[EXPIRED] Helios-40 M39

Discussion in 'Expired Listings' started by Ned, Sep 9, 2011.

  1. Ned

    Ned Mu-43 Legend

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    Hello all,

    I am looking to buy a Helios-40 (85mm f/1.5), preferably in M39 LTM mount.

    If anybody has such a lens and is interested in selling it, please PM me. :)
     
  2. robertro

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    Have you considered the Samyang/Phoenix/Vivitar 85/1.4? It's sharp wide open, has very smooth bokeh, and is probably less expensive.

    Of course, the Helios is something special.... BTW, if you're looking for something REALLY special, I will soon be selling my beloved Rollei Carl Zeiss 85mm f1.4 with QBM-M4/3 adapter :)
     
  3. Ned

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    Hmm... never really considered the Vivitar. The Zeiss certainly sounds interesting! Damn you Roberto, always messing with my mind. ;)
     
  4. robertro

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    While I have a few too many 85's (85/2 Nikkor; 85/2 Jupiter-9; 85/1.4 Zeiss; 85/1.4 Rokunar) and I'm trying to reduce my lens collection, the Zeiss is like an irresistable old flame...I keep trying to make a break from it, but every time I approach it, I fall for it again! It's very similar in sharpness at 1.4 to the Samyang/Rokunar, and it is a bit more compact and built of metal rather than plastic. Rationally, I'd suggest the Samyang, but emotionally, ....

    I'm away for a few days in Atlanta and New Orleans and will try to stay in touch, but if not, feel free to PM me when I return if you haven't found something.
     
  5. Ned

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    Sounds good, Robert. :) Thanks!