• Virtually NEW! HELIOS 44-2 58mm F2 lens Canon EF EOS 2 years warranty

    Helios 44-2 is an excellent budget choice for portraits - you get artistic pictures from the pure color reproduction, smooth background blur and bokeh effect. Nevertheless, Helios 44-2 can also be used when shooting landscapes, when there is no need for clear details.
    $59.00
    Brand: Helios
    $12.00 shipping
    Series: Helios 44-2
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    Mount: Canon EF
  • LENS HELIOS 44-2 58mm M42

    ИСПРАВНОЕ СОСТОЯНИЕ.
    $20.00
    1 bid
    $15.00 shipping
    Ending Saturday at 8:11AM PDT2d 3hFrom Russian FederationType: Full FrameSeries: Helios 44-2Mount: M42
  • US Seller Helios 44-2 58mm f2 EXC Russian Bokeh portrait Lens DSLR M42 Mount Old

    Helios 44-2 58mm F/2. Helios 44-2 lens. Lens Mount: M42. Focal Length: 58mm. Jobs zoom ring status: A (spinning smoothly). You get 1 lens. Job aperture ring: A (spinning smoothly). The kit front and back cover.
    $79.95
    Type: Portrait
    Free shipping
    Brand: Helios
    or Best Offer
    Series: Helios 44-2
    125 sold
  • Helios 44-2 58mm F2 USSR Soviet Russian M42 SLR Swirly Bokeh USA Seller Good

    <p dir="ltr">KMZ Helios 44-2 58mm F2 lens, 42mm screw mount for Zenit or Pentax. This is export version. </p>%0a<p dir="ltr">Condition: (I like to be very thorough about tiniest of details, so I will describe every single smallest flaw so there are no surprises, if something impacts operation of this lens i will write so otherwise these are very superficial flaws). </p>%0a<p dir="ltr">- Glass is good i don't see any cleaning marks<br>%0a- has some dirt on outer edges of front element (probably cleanable) and a few tiny dust specs between elements <br>%0a- HAS oil on aperture blades, it has no jumping diaphragm so does not affect operation at all<br>%0a- everything is super smooth </p>%0a<p dir="ltr">As far as most used Helios lenses go I would describe it as GOOD, very usable</p>
    $49.99
    Type: Portrait
    $7.85 shipping
    Brand: HeliosSeries: Helios 44-2
  • Helios-44-2 58 mm 1:2 mount M42 Lens EXC!

    The glass is in excellent condition, the diaphragm acts correctly, there is no oil on the diaphragm petals, the helicoid rotates evenly. The lens is fully functional and ready to use.
    $40.00
    From Russian Federation
    $15.00 shipping
    Series: Helios 44-2Mount: M42
  • Helios 44-2 58mm F2 USSR Soviet Russian M42 SLR Swirly Bokeh USA Seller Fair

    Condition is Used. This lens isnt pretty. Also looks like few black specs on back lens. Paint is chipped on the barrel but all scales and numbers are visible. This is a manual focus lens used by a professional photographer.
    $25.00
    1 bid
    $9.00 shipping
    Ending Friday at 10:31PM PDT1d 18hType: PortraitBrand: HeliosSeries: Helios 44-2
  • US Seller Helios 44m-4 58mm f2 EXC Old Russian portrait Lens DSLR M42 Mount 44-2

    Helios 44m-4 58mm F/2. Helios 44m-4 lens. Lens Mount: M42. Focal Length: 58mm. Jobs zoom ring status: A (spinning smoothly). The lens tested in excellent working condition and 100%25 functional. Job aperture ring: A (spinning smoothly).
    $62.95
    Type: Portrait
    $12.50 shipping
    Brand: Helios
    or Best Offer
    Series: Helios 44-2
    12 watching
  • New ListingKMZ HELIOS 44-2 58 mm. f/2 M42 Lens for Zenit

    KMZ HELIOS 44-2 58mm f/2 M42 Soviet Lens for Zenit. Glass on lens is clean, no fungus. Light cleaning scratches on coating are visible through lens only. They will not affect pictures for sure.
    $44.99
    From Russian Federation
    Free shipping
    Type: PortraitSeries: Helios 44-2Mount: M42
  • Helios-44-2 58mm f./ 2 Helios 44-2 M42 Lens + Sony E NEX for E-mount cameras

