posted on 21st of april, 2015

A few years ago I wrote a little about my new toy - manual lens Jupiter-9. Here I have the new one Helios 40-2. I use it with Nikon but it can fit to other systems too. So I'd like to share my new experience with it.

Helios 40-2 is mostly known for it's unique bokeh. The price for this lens has grown quite high as for manual lens in the past few years. For some it's a kind of trendy lens to have. Though I decided to discover it's capability with my full frame camera.

Firstly about the manual working. I found it really exciting and catching up to put more efforts while focusing. Well it's quite complicated for moving objects but there are many shoots I do for mostly stable situations: backgrounds, portrais, landscapes. I usually work with open aperture as it's F1.5...

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Posted by Gmargittai on October 15, 2015

I wrote about Helios 40-2 85mm f/1.5 lens. It give you the unique swirl bokeh, let's try if you have one!

When you say Helios lens you mean the one which came with the Russian Zenith in the seventies? I have one of those if I did not trough it out. I need to check, If I am correct mine is 50mm.

Posted by Helgidinson on September 25, 2015
i like it..very artsy...
Posted by Crackers55555 on September 11, 2015
Truly beautiful work.

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