Do you have a favorite M42 50ish standard lens?

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Peter J Davies
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Re: Do you have a favorite M42 50ish standard lens?

Coincidentally, I have just acquired my first M42 standard lens, and I love it!

My son was recently on vacation in Istanbul. During his exploring he discovered a number of camera shops specializing in used equipment and the prices were very reasonable. Approaching the end of his vacation he wanted to know what we might appreciate being brought back as presents, so I suggested a couple of options for lenses that I have always been interested in but probably would never buy for myself.

What he ended up finding and bringing back for me was a Helios 44M-4 complete with a M42-FX adapter. I have only taken it out once (yesterday) but here are a couple of shots from our local park with the lens mounted on my Fujifilm X-T20 camera.

Helios 44M-4, pretty sharp at F5.6 and colours are very authentic

Helios 44M-4, some signs of the classic "swirly bokeh" showing up at F2.8

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