Well hello! Another week and today I would like to talk about a lens I got for $160 USD and LOVE. This lens is the Helios 44-2 50mm that I bought from the Retro Foto House (AKA MakVint)! This lens is from the 1980s and creates a really unique bokeh with swirls on the edges of the frame and I love it! Today I have some photos shot using the usual EOS M! Enjoy!
Here are some photos of the exterior of the lens. What I think is really cool is the expanded focus wheel seems to be 3d printed!
Now to some photos! These first photos I’ve taken are very bokeh heavy and really show the uniqueness of this lens! I’ve seen others call this lens the King of Bokeh and I can confirm that it does live up to that name!
Now for some landscapes, I wouldn’t use this for too much work on landscapes. It is great for closer landscape elements but further away it often looks fuzzier. Definetly not bad just not as magical as up close. Here are some further away subjects:
So! Those were my first impressions of a lens that you’ll definitely be seeing more of! I have only had the lens since Wednesday so didn’t get chance to do any in-depth looks at video but am excited to continue exploring the cababilities of this lens! Hope you enjoyed and I’ll see you next week!
-Digital Wonders & Smiles