Helios-103 1.8/53 with bayonet Contax-Kiev RF

Helios-103 1.8/53 is a regular lens for ranging cameras of the Kiev brand. Presently it is very easy to find it on flea markets, but it isn’t of great value because of the specific bayonet . Helios-103 1.8/53 from this review has a serial number  8143748 and was made on the plan
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Helios-65 Automat 2/50 review

In this review we will tell about lens Helios-65 Automat  2/50 N652018 with rare bayonet «Kiev-Automat», which was made on the plant «Arsenal» in Kiev. Bayonet-type mount is used only for Soviet reflex cameras Kiev-10, Kiev-11 (prototype), Kiev-15 Tee and Kiev-15 T
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Helios-81H review

Helios-81H is one of the best lenses of the Helios  family. The specifications  of  MC  Helios-81Н 2/50: MDF (minimum focusing distance): 0.5 m Max. min. aperture:  F/2-F/16 Number of diaphragm blades: 6 Focal length: 50mm Mount: «N» analog Nikon F Weight: 240g Optical schem
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Helios-81 2/53 Automat review

The difference between HELIOS-81 2/50 Automat and the HELIOS-81 2/53 Automat (from this review): Different labelling: ‘2/50‘ and ‘2/53’. In fact the real focal length of the lenses is the same and it is approximately equal to 52 mm. Different labelling — it is nothing more than the wh
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Helios-81 2/50 Automat review

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 dista
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Helios-44M 4 review

One of the first lenses was simply called Helios 44 50/2.8 and had a good quality. They say that the last digit was added when the lens had  already  been checked the lens after production. The higher the number, the better the quality. When you work with the lens, as usual I found th
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Helios 40-2 1.5/85 review

Helios-40-2 is the undisputed leader with a huge margin.  The Second place holds Jupiter-37A and the third is outrageously sharp, Kaleinar-5N. Therefore, without superfluous words— the Helios-40-2 is ideal for portrait photography. Weight: about 900g MDF: 0.8 m Focal length: 85mm The
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Helios-81М 2/53 review

Helios-81M 2/53 is  like its  brother, MS Helios-81Н 2/50. In fact, it’s the same lens, but with a different socket of the housing and the enlightenment. The difference in focal length has  more common  with the very symbol than with real differences. It seems quite strange that
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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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