Helios 44m-4 Lens Overview

Reviews for the Helios-44 2/58 lenses:

  1. Helios-44 2/58 [KMZ, 13 petals, M39, silver, No. 0220423]
  2. Helios-44 2/58 [KMZ, 8 petals, M39, silver]
  3. Helios-44 1: 2 F = 5,8 cm П [KMZ with replaced lenses, No. 0007220, review of the lens from the reader Radozhiva]
  4. HELIOS-44M 2/58 [KMZ, 8 petals, serial number 7843528]
  5. HELIOS-44M 2/58 [Jupiter plant, Valdai, 8 petals, serial number 8027170]
  6. HELIOS-44-2 2/58 [plant 'Jupiter', Valdai, 8 petals, serial number 83052779] + autofocus review
  7. MS Helios 44-3 2/58 [MMZ, 8 petals, 8619437, 9167912]
  8. MC Helios-44M-4 2/58
  9. Helios-44K-4 58mm 1:2 [KMZ, 6 petals, Pentax K]
  10. MC Helios-44M-4 58mm 1: 2 [plant 'Jupiter', Valdai, 6 petals] + autofocus review
  11. MC Helios-44M-5 58mm 1: 2 [Jupiter plant, Valdai, 6 petals]
  12. MC Helios-44M-6 58mm 1: 2 [plant 'Jupiter', Valdai, 6 petals]
  13. MC Helios-44M-7 58mm 1: 2 [plant 'Jupiter', Valdai, 6 petals]
  14. An article about most of the major modifications of the Helios-44 series
  15. Gallery of pictures on MC Helios-44M-4
  16. Look at modern the lenses 'Helios' can at this link
  17. A lot of Helios of all varieties can be found on ebay this link

Original 'Carl Zeiss Jena Biotar 2/58 ':

  1. Carl Zeiss Jena Biotar 1: 2 f = 5,8cm T [17 diaphragm blades, M42]
  2. Carl Zeiss Jena Biotar 2 / 58 T [12 diaphragm blades, M42]
  3. A lot of Biotars of all varieties can be found on ebay this link

Look at modern the lenses 'Zenitar' и 'Helios' can at this link.

Familiarity with the Soviet Helios brand lenses I recommend starting with an inexpensive and common lens Helios-44-2 2/58 (aka HELIOS-44-2 2/58). The following links can look at modern lenses Zenitar и HELIOS.

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Comments: 242, on the topic: Helios 44m-4 Lens Overview

  • Yana

    my focus ring loosened up .. or what to call it ..) In short, it’s very easy to spin and focus does not focus at all. Can I somehow adjust it?

  • Ismail

    Well I do not know. For me, 44m-4 is very sharp, especially with my favorite value of 5.6. Compared with many, I do not complain about sharpness, although they will easily miss. Sharper than him, while I came across Wave-9

    Builds up a very “sweet” cinematic picture. But I am sure that 44m-7 will be much better. I have not checked it yet.

  • Vladimir

    I begged my son-in-law, a lens for 88 years, to be honest, I am amazed at the quality of the lens, the whale lens can be easily broken with a hammer, sharp pleasant colors are gorgeous, to be honest, I fell in love with this lens,
    Helios 44-2, Kit, Jupiter 37a and Saligor 28-200 and now 44m-4

  • mariam

    Hello! I have a Nikon D3100 camera and a Helios 44m-4 lens. There is no zoom (I understand it as it should be). The aperture is neither here nor there. If the sun is outside, then everything is spent !!!!!!! the lens can not be reached !!!!!!!> <the pictures are all overexposed. How to adjust this aperture manually, I did not understand aaaa: C and the worst thing is that it is not possible to take a picture because of the zoom !!!!! Only a portrait fits into the frame !!!!!! if you move a little further, focus is blurry, do not focus, he will not shoot anything for you !!!!!!! The lens can be thrown out yes ????????; C

    • Vladimir

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L589IuRCDjM
      Everything is explained how to block a jump rope. The diaphragm will work. I'm great. The lens acquired for the sake of interest. Hiring a PENTAX K-30.

    • Ivan

      Mariam, are you sure that you need a SLR camera with this particular lens? Given your shooting methods?

  • mariam

    I am a novice in this business and I am sooooooooooooooo;

  • mariam

    It sticks in the vicinity normally, but on the outstretched hand, when I take a picture, only glaaaaz enters the frame !!!!!> <it brings everything very much closer and I'm in a panic !!!!!!!

  • mariam

    Kagoda on an outstretched hand fotkala *
    Very upset to the poet, everything is so "competent"

  • mariam

    I was told that you can file it. How to do it????????

  • Vladimir

    I just bought it, blocked the jump rope, took a picture from the bolcon. The day is sunny. Aperture 11, exposure -1,7. The colors are not bad, the sharpness is awesome (sorry for the vulgarity). Hiring a PENTAX K-30. This is only a first impression. Let's see how it goes on.

    • Vladimir

      Yesterday I took pictures of my work colleagues. Not everything is so simple. Conclusion - you need to shoot completely in manual mode. With one “aperture advantage”, the shutter speed sometimes misses. When the aperture is closed, it is difficult to focus, a bit dark (for me personally).

