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biotar 5,8cm f1:2 (17 lamels)
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 26, 2019 5:29 am    Post subject: biotar 5,8cm f1:2 (17 lamels) Reply with quote

this is my first test of Biotar

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 26, 2019 8:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 26, 2019 9:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 26, 2019 7:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If your experience is anything like mine, your appreciation will grow the more you shoot with your Biotar. I have two and I love 'em.


PostPosted: Wed Mar 27, 2019 5:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks, guys.


PostPosted: Wed Mar 27, 2019 10:30 am    Post subject: Re: biotar 5,8cm f1:2 (17 lamels) Reply with quote

sergtum wrote:
this is my first test of Biotar


DSC01709 by Mr TTT, on Flickr



The average person would not notice you had sandwiched the subject between well worked bokeh, but instead just know a good picture when they see it. The whole point really. The swirl in the background OOF area works particularly well with the falling snow I think.



Nicely done Like 1 small . My Biotar stays longer and longer on my camera these days.


PostPosted: Wed Mar 27, 2019 11:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

great pictures

looks like ice fishermen are equally crazy all over the world

(news photo, Oulu, 12.12.2013)



PostPosted: Fri Mar 29, 2019 5:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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this is not madness. this is knowledge of the resistance of materials, accurate calculation and iron testicles.

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 07, 2019 5:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lovely crisp photos from that Biotar beauty. Even though I do hate winter. . .


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PostPosted: Tue May 21, 2019 11:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Now I remember. Had one about six years ago. Fine lens.



PostPosted: Wed May 22, 2019 2:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Which Helios is the similar rendering lens?


PostPosted: Wed May 22, 2019 9:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

papasito wrote:
Which Helios is the similar rendering lens?


The original optical design of the BIOTAR 58/2 was established already in 1936 by Carl Zeiss at Jena! After WWII the Russian have taken from Carl Zeiss Jena almost the entire production plant machinery including all optical informations!

The ZENIT Helios 58/2 production line from No. 44-2 to 44-7 M42 screw mount, is with over 12 million lenses the most produced standard lens worldwide!

For myself, I can only state, its still an excellent lens with an special bokeh!

I am using my Russian BIOTAR T* 58/2 lens M42, with an helicoid adapter on my Sony cameras, so that I am being always flexible with this lens for macro shots!


PostPosted: Wed May 22, 2019 9:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Some additional shots taken with my BIOTAR T* 58/2 on my Sony A7 hand held at f/5,6 with the M42 helicoid adaptor!




PostPosted: Wed May 22, 2019 11:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

OPAL wrote:
papasito wrote:
Which Helios is the similar rendering lens?


The original optical design of the BIOTAR 58/2 was established already in 1936 by Carl Zeiss at Jena! After WWII the Russian have taken from Carl Zeiss Jena almost the entire production plant machinery including all optical informations!

The ZENIT Helios 58/2 production line from No. 44-2 to 44-7 M42 screw mount, is with over 12 million lenses the most produced standard lens worldwide!

For myself, I can only state, its still an excellent lens with an special bokeh!

I am using my Russian BIOTAR T* 58/2 lens M42, with an helicoid adapter on my Sony cameras, so that I am being always flexible with this lens for macro shots!


Thank you, very much


PostPosted: Fri May 24, 2019 11:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Attached a few more images shot with the BIOTAR T* 58/2, hand held with the helicoid M42 adaptor on my Sony A7!




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PostPosted: Tue Jun 18, 2019 10:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think this is a forgery, it looks like a Helios 44M with a new ID ring. Having T* is dead giveaway.


I wouldn't buy one if it's more expensive than a Helios 44m.


PostPosted: Thu Jun 20, 2019 11:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I could purchase also the latest HELIOS 44-7 Version for the same price brand new, but since this is the original optical Zeiss calculation, built more than 12 Million times, I bought the lens with its original name! So what! I am very pleased with this brand new lens! Together with an helicoid adapter, it gives me the opportunity to make very easy macro shots!



PostPosted: Mon Jun 24, 2019 8:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

guys, your shots are superb!


PostPosted: Mon Jun 24, 2019 8:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

there are my summer shots

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