21 Mar 2017神無月
Helios 44 58mm silver barrel. Boring blur and soft depiction are alive.
Helios 44 58mm silver barrel. Boring blur and soft depiction are alive.
Something planning for the second season as an old lens blog! Perhaps it is better not to spend money. . So, we bid on eBay for Silver lens barrel with no number after Helios 44, the initial version of Helios which is affordable and well photographed.
Lens and manufacturer introduction
HELIOS 44 58mm / F2.0 1950
In the neighborhood of the Old Lens Numeral, famous Helios will not have a stranger.
Nakayama is also the start of the old lens which bought the most famous Helios 44-2 among them.
After one year passed since then, we will proceed further to the outback of the swamp with Helios 44, the earliest version of Helios, as a result of various paragraphs.
It is still beautiful beaded blur.
And how to dissolve soft blur is pretty Helios.
I am still older than Helios 44-2 I already own about 70 years old and about 70 years old, it is still living.
And when speaking of Helios it is synonymous “ liberation swinging bokeh ”
However, compared to the Helios 44-2 black barrel that we own, 1981 ,,,,
that? Even though I do not think whether it was such a roundabout.
Here and there, since there is a considerable distance to the inner white wall, I thought that it would turn around if this were to be done.
Right now again is not that much different from compare in the photo again?
I felt that the Silver lens barrel helios of this time had a feeling that ‘Gouguru Boke’ was thin, but it seems that it is about the same as comparing in the photograph.
Well, was my feeling such a thing like this? . .
Line depiction, color taste
Take care and talk about the focus side.
The softness of the line is also wonderful, but the gradation expression of the dark part is also soft and gentle.
It depicts a thin soft touch like a so-called Russian lens.
If the light is weak, the color will appear faint, but maybe this is like a film-like atmosphere.
Since the sunlight hits the red wall here, the color behind the yellow bucket above is more outstanding.
It is the same red wall.
Because there is such a thing and contrast is difficult in a dark place,
I think that it is better to give up and take a monotone-like image.
However, as the lens feels the sunlight, the color taste rises.
Still the contrast is weak, so it is easy to become a calm picture on the whole.
Although Helius is often cited as a blur, I think that it is a versatile lens that can also squeeze and enjoy a thin soft line.
color, flare, ghost
I think that it is also the merit of the old, but it is weak for backlighting.
This was too much for the sun
However, because that bias can sometimes be used to express the taste of photos.
Here occurred halation at an unexpected place.
It seems that it entered from the light in the left corner, and it caused complete halation from the center to the lower right.
Since the shadow part’s gradation was a frame of a good atmosphere, it is completely lost.
Nevertheless I thought that it was easier to handle than the lenses in the 50s and 60s, which had less coatings and were prone to halation.
Purchase route, repair and versatility, reference at purchase
As you can see, the exterior is quite dirty.
But I think that the other conditions are good one.
HELIOS 44 58 / F2.0 Shooting minimum distance 50 cm 1950 M42 mount
Zhongshan is not a collector, it is better to properly capture it so lens condition is the first priority.
If there is no descriptions of the lens’s cloudiness and the aperture and focus move to some extent, then the price and consultation feel.
This time I will write in chronological order from examination → purchase → delivery on eBay.
There are seven pictures of the lens, there is a certain feeling like lens top and bottom, appearance etc. There are squeezed pictures of the iris being considered as an important matter, feathers are clean and OK line.
It is translating
I have some dust. There is no separation of the balsam. There is no cloudiness inside the lens. There is no mold.
There are some cleaning scratches on the front lens! I have a cleaning mark.
Please be aware that lenses are in use and there may be cleaning marks and dust.
Also note that I have not looked up. (← I do not understand a bit meaning)
Invisible things may appear in extreme situations, such as microscope lenses or extreme strong light.
This lens is clean and clean.
There are some of paint losses and wear and wear from use for years! Please confirm the detailed condition of the product by photograph.
It works properly. This lens works perfectly.
