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  1. Alexey
    25.04.2013

    photos turned out super! I didn’t even think that my helios could produce such masterpieces .. it’s clear that the direct and significant roles of the photographer affect the quality of the image. but still .. unfortunately, Nikon does not focus on infinity .. now I think about buying a simple kenon))

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    • Sergei
      25.04.2013

      buy a dandelion if you want to keep the lens with you ...

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    • Alexey B.
      26.04.2013

      Remove the adjustment rings and unscrew the rear lens unit a couple of turns. Work for 5 minutes. On Nikon there will be, if not infinity, then 10 meters of focus. Also in 5 minutes you can return everything to its original state.

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    • Lynx
      26.04.2013

      google "finalization of helios to infinity for nikon" there are a bunch of options.
      this is usually disassembly + screwing the helicoid into a deeper thread.

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    • Maria
      05.05.2014

      What about the Canon EOS 1100D SLR? It looks like new, has been in use for less than half a year. I’m selling because I want to buy another.

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    • Ruslan
      20.07.2014

      I will sell the lens Helios-44-2 Made in USSR bid ... mail ruslan_2208418@mail.ru

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      • Ruslan
        20.07.2014

        he seems to have lenses without spraying and does not seem to be inferior to modern ones in aperture ratio) of the defects, only dusty outer glasses and a little rub on the paint on the side of the cover.

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  2. Gene jb
    26.04.2013

    Strongly something softit.

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    • anonym
      19.07.2017

      It's not even about the software, most likely. As I suspect, the problem is that the lenses are not clean enough. This is a common headache for these old lenses. If it was perfectly sterile, like a tear, the result would be many times better. And in counter there would not be SUCH a veil ... And so, my experience shows that if the lenses are not perfectly clean, then there will be no good picture. Only in the shadow and not a light object. If you take exactly the same lens with the pristine purity of the optics, then the differences will be striking and cardinal.

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  3. Ivan
    26.04.2013

    Is there a noticeable difference with the Minsk “zebra” (G44 in a black case with white elements)?

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    • Valentin Kalenichenko
      26.04.2013

      My HELIOS-44 Made in USSR No. 7025750 MMZ (Minsk "zebra") - an export version of the first issues. The quality is better than the earlier KMZ-shnyhs (I also shot them), since it was produced according to the more stringent requirements of GOST (resolution 41/20 lines / mm instead of 35/15). MMZ, unlike Vileika BELOMO, has always been a defense enterprise with appropriate quality requirements.

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  4. Alex
    27.04.2013

    Hello! I have an adapter and two Helios lenses, tell me whether it is necessary to program an adapter for an objective, or not? I look at many who shoot on programmable dandelion adapters, they don’t program anything. Just put the lens and take off, without programming. Thank you!

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    • Arkady Shapoval
      27.04.2013

      For which camera? For Canon it is advisable to program.

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  5. Alex
    27.04.2013

    Arkady! Yes for Canon, although the first pictures were taken without programming, they seemed to work fine.

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  6. Konstantin
    08.05.2013

    I was probably particularly lucky, because I got the export Helios 44-2 Made in USSR No. 0092226 manufactured by KMZ black, but with a white scale (like this was not listed). He takes stunning pictures, compared with other Helios, I will not say that it is much higher, but it is visible (they tried to please the export :)). A special distinguishing feature is the focus on 20 meters rather than 10 as in later ones. From experience with different options, I can say that the need to confirm focus is very subjective and very dependent on the specific lens, for example, I use a simple Chinese piece of metal without confirmation and do not experience any problems (Canon system)

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  7. DIG
    16.05.2013

    Recently I found one in a barn with trash: export EA No. 7007931, the rear lens is slightly worn. There are adapters at AUCRO. I know two are needed: 39-42 and 42-N. Question to Arkady: to buy with a lens for infinity or without it? How many meters will sharpness remain? This old man is very interesting.

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    • Valentin Kalenichenko
      16.05.2013

      Without a lens, you can focus up to 1.5 m, that is, it can be used as a portrait portrait.

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  8. DIG
    16.05.2013

    I had a HELIOS 44m4 with an adapter with a lens. The sharpness is worse than that of the G-81 N. Probably because of the lens. It turns out that it will be the same with the G-44. Has anyone compared the G-81N and G-44?

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    • Valentin Kalenichenko
      14.07.2015

      MC Helios-81 N and Helios-44 “zebra” MMZ are practically equivalent (of course, my copies).

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  9. Andrei
    29.05.2013

    Hello. Please tell me which adapter is needed to attach this Helios-44 2/58 to the Nikon D5100 camera ???

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    • anonym
      10.07.2014

      M39-Nikon F Aukro has such an adapter. Lot titled “M39 M39 Adapter - Nikon AI F”. It happens in stores, but I haven't come across for a long time.

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  10. Igor
    29.05.2013

    Read what people write. Scroll up.

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    • Andrei
      31.05.2013

      Yes, I read.
      only on one site they say the first, on the other, the second.
      there were doubts

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  11. Igor
    01.06.2013

    He has a thread of 39, so you need 39-42, and 42-N (under Nikon) is wound on top. Nothing complicated. DARE !!!

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    • Andrei
      02.06.2013

      Thank you very much :)

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  12. Nicholas
    06.07.2013

    This lens is interesting with an open hole, why does it need infinity.

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  13. Ilya
    30.10.2013

    THAT: Alexey B.
    If “… and unscrew the rear lens unit a couple of turns.” The alignment of the entire lens will be lost.
    "Remove the adjusting rings" if there is no lathe but closer to the point.

