MC Helios-77m-4 50mm f/1.8 “pocket Helios-40”, s/n 923660


Fantastic fast 50mm with extraordinary sharpness & swirly bokeh

One of the fastest soviet lenses

Slightly swirly bokeh!

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Legendary 50mm f/1.8 HELIOS-77m-4



Fantastic fast 50mm with extraordinary sharpness and swirly bokeh – a real eye opener for a photographer of any level!

This is m42 screw mount lens, 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.

Regardless of whichever system camera system you own – this fast Russian 50mm lens will make rethink everything in your photography.

Helios-77 comparing to kit zoom lenses

Helios-77m-4 is a vintage soviet fast fixed focal length(prime) lens, in high demand nowadays for their fast aperture(f/1.8), 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-77m-4 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.

MC Helios-77m-4 is one of the most recent Helioses produced, with high optical resolution and color rendition is on par with modern lenses.

Name: Helios-77m-4

Producer: “Jupiter”, Valday, Russia

Focal length: 50mm

Aperture: f/1.8-16

Mount: m42 screw mount

Number of aperture blades: 6

Minimal focus: 45cm

Elements In Group: 6 in 4

Filter size: 52mm

Weight: 240g

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 923660 in satisfactory to good condition.

Lens barrel has very few visible signs of use/age.

Front glass element has some hairline scratches and some fungus marks too. Rear lens is excellent though.

Few internal dust particles may be present, but will not have any effect on photos.

Mechanics are excellent – focus is extra smooth.

Aperture blades are free from oil.


Comes with both lens caps.

Optics: ★★★☆☆

Mechanics: ★★★★★

Appearance: ★★★★☆

Overall: ★★★☆☆

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