Helios-44, Classic 58/2 Lens, M42


Helios-44, Classic 58/2 Lens

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The Russian Helios-44 is a great normal lens for the Soviet Zenit line of SLR cameras. This particular
lens has a 42 mm SLR mount, and was intended for use with the M42 Zenits or any other SLRs with a M42 mount.

The aperture is a “preset” type – there are two rings. You set the aperture with one (it has stop-clicks), and after the focusing is completed, you close the aperture to the preset value with the second ring without taking your eye from the viewfinder. The lens has a built-in 3/8″ tripod mount.

The lens is fast, with a well-controlled depth-of-field. It is ideal for portrait and available light photography.

  • Focal length
58 mm
  • Aperture
1:2 (settings from 2 to 16)
  • Focusing
0.5 m – Infinity
  • Filter size
M49x0.5 mm
  • Optical registration (back focus)
45.2 mm
  • Mount
M42x1 mm
  • The glass is coated; the barrel has a polished aluminum/chrome finish.

This Helios-44  is in excellent condition, the exterior shows some use, mechanics are smooth and the glass
is clean. You can see some dust specks inside; they are minor and will not affect image quality.

The lens is shown on a Zenit SLR (camera not included)



Additional information

Weight 2 lbs


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