Helios-44-7 is one of the rarest lenses in Russia. It was produced for a short time for the Zenit-7 camera and today it is not so often seen on sale.

Helios-44-7
Helios-44-7 is one of the rarest lenses in Russia. It was produced for a short time for the Zenit-7 camera and today it is not so often seen on sale.

I was lucky - I got a copy in excellent condition for the test. The very first tests showed excellent sharpness in the center of the frame. Uncompromising, I would say. Sharpness drops a little in the corners, but in the center it is just amazing!
On an open hole in lens strong vignetting, but when covered, it disappears, and at the same time the sharpness becomes uniform across the entire field of the frame.

Gelios 44 7 primer photo 5

Helios-44-7 actively swirls the background, and the effect begins to be observed already near the center of the frame. Bokeh is pleasant, noble, unobtrusive. By the way, the nature of the blur is very strong - the background just turns into "milk".
The color rendition is correct, calm.
The lens holds backlight weakly, but! The drop in contrast leads to the appearance of its airy, smoky, lyrical atmosphere.
Thus, Helios-44-7 can be considered one of the most successful lenses produced by the domestic industry.

Where to buy an adapter for Helios?

To work on digital cameras with Helios 44M, you will need an adapter from M42x1 to your system.

I recommend buying the adapter directly from trusted sellers at ali, for example. If you are from Crimea or other territories where it is not possible to order from Ali, then use the offers of sellers on sites such as Avito, Sack, etc. Sending adapters across the territory of the Russian Federation and to the Crimea usually does not cause problems even by Russian post. The article

you can find direct links for ordering adapters at ali, and also read about the compatibility of other systems with adapters.

Article

will help you navigate the issue of installing Helios on Canon and Nikon.

Helios-44-7 2 \ 58 sample photo


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