Category:Helios 44m-4 2/58

From Gerald R. Lucas
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Helios 44m-4 58mm f/2 M42

A cquired in January 2021 from eBay, this is my Russian-made copy of a Zeiss Jena Biotar. The “M” stands for the mount, in this case M42, and it’s famous for its swirly bokeh, though this later version “fixes” much of that. I can still get that swirl at a medium focal length, but close-up the blur is more like a contemporary DSRL lens. This copy is near-mint, though the focus ring gets a bit stiff when I focus close. The aperture ring is also stiff, but the clicks between stops are solid—there will be no accidental bumping this ring, as it’s also very close to the camera body.

Purchased: 01/2021

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