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  1. Lana
    23.10.2015

    Hello, can you tell me how to achieve sharpness at an open aperture? I use Canon 350D + Helios 44-2 with a chip adapter, but many frames are not clear ...

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    • Lynx
      23.10.2015

      1. close the diaphragm.
      2. learn to fall into sharpness.
      3. buy a lens that is sharp on the open.

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    • Gregor
      17.07.2017

      4. Buy a programmable adapter with the ability to adjust the front / back focus

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    • Gregor
      17.07.2017

      5. Starting with the 500D, you can also advise to install the ML firmware, regarding focusing there is a function similar to pentax focus catch - simply called focus trap, this is when the camera itself makes a descent when an object gets into focus, and the function is similar to mirrorless cameras - it seems called focus strip, this is when in live mode the edges of the object in focus are marked with stripes.

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  2. Igor
    09.11.2015

    Hello, I purchased an M42-EOS adapter ring with an AF III chip, a CANON 650D camera, a HELIOS-44-2 lens. Having read the tips and seen a video on this topic, I realized that this camera has a ring with the 3rd version of the firmware, wrote it out and just in case, without a chip at all. It works without a chip, although in my opinion a large percentage of defects, and today a programmable adapter has come, and nothing comes of it at all, asks to update the lens firmware. What can be done?

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    • Dmitry
      16.11.2015

      Starting with your model, you need newer versions of the chips. You have an old chip.

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      • Igor
        16.11.2015

        I saw such in the online store, 200 rubles more expensive than mine, can this be?

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  3. Margot
    14.11.2015

    Hey. what helios can be bought for kenon 600 d and what adapter is needed. many opinions, but I can not understand

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    • Igor
      14.11.2015

      Under the seller’s guarantee, we’ll fit mine, depending on where you live, you can measure

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    • Alexey
      14.11.2015

      what's the point in buying helios for crop?
      crop cuts off all the prettiness and torsion :)

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    • Oleg
      14.11.2015

      I think that the meaning of the purchase is still there. Geliki are not expensive and for ridiculous money you will have a fifty dollars, which on crop can serve as a portrait. I use the usual Helios-44-2. The adapter is not a chipovanny ordinary canon EOS-M42. Here are some examples of photos without processing

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      • Margot
        15.11.2015

        I have fifty dollars. I want to try the manual) the colors are too good

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    • Margot
      15.11.2015

      I live in Ukraine. If you, too, waiting for suggestions)))) thanks for the answer

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    • BB
      15.11.2015

      Take the portrait-legend of Jupiter 37a (135mm / 3.5)

      Adapter - depending on the shank.

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      • Margot
        16.11.2015

        Jupiter 37 And I found one. And where to get the adapter. ? and tell me its functionality in translation to modern lenses. It will be more clear to me) thanks

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      • Oleg
        16.11.2015

        adapters you order in online stores. The lens is a large portraiture or short telephoto, as it is called. You can shoot portraits on the street, the room will be crowded. Arkady has his review. Here is an example from it:

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      • Dmitry
        16.11.2015

        Jupiter37a needs an M42-EOS adapter, preferably with a chip.
        Jupiter has a focal length of 135mm, aperture ratio 1: 3.5.

        From the helios to Kenon, the best options are available - MC Helios 44m-6, MC Helios 77m-4.
        Worse, but with the ability to manually change the aperture (for example, when shooting a video), this is any of the Helios 44-2. M42-EOS adapter with a chip.

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    • Nicholas
      28.06.2019

      I advise regular Helios 44-2, for me all sorts of mc (multi-enlightenment) is complete garbage, and in poor lighting on newer helios it only spoils the picture.

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  4. Oleg
    14.11.2015

    ...

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  5. Oleg
    14.11.2015

    ,,,

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  6. Margot
    16.11.2015

    Thank you so much)

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  7. Marina
    05.12.2015

    Hello, please tell me, I have a canon 650D, and Jupiter is 11
    Which adapter should I buy? And are there any such adapters at all.
    Thank you in advance!

