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Zenit Helios MC 44M-4 58mm f/2.0 : Specifications and Opinions


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The Zenit Helios MC 44M-4 58mm f/2.0 is a standard lens for FF and APS-C, discontinued. The focus is done by Manual Focus, it does not have image stabilization. The average price, when it has been added to the JuzaPhoto database, is ; 22 users have given it an average vote of 8.6 out of 10.

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 Specifications
 Focal lenght   58 mm
 Angle of view   40.9°
 Format   FF, APS-C
 Max. aperture   f/2
 Aperture blades   6
 Lenses/Groups   6 elements in 4 groups
 Min. focus distance   0.5 meters
 Reproduction ratio  

 Features
 Stabilization   No
 Focus   Manual Focus
 Internal AF   No
 Full Time MF   No

 Built and notes
 Tripod ring   No
 Extenders   No
 Filters  
 Lens hood   Yes (not supplied)
 Weather sealing   No
 Weight   300 g
 Dimensions   x mm
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avatarjunior
sent on April 06, 2019

Pros: Swirly Effect, negligible cost

Cons: Don't Play with us

Opinion: Found used by Russia for €40! I mounted it on my Sony A6000 with an M42-NEX adapter, cost €10. From the menu you have to activate the shot without lens, of course use only manual, MAF included. Its particular swirly effect and aperture open at F2 guarantee a unique blur. If you can find a particular background you create really magical effects. It Suffers in backlight but it is not necessarily a defect. You never get tired of playing it. The Focus Ring is "oily", does not flow fluidly, sometimes it can be hard. Never even the colors are trivial. There are many models at similar prices. Given the cost is worth a chance. ATTENTION, Addictive!

avatarsenior
sent on March 15, 2019

Pros: Swirly effect, construction and handling

Cons: MAF uncertain, completely manual, does not communicate, so nothing EXIF

Opinion: The yield is the famous one of the Zenit, you have to use adapters rings and at least for attack Nikon trick to operate the diaphragms fixed to F2, for Nikon you lose the PDC, unless you use adapter with additional lens that of course does Losing quality to an already unincisive lens, but... What wonders can be pulled out, is so scarce that in the presence of humidity has nothing to envy to the famous and expensive Trioplan, all spending really insignificant figures that roam the 20-40 euros according to the version.. Very helpful, everyone should have a copy in the bag.. The shots are almost never sharp... but always magical...

avatarjunior
sent on December 05, 2018

Pros: Crisp, swirly bokeh, vintage colors, beautiful 3d

Cons: Manual MAF, no infinity.

Opinion: A surprising lens, built well, solid and contained at the same time, there are many versions and from specimen to specimen you can see differences, the spiral bokeh effect that returns, when in the background there are leaves is unique and is Become in the time a signature of these optical fashions in the USSR; Usable on Nikon machines via adapter, simple metal or with corrective optics, personally I opted for the metal adaptor to not degrade the optical quality, taken very little through Ali Express, later I modified the scheme Optical, adding shims between the lenses to get as close as possible to the draught of my D750, for lack of the right thickness I approach a lot but I do not get the complete MAF to infinity, I use it mainly for portraits, on an APS-C body This optics approaches a Helios M40-2, but a few euros, on mirrorless with the focus peaking reborn to new life.

avatarjunior
sent on September 07, 2018

Pros: 20 euros and not hear them. As sharp as a modern lens. Swirly!!

Cons: ??????? Really for 20 euros you're looking for a cons???????

Opinion: Taken a few years ago on ebay for 20 euros shipped, to use it on A7M1. Taken for fun. What about... Sometimes I wonder if the FE 55 1.8 that accompanies me often (wonderful lens) is really worth 50 times, in terms of euros, this vintage. At F2 already very good though a soft wire in some situations of particular light. At 2.8 almost perfect. Great for portraits. The Bokeh is peculiar and very sought after just because enveloping, I would say hypnotic. Definitely not creamy. On A7M3 now I also goes on autofocus (with eye-AF). I'm so happy with this lens that I'm also looking for the 8-blade version, although I don't think there can be much difference.

avatarjunior
sent on March 30, 2017

Pros: given

Cons: I want to use it

Opinion: I have this lens and also the Pentacon 2.8 / 29, which I have been given together with the old analog machine, and I would use them on my 5D Mark III. Reading your reviews I understand that they are two good goals but without many pretensions. It is worth mounting it on my Canon adapter, or not worth the money? that adapter should I use?




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