    Helios 44m 58mm F/2. Helios 44m lens. Lens Mount: M42. Helios-44-2 58mm f./ 2 Lens E-Mount Sony NEX A 7 R 7S II a5000 a6000. Sony a3500, a5000, a5100, a6000, a6300, a6500, Sony Alpha 7, Alpha 7R, Sony Alpha 7S, Sony Alpha 7 II, Sony Alpha 7S II, Sony Alpha 9 and other.
    $55.00
    Brand: Helios
    $14.00 shipping
    Series: Helios 44-2
    49 sold
    Mount: Sony E-mount
  • Helios 44-2 58mm f2 mount M42 Russia, Bokeh King, For Canon, Nikon, Sony, Zenit

    Helios 44-2 58 mm f / 2 - single-coated lens, based on a Biotar 2/58 lens (Carl Zeiss Jena). System: M42. Focal length: 58mm. Plant: KMZ. Due to your different monitor setting and lighting, it may has a little color difference from the real item.
    $55.00
    Top Rated Plus
    Free shipping
    From Russian Federation
    100 sold
    Type: Macro/Close UpBrand: HeliosSeries: Helios 44-2
  • Helios 44 2/58mm 13 blades USSR

    The lens made in USSR (Soviet Union).
    $68.00
    From Russian Federation
    $15.00 shipping
    Series: Helios 44-2Mount: M39
  • Helios-44-2 58mm f./ 2 Helios 44-2 M42 Lens + Sony E NEX (for E-mount cameras)

    Why on earth would you use it for travel photography?! Its production was stopped in early 90s, but the lens has found recognition among contemporary photographers. The lens has manual focus so you need to get used to.
    $59.00
    Brand: Helios
    $12.00 shipping
    Series: Helios 44-2Mount: Sony E-mount
  • Helios 44-2 M42 58mm f/2.0 beautiful bokeh USSR Lens for Zenit Pentax Canon Sony

    Lens Mount: M42. The lens is in good working condition. On the glasses there are slight traces of cleaning, which does not affect the quality of the photo. All pictures are relevant. Focal length: 58 mm.
    $47.00
    From Ukraine
    $10.00 shipping
    Type: Portrait
    35 sold
    Brand: HeliosSeries: Helios 44-2
  • New ListingMINT HELIOS 44-2 58mm f/2 USSR Lens Screw Mount M42 #85228463

    Mint condition, optics is mint: no fungus, no dust, no haze, no separations, no scratches, no marks, no dents.
    $49.00
    From Russian Federation
    $15.00 shipping
    Series: Helios 44-2Mount: Screw Mount
  • HELIOS 44M 2/58 M42 Anamorphic Bokeh Cine Lens Rotating Oval Aperture 8188033

    Maded create anamorphic oval shaped bokeh,the aperture is changing. are still operable, if anamorphic effect is not needed, the oval aperture can be removed and the lens will be as usual Helios 44M lens.
    $47.00
    From Moldova
    $12.00 shipping
    Type: AnamorphicBrand: HeliosMount: M42
  • Helios 44-2 58mm F2 USSR Soviet Russian M42 SLR Swirly Bokeh USA Seller Good

    This is export version. As far as most used Helios lenses go I would describe it as EX- condition.
    $49.99
    Type: Portrait
    $7.85 shipping
    Brand: HeliosSeries: Helios 44-2
  • Vintage Helios 44-2 58mm F/2 Lens For Zenit Canon Nikon Sony from USSR

    Helios 44-2 lens. Focal length - 58mm. Made in the USSR. Maximum aperture - f/2.0.
    $34.95
    From Belarus
    $4.95 shipping
    Type: Special Effects
    123 watching
    Brand: HeliosSeries: Helios 44-2
  • US Seller Helios 44-2 58mm F/2 Bokeh Canon Manual Portrait Lens DSLR M42 Mount

    Helios 44-2 58mm F/2 Lens. Helios 44-2 58mm F/2. Helios 44-2 lens. Lens Mount: M42. Focal Length: 58mm. Jobs zoom ring status: A (spinning smoothly). You get 1 lens. Aperture: Manual.
    $74.80
    Type: Portrait
    Free shipping
    Brand: Helios
    or Best Offer
    Series: Helios 44-2
    27 sold
  • Helios 44-2 58 mm f/2 M42 Bokeh Lens for Pentax 2/58 USSR lens for SLR M42 MINT

    Images taken with this lens are airy and have a nice and a little bit swirly bokeh. Helios 44-2 58/2 has a thread mount M42x1. In spite of it's popularity and low cost Helios 44-2 58/2 provides very vivid, contrasting and enough sharp images.
    $34.99
    From Ukraine
    $4.99 shipping
    Brand: Industar
    16 watching
    Series: Helios 44-2Mount: M42
  • Helios 44-2 Old Stocks! NEW Vintage Soviet Lens M42 USSR f2 58mm for Nikon Canon

