Helios 44 58/2 M39 mount ?

Started Jun 3, 2011 | Discussions thread
izash Regular Member • Posts: 199
Re: Helios 44 58/2 M39 mount ?

The Helios 44-2 is a beautiful lens, great for portraits and for video.

its' focal length (58mm) is ideal for portraits as it is equivalent to about 93mm in 35mm film.

If you want a cheap, faster lens, get the sharp Canon FD 50mm/f1.4 for about 100$.
it would give you an almost classic 80mm 35mm equivalent focal length.


kaktusss wrote:


I'm mostly using my NEX-5 for portrait shots. I love my Rokkor MC 50 1.4, but sometimes I'd like to carry something more compact and light.

I've had a look at all the mount adapters for the NEX and I saw that M39 adapters are really tiny.

Then, I had a look at cheap m39 portrait lenses (thanks for sharing guys !), and these 2 russian lenses looked fine :

  • Jupiter 8 50/2

  • Helios 44 58/2 M39 version

I've read on a forum that the Helios 44 has a different register distance from other M39 lenses, making it sort of incompatible with M39 adapters.

Did someone test this lens with the NEX ? I haven't found anything on this forum (except about the m42 version).

Thanks in advance.

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