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  8. Sergei
    14.12.2015

    And it’s generally strange for me. With a chip, it hangs without a chip at all writes err 01. I have a canon 1Ds markII.
    Moreover, everything is ok on the canon 600D.

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  9. Nina
    14.01.2016

    Please tell me which zenith to pick up for canon 1200d? Or is helios better? Need a lens for blurry photos. Thanks a lot)

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    • BB
      14.01.2016

      You can put a huge number of Soviet lenses on your device through a simple adapter.

      The answer to your question is here: https://radojuva.com.ua/2012/01/dof-best-lens-photo/

      Anyway, read the section 'About photography' https://radojuva.com.ua/o-fotografii/, before asking questions, and 90% of the questions will disappear, because the answers are already there.

      And our people do not like to read, they immediately write, submit the answer on a silver platter, there are so many bukaffs ...

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  10. Pacman
    15.01.2016

    By the way, a list of optics with a N mount was already published previously. When installing such lenses on Nikon there will be no problems, but to install on Canon, you will need an adapter.

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  11. Alexander P.
    16.01.2016

    Please tell me which adapter M42 is suitable for Canon 7D Mark2? With or without a chip? I became interested in stores, they answer that it is only necessary without a chip. Helios 44M-7 lens. Thank you.

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  12. Lara
    30.01.2016

    consult, pzhl: on the Pentacon Prakticar 1.8 / 50 Bayonet B, you can find an adapter for the canon 5d (first step), screwed it up with the chip through the adapter, apparently not the one, there is confirmation of the focus, but slightly touched the mirror.

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    • Gregor
      17.07.2017

      Are you sure the thing is the adapter?

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  13. Viktoriya
    06.02.2016

    Hello, tell me which adapter ring you need for the lens * JCPenney MC 80-200 mm f / 3.9 * on the Canon 600D. I would be grateful for any information. Thanks a lot!

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  14. Igor
    08.02.2016

    He was engaged in photography back in Soviet times. There are 4 lenses left: Helios 44-4, Volna-9 (macro), Jupiter-9 and a standard lens from Praktika. For quite a long time I shot with a well-cropped Olympus, now on the occasion I bought a 550 Canon with two good lenses. I also tried lenses with M42. I liked the drawings. The caught “dandelion” lies godlessly. At an aperture of 8, normal images are obtained when sighting through the viewfinder. And so you have to use Live View, but it's not always convenient. Therefore, I made a conclusion for myself: old lenses are good for leisurely work, when there is an opportunity to duplicate a frame: portrait, landscape, still life. It is difficult to use them in reportage photography.

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  15. Evgenij
    21.02.2016

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

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  16. Michael
    26.03.2016

    Hello, Arkady.
    First of all, thanks for such a lot of work. A few days ago I discovered your site, I read it with enthusiasm.
    And now the actual question. Since Soviet times, I still have such lenses as Industar 22, Industar 50-2 and Helios 81 N. There is an idea to buy a Canon 100D camera (compact and not very expensive) to use with these lenses. Mechanically, I understand how to install them, but I still haven't figured out the problem of chips on adapters (I read all the cross-references). In general, I thought to use purely mechanical adapters without any obtrusive chips, and naively believed that in the aperture priority mode the carcass does not care what aperture is set on the lens, because, according to my Soviet logic, it should simply measure the incoming light flux ... But as I understood from the articles, this is not entirely true, and in addition to measuring what has flown into it, the carcass also applies some coefficients, as far as I understood due to the fact that I naively believes that it measures on an open hole, and at the moment shooting will command the lens to close to the desired value. This is true? In other words, I would like to better formulate what kind of rake I get by buying the specified camera for the specified lenses and installing them through chipless adapters. Thank you in advance

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    • Oleg
      07.07.2016

      If industrial-22 is from a rangefinder camera, then it’s better not to risk there is a chance to hit the mirror. With industrial
      50-2 and there will be no problems. Personally, I don’t bother with chip adapters, I focus through Love View plus the magnifying glass function. Exposure can also be set manually in manual mode. Shoot yourself. I think the canon 100d is for today the best camera from kenon in the ratio of price and quality. In general, kenon is very convenient if you want to indulge in old Soviet optics.