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  14. Sergei
    31.10.2013

    there are many helios 44 different models from 1700 to 3000 r per lens mail boss.wret@mail.ru Voronezh write or call 9003023540

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  15. zebo
    26.11.2013

    I bought one at a flea market with a fool !!! He brought home right in my hands, he fell apart, well, I think I tried to throw away all the rubbish money (((I sat on it a little, cleaned it, and collected a miracle, this old man turned into a wonderful portrait portrait, I did not even expect this from him. In my opinion namely, that he has such a resolution (35 \ 15), this lens has such a wonderful picture and gives odds to many famous brands !!! Only a copy needs to be well adjusted.

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  16. Alexey Medvedev
    10.01.2014

    I bought such a lens in St. Petersburg for 800 rubles and was very pleased with it! Boke is gorgeous. There is also Helios 44-3 2/58 inherited from my father in the best condition !!!, but I didn’t cut it (I can’t put it on the adapter ring for the canon unless you grind the focus ring on the lens, and the toad strangles me to cut such a gorgeous lens ), and turned it into a Macro lens, just bought a macro ring and voila, the lens stood up like a glove. If you need examples of photos, I will gladly share it.

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    • Vlad
      10.02.2014

      I wonder why you can’t put Helios 44-3 on the M42-EOS adapter? I have not yet met Helios with a threaded shank that would not fit on the adapter.

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    • anonym
      13.08.2014

      It's okay, I sharpened 1-1,5mm and there is infinity and imperceptibly what is sewn.

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    • Oleg
      06.12.2014

      Cut a plastic gasket from some display case (from my headphones) between the lens and the adapter for 5 minutes. And immediately everything turns.

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  17. Irina
    25.01.2014

    Tell the portrait on Nikan 5100 to be sharp and blur the background well.

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    • anonym
      10.05.2014

      Nikkor 85mm f / 1.8 super easy

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  18. AleX
    08.04.2014

    Bought one of these days a white experimental No. 02 .... KMZ and a black Belorussian GV.70. Both M39. Served, lubricated the helicoid, removed the backlashes as much as possible, extended the lens blocks (the lenses dangled on one) and resharpened for Nikon. Surprisingly, everything turned out not even very difficult: I replaced the adjustment ring with a thinner one and grinded off the backdrop (the thrust surface under the thread). Infinity is restored! I have never seen such sharpness on any lens! We liked it very much. I definitely advise you for an artistic photo! Write. I will gladly share a photo and experience of fitting on Nikon.

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    • Alexander
      11.05.2014

      Share in more detail how you sharpened it under Nikon, I have Gelik 44-2, with M42 thread, photos are obtained through the adapter, but there is no infinity and it is difficult to sharpen. If possible with drawings or diagrams

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      • AleX
        16.06.2014

        Give your E-mail, I will drop the instruction on it. What is the difficulty of focusing? What kind of camera do you have?

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    • Aryslan
      18.05.2014

      AleX, I ask you to send by E-mail schemes / photos with a detailed description of how you achieved infinity on a white Helios-44. Thank you

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      • AleX
        28.05.2014

        Aryslan, but how do you know your E-mail? How to contact with you?

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      • Aryslan
        12.06.2014

        AleX, my mail is 45678997 {dog} list.ru. Thank you

        What else did you redo from Soviet optics?))

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      • AleX
        16.06.2014

        Probably instead of digits there should be a name? In this form, the letter will not go away.

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      • Aryslan
        20.06.2014

        AleX, there’s nothing right in the name of the email instead of letters.) I have been using this mailbox for a long time and no one has had problems with delivery.

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    • Vania
      26.12.2014

      Hello, Alex write me a mail please (vanyazahar@mail.ru) how did you achieve infinity on Helios-44. Thank you

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  19. Victor
    20.04.2014

    I put the same one as in the Helios-44 2/58 review on the Canon 600D, excellent sharpness, but the focus on infinity was lost somewhere from 4 meters. I thought that such a problem exists only on Nikon :(, which is an example of a photo from this review. But Helios-44m-4 2/58 already has normal infinity on my camera.

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    • Novel
      11.07.2014

      Victor tell me how you achieved infinity on the Kenon 600d with Helios 44

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  20. Arslan
    16.05.2014

    I have Helios-44 2/58, No. 4006415, M39, produced by MMZ, judging by the logotope. Outwardly, it is no different from KMZ-shnogo. I haven’t shot yet, the way is a simple and reliable way to set infinity.

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  21. Arslan
    16.05.2014

    PS: The case is white. The number of petals is 8 pieces.

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  22. Igor
    18.06.2014

    I took it, I liked it very much. Amber-colored enlightenment, does anyone know how they are better / worse?

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  23. anonym
    10.07.2014

    Why is this the first video review? was there already one?

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    • Morgunov Vladimir
      10.07.2014

      the review of the hare was a test review, a cursory, very short - and this is a full review, licked, filled with a lot of visual information. all other reviews will now be like that, only even better!

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  24. Valerii
    10.07.2014

    Excellent video review, much better than the first! The lens is very interesting, I think it is good to apply it in a b / w image.

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  25. Jackie
    10.07.2014

    It turned out great! Respect for the “M-male regime”! :) At 2:33, as I understand it, Vladimir with his hellish videotape setup? :)

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    • Arkady Shapoval
      10.07.2014

      Yes :) it looks funny

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