Bargain condition HELIOS-44m-7 58mm f/2.0, s/n 93434194


Top of the line Helios-44 – multicoated Helios-44m-7 58mm f/2.0

Signature slightly swirly Biotar bokeh

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Top of the line Helios – Multi Coated Helios-44m-7 – in bargain condition



Standard fast 58mm f/2 lens for Zenit SLR, can also be used on Fujica, Pentax, Practica. Great for photo & video on DSLR via adaptors(m42 to Nikon/Canon etc), mirrorless systems: Sony NEX, Olympus Pen, Panasonic G, Canon EOS M, Nikon 1, FujiFilm X-mount etc.

Helios-44 series of lenses VS kit zoom lenses

Helios-44 line is in high demand 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-7 vs other versions

The H-44m-7 is multicoated(MC) lens and is appreciated most of all for it’s high resolving power and contrast – it is the sharp and contrasty even wide open. 44m-7 is the last one in the Helios-44m line up and “7” signifies the highest rating received on the factory quality control during inspection, with resolution of 50 lines/mm in the center and 30lines/mm on the edges.


The lens s/n 93434194 is in bargain condition.

Lens barrel has few signs of use, but front glass is covered in multiple micro scratches, which under certain circumstances may reduce sharpness/contrast.
Lens has no fungus, no haze.

Few internal dust particles are possible – but will have no effect on image quality.

Mechanics is good, focusing is smooth but feels somewhat dryish and not entirely uniform.

Aperture blades are snappy, without oil.



Creates beautiful Biotar style bokeh – out of focus highlights are rendered as beautiful discs.




52mm filter thread.

6 diaphragm blades.

F/2-16 max-min aperture.

50cm minimum focusing distance.

Comes with rear lens cap only.



Recommended accessories:

– 52mm Black or Silver Metal Vented Lens Hood – just add 500php

– m42 macro extension tubes – just add 650php



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