  • Natalia

    Yesterday the lens came, today I took it to try, apparently I came across a rather good example, because it is still quite sharp.

  • Dmitriy

    I have Helios 44M-4. The shank is mounted on it with 4 screws. If you just remove it and put the adapter on Nikon without lenses. Which one should be? Thanks.

  • Denis

    I really liked the lens. Let it be a little softer than the more expensive imported counterparts in the open, but how incomparable it is in macro photography ... Here is a test of a normal copy of the MC (with multi-coating) and examples of photos: http://badevlad.livejournal.com/56350.html

  • R'RёS,R ° F "RёR№

    I got it as a gift and it was very successful - razor sharpness ... glad to have such glass :)

    • VYACHESLAV

      GOOD DAY, VITALY. I ASK FOR YOUR ADVICE ... I HAVE A ZENITAR 50 \ 1.7 WITH PENTAX K-5. IS THERE SENSE TO FREEZE WITH AN ADAPTER TO IT. IF YES = YOU COULD NOT DRAW A DRAWING OF THE ADAPTER WITH DIMENSIONS ... FLYED WITH THE PURCHASED ADAPTER ...
      With HC. VYACHESLAV.

  • Sky

    Guys, give you a glass of glass, you can take a great photo ... well done, great photos ... tell me what is the best lens for nikon5100
    ?

  • Paul

    Good day everyone. Arkady, thank you for your work. There is a question about this glass. I recently bought an adapter for Nikon and ... I was disappointed in the lens. On an open diaphragm, there is not enough light: where I shoot at 18-105 at 200-400 ISO, I have to set 800 on helios. Is it really that dark? Maybe someone other than the author will be able to suggest something Thank you.

  • Seryoga ...

    And we found HELIOS-44M-4 2/58 (Krasnogorsk head.)
    It is written in Latin as I wrote above, plus the emblem of the Krasnogorsk head. and that's it, in your photo - in Cyrillic.
    It's interesting how they differ ...

  • Vladimir

    IS IT POSSIBLE TO SUPPLY HELIUS 44M4 TO PANASONIC LUMIX DMC - GF5X

  • Alexey

    Yesterday, Gelik 44.4 took apart the studio and added infinity (the one that allows you to print photos in A4 format, not on the wall. What can I say, the lens is pretty nice) In aperture priority mode, it just works on Hooray! True, on Saturday he was a makrik, he was running in at a wedding, though I had a thick adapter and I had to focus on my eyelash to take a portrait)) GR is just gorgeous, the camera has saturated colors paired with my HELIOUS 44-4 yesterday I got very nice portraits, though in order to get infinity I thought to unscrew the back Lens block, but alas, it was hardened (((Then it was decided to disassemble it and insert a layer between 1 and 2 lenses to raise the lens a couple of mm, which was enough to restore the sharpness of the lens to You can read the license plate number of the car, however, I think that if I find a suitable rubber ring the other day, I’ll raise the window a little bit. 3-4 mm long for everyone)

  • Ilya

    On Wednesday I'll take 44M-4 from a friend, and we'll take a look. And why is everyone running around with infinity? Is it really impossible to buy an M60 for an icon for 42 rubles, unscrew the back of the lens (a pseudo tail with 4 bolts) and stupidly stick it on glue. You can make a 2 - 3 millimeter lining. I just made myself 44M. Everything keeps super, good glue got caught))) If you are not lazy and your hands are straight, then you can punch (naturally drill) 42 holes in the M4 for 4 holes and grind off your own bolts a little. There will be a unique replaceable tail for NIKON. With such grinding, the bolts will usually sit on their own tail.

  • Galina

    Do not tell me, can you use it on a kenon without an adapter or will it not work on a mount?

  • Lev

    Recently I bought this happiness completely new untouched in my plastic box. for a modest $ 12. frankly speaking, I no longer use the whale (18-55) lens and do not remove it from the device (sony nex F3), although I also have industrial and Jupiter and 135 Carl Zeiss in stock. it is this helios that impresses with the quality of the picture !!! take as fresh as possible not yuzanye. I think a lot of long and high quality will please you :)

  • Alexey

    As planned, instead of obscure gums, a rubber ring was inserted into the rear lens block. The sharpness of the lens is simply gorgeous, Nikon has not missed for a long time. True, at times very sharp photos go even at 2.3-2.4 aperture. The bokeh after the lens shift has become even more pleasant and interesting, of course I can’t say that the lens is ideal for any occasion, but when it comes in, it works just fine, as the illuminated lenses (export version) catch the light very, very beautifully. And yes, thanks for the review, only thanks to him I decided to restore my old man)

  • Masha

    For Nikon D3100 which Helios is more suitable?

  • Alexey

    The photos are creepy, what a portrait portrait, it's rubbish.

    • Hleb

      no, not rubbish just got such an instance, I have such a little thing, it shoots very much! compared even with Nikon 35 DX sharpness is the same! amazing lens, any lens in its own amazing just need to know how to use it!

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