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06-17-2012, 09:20 PM   #1
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Auto Sears 55mm f/1.4 and Helios 44M-4

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Auto Sears 55mm f/1.4 and Helios 44M-4

Asking Price
$75, $30

Item Location
San Francisco (United States)

Item Description
I have two great M42 50mm range lenses up for sale.

The first is the wonderful Auto Sears 55mm f/1.4 in pristine condition. Hardly any paint loss is present on the barrel and everything is structurally sound. Aperture blades are very smooth and snappy. UV filter and caps included. $75

The second is a fabulous copy of the Helios 44M-4 with Cryllic text. The body has a few scratches on the front of the lens, but not the glass. I have modified the lens so that it stops down manually without any problems. Both lenses can be used in AV mode with some EV compensation applied, making these some great A-like lenses at an affordable price. Front cap included. $30.

Any odd reflections are based off the flash reflecting off of the foam that I placed the lenses on.














Are you the original owner of the item being sold?
Yes

Are you selling or trading this item?
Selling

Item Condition (Key)
Used
Excellent

Shipping Destinations
Continental U.S. Only

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0

Shipping Services
USPS Priority

Accepted Payment Types
PayPal

Return Policy & Additional Details
No returns, as the lens is fully functioning and its condition is accurate.

Please send me a private message if interested in the item!

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Last edited by mr.b.snowden; 07-04-2012 at 04:52 PM. Reason: Price drop
06-19-2012, 07:09 AM   #2
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Bump with lowered prices.
06-20-2012, 08:43 AM   #3
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Prices have been reduced and free priority shipping is included for the US.
06-20-2012, 08:55 AM   #4
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Can you explain how did you modify an M42 lens to work in AV priority? Did you select MAN, as opposed to AUTO with the toogle button?

06-20-2012, 10:13 AM   #5
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Hi Pepe,

The Helios doesn't have the Auto/Manual switch like the Sears 55, so I followed the instructions I found on the forum to make it step down manually with the genuine adapter. I just use AV mode with +2 compensation to make things work nicely in bright light and adjust as needed. I also use the AV mode with the Auto Tak 85 I'm selling, so it's a nice way to get some very adaptable glass that you can use like A-series lenses.
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Got it thanks. I did the same with some fully automatic lenses. I thnk I posted photos in this forumt.
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Bump. Please make me an offer.
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Up for reasonable offers.
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