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Showcase Helios 40-2 85mm F/1.5

Discussion in 'Adapted Lens Sample Image Showcase' started by cvt01, May 14, 2015.

  1. cvt01

    cvt01 TalkEmount Regular

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    It looks odd and feels unbalanced on the A7. No surprise this is a ~1000g all metal and glass monster. They say it is a copy of the Zeiss Biotar lens, I don't know but I love it.

    16260760249_df99278bf1_z. VC7M7316 by cvt01, on Flickr

    And this is wide open with its signature swirly bokeh:
    17617749612_cbe2e23c5e_b. Dreamy by cvt01, on Flickr

    And stopped down just a little, sharpens up nicely:
    17617809982_0857febc57_b. Not so dreamy by cvt01, on Flickr
     
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  2. JonathanF2

    JonathanF2 TalkEmount Veteran

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    How much do you have to stop it down to sharpen it up?
     
  3. cvt01

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    Just did a quick test, at f/2 most of the glow is gone and at f/2.8 it is nice and sharp in the middle of the frame. This was far from a scientific test but good enough for me :)
     
  4. cvt01

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    I just realized I left the aftermarket screw on lens shade on the lens in the first picture. I find it really necessary as wide open this lens flares like there is no tomorrow. I feel I could have gone a little deeper when selecting the lens shade but I wanted to avoid vignetting.
     
  5. izzikiorage

    izzikiorage TalkEmount Veteran

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    This has a really cool bokeh.
     
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  6. Senya

    Senya TalkEmount Veteran

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    Some samples from Helios 40 (silver) 1967 year, m39 version on Sony A7
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  7. cvt01

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  8. WoodWorks

    WoodWorks Super Moderator

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    David
    Dude, TSA isn't going to let you by with a picture like that. :shakehead: :laugh:
     
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  9. cvt01

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    I am facially handicapped :D
     
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  10. ArendV

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    Far from sharp not having the main topic in the center (where it is sharp), but I really like the atmosphere you can create with this heavy lens (with all its spherical aberrations).
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  11. ArendV

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  13. greywater

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