Excellent condition MC Helios-44m-4 58mm f/2.0, s/n 91046581

4,150.00

Vintage soviet prime m42 lens

MC Helios-44m-4 with slightly swirly bokeh

Made in USSR!

1 in stock

MC Helios-44m-4 58mm f/2.0, vintage prime lens

MADE IN USSR!

Standard fast 58mm f/2 lens for Zenit SLR, can also be used on for photo & video o modern digital cameras via adaptors: Canon, Nikon, Sony NEX, Olympus Pen, Panasonic G, Canon EOS M, Nikon 1, FujiFilm X-mount etc.

Helios-44 series of lenses comparing to kit zoom lenses

Helios-44 is a vintage soviet line of fast fixed focal length(prime) lenses, in high demand nowadays for their fast aperture(f/2), which opens up a world of possibilities for photographer – selective focusing, low light photography, great portraits with vintage feel and beautiful bokeh courtesy of Carl Zeiss Biotar formula in use; for their ability to be mounted on various camera systems via affordable and easily available adapters. 

 

Adapters will be required to use this lens on modern cameras:

NEX adapter – for Sony NEX E mount cameras
Fuji X adapter – for FujiFilm X-mount cameras
Micro 4/3 adapter – for Panasonic G, Olympus Pen etc
EOS M adapter – for Canon mirrorless cameras
Nikon simple adapter & infinity adapter – on Nikon (D)SLR
Canon EOS adapter – for Canon (D)SLRs
P-K adapter(or infinity) – on Pentax K-mount cameras

Also available “tilting” adapters for Micro 4/3, Fuji X and Sony NEX E and many others here

52mm filter thread
8 diaphragm blades
F/2-16 max-min preset aperture
50cm minimum focusing distance
6 lenses in 4 groups
250g of weight
60mm length
41/20 line per mm optical resolution
(center/edges)

Multicoated

Creates beautiful Biotar style bokeh –

out of focus highlights are rendered as beautiful discs(in the right conditions),

making the background swirl slightly.

The lens s/n 90102877 is in excellent near mint condition!

Lens barrel has nearly no visible signs of use/age.

Glass is clean and clear – has no fungus, no haze, no scratches!

There’s nearly imperceptible micro abrasion on rear coating, which is very hard to see and it will not affect image quality either.
Few internal dust particles may be present, but will not have any effect on photos.

Mechanics are very good – focus is smooth and uniform, although a little on a stiff side.

Aperture blades are free from oil.

 

Comes with both lens caps.

Optics:  ★★★★

Mechanics:  ★★★★

Appearance: ★★★

Overall:  ★★★★

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