What kind of lens is Helios 44-2 58mm?

Helios 44-2 58mm f/2.0 is an old lens for SLR (film) cameras that you can find on the internet (eBay, Amazon, etc.) for about $50 or less. Old lenses have manual focus. That means you have to manually adjust the aperture and the focus area. The focal length stays the same as it is not a zoom lens.

How does the Helios 44-2 swirly bokeh effect work?

The wind was heavy, and because of Helioses swirly bokeh, it shows up in the photo. And, some images just look cute in low-contrast. Helios 44-2 swirly bokeh effect is achieved primarily with the aperture around f2-2.8. This is a manual focus lens, so getting things in focus can be quite challenging. I use DSLR, which means no focus peaking.

What kind of lens do I need for swirly bokeh?

Apparently you need a pretty good distance in the background so the little light spots and details can register into that swirl shape. I’m really in love with this Helios 44-2 lens. The Helios 44-2 lens is fast with the f/2 aperture, weighs next to nothing, and was incredibly inexpensive at less than $50 including shipping.

Is the Helios Russian lens brick-like?

Some may consider Russian lenses brick-like but they are well constructed and not worse than recent plastic models. The lens has manual focus so you need to get used to. You will need to be creative with this lens and also need to be quick because of the manual focus.

An error occurred while retrieving sharing information. Please try again later. Above you can see some test footage which I shot with a Helios 44-2 58mm f/2 lens. In my opinion this vintage Russian lens is very special.

Is the Helios 44-2 58mm a copy of the Zeiss Biotar?

Well, the Helios is a copy of the Carl Zeiss Biotar 58mm. Back in the end of World War II, the Russians occupied East Germany. A few crafty guys went into the Zeiss factory and stole the Biotar formula. The Helios 44-2 58mm is one of the most mass produced lenses ever made and can be acquired rather cheaply.

Where was the Helios 44 SLR lens made?

Helios-44 is a series of standard lenses for SLR cameras, produced in Soviet Union by KMZ, MMZ, Jupiter from 1958 until 1999; it is considered to be one of most mass produced lenses in the world.

Which is the best version of Helios 44?

1 Helios-44 (Start) – 13 2 Helios-44 -8 3 Helios-44-N -8 4 MC Helios-44X-N – 6 5 MC Helios-44M-7 – 6