Showcase Helios 44M-6 58mm f/2

rpatodia

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Helios are copies of Zeiss Biotar when Russian tookover the Carl Zeiss factory after WW-II in East Germany which gave to many Zeiss clones like Helios, Jupiter, CZ Jena, Mir .. Helios is probably the most mass manufactured lens in the history with various series 44-2, 44-2M, 44-3, 44-4 ... 44-7. I believe 44-5, 44-6 & 44-7 are result of quality control with 44-7 being the best.

My 44-6 is the favourite Portraight Lens on my E-PL5. Greta colors & sharp after 2.8 with wonderful Bokeh.

Most of the photos are at f 2.5-2.8
 

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Thanks for the bit of history. Its nice to have that in a thread alonside examples. It enriches the forum. Keep it coming. Please ad a picture of the lens too.
 

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I have a 58mm f2.0 HELLIOS 44M with 8 blade aperture. It has that creamy bokeh and is quite sharp.
Will try to post a couple pictures late.

Dave
 

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Hi Dave,

There must be a separate thread for 44M or you can start one. This thread is for 44M-6. There were several variants of Helios and most of them have separate threads :)

Ramesh
 

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Hi Dave,

There must be a separate thread for 44M or you can start one. This thread is for 44M-6. There were several variants of Helios and most of them have separate threads :)

Ramesh
is it just me or would we all prefer to have all variants in one big thread?
 

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FYI, there is a separate thread for 44-M which is quite active :)
 

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Helios 58mm f/2 gr8 portrait lens

posted in portrait only thread also
 

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A lovely lens, IMHO.
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