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Title: Marigold & Helios
Post by: Prabir on December 25, 2017, 09:50:04 PM
Used a very old legacy lens, Helios 58mm f/2, refurbished about 5 years back.

EOS M5, Photodiox adaptor, M42 to Canon adaptor, Helios 58mm f/2 Manual lens
Shot in full manual mode.

#1
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4731/25419762508_018f09d1f5_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/EJfVMo)Marigold (https://flic.kr/p/EJfVMo) by PK Bhattacharyya (https://www.flickr.com/photos/pkbhat_20032003/), on Flickr

#2
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4646/38410571625_2c328dccfd_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/21wddJV)Marigold (https://flic.kr/p/21wddJV) by PK Bhattacharyya (https://www.flickr.com/photos/pkbhat_20032003/), on Flickr

Apart from these, I had made a lot of family portraits with this lens. The outputs were very satisfying.

Thanks for visiting.
Title: Re: Marigold & Helios
Post by: Hankosaurus on December 26, 2017, 05:36:45 AM
I love the color and background.  In number two, the blossom seems to want to jump right out of the frame.  Nice.

Isn't is amazing how that German/Russian optics of two generations ago can perform so well on today's digital media?  I think I have read that the optic you used here was "inspired" more than a little by the Carl Zeiss Biotar. 

I have a 50mm f2 Jupiter 8M "Sonnar" which cost very little, but which compares favorably with my Nikkor 50mm f2 and my Summicron 50mm f2.

I wonder if the generation of photo enthusiasts coming along now realize what values there are in Russian lenses of German heritage.

Happy Day.

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Title: Re: Marigold & Helios
Post by: Prabir on December 26, 2017, 07:18:47 AM
Thanks for your reply Henry. Yes, this is a "Biotar" inspired lens and the performance is really very nice. I have been using this lens very little. But now I have decided to give it the attention it deserves. I have also ordered an M42 adapter for my Nikon D810 body. Armed with the low light sensitivity of D810, the options will be much more.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.