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Showcase Helios 44-2 58mm F/2

Discussion in 'Adapted Lens Sample Image Showcase' started by Eugg, Jun 24, 2014.

  1. Eugg

    Eugg TalkEmount Rookie

    17
    May 10, 2014
    Nex 6 and Helios 44-2 58mm F/2,
    I like this combo

    <a href="http://fotki.yandex.ru/users/rocky232/view/802328" target="_blank"> 0_c3e18_50433f3_XL. "800" height="446" border="0" title="dp45 (2).jpg[/img]"dp45 (2).jpg"/></a>

    <a href="http://fotki.yandex.ru/users/rocky232/view/802327" target="_blank"> 0_c3e17_3cb39cee_XL. "800" height="532" border="0" title="dp45 (1).jpg[/img]"dp45 (1).jpg"/></a>

    <a href="http://fotki.yandex.ru/users/rocky232/view/804187" target="_blank"> 0_c455b_c54e712f_XL. "800" height="532" border="0" title="DSC00546-3.jpg[/img]"DSC00546-3.jpg"/></a>
     

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  2. chrid

    chrid Super Noob

    807
    May 5, 2014
    australia
    Chris
    I have this lens in the mail, looks sweet :D
     
  3. davect01

    davect01 Super Moderator

    Aug 20, 2011
    Fountain Hills, AZ
    Dave
    Just lovely
     
  4. NickCyprus

    NickCyprus Super Moderator

    Oct 11, 2012
    Cyprus
    Nick
    Great atmosphere in these!!!
     
  5. fractal

    fractal TalkEmount All-Pro

    Jun 17, 2014
    Southeastern PA
    Chris
    beautiful images!
     
  6. Eugg

    Eugg TalkEmount Rookie

    17
    May 10, 2014
    few more pics

    <a href="http://fotki.yandex.ru/users/rocky232/view/810888" target="_blank"> 0_c5f88_dca27e21_XL. "800" height="532" border="0" title="DSC00312-2.jpg[/img]"DSC00312-2.jpg"/></a>

    <a href="http://fotki.yandex.ru/users/rocky232/view/810886" target="_blank"> 0_c5f86_33e979fb_XL. "800" height="467" border="0" title="DSC00295.jpg[/img]"DSC00295.jpg"/></a>

    <a href="http://fotki.yandex.ru/users/rocky232/view/810887" target="_blank"> 0_c5f87_732e72ff_XL. "800" height="513" border="0" title="DSC00299-4.jpg[/img]"DSC00299-4.jpg"/></a>
     
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  7. WoodWorks

    WoodWorks Super Moderator

    Dec 12, 2012
    Ashland, OR, USA
    David
    Central California?
     
  8. Eugg

    Eugg TalkEmount Rookie

    17
    May 10, 2014
    Northern California!
     
  9. WoodWorks

    WoodWorks Super Moderator

    Dec 12, 2012
    Ashland, OR, USA
    David
    Close enough. :p
     
  10. Amamba

    Amamba TalkEmount All-Pro

    Apr 13, 2013
    SE MI
    I used to have 44-2 on Canon. As I recall it was pretty soft at all apertures but had killer swirly bokeh. Unfortunately I destroyed it trying to clean the internal grime. From what I read the latest copies (past -4) are supposed to be sharper.
     
  11. addieleman

    addieleman Passionate amateur

    Nov 13, 2012
    Netherlands
    Ad Dieleman
    It's a tradition here in The Netherlands to have flea markets on King's Day (birthday of our King, which is today) and at the one nearby I picked up a Helios-44M 58mm 1:2. A quick test revealed that it's sharp and contrasty in the center from f/2.8 but it never really sharpens up in the corners. Oh well, such a lens is more fun when using it wide-open to get a dreamy look and the famous swirly bokeh. Like this. Added some clarity reduction to enhance the glowy rendition and some extra vibrance.

    i-HkwTmfD-XL.
     
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  12. cvt01

    cvt01 TalkEmount Regular

    164
    Jan 3, 2015
    Corner sharpness??? It's not what this lens is for :D :D :D f/2 or die :D (j/k)
    Do you guys know a good reliable US source for this? I don't feel comfortable ordering it from Ukraine or Russia.
     
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  13. metalmania

    metalmania TalkEmount Regular

    123
    Dec 3, 2014
    USA
    Great images! These remind me of my two Zenit SLRs (made in USSR) with Helios 58/2.0 lenses lying somewhere in the house. I need to find them. Wonder how much I could sell them for.
     
  14. cvt01

    cvt01 TalkEmount Regular

    164
    Jan 3, 2015
    I give you 50 shipped paypaled for the lens only if there was no fungus or any mechanical wear on it :D
     
  15. philipcs

    philipcs TalkEmount Regular

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    May 20, 2015
    Philip Pang
    Love the flare!

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  16. Rhys

    Rhys New to TalkEmount

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    Nov 9, 2015
    Rhys
    Awesome images, looks like there's a few of us enjoying this lens!!
    relatively new to MF and legacy lenses, but i've purchased a few lately after realising the images i can get from such an old inexpensive piece of glass. I surfed these forums a lot before purchasing, and I wasn't disappointed.
    They really are a cool lenses, no matter what anyone says, ha!
    so much fun and once you get the MF quick enough you can really enjoy the lens.

    Screen Shot 2015-11-01 at 2.29.52 pm. Screen Shot 2015-11-01 at 2.32.45 pm. Screen Shot 2015-11-01 at 3.47.48 pm. Screen Shot 2015-11-10 at 5.02.33 pm. Screen Shot 2015-11-10 at 5.03.24 pm. Screen Shot 2015-11-10 at 5.03.32 pm.

    These are only screen crops, so they aren't the best quality.
    Sorry for all the images, But I had a couple days to play with the helios.
     

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  17. ArendV

    ArendV TalkEmount Regular

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    Nov 27, 2015
    The Netherlands
    Wide open on a NEX6
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  18. cvt01

    cvt01 TalkEmount Regular

    164
    Jan 3, 2015
    I just picked up one in Hungary for $28 including a working Zenit SLR camera :D super excited. It looks so silly on the A7 but I can't wait to see what it can do...
     
  19. cvt01

    cvt01 TalkEmount Regular

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    Jan 3, 2015
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  20. ArendV

    ArendV TalkEmount Regular

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    Nov 27, 2015
    The Netherlands
    Wide open on an A7 (actually it is a 44-3 version so cheating a bit)
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