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Soviet lens image thread, part 2 (Helios, Jupiter, Tair, Zenitar, etc)

  
 
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p.1 #1 · p.1 #1 · Soviet lens image thread, part 2 (Helios, Jupiter, Tair, Zenitar, etc)


Thought it would be fun to see images made with Soviet-era lenses on modern cameras, now that mirrorless is somewhat ubiquitous vs the first version of this thread from 12 years ago (long ago archived).

Post what you've taken with Soviet lenses, the more info on the picture the better!

Nikon Z7ii - Helios 44-4








May 24, 2023 at 04:24 PM
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Sony A7Riv - Helios 44-4








May 24, 2023 at 04:25 PM
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p.1 #3 · p.1 #3 · Soviet lens image thread, part 2 (Helios, Jupiter, Tair, Zenitar, etc)


Nikon Z9 - Helios 44-4








May 24, 2023 at 04:26 PM
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p.1 #4 · p.1 #4 · Soviet lens image thread, part 2 (Helios, Jupiter, Tair, Zenitar, etc)


Helios 44-M on Sony A7iii

White aster fantasy by Brad Hurley, on Flickr

Aster swirl by Brad Hurley, on Flickr

Vetch by Brad Hurley, on Flickr

And on Sony NEX-6

Maria and John by Brad Hurley, on Flickr

Paotrig by Brad Hurley, on Flickr



May 24, 2023 at 04:42 PM
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p.1 #5 · p.1 #5 · Soviet lens image thread, part 2 (Helios, Jupiter, Tair, Zenitar, etc)


M10-R with Lomo Minitar 32mm 2.8








May 24, 2023 at 06:46 PM
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p.1 #6 · p.1 #6 · Soviet lens image thread, part 2 (Helios, Jupiter, Tair, Zenitar, etc)


Nikon Z7 w Zenit Helios 40-2 85mm 1.5 (those stripes are out of focus garage siding).




May 25, 2023 at 04:14 PM
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p.1 #7 · p.1 #7 · Soviet lens image thread, part 2 (Helios, Jupiter, Tair, Zenitar, etc)


Helios 40-2 (85mm 1.5) wide open with a ND 6 filter on a GFX 50S II
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May 26, 2023 at 01:02 AM
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p.1 #8 · p.1 #8 · Soviet lens image thread, part 2 (Helios, Jupiter, Tair, Zenitar, etc)


J-3 @ f/1.5, ltm, (ZMOZ, 1963) from Poltava, Ukraine; M


Pear, Apple, Grape Vine


Vine II (View to Fold - II)

J-12 @ f/2.8, ltm; M

David Austin, Lady of Shalott

FED 5cm, f/3.5, ltm; M

Peony, Allium, Iris




May 26, 2023 at 05:41 AM
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p.1 #9 · p.1 #9 · Soviet lens image thread, part 2 (Helios, Jupiter, Tair, Zenitar, etc)


Z7ii - Helios 44-4








May 26, 2023 at 11:25 AM
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CZJ 180mm f/2.8 Sonnar (Pentacon 6) on Hasselblad X2D



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Meyer-Optik-Gorlitz 58mm f/1.9 Primoplan Leica M10-R



May 28, 2023 at 08:54 PM
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Meyer-Optik-Gorlitz 58mm f/1.9 Primoplan Leica M10-R



May 28, 2023 at 08:56 PM
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p.1 #13 · p.1 #13 · Soviet lens image thread, part 2 (Helios, Jupiter, Tair, Zenitar, etc)


All on EOS M3, APSC 24 MPi:


Jupiter 21 M:

Parc de Saint-Cloud Solitaire by lumens pixel, sur Flickr

Parc de Saint-Cloud jumelles by lumens pixel, sur Flickr


Helios 44M:

Rose Helios 44M by lumens pixel, sur Flickr

Test in the garden of Helios 44M bought for 10 bucks at the flea market. by lumens pixel, sur Flickr


MTO 500 F8,0

MTO 500 8 Parc de Saint-Cloud by lumens pixel, sur Flickr


Femme en fleur by lumens pixel, sur Flickr


Jupiter 37A:

Crampe by lumens pixel, sur Flickr



May 29, 2023 at 03:06 PM
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p.1 #14 · p.1 #14 · Soviet lens image thread, part 2 (Helios, Jupiter, Tair, Zenitar, etc)


Reviving this thread with shots already taken some years ago with my Helios 44-3 and 40-2. Have a Jupiter 9 and Tair 11 arriving soon to add more in future.

Helios 44-3, probably all wide open @f/2


Helios Roses by Arend, on Flickr


Helios Honeybee by Arend, on Flickr

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Helios @Home by Arend, on Flickr

Helios 40-2


Helios 40-2 1.5/85 @f/4 by Arend, on Flickr


Paddo with Helios-40-2 85mm f1.5 by Arend, on Flickr


cold spring with Helios by Arend, on Flickr



Nov 27, 2023 at 05:25 AM
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p.1 #15 · p.1 #15 · Soviet lens image thread, part 2 (Helios, Jupiter, Tair, Zenitar, etc)


Very interesting that mirrorless cameras have maximized the potential of these old Soviet lenses. Using them on pre-EVF m mount cameras I always had issues w focus accuracy wide open due to the calibration of Soviet LTM cameras being different than Leicas.

Like the Nikon 58 1.4G, these lenses can now shine!



Nov 27, 2023 at 09:16 AM
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p.1 #16 · p.1 #16 · Soviet lens image thread, part 2 (Helios, Jupiter, Tair, Zenitar, etc)


Forgot this thread existed

Every year, I take a birthday selfie with my Helios 44-4 since we were both born in the same year It's always a fun challenge to get a wide open, semi-in-focus shot while shooting remotely via the app.

These were the last 2 years...new one coming up soon!














Nov 27, 2023 at 09:53 AM
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p.1 #17 · p.1 #17 · Soviet lens image thread, part 2 (Helios, Jupiter, Tair, Zenitar, etc)


Using the app? Nailed it.


Nov 27, 2023 at 10:37 AM
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p.1 #18 · p.1 #18 · Soviet lens image thread, part 2 (Helios, Jupiter, Tair, Zenitar, etc)


"You need this $$$$$ lens to resolve on today's modern high rez sensors!"

RoamingScott: "I got this $30 65 year old Soviet lens that Yuri made in his shed"



Nov 27, 2023 at 10:40 AM
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p.1 #19 · p.1 #19 · Soviet lens image thread, part 2 (Helios, Jupiter, Tair, Zenitar, etc)


Nikon Z9 - Helios 44-4








Nov 27, 2023 at 11:22 AM
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p.1 #20 · p.1 #20 · Soviet lens image thread, part 2 (Helios, Jupiter, Tair, Zenitar, etc)


I actually think I prefered the way the lens rendered when mounted on a Fuji APS-C body vs full frame...

Fuji X-H1 - 44-4








Nov 27, 2023 at 11:23 AM
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