44-4 as well, including the landscapes. One would almost forget that you can use the Helios as a 'normal' lens as well TFS.
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Originally posted by darosa darosa wrote:


My contribution stems from my poppy love:


Your love shows Leo. #1 and 4 stand out for me.
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