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Helios 44M-4 58 mm f/ 2 MC Lens

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Helios 44M-4 58 mm f/ 2 MC lens

Helios 44M-4 58 mm f/ 2 MC lens

Helios 44M-4 58 mm f/ 2 MC lens

Helios 44M-4 58 mm f/ 2 MC lens

Format: 35mm SLR

Type: Prime lens

Focusing: Manual Focus (MF)

Lens mounts: M42

Optical design: 6 elements in 4 groups

User reviews (1)

Photos (7)

Tests (0)

Owners (18)

Views (9279)

Average price: $60


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Additional information:
  • Focal Distance: 58mm (may vary in real)
  • Aperture Range: f/2 - f/16. (f/22 later)
  • Angle of View: 40°28
  • Geometric Vignetting: 58%
  • Minimum Focusing Distance: 0.5 m
  • Filter Diameter: M52 x 0.75
  • Optical Resolution (center/edge): 41/20 lines/mm
  • Transmittance: 0.85
  • Color Formula: 11-0-0

The Helios-44M-4 58 mm f/ 2 (Russian: "Гелиос")  is a fast standard lens with a fixed focal length for 35mm cameras with M42 screw mount.

Posted by: Mika Uolamo   Date of publication: 07.01.2015

Photos taken with this lens Helios 44M-4 58 mm f/ 2 MC:

Bokeh Test
Autor: Christoph Pfeilstucker
5 1 1081

Doksy - Indian Summer
Autor: SchoBull
3.67 0 170

Autor: Fabio Bartoccioni
3.67 0 1392

Autor: Fabio Bartoccioni
3.5 0 1236

Mechanical quality4.336
Optical quality4.006
Pricing / Value4.676
Overall lens rating

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Owner reviews: Helios 44M-4 58 mm f/ 2 MC

Christoph Pfeilstucker 22.07.2017 14:45:59
Period of use: 1 month


Build quality, Bokeh, Ease of use, quite sharp




This lens is a blast to use, probably one of my favorite lens ever and I own or owned a huge amount of glass. Despite to popular believe, this lens is not only nice for bokeh but is also acceptably sharp wide open, certainly soft in the corner but center is pretty good.