In this episode, we talk about:
- The Helios 44-m f2.0
Helios-44 is a series of standard lenses for SLR cameras, produced in Soviet Union. It has an 8 blade iris and creates a “swirly bokeh” when all the way open. I usually don’t shoot all the way open because lens goes soft. Not sure if all of the models have the same issue.
The focus is manual and it has an aperture ring, which is really nice with the menu bases mini ursa. This lens is heavy, which I like, and easily flares.
Swirly Bokeh Examples:
A couple screen grabs, taken with the Helios:
LEFT Trailer: (Shot mostly with the Helios Lens)
You can find this lens with a search on eBay: Helios 44m-6
Don’t forget you will need a lens adapter to go from M42 mount to your camera platform mount:
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