Multi Coated Helios-44m-6 (sn 91611024 ) in very good condition!
MADE IN USSR!
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-6 vs other versions
The H-44m-6 is multicoated(MC) lens and is appreciated most of all for it’s high resolving power and contrast – it is sharp and contrasty even wide open. Has aperture “jumper” is blocked(reversible and free of charge), allowing for operating the aperture full range on all cameras by turning the aperture ring on the lens barrel.
The lens s/n 91611024 is in very good condition.
Lens barrel has very few signs of use.
Glass is clean and clear, no fungus, no haze.
Has few micro scratches from wiping on front lens / might also have some internal dust particles neither of which will affect image quality.
Mechanics are good, focusing is smooth but 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 both lens caps.
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