🇺🇦 Rare version early Helios-44 58mm f/2.0 lens, in m42 mount!



Helios-44-2 – silent “clickless” aperture with 8 blades

Signature slightly swirly Biotar bokeh

Made in USSR!

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Soviet HELIOS-44 58mm f/2.0 vintage prime lens


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.

Rare early Helios-44 in m42 mount!

Varnished Made in USSR” export version!

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

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-44-2 comparing to other Helios-44 versions

The 44-2 is appreciated most of all for it’s 8 blades of aperture, which create more natural looking bokeh(later versions of the lens although often sharper have less blades in aperture, rendering highlights in the background as less natural shapes).
Helios-44-2 also has silent(clickless) and gradual(stepless) aperture control ring – great news for videographers.

49mm filter thread
8 diaphragm blades

F/2-16 max-min aperture
50cm minimum focusing distance
6 lenses in 4 groups
220g of weight
38/20 line per mm optical resolution

Creates beautiful Biotar style bokeh –

out of focus highlights are rendered as beautiful discs(in the right conditions),

making the background swirl slightly.

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The lens s/n 0418488 is in good condition.

Lens barrel has some visible signs of normal use/age.

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

Micro scratches from wiping / some internal dust particles are present, but will not have any effect on photos.

Mechanics are good – focus is smooth.

Aperture blades are clear of oil.


Comes complete with both front & rear lens caps.

Optics:  ★★★★

Mechanics:  ★★★★

Appearance: ★★★

Overall:  ★★★★☆

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