The photographers often buy for Nikon lens Helios-81 2/50 Automat, and then don’t know what to do with it. Helios-81 2/50 Automat has a specific mount with no adapters on modern SLR cameras. This lens is suitable for two SLR cameras only— ‘Kiev-10’, ‘Kiev-15’. The working distance of the lens is 44mm, theoretically this lens has all chances of alteration at other SLR cameras.
Because of the great popularity of Soviet lens series ‘H’, in particular MC Helios-81Н which can be mounted without adapter on modern Nikon cameras, I’ ve met enemies which give out an Automatic version for the ‘N’ version.
Helios-81 2/50Automat is a very small lens which was produced on The Arsenal factory in Kiev. The focus ring has a small gap, but overall the lens is made good.
The main feature of Helios-81 2/50 Automat is the lack of aperture ring. The aperture ring is adjustable only from cameras Kiev-10 and Kiev-15 on this lens. Actually, because of this lens is called a ‘Automat’. The aperture has 6 blades, which are more shiny , creating extra reflections in the middle of the lens.
The focus ring rotates 270 degrees. MDF is 50 cm. Front filter diameter is 49 m To install the lens on the camera, I just used ordinary sticky tape.
Due to the fact of such an extraordinary lens setting to the camera, sometimes the optical axis is off and the rest of the photos is «floated». Although, at the same time, you can view the distinctive image of the lens.
In practice, due to the lack of multi coating , the lens works very weakly in backlight and side light. The main feature of Helios-81 Automat is the only area of confusion.
I-hero-in: I fastened my first Soviet camera to the electrical tape.
Bolu: There is no such problem that cannot be solved with sticky tape. Very pleased!
Dmitry: I have this one in my collection. In general, I agree with this review. The effect of lamellae aperture light image on the image is not obvious. have Jupiter 11автомат with the same aperture. Helios 81 Automat is not bad lens all in all. There are plenty of stories where we can see an indistinguishable result from Helios 81H.
Denis: I like this lens which I remade for Nikon mount. There was nothing complicated . In place of the old shank I mounted adapter KP-A/N ( replacement from Jupiter 37A ) . Infinity appeared . Though aperture control is problematic . Draws more interesting than Helios 81Н lens .
Vladimir: The lens are really cool.