The sexiest lens you have

Started Sep 30, 2013 | Discussions thread
Tomasg71
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Re: The sexiest lens you have
In reply to Tomasg71, Oct 6, 2013

Tomasg71 wrote:

They are in their native M42 mount, i use an adapter. Of course infinity is not reached, but they are portrait lenses anyway for me, also it must have to do with the longer flange distance than their designed one, but i get the most of their bokeh (swirls in the case of the Helios) when i use them at infinity, which in this case means objects up to around 3 - 5 meters are in focus. They could be easyly adapted to reach infinity on a Nikon body, with a lathe, but that would mean butchering them. I use other M42 lenses that are easy to adapt, like the Tair 11A for example.

If you want i can post some pictures.

Tomas

I forgot to add, you can buy a new Helios 40-2 on line, they re opened the factory and are building them again.

http://nikonrumors.com/2013/06/19/the-russian-zenit-helios-40-2-85mm-f1-5-lens-is-now-available-with-nikon-f-mount.aspx/#more-60256

Tomas

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