Image Format: Full-frame / 35mm film
Lens Mount: M42
Aperture Ring: Yes
Diaphragm: Automatic, 6 blades
Optics: 6 elements, 4 groups
Mount Variant: M42 Open-aperture Metering
Max. Aperture: F2 / Min. Aperture: F16
Filter Size: 49 mm
Angle of View: 40°28
Geometric Vignetting: 58%
Minimum Focusing Distance: Helios-44 (Start) - 0.7 m
Helios-44 - 0.5 m
Helios-44M - 0.55 m
Helios-44-N - 0.5 m
MC Helios-44X-N - 0.5 m
Number of Aperture Blades: Helios-44 (Start) - 13 / Helios-44 -8 / Helios-44-N -8
MC Helios-44X-N - 6 / MC Helios-44M-7 - 6
Filter Diameter: Helios-44 (Start) - M40.5x0.5 / Helios-44 - M49.5x0.75 / Helios-44-2 - M49x0.75 / Helios-44-7 - M49x0.75MC / Helios-44X-N - M52x0.75MC / Helios-44M-7 -M52x0,75
Weight: Helios-44 (Start) - 0.23 kg
Helios-44 - 0.23 kg / Helios-44-2 - 0.23 kg / Helios-44-7 - 0.35 kg /
Helios-44M-4 - 0.3 kg / MC Helios-44K-4 - 0.3 kg / MC Helios-44M-4 - 0.3 kg
MC Helios-44M-5 - 0.27 kg / MC Helios-44M-6 - 0.27 kg / MC Helios-44M-7 - 0.27 kg
Engraved Name: ZENIT M52x0,75 MC HELIOS-44M-6 58mm 1:2
Its focal length is 58mm, so a longer “normal” lens on 35mm film, and getting towards more of a portrait or short tele lens when adapted to digital, depending on your camera/sensor. 58mm on an APS-C sensor with 1.5x crop factor (DSLRs, Sony E mount etc) will give an equivalent field of view of 87mm. On Micro Four Thirds the crop factor is 2x, so the 58mm Helios equates to 116mm.
So why should you want a Helios 44 lens at all? Simply because they’re one of the most characterful vintage lenses across all mounts, offering a lovely combination of sharpness and dreamy bokeh (the out of focus background of a photograph). Also, because they’re plentiful, and very affordable. And thirdly, they can most likely be adapted to a camera you already own.
There are other models, but as long as it starts with Helios 44, then its part of the same family, and the image quality and characteristics are much the same across all of them, in my experience.
Product ($329) SN: ****6591/ ****1288/
Condition: Excellent (EX)
Product ($399) SN: ****6591/ ****2203/ ****8407/Condition: Like New (LN)
Warranty: 2 weeks shop warranty, covering manufactural defects
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