    New Helios 44-2 lens. Mounting thread - M42×1 mm. Focal length - 58mm. Made in the USSR. Lens cover - 2 pieces. The set includes.
    $89.00
    From Russian Federation
    Free shipping
    Brand: Helios
    or Best Offer
    Series: Helios 44-2Mount: M42
  • helios 44-2 58mm f2 m42 With Ef Mount Adapter

    <p>This Helios lens is in great working condition with minimal cosmetic wear. No dust, haze or scratches visible. No lens caps. Comes with Ef mount adapter</p>
    $75.00
    Brand: Helios
    or Best Offer
    Series: Helios 44-2
    FAST 'N FREE
    Mount: EF Mount
  • Helios 44-2 58mm f2 excellent condition M42, For Zenit, Canon, Sony, Nikon

    Helios 44-2 58 mm f / 2 - single-coated lens, based on a Biotar 2/58 lens (Carl Zeiss Jena). System: M42. Focal length: 58mm. It has a connecting thread M42x1. We will reply you within 24 hours. Petal Aperture: 8.
    $61.00
    Top Rated Plus
    Free shipping
    From Russian Federation
    118 sold
    Type: Macro/Close UpBrand: HeliosSeries: Helios 44-2
  • Helios 44-2 58mm F2 USSR Soviet Russian M42 SLR Swirly Bokeh USA Seller EX

    <p dir="ltr">KMZ Helios 44-2 58mm F2 lens, 42mm screw mount for Zenit or Pentax. This is export version. </p>%0a<p dir="ltr">Condition: (I like to be very thorough about tiniest of details, so I will describe every single smallest flaw so there are no surprises, if something impacts operation of this lens i will write so otherwise these are very superficial flaws). </p>%0a<p dir="ltr">- Glass is pristine<br>%0a- NO visible dust or bubbles <br>%0a- HAS oil on aperture blades, it has no jumping diaphragm so does not affect operation at all<br>%0a- everything is super smooth </p>%0a<p dir="ltr">As far as most used Helios lenses go I would describe it as EXCELLENT bar the oil on aperture blades</p>
    $54.99
    Type: Portrait
    $7.85 shipping
    Brand: HeliosSeries: Helios 44-2
  • Objective Helios 44-2 Vintage Soviet Lens M42 USSR f2 58mm for Nikon Canon

    The lens is in perfect condition. The lenses are clean, without scratches and fungus. My copy of 1983 release. Export option. Features Helios-44-2 2/58 It has a diaphragm ring, a value from F / 2 to F / 16.
    $35.00
    Type: Portrait
    $20.00 shipping
    Brand: Helios
    or Best Offer
    Series: Helios 44-2
  • US Seller Helios 44m 58mm f2 Russian Bokeh portrait Lens DSLR Old M42 Mount 44-2

    Helios 44m 58mm F/2. Helios 44m lens. Lens Mount: M42. Focal Length: 58mm. Jobs zoom ring status: A (spinning smoothly). You get 1 lens. Job aperture ring: A (spinning smoothly). The kit front and back cover.
    $69.50
    Type: Portrait
    Free shipping
    Brand: Industar
    or Best Offer
    Series: Helios 44-2
    Guaranteed by Tue, Jul 23
    30 sold
  • New ListingHelios 44-2 lens M42 SLR DSLR camera m42 Nikon F mount Portrait Biotar AUC03

    For Nikon F, Nikon D series. + adapter m42/AI Nikon F without Infinity. Tested for Canon 600D(with adapter Canon/m42) see actual portrait tested photo. Distance range - 0.5 m -10 m -infinity Lens working and condition!
    $0.99
    1 bid
    $8.00 shipping
    Ending Jul 24 at 8:08PM PDT6d 15hType: PortraitBrand: HeliosSeries: Helios 44-2
  • Helios 44M-4 Vintage Soviet Lens f/2 58mm M42 USSR 58mm Canon Zenit Carl Zeiss

    44m-4 is one of the best species of Helios! Mounting thread - M42. Focal length - 58mm. Made in the USSR. There are small traces of use on the lens. The condition of the lens Lens is in excellent condition.
    $45.00
    From Russian Federation
    Free shipping
    Type: Portrait
    Only 1 left!
    Brand: HeliosMount: M42
  • Helios-44-2 58mm f./ 2 Helios 44-2 M42 Lens + Sony E NEX for E-mount cameras f/2

