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Capture memories by taking crystal clear photos with the Helios 44M-2 58 mm F/2.0 Lens for Pentax. The Helios 44m-2 lens can be attached to a 35 mm camera with the use of a M4...Read more
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Helios 44M 58mm f2.0 Lens with M42 screw mount
In reviewing this lens, I can state the quality is excellent; both in build and performance.
The Item purchased on e-bay carries the Zenit logo (a ray of light passing th...Read more
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Helios 44-2 58 mm f / 2 - helios l ens with a single layer of enlightenment, based on the lens Biotar 2/58 (Carl Zeiss Jena). This is one of the most popular lenses produced f...Read more
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Capture memories by taking crystal clear photos with the Helios 44M-2 58 mm F/2.0 Lens for Pentax. The Helios 44m-2 lens can be attached to a 35 mm camera with the use of a M42-to-EOS adapter. This Helios camera lens corresponds to the equivalent of a 93 mm lens on a smaller 35 mm camera. Capable of providing good image quality and excellent optical performance, the Helios 44m-2 lens is a manual focus lens with the option to set it to either AV setting or aperture priority setting. The manual lens setting allows the user to choose the preferred shutter speed to suit any given situation. A 270-degree focus twist on the Helios 44m-2 lens provides extremely accurate focusing for close-up photos, portraits, landscapes, and macro photos. With a 58 mm focal length and F/2.0 aperture, this camera lens is equipped with a multi-coating feature which captures sharp, vibrant colors and produces photos that are crystal clear and extremely detailed. Control the extent of the lens shut down on this Helios camera lens by pre-setting the two ring lens mechanism. Producing brilliant bokeh effects and excellent color rendering, this camera lens provides quality results that can be a great addition to any lens collection.

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BrandHelios
Model Number44M-2

Lens System
Focal LengthFixed/Prime
Focus TypeManual
Focal Length (mm)58 mm

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For CameraBrandPentax

eBay product ID: EPID101730811
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Helios 44M-2 58 mm f/2.0 Lens Pentax
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Helios 44M 58mm f2.0 Lens with M42 screw mount

Created: 01/12/10
In reviewing this lens, I can state the quality is excellent; both in build and performance.
The Item purchased on e-bay carries the Zenit logo (a ray of light passing through a prism), and is inscribed on the fixed body of the lens 'Made in USSR'.
This indicates it to be made at the famous Krasnogorsk plant, often abreviated to KMZ (Krasnogorsk Mechanical Factory)noted for its Military Optics, and therefore of higher than normal specification.
Above the origin of manufacture inscription is the Serial Number.
Of the seven digits, the first two digits indicate the year of manufacture, therefore, 7900088 shows this lens was built in 1979.
From an exhaustive, but by no means complete catalogue available on-line at
http://zenit.istra.ru/cat​alog/lenseslist.html the Helios 58mm f2.0 lens has an Angle of View 40 degrees 28 minutes.
The Apature adjustment ring is firm yet smooth in operation; as is the helical focus mount.
At the base of the lens, is a rocker-lever marked A and M for automatic or manual apature function.
The M42 (metric) screw mount, is a convenient thread to fit a wide variety of camera bodies, with or without adaptors; and the Manual Focus provde an efficient and easy means to creative 'image capture' at a reasonble price.
Being a metalic and glass lens, it appears 'heavy' compared to the more modern versions of the lenses of plastic fabrication. I consider the extra few grams worthy of the increases in build and performance.
The item purchased came in a zipped, sewn leather barrel-case, with a rivited loop-handle; that appears to be the original, to protect this quality lens.
I am lead to beleive the 'Helios' brand was never registered by Russia within the USSR, and consequently the name Helios was adopted by manufacturers in the Far East in later years, that maybe of similar quality, but less well made: so be aware when and where you intend to purchase a Helios lens.
Therefore my overall assessment is an excellent product at an affordable price, giving a splendid performance: Highly Recommended.
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Sharp, Bokeh Legendary, Fast, economico, ben costruito, nitidezza superba

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Created: 11/09/12
Helios 44-2 58 mm f / 2 - helios l ens with a single layer of enlightenment, based on the lens Biotar 2/58 (Carl Zeiss Jena). This is one of the most popular lenses produced for the camera " Zenit -E ." Has a terminal threaded M42x1 . Aperture control - manual with preset ring .


