Good condition Helios-44m 58mm f/2.0, s/n 8129842


Vintage soviet prime m42 lens

Helios-44m with slightly swirly bokeh

Made in USSR!

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Helios-44M 58mm f/2.0, vintage prime lens



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. 


Helios-44m still has 8 blades of aperture(rendering more natural looking bokeh when stopped down), plus it incorporates A/M switch for aperture – makes it easy to use on modern cameras even via the adapters without flange.

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

Coated optics

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 8129842 is in good condition.

Lens barrel has some visible signs of use/age.

Glass is clean and clear – has no fungus, no haze.

Few hairline scratches / micro scratches from wiping / internal dust particles may be present, but will not have any effect on photos.

Mechanics are good– focus is smooth but not entirely uniform.

Aperture blades are free from oil.


Comes with both lens caps.

Optics:  ★★★★

Mechanics:  ★★★★

Appearance: ★★★

Overall:  ★★★★

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