Prince Harbinger

Prince Harbinger

Lives in United States New Jersey, United States
Works as a Photographer
Joined on Mar 1, 2018

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  • Wonderful examples and you are lucky to be able to find them so cheap. I have the early silver 44 by KMZ. It does produce swirly bokeh as well. I really like the star aperture modification that ...
  • Created discussion thread Are these Russian lenses worth owning?
    I'm interested in these five lenses. I'd like to know your thoughts from experience with these lenses. Helio's 77-M4 does it produce better swirl than the Helios 44? Zenitar M 50mm f/1.7, MC ...
  • I figure an older prime would have better IQ than a modern zoom. I also prefer the all metal build quality of older lenses. I wish their 600mm prime didn't cost $12,998.00 I don't want to invest a ...
  • Thanks for the suggestions. I made a note of them. I'd like a prime for the sharpest detail. I can't believe Sony charges $12,998.00 for a 600mm prime.
  • I just need something for now. My 200mm Takumar doesn't give me enough reach. I don't mind weight. I'm fine with manual focus. I know I won't get as many shots as I would with  a AF lens, but ...
  • Thanks for the recommandation. I'm shooting on a Sony A6600 for now. Had a look at that lens it looks like a fine lens. I'm looking for a prime that can beat the Sony FE 200-600mm F5.6-6.3 in IQ. ...
  • Thanks for the information. Now when you say "tricky to get spot on" Do you mean with focus peaking, or without?
  • Thanks alot for the suggestion. I had a look at the lens as well as some sample photos. It does look sharp. The bokeh looks a little weird. Almost looks like a donut. Wish it was a bit faster than ...
  • Hi Tom, thanks for the help. I intend to use it on a APS-C camera for wildlife and astrophotography. That Canon Mk1 400/2.8 looks to be a fine lens. However, I'm not ready willing to spend that ...
  • Created discussion thread Need help finding a good 600mm.
    Hello, good afternoon everyone. I'd like a good 600mm that doesn't cost thirteen grand, or the price of a used car. I'm perfectly fine with using a vintage lens. If any of you have any good ...
  • There's no gunk on mine anymore. Just some oxidation spots. I could use my dremel for that, or a brass brush and some polishing paste. Maybe also some steel wool 0000. Unless, if you have a better ...
  • I'll have to look into those CZ lenses. Are you talking about the MIR 1B? I see those fairly cheap. Unless, if you are talking about the aluminum version which is slightly more. Could always buy ...
  • I'm aware of the many different iterations of the Helios. Also, the best plants to pick from, and the ones to avoid. So far I prefer the original 44. I'd like to find a red P version with 13 ...
  • I've had my fair share of dishonest Ebay sellers. I dislike Ebay's terrible photo compression. Try pixel peeping a photo, and you will see what I mean. I also dislike when they hide the serial ...
  • Yeah your right. I wonder if I could clone it with a apoxy mold, and melt some solder wire. Perhaps I could 3D print it in metal.🤔 Your theory on it evening out might be correct. If it is than the ...
  • Disregard this message it was due to not placing the ring back on the thread of the optical block. I saw a video about the Helios 44-2 about removing that ring to get infinity focus to work on ...
  • Really appreciate all the helpful advice from everyone.  I noticed that it hard stops past the M now on the MFD is that normal? 1 2 3 The smaller screw where the optical block is seated doesn't ...
  • I never opened up the piece that is holding the helicoid into place. Which screws would release it? Would it be the ones on the top or bottom? (1) 1 2
  • "Does it otherwise focus well to infinity?" I set it to infinity when I screw in the aluminum housing of the rear inner focusing ring. However I haven't tested it with the optical block inserted. ...
  • Created discussion thread Need help with fixing early Helios 44.
    Hello, good afternoon. I brought the Helios 44 silver early 8 bladed version by KMZ. The seller lied about a few things. The lens would make a wobbling sound when slightly shook. They said the ...
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