The lens was manufactured in huge quantities, so now is available for purchase , despite the fact that its production was discontinued in the early 1990s . Has very good for the mass of the lens optical properties. Just this objec is a popular source for manufacturing the lens monocle.

Helios 44-2 lens is quite sharp . Fine suited for portraits , with their pleasant boke , and for the landscape and even in some cases, macro shooting . You can also note that the lens is very rarely catch birds with one stone , as it has a built-in lens hood. Helios lens 44-2 at aperture 2.0 unpleasantly strong lathers , but starting with 2.8 the picture becomes dramatically better.

Helios 44-2 58 mm f / 2 - Lens with a single layer of enlightenment, based on the lens Biotar 2 / 58 (Carl Zeiss Jena). This is one of the most popular lenses produced for the camera " Zenit -E ." Has a terminal threaded M42x1 mount . Aperture control - manual with preset ring . The lens was manufactured in huge quantities, so now is available for purchase , despite the fact that its production was discontinued in the early 1990s . Has very good for the mass of the lens optical properties. Just this lens is a popular source for manufacturing the lensbaby monocle .


Helios 44-2 lens is quite sharp . Velekolepno suited for portraits , with their pleasant boke , and for the landscape and even in some cases, macro shooting .
You can also note that the lens is very rare catch hares , as it has built-in lens hood. Helios 44-2 at aperture 2.0 unpleasantly strong lathers , but starting with 2.8 the picture becomes dramatically better.

Many of those in "due time" there is certainly keen on photography anywhere in the attic a good old Zenith or something like that ... So I lay Zenit ET. Currently lies and lies, as an exhibit at the show ... So why not give it a second life? More precisely it is not, and Helios 44-2 lens of a standard "kit". Armed with an adapter M42 -> Canon EF and, later, the contact area ("confirm chip"), set out to test this piece of glass. Lens Specifications pleased - 58mm, aperture f/2.0. Quite a good portret lens. The first images taken by Canon 5D Mark II with the objective of the zenith was impressed! Immediately struck by the excellent bokeh and sharpness.

Format: 35mm SLR
Focal length - 58 mm
Angle of view - 40 ° 28 '
Relative aperture - 1:2
Limit iris - 1:16
The resolving power of the center - 38 lines / mm
The resolution of the edge - 20 lines / mm
Minimum focusing distance - 0.5m
Landing thread for tips - M49x0 75
Type: Permanent focal length (fix)
Focus: Manual Focus
System: M42
Year of start of production: 1950
Year of production: 1990
Design: 6 elements in 4 groups
Weight: 230 g

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Great uniqe and well built lens with awesome image quality and bokeh.

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Created: 22/11/11
I bought this product because I am a fan of manual focus lenses. Helios 44-M is top rated portrait lens with beautiful bokeh and preety fast aperture. Build quality is another great thing of this lens, awesome condition after all these years. There is some dust inside the glass but it affects only test photos, not a problem for everyday shots. Comparison? I also have 50mm f1.4 lens but I can't really compare it with Helios, both are great lenses and technicaly very good. But picture taken with this lens is kind of uniqe, i just like it. I am really happy that I bought this one, I have never regret it, especially for its price.
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its a great lens if you find a good copy and you are willing to use manual

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Created: 16/06/11
this lens a a nice sharp fast prime lens in m42 mount that can be used with most slr and dslr cameras. also this lens is quite fast f/2 and can be stopped down to f/16. the disadvantages of this lens are: only manual focus and aperture controland that its old. the problem with the age of this lens is that its easier to get a lens with issues such as oilly blades(my copy), scratches on glass or cosmetic flaws, dust, fungus, even bad reasembly(?). for examlpe my copy has oilly aperture blades and for an unknown reason the aperture markings are placed the other way round, my lens is fully open at f/16 and fully stopped down at f/2.

conclusion:
its a great lens if you find a good copy and you are willing to use the manual controls. so its recomended

please note that "for pentax" is refered to m42 mount that takes MANY adapters foun here
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Great build and optical quality, must-have lens.

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Created: 11/04/12
As with all Helios lenses (original Russian build, not the later Japanese) this is a joy to use. Sharp wide open and throughout the aperture range, silky smooth focus ideally damped and positive aperture ring. Built like a tank.
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