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  17. anonym
    13.05.2016

    Tell me a canon 600d - I bought a helios44m - and when shooting a video it constantly flashes on the screen - check if the lens is installed - press the video activation button. - is this how it should be? or something is wrong? thanks

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    • Oleg
      07.07.2016

      I think there’s nothing wrong, I used it more than once. There are simply no contacts on the lenses and the camera will not recognize them. Press activation and shoot in manual mode. But Nikon has problems with this.

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  18. UOL
    07.07.2016

    I’m talking about the photo “Soviet lens Industar-22P”. :) Do you feel sorry for the mirror at the carcass? I don’t know how to measure the permissible “entrance” of the lens shank inside the camera, but I would not risk it by trial.

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  19. Ilya
    30.07.2016

    Good day to all
    I have such a problem, I bought Vivitar telephoto 135 / 3.5 No. from ebay 19xxxx m42.
    The canon system, by twisting the adapter with the Skirt, further than one and a half turns on the thread The adapter does not go, I tried without the skirt The adapter is the same nonsense. And I want infinity) Please tell me solutions to this problem)
    Used the cheapest, siluminovye adapters

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    • Jury
      30.07.2016

      looks like a different thread pitch

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      • Ilya
        30.07.2016

        Maybe you are right
        Possible option with a bad adapter? Maybe order an aluminum?))
        I have not reached the zenith yet - I assume that I can develop it using the twist-twist method

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      • Jury
        30.07.2016

        I haven’t come across such adapters, I won’t tell you which one to buy, just the symptoms are similar to inconsistencies in the thread pitch, drive into Google “thread pitch in the adapter ... ..” and read, maybe someone has already described this problem

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    • Rodion
      30.07.2016

      Oh, got it. The fact is that there, most likely, a T-2 thread.

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  20. Igor
    28.08.2016

    Who knows, why when installing Helios with an adapter without a chip on the Kenon 600d, in all modes the aperture is 0, and does not change with the wheel, what’s wrong? The camera does not recognize it.

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    • Oleg
      28.08.2016

      And you only install the diaphragm with the handles. This is a manual lens. The camera can only guess the shutter speed in aperture priority mode.

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    • Oleg
      28.08.2016

      Well, and in general manual mode M. I do not remember how the camera behaves in the priority of the aperture

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    • Gregor
      17.07.2017

      The diaphragm does not change with the wheel because the adapter without a chip

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  21. Igor
    30.08.2016

    the camera is in M ​​mode, the shutter speed changes, and the aperture shows 0.00 and does not change, while the shutter does not work

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  22. Jury
    07.12.2016

    Hello ! Tell me please . There are two Mir-1 2.8 / 37 and Jupiter-9 2/85 lenses, in this state. Is it possible to reanimate them? Regards, Yuri .

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  23. Valentine
    29.01.2017

    Good afternoon! Is it possible to install the Soviet Industar 10 lens on a Canon EOS M61 hybrid? And what adapter is needed? thanks

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  24. Ivan
    02.02.2017

    Hello!
    Please tell me if anyone came across ..
    Is it possible to send old Soviet lenses (older than 50 years) abroad?
    Does this fall under the ban on the export of cultural property, etc.? ?
    For example, some Jupiter in 1962, it is older than 50 years
    Thank you!

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    • Yarkiy
      02.02.2017

      Rather, you will be fined for transporting trash abroad. :)

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      • Gregor
        17.07.2017

        Exactly!

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    • Alexander
      09.02.2020

      Ivan, special thanks for the “cultural values”! I haven't laughed like that for a long time ...

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  25. MichaelPiora
    24.04.2017

    VERY INTERESTING! Very useful! It is necessary right now. We will definitely use it!

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