Helios with ultrasonic motor and image stabilizer

For the provided lens many thanks master Yura.

HELIOS-44-2 2/58 with ultrasonic motor and image stabilizer

HELIOS-44-2 2/58 with ultrasonic motor and image stabilizer

This overview shows lens adaptation HELIOS-44-2 2/58 for Nikon cameras.

Optics took from the lens HELIOS-44-2 2/58 with serial number 7726944 manufactured by the Jupiter Optical and Mechanical Plant, Valdai. Body and autofocus taken from the lens Nikon 18-55mm 1: 3.5-5.6G VR AF-S DX Nikkor SWM Aspherical... A quiet compact type ultrasonic motor, the stabilizer in the lens does not work, but the built-in stabilizer can work on Nikon Z5, Z6, Z7 cameras with the appropriate Nikon FTZ adapter. In the end, this is exactly what happens HELIOS-44-2 2/58 with ultrasonic motor and image stabilizer.

After rework Nikon 18-55 / 3.5-5.6G VR the zoom ring rotates but nothing moves mechanically. The VR stabilizer has been removed from the lens. The focus ring performs its function as usual. MDF is approximately 70 cm, focusing at infinity is maintained.

I already had an autofocus on the review MC HELIOS-44M-4 58mm 1: 2based on Nikon AF Nikkor 50mm 1: 1.8, MKII versionbut it lacked a built-in focus motor. With the new autofocus HELIOS-44-2 2/58 I can easily use the lens on a super cool camera Nikon D40 and please yourself with nice pictures. Seriously though, it's great that there are masters who adapt old lenses for autofocus.



  1. Nikon F mount
  2. optics from HELIOS-44-2 2/58
  3. automatic, precise and quiet focusing (with the ability to focus at infinity) with any Nikon DSLR or mirrorless camera
  4. filter thread 52 mm
  5. MDF approx. 70 cm, maximum magnification ratio approx. 1: 12
  6. without diaphragm device, in EXIF keep in mind that shooting is always done at 58mm and f / 2
  7. without built-in image stabilizer (stabilizer may be available on Nikon Z5, Z6, Z7 cameras with built-in image stabilizer directly in the camera)
  8. automatic measurement available exposure on any CZK and ZK Nikon. Measurement problems exposure no (for correct measurement exposure always use the largest possible aperture, depending on the position of the zoom ring)
  9. in terms of the Nikon system, this is a Helios-Nikkor lens DX, AF-S, SWM, G-type
  10. weight is 236 grams

Examples on Nikon D850 (Full Frame)

On the full frame, an excessive vignette appears from the fact that the objective lenses are deep in the frame of an unnatural body. This vignette often adds flavor to the final photos. Link per RAW file with Nikon D850.

Examples on Nikon D40 (APS-C, DX)

The frame of the body creates a kind of built-in hood, but the lens is still very afraid of backlight.

Jpeg source photos download from this link (27 photos, 100 MB).

Master contacts

Yura makes similar HELIOS-44-2 2/58 based on Nikon 18-55 / 3.5-5.6G VR  about $ 150 each (this is the price immediately for the finished lens along with the work)... His contacts: +38 (096) 149-51-26, and olx page.

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.

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Comments: 83, on topic: Helios with ultrasonic motor and image stabilizer

  • Ilyas

    The title of the article suggests that the lens has a stabilizer, but it does not. It would be better to change it, otherwise some not good thoughts arise

    • Arkady Shapoval

      (stabilizer may be available on Nikon Z5, Z6, Z7 cameras with built-in image stabilizer directly into the camera)

  • xandrex

    In general, the article is hard clickbait. The lens has no stabilization. Matrix stabilization in the camera is not stabilization in the lens. The text is written in such a way as to deliberately mislead

    • B, R, P.

      Here at last! Someone has opened our eyes.

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