🇺🇦 Good condition Helios-44m 58mm f/2.0 lens, s/n 7939926



Vintage soviet prime m42 lens

Helios-44m with slightly swirly bokeh

Made in USSR!

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Helios-44M 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.

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-44m still has 8 blades of aperture(rendering more natural looking bokeh when stopped down), plus it incorporates A/M switch for aperture – makes it easy to use on modern cameras even via the adapters without flange.

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

52mm filter thread
8 diaphragm blades
F/2-16 max-min preset aperture
50cm minimum focusing distance
6 lenses in 4 groups
250g of weight
60mm length
41/20 line per mm optical resolution

Coated optics

Creates beautiful Biotar style bokeh –

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

making the background swirl slightly.

Export version – MADE IN USSR!

The lens s/n 7939926 is in very good condition.

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

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

Front element is covered with micro scratches from careless wiping + few on the rear element.

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

Mechanics are excellent – focus is smooth and uniform.

Aperture blades are free from oil.


Comes with both lens caps.

Optics:  ★★★☆

Mechanics:  ★★★★

Appearance: ★★★

Overall:  ★★★★

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