50mm F2 Arsat-H/Helios 81

Discussion in 'Adapted Lens Sample Image Showcase' started by BrorSvensson, Jun 16, 2015.

  1. BrorSvensson

    BrorSvensson TalkEmount Regular

    Feb 6, 2015
    I was looking to get a small lens to use with my lens turbo with is nikon f mount and i stumbled upon a lens called Helios 81, its a sister lens to the extremely popular helios 44 but much smaller in size and nikon f mount. I read up about the lens and discovered that the helios 81 which was originaly made in russia was later made in ukraine with the name Arsat-H.
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    I received the lens today and here are some pictures.
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    The images are absoulutley stunning, all those shots are wide open with not much more than lowering the highlights and raising the shadows done to them.
    I find that it gives a very warm tone to everything which im a huge fan of.

    So overall this is much my reaction to this cheap, small, Russian lens
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  2. NickCyprus

    NickCyprus Super Moderator

    Oct 11, 2012
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    Nice shots, I kinda like the bokeh and the "dreamy" feel it gives, goes well with certain photos :)
  3. chalkdust

    chalkdust TalkEmount Veteran

    Sep 25, 2015
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    Bert Cheney
    I like lenses that help you express yourself. This looks like that kind of lens for you. I really enjoyed these images. Great job!
  4. davect01

    davect01 Super Moderator

    Aug 20, 2011
    Fountain Hills, AZ
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    Pretty nice stuff