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 Data2203 on May 05, 2015
Unusual bokeh! Very interesting. Keep going your experiments
Posted by Martingraf on April 30, 2015
really nice job! - I was trying this lately myself with a MFT camera and the Canon FD 1,4/50 - I was blown away by the bokeh but as you mentioned, one has to be careful on what to set the focus
Posted by Guernica on April 27, 2015
Amazing blurs photos I like bokeh the for sharing

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