Arsat H 1:2 50mm or MC Helios-81H 2/50

A large number of lenses is well-known under the name «Helios-81″. After the collapse of the USSR the Arsenal plant (in the territory of Ukraine) has continued to make the «Soviet» lenses, but has changed their designation to «ARSAT». So, many Soviet len
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HELIOS-44-2 58MM F2.0 (two lenses VALDAI and MMP)

HELIOS-44-2 58MM F2.0 (two lenses VALDAI and MMP)

Speaking about Helios 44-2 2/58 lens, we should say that there are a lot of models with the same name. Their differences are only in the body and manufacturing plants. The model called HELIOS-44-2 2/58 №83052779 was made at the optical-mechanical plant «Jupiter» in the town
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HELIOS-44M 58mm F2.0 (two lenses VALDAI and KMP)

HELIOS-44M 58mm F2.0 (two lenses VALDAI and KMP)

Helios-44M model doesn’t differ much from the models of the same series. Some significant differences are only in the lens control methods, resolution and in the number of aperture leaves. The represented sample was released at the optical-mechanical plant «Jupiter» in the t
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HELIOS-44M-5 58mm F2.0 MS

HELIOS-44M-5 58mm F2.0 MS

The lens described in this report is called Helios-44M-5 58mm F2.0 MS. This model has significant similarities with MS HELIOS-44M-4, MS HELIOS-44M-6 and MS HELIOS-44M-7 lenses. These models were manufactured at the plant Jupiter in the town of Valdai. It can be noted that there is a «
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HELIOS-44M-6

HELIOS-44M-6

Speaking about Helios-44m-6 lens, we can say that according to some viewpoints this model is one of the best representatives of Helios-44m-X. As for  its technical features, they are almost similar to the later versions of Helios-44. Key performance characteristics can be brought in f
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HELIOS-44M-7 58MM F2.0 MS

Let’s have a look at 44m-5, 6-44m, 44m-7 lenses. You can see that their names are written in Latin, and quite seldom in Cyrillic. Such lens versions as MS Helios-44m-X contain X-7, 6, 5, 4 in their names and they have a sign «Zenit»  located around the lens name. Also this model has t
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HELIOS 44-3 58MM F2.0 MS

Helios 44-3 58mm F2.0 MS

Let us have a look at the sample called Helios 44-3 2/58 MS. This Helios-44 X and Helios 44m X sample has become not so widely spread as other 44 Helios models. The year of 1986 is the date of the release of the lens at the optical- mechanical plant in Minsk. DOF indicators contain ye
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