The MC Helios 85-210 mm f/ 3.8 Macro is a telephoto zoom lens with constant lens speed and manual focusing for Nikon F cameras.
It is most likely to have nothing in common with the Soviet trademark Gelios (Helios).
The MC Helios 85-210 mm f/ 3.8 Macro pros:
- optical elements made in Japan - reliable build - rubber-coated rings
- rather good bokeh (it can be used as a telephoto portrait lens)
- no geometric distortion
- excellent macro performance (it is not recommended for shooting ants, but perfect enough for a may bug)
The MC Helios 85-210 mm f/ 3.8 Macro cons:
- thin lines with chromatic aberrations, especially at the long end; accordingly, in winter and spring bare branches may spoil the picture.
The MC Helios 85-210mm f/3.8 Macro is an excellent macro lens. As a zoom lens it is ideal for black and white photography and for shooting in a good light when it is possible to stop down.
Posted by: mclander Date of publication: 12.03.2011