    Why on earth would you use it for travel photography?! Its production was stopped in early 90s, but the lens has found recognition among contemporary photographers. The lens has manual focus so you need to get used to.
    $59.00
    Brand: Helios
    $12.00 shipping
    Series: Helios 44-2Mount: Sony E-mount
  • HELIOS-44-2 M42 F2 58mm for SLR ZENIT PENTAX Praktica Nikon Canon

    . or for other SLR with 42mm lens mount. HELIOS-44-2 is a standard coated lens for Soviet SLR. In the main, most all Soviet and Russian lenses are exceptionally good and this one is no exception!
    $39.00
    6 bids
    Free shipping
    Ending Jul 24 at 12:12AM PDT5d 19hFrom Russian FederationType: StandardBrand: HeliosSeries: Helios 44-2
  • US Seller Helios 44m 58mm f2 Canon Bokeh portrait Lens SLR M42 Mount 44-2 Manual

    Helios 44m 58mm F/2. Helios 44m lens. Lens Mount: M42. Focal Length: 58mm. Jobs zoom ring status: A (spinning smoothly). You get 1 lens. Aperture: Manual. Job aperture ring: A (spinning smoothly).
    $65.95
    Type: Portrait
    $4.10 shipping
    Brand: Helios
    or Best Offer
    Series: Helios 44-2
    57 sold
  • Helios 44-2 58mm F2 USSR Soviet Russian M42 SLR Swirly Bokeh USA Seller EX

    <p dir="ltr">Helios 44-2 58mm F2 lens, 42mm screw mount for Zenit or Pentax. </p>%0a<p dir="ltr">Condition: (I like to be very thorough about tiniest of details, so I will describe every single smallest flaw so there are no surprises, if something impacts operation of this lens i will write so otherwise these are very superficial flaws). </p>%0a<p dir="ltr">- Glass is pretty good, has some faint cleaning marks <br>%0a- Has a tiny bubble, won't see in results <br>%0a- Has little oil on aperture blades, it has no jumping diaphragm so does not affect operation at all<br>%0a- everything is super smooth</p>
    $54.99
    Type: Portrait
    $7.85 shipping
    Brand: HeliosSeries: Helios 44-2
  • Helios 44M-4 f/2 58mm. Bokeh, Standard Portrait Soviet lens with M42 lens mount

    This is my Next Helios 44M-4 f2.0 58mm made in USSR. With a little bit of dust inside. Lens mount-M42.
    $47.50
    From Belarus
    Free shipping
    Type: Macro/Close UpBrand: HeliosMount: M42
  • Helios 44-2 58mm F2 USSR Soviet Russian M42 SLR Swirly Bokeh USA Seller EX

    <p dir="ltr">Helios 44-2 58mm F2 lens, 42mm screw mount for Zenit or Pentax.</p>%0a<p dir="ltr">Condition: (I like to be very thorough about tiniest of details, so I will describe every single smallest flaw so there are no surprises, if something impacts operation of this lens i will write so otherwise these are very superficial flaws). </p>%0a<p dir="ltr">- Glass is clear, but may have some age appropriate cleaning marks on rear element. <br>%0a- has a tiny bubble inside one of glass elements which is very typical of Helios lens and don't normally show up on the photo<br>%0a- NO oil on aperture blades<br>%0a- everything rotates smoothly</p>%0a<p dir="ltr">As far as most used Helios lenses go I would describe it as EX- condition. <br>%0a</p>
    $59.99
    Type: Portrait
    $7.85 shipping
    Brand: HeliosSeries: Helios 44-2
  • Helios 44-2 58mm F2 USSR Soviet Russian M42 SLR Swirly Bokeh USA Seller EX+

    <p dir="ltr">Helios 44-2 58mm F2 lens, 42mm screw mount for Zenit or Pentax.</p>%0a<p dir="ltr">Condition: (I like to be very thorough about tiniest of details, so I will describe every single smallest flaw so there are no surprises, if something impacts operation of this lens i will write so otherwise these are very superficial flaws). </p>%0a<p dir="ltr">- Glass is clear<br>%0a- has no bubbles or dust<br>%0a- NO oil on aperture blades<br>%0a- everything rotates smoothly</p>%0a<p dir="ltr">As far as most used Helios lenses go I would describe it as EX+ condition.</p>
    $64.99
    Type: Portrait
    $7.85 shipping
    Brand: HeliosSeries: Helios 44-2
  • Helios-44 Zebra 58mm F2 Manual Focus Preset Lens Zenit M39 Mount

