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First attempts Helios 44-4K with reversed element
Posted By: newmikey, 05-14-2020, 08:18 AM

Experiments with an old, Sovjet-era Helios 44-K4 of which I reversed the front lens element. So far, interesting but I need to find some good use for it. Portraits, I think my daughter said. Gotta watch out or this lens is not going to be mine for long. But hey, for some 46 plus the cost of a lens spanner, what can go wrong? As usual, shot in raw. This one is f8 at 1/60th and ISO400. Levels & curves only plus a bit of USM.




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First attempts Helios 44-4K with reversed element
Interesting, it certainly makes for very nervous bokeh backgrounds...
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Excellent, Mike!

I have so many 44K-4s lying around, I really must try this out. Perhaps I'll pick my ugliest example and give it a go
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