🇺🇦 Excellent CYCLOP 85mm f/1.5 (lighter Helios-40-2) – the king of swirls!


Cyclop is a version of Helios-40-2 made for military use on night vision scope

Aperture is fixed to f/1.5 – always wide open

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CYCLOP 85mm f/1.5(version of HELIOS-40-2) lens, m42 – from 1992


If there’s one lens to be called the ultimate Soviet legend it would be the HELIOS-40 1.5/85. It’s swirly bokeh inspired many into trying the vintage glass, and really, what this lens can do in the right conditions, blows everything else out of the water – vintage or modern.

Just google “Helios-40” or “Helios-40-2” if you haven’t heard about this lens, check the  images it produces and you will realize what you’ve been missing!


Cyclop is a version of Helios-40-2 made for military use on night vision scope, it is considerably smaller and lighter then H-40-2 & it does not feature aperture at all – the f-stop is fixed to f/1.5 permanently!

Some might think it’s limiting, but those who has experience with Helios-40-2 will tell that that’s how you shoot Helios-40-2 anyways – it’s a special purpose lens, whose purpose is of course people portraits with swirls in the background.

Please see samples taken another CYCLOP online – click here.


Condition of the lens is excellent.
Lens barrel has little to no signs of previous use / age.
Optics are clean and clear, no fungus, no haze, no scratches!

Mechanics are excellent: focusing is smooth.

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 4/3Fuji X and Sony NEX E and many others here

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