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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 Top Veteran

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    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. 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:

    flare-test01_web. flare-test02_web. flare-test03_web.
     
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    Tari New to Mu-43

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  5. gnarlydog australia

    gnarlydog australia Mu-43 Top Veteran

    978
    Feb 23, 2015
    Brisbane, Australia
    Damiano Visocnik
    a bit of bubbles :)

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

    gnarlydog australia Mu-43 Top Veteran

    978
    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. Almost ready to tumble_c by gnarlydog, on Flickr
     
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  7. gnarlydog australia

    gnarlydog australia Mu-43 Top Veteran

    978
    Feb 23, 2015
    Brisbane, Australia
    Damiano Visocnik
    spring is here, Downunder
    taken at f2

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