The aperture is very good and it works well!
Focus works well.
In a detailed explanation, thankfully detailed explanation, there is no big problem in the rear lens which is liable to fatal injuries, it can be confirmed that cloudy seems not to be cloudy, it can not be taken with easy cleaning, and the diaphragm and focus move, so it is OK for explanation as Nakayama It is a line.
After paying the money after it makes a successful bid, I will just wait for it to arrive.
Shipping fee is as stated at the beginning, so it is very smooth as the pre-registered address will advance with premise.
After two or three days of purchase, the notification that the tracking number was written came from eBay. It’s roughly standard speed.
Sometimes a merchant’s message arrives together, but it is almost news.
The arrival was about ten days later.
As the post office’s delivery will be mostly absent delivery, I will always transfer it to a local post office and go there to pick it up.
eBay list.Even if you search with Helios – 44, it will take 44-2 and 44M, so it may be difficult to find it easily.
In the end, you will choose the purchase method according to knowledge and experience and the grace of the arrival time of the product (eBay was a week, no matter how long it took a month).
It is quite difficult to say which purchasing method is good.
Looking back and analyzing the pictures that I thought was able to be successful
With the composition, the subject, the light, and the composition where the oldness liked well with release.
Last year, it could be a fascinating series that seems to be paired with a mannequin taken with Helios in the black lens barrel.
By the way, there was a mannequin on the shot in the second half of the article “ Walking around “.
To put it another way, you can see mannequins in photographs of photographers.
It might be easy to take material.
Comparison of aperture and shutter speed
It is a comparison of taking the difference of depiction by drawing recently tried.
Aperture F2.0, shutter speed 1/1000
The squeezed ambient light amount drop is also cool, but it seems that the whole looks soft and squeezed
I want to be able to clearly choose the difference in this neighborhood by judgment and expression at that time.
Aperture F 8.0, shutter speed 1/1000
Walking around here
While flapping Yoyogi Uehara, eat it with the delicious donut shop above “ Haritts ” Then,
Shopping at the Apple Store in Omotesando, passing through to Minami Aoyama,
I probably walked to Roppongi Hills for about 3 hours.
I’m walking quickly when I can take pictures in good condition, but after three hours I got tired a bit later, afterwards I am asleep that I can not do anything but haha.
The camera is 5 D mark III, the image quality is raw uncompressed shooting, the picture style at shooting is the standard and it is used only for 5D monitor check.
Jpg will be thrown away when importing to PC.
Since development is currently in Photoshop CC 2017, we want to leave the characteristics of the lens in the photograph, so we only adjust the brightness by the exposure amount, but in the comparative photograph etc. the white balance may be the same.
I have not touched any adjustments such as contrast or saturation.
Although the lens was M39 mount, since M39 → M42 step up ring was attached, we are using normal M42 → Canon EF as it is.
I use a mount similar to this.
Depending on the distance to the subject and the situation such as whether to shoot in depth or in a plane, I will shoot while comparing those that are close to the opening and matching between F8 and F11.
Because there are a lot of outside daytime, about 1/200 to 1/1000 depending on the strength and softness of the sun, about 1/2000 if you want to make the contrast stronger, etc.
Because it is an old lens, the exposure measurement of the camera is considerably blurred by the lens and diaphragm and only roughly matches, so it is a feeling to match while taking.
Basically, since aperture and shutter speed are given priority, ISO may be raised to about 1000 in case of “aperture F 8 · shutter speed 1/2000” even outside the daytime. In such cases, the camera with high sensitivity is convenient.
There are many things that you are doing auto outside, but there are times when you fix a sunny weather day or a room with natural light.
Adjusting with manual Kelvin (K) is only when using a strobe etc. inside the room.
I finally got a hand to Carl zeiss Biotar 58 mm which is said to be the copy lens Helios.
It also looks quite good. Please write it if you are glad.
“ Carl zeiss jena Biotar 58mm is the mainstay of Helios ”
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