COMPLETED Helios 44-3 M42 mount | Location: colorado | Ships: CONUS

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  1. juangrande

    juangrande Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Helios 44-3 M42 mount

    Prices
    $75

    Location
    colorado

    Ships to
    CONUS

    Description
    I have a very good copy of this well renowned lens. It is a copy of the Zeiss 58mm f2 Biotar. It is Soviet made with a serial# indicating 1990 as year of production. The 44-3 is the 1st model with multi coatings. It has an 8 bladed iris, that moves freely, providing a unique bokeh. There are no clicks, so this might be a really nice video lens. It has 2 aperture controls for preset focusing. I used it on a fuji xe-1 with an m42 adapter. It focuses relatively closely to infinity ( a little past). The focus throw is smooth and buttery, not stiff at all. The focus ring does not rub against the adapter as is common with this version.It has only slight internal dust and the glass is in excellent condition for its age. If you've ever wanted one but were afraid to order from the former USSR, here's your chance. Front and rear cap included.

    The 1st three photos are f2, 2.8 and 4 all settings equal. The rest are at f2. Shot on an xe-1 handheld.










    Payment accepted
    • Regular PayPal (fee included in price)
    Shipping method
    USPS

    Shipping charge
    free/ CONUS

    Handling time
    1-2

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  2. edmsnap

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    I don't know if it helps your auction, but the 44-3 began production around 1985. Your copy was made in 1990. :)
     
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  3. juangrande

    juangrande Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    I'm sorry I confused it with my Jupiter 9!
     
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    juangrande Mu-43 Top Veteran

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