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10-27-2016, 09:50 AM   #361
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QuoteOriginally posted by Pen-A Quote
Nice!

Hereīs one b&w portrait I havenīt already posted elsewhere:



(K-1, f2 or f4.., 1/60, ISO 200 + flash)
That a great shot but what is up with those eyebrows? Does she usually do them like that?

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Yep. Doesnīt bother me one bit.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Pen-A Quote
Nice!

Hereīs one b&w portrait I havenīt already posted elsewhere:



(K-1, f2 or f4.., 1/60, ISO 200 + flash)
Wow! Cool anachronism! The heavily penciled brows, hat, and lighting are straight mid-Century while the lip stud is very much today.


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I found my 44k-4 much sharper than 44-2, and it's a k mount so no need for the adapter. Meters with a green button. Love the lens, great character and value.

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QuoteOriginally posted by awscreo Quote
I found my 44k-4 much sharper than 44-2, and it's a k mount so no need for the adapter. Meters with a green button. Love the lens, great character and value.
congrats, a K mount is super rare !
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congrats, a K mount is super rare !
I found it attached to my first ever camera, didn't know what I had when I was a kid)
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Helios 44-2 2/58 + 10mm Miida extention tube on K10D


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congrats, a K mount is super rare !
I just grabbed one from eBay for $55 with free shipping from Russia in EX+ condition to compare to the 44-2.
So depending on which I decide I prefer I'll have an extra at some point.
My motivation is my 44-2 is beat up with a bent filter ring and I want to put a screw-on rubber hood on it.

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The 44k-4 was a lit lens for a Zenit 212k, I believe it was a pretty popular camera back in the day, so I think there should be plenty 44k-4's around. I was lucky my copy was basically untouched since my teen years and was kept in a safe space all those years..
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QuoteOriginally posted by mattb123 Quote
I just grabbed one from eBay for $55 with free shipping from Russia in EX+ condition to compare to the 44-2.
interesting, I'll take a look when my Helios will be beat up ^^ for now, it's still working perfectly (after ~30 years of heavy use from different users )
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K-3 with KMZ MC Helios-44K-4

my less-than-$20 Helios:



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pepperberry farm wrote: my less-than-$20 Helios:

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That first pic asks the very interesting question,"What is the least area of the frame that needs to be in focus?" I think it answers it very well, too.

I like the little TSC tractor, too. What warm indoor atmospherics!
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thank you - that lens is quite easy to work with inside; it's outside in strong light it has more serious issues....
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My LBA has been under control for a while but I'm seriously considering one of these...
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they seem to be easy to find in K-mount on eBay and elsewhere, and for fairly cheap...
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