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Comparison shots : Biotar 58/2 1Q & Helios 44-3 58/2 MC
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 11, 2011 3:12 pm    Post subject: Comparison shots : Biotar 58/2 1Q & Helios 44-3 58/2 MC Reply with quote

I just want to share some comparison shots between CZJ Biotar 58/2 1Q & Helios 44-3 58/2 MC.

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 11, 2011 3:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Let's see some swirly wirly bokeh ... Smile

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BIOTAR (I shot this after the Helios and the sunset light was gone so it looked dull compare to Helios shot below)


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 11, 2011 3:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'll do some shots for CA, flare & sharpness check later Smile


PostPosted: Mon Apr 11, 2011 10:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lovely samples!


PostPosted: Mon Apr 11, 2011 11:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow so similar its almost as though they are the same lens!
Excellent comparison btw.


PostPosted: Tue Apr 12, 2011 2:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

very, very similar. As one is a copy of another. And very good Laughing


PostPosted: Sun Apr 17, 2011 6:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the comments.

Just got time this afternoon to compare the flare handling of each lens.

First, the sun in the frame.

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 17, 2011 6:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Still sun in the frame with vertical orientation.

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 17, 2011 6:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The sun outside the frame .... well, not completely I think Smile

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 17, 2011 10:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think the Helios has an edge on the Biotar.


PostPosted: Mon Apr 18, 2011 3:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think Ron is right! I like the Helios.


PostPosted: Mon Apr 18, 2011 4:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you just have to find correct version. There is much difference between them.
Cool


PostPosted: Mon Apr 18, 2011 5:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good comparison.

Nothing much between them. The 44-3 may have slightly more swilies going on in one of the samples.

I suspect the Biotar may be sharper, but I cannot judge at this size.


PostPosted: Mon Apr 18, 2011 9:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the comments.

By the way, below is the front element coating color of each lens.






PostPosted: Mon Apr 18, 2011 10:29 am    Post subject: Great work! Reply with quote

Helios is an excellent example! Better than the original.


PostPosted: Tue Apr 19, 2011 5:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

nixland wrote:
Thanks for the comments.

By the way, below is the front element coating color of each lens.




Looks like my copy - mine is from '53 and has some coating damage, but I don't see any issue with photos. It has a semi-auto aperture that needs to be cocked before shooting (spring mechanism), right? I didn't do any testing like you did, but from casual use, I couldn't tell the difference between this and the Helios-44. I was surprised that I liked the build of the Helios more than the build of this Zeiss.


PostPosted: Fri Mar 17, 2017 6:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I will say I <3 the flaring 100% more from the Helios! Thanks for posting this!