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Helios-40 and Cyclop 85mm 1.5 ; Nikkor S.C 50mm 1.4 and 1.2
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 25, 2012 9:14 pm    Post subject: Helios-40 and Cyclop 85mm 1.5 ; Nikkor S.C 50mm 1.4 and 1.2 Reply with quote

I made a little comparison between my fast lenses < f:2
I forgot to include the Samyang 1.5/85 but it gives a comparison between old MF lenses.

I took pictures of a Tulip from the same point of view, at closest focusing distance with each lens, and each time wide open and then stopped down at f:2 (except for the Cyclop which doesn't have a diaphragm).

Here are the results (click to open in new window with better IQ) :

1- Helios-40 85mm alu preset version M42 ; closest focusing range = 0,70m ; 10 blades
at f1.5


at f2



2- Cyclop 85mm ; closest focusing range = 0,75m ; No diaph
at 1.5


One more at f1.5 for the pleasure



3- Nikkor S.C 50mm ; closest focusing range = 0,60m ; 7 blades
at f1.4


at f2



4- Nikkor S.C 55mm ; closest focusing range = 0,60m ; 7 blades
at f1.2


at f2



Under sunshine there's more or less glow wide open. The better on this point is the Nikkor S/C 50mm 1.4.
Just stop down to f2 and the image improves a lot on this point.

But glows is a bery inetresting feature when you want to do portraits or water paintings like photos.


Last edited by Olivier on Wed Apr 25, 2012 9:22 pm; edited 1 time in total


PostPosted: Wed Apr 25, 2012 9:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

these are great just like oil paintings under a true light.
i am wishiiing for this lens for a longs time... but the economical issue seems to halt me every time i think i can make it.


PostPosted: Wed Apr 25, 2012 9:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Which lens in particular Smoli4 ?


PostPosted: Thu Apr 26, 2012 1:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The S.C 50/1.4 is not that expensive, and there are others that can do the job depending on what bodies you shoot.


PostPosted: Thu Apr 26, 2012 11:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The tulip flower has an aura about it in your Helios and Cyclop images. It's very nice.


PostPosted: Thu Apr 26, 2012 1:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you Joseph.
I like a lot the word you use.
Aura : that's exactly the good word and express the magic of the Helios-40.
Very Happy