Helios 44m-4 is my aperture adjustment busted?

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CosmoZooo
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Helios 44m-4 is my aperture adjustment busted?
Feb 9, 2013

So I recently "inherited" (took from my dad Zenit with Helios 44m-4. Since it's free, it was going to be my first manual lens to try on the NEX-6.

The lens looks good and the camera was barely used but of course it was laying around for many many years now. The focus ring feels smooth and works well. The aperture ring is clicking but I don't see any blades closing or opening inside the lens....tried staring into it while mounted on the camera as well as removed.

So does this mean the aperture adjustment is busted and I would be stuck wide open or am I missing something?

If I can find a cheap adapter it's still not a deal breaker but it would certainly suck.

Sony Alpha NEX-6
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