Showcase Helios 44M-7 58mm f2

Discussion in 'Adapted Lens Sample Image Showcase' started by gnarlydog australia, Mar 16, 2016.

  1. gnarlydog australia

    gnarlydog australia Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Feb 23, 2015
    Brisbane, Australia
    Damiano Visocnik
    Yet another version of the famous Helios 44, this one is the sharpest of the lot but it has only 6 blades iris.
    I have been previously tricked by a Russian eBayer that sold me a fake 44M-7 (a dressed up 44M), but eventually I managed to get a genuine one. It renders specular highlights as strong bubbles and it is noticeable sharper than my Helios 44-2, especially wide open. If I want creamier bokeh however I reach for the Helios 44-2.

    25807159716_88a28cfa8d_h.jpg Bubbles from Helios 44M-7_c by gnarlydog, on Flickr
     
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  2. Tari

    Tari New to Mu-43

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    Mar 30, 2016
    Hi!

    I got my first legacy lens. It should be Helios 44M-7 but according to the SN on it its either 44M-5 or 44M-6, so mybe seller replaced front of the lens with the name and version or just the part where SN is. Nevertheless, I don't really care since the lens is in very good condition :) After a week or so I managed to try it out and I am very satisfied with the results and here are some first shots (camera: Olympus E-M5, basic PP - whitebalance, sharpnes, contrast, etc):

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  3. Tari

    Tari New to Mu-43

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    Mar 30, 2016
    Some flare test:

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  4. Tari

    Tari New to Mu-43

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    Mar 30, 2016
    And some other shots

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  5. gnarlydog australia

    gnarlydog australia Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Feb 23, 2015
    Brisbane, Australia
    Damiano Visocnik
    a bit of bubbles :)

    26719705736_469c75b1f7_b.jpg Candle bokeh_c by gnarlydog, on Flickr
     
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  6. gnarlydog australia

    gnarlydog australia Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Feb 23, 2015
    Brisbane, Australia
    Damiano Visocnik
    I took the Helios 44-7 to the beach to see how it does shooting into the light. I was pleased with very little flare (unlike another vintage lens I had with me that was practically unusable in this situation: Argus Tele-Sandmar Enna Werk Munchen 100mm f4.5)

    30077164385_bdb3103447_h.jpg Almost ready to tumble_c by gnarlydog, on Flickr
     
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  7. gnarlydog australia

    gnarlydog australia Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Feb 23, 2015
    Brisbane, Australia
    Damiano Visocnik
    spring is here, Downunder
    taken at f2

    30417798842_f9504c164b_b.jpg Sping flowers on bush_Helios_c by gnarlydog, on Flickr
     
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