    Used lens, in good condition. Made in USSR. There are 2 aperture rings: The upper ring set the value, and the second ring (Preset) close the aperture to this value. Focusing: Focus ring is smooth.
    $45.99
    Type: Portrait
    $9.99 shipping
    Brand: Helios
    Guaranteed by Tue, Jul 23
    Series: Helios 44-2
  • Helios 44-2 58mm F2 USSR Soviet Russian M42 SLR Swirly Bokeh USA Seller EX

    <p dir="ltr">Helios 44-2 58mm F2 lens, 42mm screw mount for Zenit or Pentax. </p>%0a<p dir="ltr">Condition: (I like to be very thorough about tiniest of details, so I will describe every single smallest flaw so there are no surprises, if something impacts operation of this lens i will write so otherwise these are very superficial flaws). </p>%0a<p dir="ltr">- Glass is pristine, very faint cleaning marks <br>%0a- Has some tiny  dust  spec or two <br>%0a- Has little oil on aperture blades, it has no jumping diaphragm so does not affect operation at all<br>%0a- everything is super smooth</p>
    $54.99
    Type: Portrait
    $7.85 shipping
    Brand: HeliosSeries: Helios 44-2
  • Helios 44-3 MC 58mm f/2 M42 mount lens SN 9330829

    The 44-3 version throws another wrinkle into the Helios story. The Helios-44 series (Helios 44 through 44-7) is a Soviet produced copy of the Carl Zeiss Jena Biotar 2.0/58. The Soviets received from Zeiss lens designs, glass, components, machinery and even technicians as war reparations.
    $50.00
    0 bids
    $12.85 shipping
    Ending Jul 22 at 5:28PM PDT4d 13h
    or Best Offer
    Type: PortraitBrand: HeliosSeries: Helios 44-2
  • Helios-44-2 58mm F/2 for M42 Zenit Pentax Practica *

    Focus 58mm. In the main, most all Soviet and Russian lenses are exceptionally good and this one is no exception! or for a lot of other SLR with 42mm lens mount. The item pictured is the actual item for sale.
    $39.00
    15 bids
    Free shipping
    Ending Jul 22 at 11:54AM PDT4d 7hFrom Russian FederationType: StandardBrand: HeliosSeries: Helios 44-2
  • Good Helios 44-2 58mm f/2 portrait lens M42/NEX m42 Sony King of Bokeh NEX02

    Examples of photos taken on Helios 44-2 see the album. Tested for Canon 450D(with adapter Canon/m42) see actual portrait tested photo. It's in good condition. Clear optics ! There is no oil on the diaphragm.
    $84.99
    Type: Portrait
    or Best Offer
    Brand: Helios
    FAST 'N FREE
    Series: Helios 44-2
  • HELIOS-44-M M42 F2 58mm for SLR ZENIT PENTAX Praktica

    . or for other SLR with 42mm lens mount. HELIOS-44M-4 is a standard coated lens with springblend aperture designed for Soviet SLR. "The components of modern high quality lenses are produced from special grades of glass.
    $31.00
    14 bids
    Free shipping
    Ending Saturday at 5:51AM PDT2d 1hFrom Russian FederationBrand: HeliosMount: M42
  • US Seller Helios 44m-4 58mm f2 Manual Bokeh portrait Lens Old SLR M42 Mount 44-2

    All the lenses tested in excellent working condition and 100%25 functional Helios 44m-4 58mm F/2. Helios 44m-4 lens. Lens Mount: M42. Focal Length: 58mm. Jobs zoom ring status: A (spinning smoothly). You get 1 lens.
    $65.59
    Type: Portrait
    $12.95 shipping
    Brand: Helios
    or Best Offer
    Series: Helios 44-2
    Guaranteed by Tue, Jul 23
    23 sold
  • HELIOS 44-2 2/58 lens Nikon mount *INFINITY FOCUS!* *EXC* 44-2

    In my lens optical schema remains intact! Minor signs of use on the body. Smooth and precise operation of all rings. Aperture blades are cleaned from oil. Optics has only few hardly visible micro cleaning traces and few dust specks inside.
    $55.00
    From Ukraine
    $15.00 shipping
    Type: Standard
    93 sold
    Brand: HeliosSeries: Helios 44-2
  • Helios-44-2 58mm F/2 for M42 Zenit Pentax Practica

