MC Helios-44m-7 58mm f/2.0, s/n 9386813 – the sharpest of the series!

5,650.00

Vintage soviet prime m42 lens with slightly swirly bokeh

MC Helios-44m-7 58mm f/2.0 – the sharpest of Helios-44 line

Made in USSR!

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MC Helios-44m-7 58mm f/2.0, vintage prime lens – top of the Helios line!

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.

This is the sharpest lens of all Helios-44 line – slightly swirly bokeh makes another reason to own this glass!

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.

 

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.
Helios-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 30 lines/mm on the edges.

52mm filter threadhelios-44 scheme optical
6 diaphragm blades
F/2-16 max-min preset aperture
50cm minimum focusing distance
6 lenses in 4 groups
270g of weight
60mm length
50/30 lines per mm optical resolution
(center/edges)

Multicoated

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

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 9386813 is in very good to excellent condition!

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

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

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

Mechanics are excellent – focus is smooth and uniform.

Aperture blades are free from oil.

 

Comes with both lens caps.

Optics:  ★★★★

Mechanics:  ★★★★

Appearance: ★★★

Overall:  ★★★★

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