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Helios 44-xx pics - add yours
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 11, 2010 12:47 am    Post subject: Helios 44-xx pics - add yours Reply with quote

I looked around the site & think this is the correct "room" for this but if not, please correct it admin.

Although I have been here a very short while I get the impression many members have the same lenses. So, I was thinking it may be fun to start a thread for a particular lens or the variants of it. Since I am a new owner of a Helios 44-2, I will post two pics & hope others with Helios 44-** will do the same.

I know we may be reluctant to post a pic of ours in someone else's thread with the same lens so this is an opportunity to have a compendium of pics from the same lens for all to enjoy.

I will start with two from today with my Helios 44-2.

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 11, 2010 2:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great idea. This is one of my favorite things on the Pentax forums. I'll play although they are video grabs.....







Hope others chime in here.


PostPosted: Fri Jun 11, 2010 7:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Helios 44-2:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/bochmannphoto/sets/72157623371692954/















PostPosted: Fri Jun 11, 2010 8:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Helios 44-M

http://www.flickr.com/photos/bochmannphoto/sets/72157624197506978/

























Last edited by Dr.AK on Sat Jun 12, 2010 9:54 pm; edited 1 time in total


PostPosted: Fri Jun 11, 2010 8:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dr.AK wrote:
Helios 44-2:





Sorry to disrupt the thread, since I don't have any pics.. How does the Helios 44 compare to the nifty fifty? I know the bokeh is awesome, what about sharpness and colors compared to the nifty?


PostPosted: Fri Jun 11, 2010 9:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Helios-44 2/58 13 blade chrome version on Canon EOS 40D

All shots taken last week in La Alpujarra region of Spain.

Daisies wide-open


Almonds wide-open


Bodega (winery) @ f5.6


PostPosted: Fri Jun 11, 2010 9:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mal1905 wrote:

Almonds wide-open


Shocked That one is simply beautiful! I love it (and I just can hope being able to do the same...)


PostPosted: Fri Jun 11, 2010 10:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

44M here...

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 11, 2010 10:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

MC 44-3 58/2





PostPosted: Fri Jun 11, 2010 11:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very nice folks. I hope to be able to add some action shots today.


PostPosted: Fri Jun 11, 2010 1:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've shared this one before, but it remains a favorite of my 44-2 pictures. Someday I hope to have other than lizzards and squirrels to pose.



PostPosted: Fri Jun 11, 2010 4:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

On another note, many of you have had more than one Helios 44-X. Which one was your favourite? I must say I quite like my 44-M more than the 44-2 I had before. Feels even more rock solid, built like a tank.


PostPosted: Fri Jun 11, 2010 4:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've purchased a 44M-7 and look forward to comparing it to the 44-2.


PostPosted: Fri Jun 11, 2010 5:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

great thread, the ideal opportunity to try also mine today
44-2 wide open 5DII




PostPosted: Fri Jun 11, 2010 5:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dr.AK wrote:
On another note, many of you have had more than one Helios 44-X. Which one was your favourite? I must say I quite like my 44-M more than the 44-2 I had before. Feels even more rock solid, built like a tank.


I only have the 44M and it IS built like a tank. Accidently dropped it on concrete during a shoot, picked it up, and aside from a scuff mark worked perfectly. The focussing on mine isn't what you'd call "smooth" but more "industrial" and utilitarian I guess? Anyway, great lens and great thread.


PostPosted: Fri Jun 11, 2010 7:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Chris Watson wrote:
Accidently dropped it on concrete during a shoot...


Note to self, don't buy a 44M from Chris. Laughing


PostPosted: Fri Jun 11, 2010 7:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

MC Helios 44-3

My GF









PostPosted: Fri Jun 11, 2010 7:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm impressed (by the quality of the pics of course...)


PostPosted: Fri Jun 11, 2010 8:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Canon EOS10D & Helios 44M-4 f2 wide open.


PostPosted: Fri Jun 11, 2010 8:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well I got out to take some action shots today, took 5 lenses & only used the 44-2. It was training dogs to jump off a dock & my shutter speed was a bit too slow it would seem. I had the ISO @ 400 & f8 to maximize the DOF since the subjects were traveling towards me. I am not experienced in action shots so this was a learning experience for me - up the ISO more. I have some good single shots but this is the best series I got.


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BTW, I was using a CPL to reduce glare.


PostPosted: Fri Jun 11, 2010 8:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dr.AK wrote:
On another note, many of you have had more than one Helios 44-X. Which one was your favourite? I must say I quite like my 44-M more than the 44-2 I had before. Feels even more rock solid, built like a tank.

My 44-M is a good all-rounder, and is very good on the old Canon 10D,





but on the Pentax K10D I much prefer the 44-K, just for the extra facility of pre stopdown metering with the lever.



PostPosted: Fri Jun 11, 2010 10:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Helios-44M on 40D











PostPosted: Sat Jun 12, 2010 10:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

44M-6

Wide Open


Wide Open


at about F5.6


PostPosted: Sat Jun 12, 2010 10:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is a quick one from the other day, it has been raining and everything looked so fresh, I thought I would see what this lens can do.

Helios-44M-4 wide open



PostPosted: Sat Jun 12, 2010 11:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

glyn.ryles wrote:
This is a quick one from the other day, it has been raining and everything looked so fresh, I thought I would see what this lens can do.

Helios-44M-4 wide open



Great shot - this is one of my favourite lenses at the moment! Smile