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Helios 40 8,5cm f1.5 M39 00213
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 11, 2008 7:11 pm    Post subject: Helios 40 8,5cm f1.5 M39 00213 Reply with quote

I got one of my dream lens today from Ukraine I guess you already know I am crazy about lenses what is made around 1950.

This lens one of the earliest model I expect quality is better than later ones at least this was my experience on Helios-44 lenses. 00213 shows this lens made for communist party leaders in very early.

I have good compare basic on my previously owned Helios-40-2 and Helios 40 lenses. Might be I was wrong when I sold my MINT and excellent copies and buy this old used one. Might be I hit jackpot who knows Smile


PostPosted: Fri Apr 11, 2008 7:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You have a very desireable collection model, I am sure that you will keep it Smile


PostPosted: Fri Apr 11, 2008 7:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks again for tip!


PostPosted: Fri Apr 11, 2008 7:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Attila wrote:
Thanks again for tip!


You're welcome!


PostPosted: Fri Apr 11, 2008 7:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Congrats Attila, I hope you find it at least as good as the other ones you have tried.


PostPosted: Fri Apr 11, 2008 7:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you and your purchase too ! To let me to take this lens (Fotal bought my latest copy)


PostPosted: Fri Apr 11, 2008 7:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My copy is excellent, sharp wide open. But doesn't quite focus infinity on Pentax K100D. Anyway, this is the last lens I will sell Smile serial number 631xxxxx


PostPosted: Fri Apr 11, 2008 8:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Who use this lens for infinity ? One of the best portrait lens I really wish to see some nice captures what is taken by you Riku.


PostPosted: Fri Apr 11, 2008 8:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm sorry, I have no good pics to share right now. But I just tested it Helios-40 against Volna 50/1.8, both wide open. Helios seems better Smile Maybe I missed focus a bit with Volna because I like that lens too Confused

100% center crops with K100D

Helios 85/1.5


Volna 50/1.8


PostPosted: Fri Apr 11, 2008 8:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have time to wait ...


PostPosted: Fri Apr 11, 2008 8:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

wide open the Volna is dreamy, a bit like Trioplan - I like this feature, because it gives a useful alternative, normally you don't use macro lenses at wide open, so if you want sharp you stop down - you use macro wide open only when you look for a painterly effect, and that is where this feature comes useful. I think it is a well planned lens.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 15, 2008 9:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Finally I found time to make own picture from lens.


PostPosted: Tue Apr 15, 2008 9:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Seems in great condition! Really a collector's item.


PostPosted: Tue Apr 15, 2008 10:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I showed the best part Smile not MINT looking but , but .. 8,5cm!!! and 00213 Smile


PostPosted: Wed Apr 16, 2008 8:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

nice and early Smile


PostPosted: Wed Apr 16, 2008 8:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

rare lens has many cleaning marks light scratches and it was cleaned from fungus I guess I found some trace , but I am happy to get this early lens.


PostPosted: Wed Apr 16, 2008 9:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've seen an original manual of that lens on ebay - interested?


PostPosted: Wed Apr 16, 2008 11:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Surely, please send in pm.


PostPosted: Wed Apr 16, 2008 2:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Another one : Click here to see on Ebay


PostPosted: Wed Apr 16, 2008 5:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

and selling by a good verified seller..