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07-21-2015, 03:48 PM   #1
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K-01 and old Soviet M42


I just decided to test old soviet lenses on my K-01 . I think the combo (manual lens K01) fits very very well the K01 spirit where we don't take a shot but we just need some time to create it.

Here are some few examples with an Helios 44M (a 58/F2). I like those soviet lenses : for the price they are great and the background & bokeh they produce are lovely

1) Just bokeh

2) The son n2 at F2

3) Bokeh test

4) Some bakcground

5) another creamy background

6) some action

For few euros, the helios 44M (mine is a m39 version ) is a real bargain and worth the price


07-22-2015, 12:54 AM   #2
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of course it's a bargain, I don't know why it's so cheap, regard the sharpness, the bokeh and the color rendition ^^
07-22-2015, 02:16 AM   #3
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Oh yeah, K-01 is great with manual lenses. And great photos, there! My 44-2 is not as sharp wide open, but it gets sharp once stopped down.
07-22-2015, 05:51 AM   #4
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I'm a big fan of this fun combo as well. My helios lens is pretty much permanently attached to my yellow K-01.

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Mine is extremely sharp wide open (well, at the center only ^^)

07-23-2015, 11:43 AM   #6
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My 44-2 is about as sharp, it's such a lovely combo with the k-01.

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