🇺🇦 ✪MC Helios-44-3M 58mm f/2 – RARE VERSION!

$159.95

RARE version of arguably the best lens of Helios-44 series

MADE IN USSR!

Smaller size, MC, silent aperture control, 8 blades

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✪MC Helios-44-3M 58mm f/2, RARE version in excellent condition, s/n 911043

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-44-3 – the ultimate Helios-44-2? This lens combines multicoating(feature of more recent Helioses) plus the ergonomics and functionality of the earlier(and extremely popular nowadays) HELIOS-44-2, which makes it a really cool FSU lens to have on any camera system!

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-44-3 vs other versions

The 44-3 still has 8 blades of aperture from earlier design, which create natural looking bokeh(later versions of the lens although often sharper/with more contrast, have less blades in aperture, thus rendering highlights in the background as less natural shapes). Helios-44-3 also has silent “clickless” aperture ring – great news for videographers.

Yet H-44-3 is multicoated lens already, like the later H-44-5, 6 & 7.

 

This is rare smaller version of the popular MC Helios-44-3 – MC Helios-44-3M!

It is much smaller then the regular version of the lens

 

 

Creates beautiful Biotar style bokeh – out of focus highlights are rendered as beautiful discs.

 

 

 

8 diaphragm blades

F/2-16 max-min aperture.

50cm minimum focusing distance.

m42 screw mount

 

 

Comes with both front & rear lens caps.

The lens s/n 920359 is in excellent condition!

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

Glass is clean and clear – has no fungus, no haze, no scratches!

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 of oil.

 

Comes with both front and rear lens caps.

Optics:  

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Mechanics:  

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Appearance:

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Overall:  

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