    Focus 58mm. In the main, most all Soviet and Russian lenses are exceptionally good and this one is no exception! or for a lot of other SLR with 42mm lens mount. The item pictured is the actual item for sale.
    $40.00
    28 bids
    Free shipping
    Ending Today at 9:05AM PDT4h 43mFrom Russian FederationType: StandardBrand: HeliosSeries: Helios 44-2
  • Silver LENS HELIOS 44 2/58 mm f/2 M39 8 BLADES SLR ZEISS BIOTAR

    SLR ZEISS BIOTAR COPY RUSSIA USSR. Silver LENS HELIOS 44 2/58 mm f/2 M39 8 BLADES + Cap. Lens Mount: M39. Helios 44 2/58. No scratches, blades without oil, aperture ring smooth, focusing ring smooth.
    $49.00
    Brand: Helios
    $12.00 shipping
    Series: Helios 44-2
    or Best Offer
  • HELIOS 44M 2/58 lens Nikon F mount *INFINITY FOCUS!* 44-2

    In my lens optical schema remains intact! Smooth and precise operation of focusing and aperture rings. Minor signs of use on the body. Optics has only few micro cleaning traces and few dust specks inside.
    $45.00
    From Ukraine
    $15.00 shipping
    Type: Portrait
    14 watching
    Brand: HeliosSeries: Helios 44-2
  • US Seller Helios 44-2 58mm f2 Nikon F Mount INFINITY FOCUS Bokeh Swirly Lens

    Helios 44-2 58mm F/2. Helios 44-2 lens. Focal Length: 58mm. In my lens optical schema remains intact! Smooth and precise operation of all rings. The kit front and back cover, Nikon adapter. Lens Mount: Nikon F.
    $85.99
    Type: Portrait
    Free shipping
    Brand: Helios
    or Best Offer
    Series: Helios 44-2
    3 watching
  • Helios 44 Zebra 58mm f/2 Portrait, Standard lens from USSR with M39 lens mount.

    This is my Next Helios 44 f/2 58mm made in USSR. With a little bit of dust and villus inside. Lens mount-M39.
    $37.50
    From Belarus
    Free shipping
    Type: Macro/Close UpBrand: HeliosSeries: Helios 44-2

Achieving the Swirly Bokeh Effect With Helios 44-2 58mm Camera Lens

Among vintage camera lenses, the Helios 44-2 58mm lenses are best known among experimental photographers for one thing: the creation of the swirly bokeh effect due to an internal defect within the lens themselves when the manufacturers attempted to imitate the design of the old Zeiss Biotar 58mm lens. Even though production had stopped, the Helios 44-2 58mm lenses were mass produced by the former USSR from the 1950s to 1990s, making these lenses widely accessible and affordable. You can find a variety of the Helios 44-2 58mm lenses available on eBay in various conditions and prices.

What is the compatibility of the Helios 44-2 58mm lens?

The Helios 44-2 58mm lens was commonly designed with the M42 mount to be used on Zenit cameras. The M42 mount, otherwise known as the universal mount because there are no proprietary elements involved, is a commonly used mount on SLR camera models. These are the most common brands that use the M42 mount: Canon, Nikon, Pentax, and Sigma. Many affordable options can be found on eBay. The M42 mount adapter is needed for other camera brands that use their own proprietary mounts. It is also recommended to confirm any camera-lens compatibility directly with the manufacturer to ensure that your new lens can be mounted properly.

What else can you use Helios 44-2 58mm lenses for?

The 58mm lens is an older lens focal length that is no longer considered a focal length standard. At 58mm, it is on the higher middle range of the standard prime lenses that range from 35 to 70mm. Because their angle of view is most similar to the range of the human eyes, standard lenses are highly versatile for many different photography situations. The Helios 44-2 58mm lens has a high color rendition and produces natural colors faithfully when a natural light source is available. These lenses can be used for the following:

  • Portraits
  • Outdoor Environmental
  • Animal Photography
  • Art Photography
  • Experimental Photography
What is swirly bokeh?

Bokeh refers to the out of focused, hazy background of a photo that has a pleasing, artistic effect on the photo, similar to that of the softness and haziness of soap bubbles. It is the lenses themselves that determine the quality of the bokeh. A variety of factors contribute to creating good quality bokeh, such as having fast lenses, the correct aperture, and the correct distance both away from the subject and between the subject and the subject's background. The Helios 44-2 58mm lenses add a swirl effect on the bokeh, by turning the bokeh and any reflected light in the background in a slight circular motion around the subject while keeping the subject in crisp focus.

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