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

  • Volodya

    The 65th will work on Sony, what is needed for this? Thanks.

  • Paul

    Liked the lens. Filmed a video - Helios-44m-4 + Canon600d, who are interested - look :)

  • Jury

    better "Helios-44" white Krasnogorsk plant - there is a diaphragm with blackening the best and assembly class !!!

  • ooezh

    I liked it as a portrait photographer on a micr. At 2,0 it gives a very soft image, I like it more when it is “slightly” covered. The contrast is certainly not superb, but for a portrait that's it.

  • Nicholas

    I decided to try this lens, it’s on Zenit-11. And that turned out. sharpness appeared only at 5,6, shot macro. Adapter with a lens. Bokeh is very interesting, in this regard I was advised to try it. And he deserves praise. Here is his work

  • Vladislav Dane

    There is good news on the 44m-5 lens, the one with a jumping aperture from the zenith. So, the EOS-M42 adapter presses the tail of the diaphragm and it fully works in normal mode. Feel free to take on Canon!

  • Michael

    I doubted for a long time. I climbed the forums and that’s what I understood! Helios is much better than a cheap modern lens! I have a canon 7D! I tried on a cheap fix and today I tried Helios 44 m-4! So helios also gives a head start !!! And at the expense of weight, so for me it's a plus! Although you feel that you are not holding a soap box in your hands !!! the build quality is simply amazing, the device is 60 years old and it has no specks of dust and no mold and no condensation !!!

  • Denis

    I also have a piece of video from such a lens http://youtu.be/dJSd9857m98
    filmed on Nikon d7000

  • Eugene

    in my instance of HELIOS-44M-4 at the aperture of 8 lobes

  • Eugene

    Why drill a ring and bolts to the lens? It is possible to put a ring from a 1-2 mm wire under the lens block and not spoil the ring, and in which case screw the macro rings.

  • Az

    Came across the instructions for remaking Helios without global cuts http://www.fotuz.ru/78-gelios-44m-na-nikon-beskonechnost.html

  • Alexander

    Hello . Found Helios 44m-4 with a switch (Black). sold with a Zenith camera for only 200 UAH! used lens condition !!!!!!!! visible signs of disassembly - Scratches on the front ring! Is it worth it to take? and please tell me the repair of Soviet optics in Kharkov.

    • anonym

      It is difficult to answer, I don’t remember that the 44m-4 had modifications with a switch, I think that there is just a 44m model, it is usually cheaper. Just maybe changed the decorative ring with the inscription. Personally, I would not take it.

  • Maksim

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  • anonym

    tell me what is better to take a Helios 44 m 4 or Nikon DX AF-S Nikkor 55-200mm 1: 4-5.6G ED VR IF SWM

    • Pastor

      For what? Although in general and in general, if such a question arises, it is better to have an autofocus, stable, modern teleconcern Nikon 55-200. Great glass for little money.

    • Lynx

      I think the best sigma is 150-500.

    • Sergey

      The question is incorrect. These are two completely different lenses that have different purposes.
      This sounds like:
      Which is better - boots or sandals?

  • anonym

    Please tell me, I’m still a beginner, and I don’t quite understand everything, I have a Nikon D3000 to put this lens on my camera which adapter or adapter ring should I take?

    • Lynx

      adapter M42-nikon.
      But the focus on infinity is lost.
      Or buy an adapter with a lens. It is five times more expensive and spoils the picture. Or manually saw through the lens.
      read the article "Soviet optics for Nikon"

      • anonym

        Thank you very much!

      • anonym

        I read, I did not find anything comforting, that is, it is better not to take it. thanks

        • Jury

          If you want Helios on Nikon - take Helios-81N

        • Lynx

          Well, actually, yes, it is better to look for Helios 81H for Nikon, or copies of other Helios already sawn to infinity "for Nikon" - sometimes there are masters at flea markets.

  • anonym

    Please tell me what diameter you need to take a polarizing filter & f for 44m-2 else?

  • Yura

    Є food. De

  • Yura

    Є food. Having bought me a male about "active" (44M-4, Valdai) through the famous "twisted" bokeh. Prifіgachiv - and nothing. The other day after trying 44-2, the ale is the same. What, then, is the version of “twisting” the best? Why is it all to lie in the quality of the active?
    P.S. in the exchange A77 II

    • Sergey

      What settings are you using? For the appearance of bokeh, you need to slightly cover the diaphragm (1 stop will be enough). The appearance of bokeh also depends on the background. If in the background there is some relatively flat background (for example, sky, or sky and field), then you will not see the torsion effect.
      But if it is a working garland on a dark background or light shining through the foliage - here you can enjoy bokeh in full glory. Shoot more in different conditions, then you yourself will understand when and what you can squeeze out of this lens. I can't say anything about the versions. I use only Helios-44-2 myself.

      • Vyacheslav

        It is not clear why to stop covering? The bokeh is normal and on open it turns out, if you cover it, there will be “nuts”.

      • Yura

        Vseym dyakuyu, rose. Still to twist!

    • Vyacheslav

      Helios 44m-4, Nikon D3100 camera.

  • srdjan

    Helios 44m-4 58mm f / 2 + Canon EOS 600D

  • anonym

    I assume that the lens is still good, if you find a normal copy? saw great photos from him. Is it worth buying it to 44-2 while they offer it inexpensively?

    • Alexander

      Not worth it. The picture from it, if it will be different, is completely insignificant.

  • Dragana trajkovic

    Helios 44M-4 Canon EOS 600D

  • Dragana trajkovic

    Helios 44m-4 58mm f / 2 + Canon EOS 600D

  • Evgenij

    m42-nikon adapter (or canon) can be bought here http://olx.ua/list/user/Bewr/

  • Lech

    tell me please. here they presented me with Helios 44-2 I bought an adapter with a dandelion put 400 d on Kenon and alas I could not focus just a muddy image tell me who knows what is wrong

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