Helios-44M 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.
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
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.
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