Helios 44 58/2 M39 mount ?

Started Jun 3, 2011 | Discussions thread
John Bean (UK) Forum Pro • Posts: 18,035
Re: newer J8s not bad.

kaktusss wrote:

The Industar is certainly a bad sample because it has given terrible results.

Yes. I had a modern I-61, it was awful. The original version was by far the best - basically an improved I-26 with rare earth glass and better coatings but keeping the 10-blade aperture and good build quality of the I-26. Poor QA and even cheaper construction made the later versions of the I-61 something of a lottery.

About the I-61, it seems difficult to find a older sample. Maybe I'll buy one later.

True. I certainly don't recommend the "new" I-61's that flood ebay. Junk.

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