Trying Helios 44 lens on X-E1

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Trying Helios 44 lens on X-E1
4 months ago

I recently found an old Helios 44 58mm f/2 lens that I inherited from my parents long time ago. Decided to give it a try on X-E1 and compare to kit 18-55. So, with the help of a cheap adapter, I got the results below (both unedited out-of-camera JPEGs, shot with f/5.6)

Image from 18-55 looks much more colorful, 'contrasty' and overall much more impressive. What is interesting though is that Helios image is equally sharp, and might even be sharper (I tried hard to focus very accurately onto the same spot). And bokeh looks nicer too.

So, kudos to an old and very, very cheap lens. Still, not going to see much use I think

Helios 44 image

Fuji 18-55 image

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