Helios 44 58/2 M39 mount ?

Started Jun 3, 2011 | Discussions thread
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kaktusss OP Regular Member • Posts: 414
Re: newer J8s not bad.

John Bean (UK) wrote:

Yes. I had a modern I-61, it was awful. The original version was by far the best - basically an improved I-26 with rare earth glass and better coatings but keeping the 10-blade aperture and good build quality of the I-26. Poor QA and even cheaper construction made the later versions of the I-61 something of a lottery.

I actually found one that looks like yours !
I also bought an old J-8 (with a red Π symbol).
I'll certainly post a comparison in a few weeks

Any advice on how to clean these old aluminum barrels ? I've seen that yours looks shiny.

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