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Helios 40 8,5 cm f1.5 M39 sr:00230
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 28, 2008 9:44 pm    Post subject: Helios 40 8,5 cm f1.5 M39 sr:00230 Reply with quote

Lens was coated, but cleaned before I bought so I don't think so much coating is left. Made before 1950 I guess.



PostPosted: Sat Jun 28, 2008 10:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very good shot, Atila.

Regarding the Helios-40 is it a copy of CZ Biotar 75mm f:1.5 (slightly with a focal lenght change) ?


PostPosted: Sat Jun 28, 2008 11:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Don't know finish is 100% different. I know Russians kidnapped many Zeiss engineers and their machinery. I guess this lens is designed for Russians or by Russians. This lens has so much different character than Biotar 75mm f1.5. This lens has great bokeh one of the best , soft at wide open , but in good way and sharp at every other aperture. Biotar 75mm f1.5 sharp like hell even at wide open and it has almost NO bokeh even at wide open.


PostPosted: Sun Jun 29, 2008 12:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice to see your daughter again, Attila! She has clearly grown up!
You are always the best in portraits in my opinion.

Lens maybe so and so but you have other copies I think, this is important as historical piece!


PostPosted: Sun Jun 29, 2008 3:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice portrait!
Cuba Libre!


PostPosted: Sun Jun 29, 2008 5:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Many thanks guys!


PostPosted: Sun Jun 29, 2008 6:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very cool shot. I wonder how you can get a good focus at 1.5 with a digital camera, I usually go crazy.


PostPosted: Sun Jun 29, 2008 6:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Split screen is the key... Laughing


PostPosted: Sun Jun 29, 2008 7:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Really nice shot, Attila!
And I like the soft bokeh of that lens...

Jes.


PostPosted: Sun Jun 29, 2008 7:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like to this lens in my opinion sharpness/softness just perfect for portraits.
This lens most of the time available around 200-300 USD, this is a gift for us.


PostPosted: Mon Jun 30, 2008 1:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks a perfect portrait lens for a superb portrait to me.


PostPosted: Mon Jun 30, 2008 1:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

thank you!


PostPosted: Tue Jul 01, 2008 5:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Attila

great to see your portraits showing up again and your daughters are so photogenic. That Helios is a "magical" lens in the right hands



patrickh


PostPosted: Tue Jul 01, 2008 9:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you ! She will be love this opinion Wink


PostPosted: Mon Jul 23, 2018 3:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Was doing some research on 000 serials for Helios-40 ; but have to confirm information on this original post, M39 version was produced after 1957 and 0xxx serials are covering the 57 - 1960 period ; after that the serial was 61xxx, 62 xxx etc, indicating the year of manufasturing.
So your 8,5cm has to be a 59 or 60 or something, not before 50, that seems to be impossible for me.


PostPosted: Sat Aug 18, 2018 9:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This post is 10 years old Smile . I guess now the access to information about soviets is easier to find Smile