Helios 44 58/2 M39 mount ?

Started Jun 3, 2011 | Discussions thread
John Bean (UK) Forum Pro • Posts: 18,035
Re: Helios 44 58/2 M39 mount ?

kaktusss wrote:

So it confirms the Jupiter 8 is a better choice if I'm looking for a fast (f2), cheap (

That would be my choice given those constraints - especially "compact". No SLR lens will be compact on the NEX and the J-8 is the only fast(-ish) rangefinder lens that is likely to cost less than $50 for a perfect sample.

However IMO 50/2 is a bit short and/or slow for traditional portraiture, especially since the J-8 isn't great wide open. You can get a far better (but bigger) SLR lens for about the same money, or you can pay more and get a better, faster (or longer) rangefinder lens more suited to portraiture.

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