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04-15-2009, 06:47 PM   #1
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[SOLD] Pentax FA28-70mm/4 & Helios 58mm/2 (AUS)

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Helios 58/2 (AUS)

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20

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SMC Pentax FA 1:4 28-70mm AL (made in Japan) in good condition. Glass is unmarked, clear and clean, Pentax front and rear caps.
Price: Sold.

Zenit Helios-44-2 1:2/58mm in good condition with original front cap. Glass is unmarked, clear & clean. A bit oil on aperture blades, but doesn't affect operation and picture quality.
Price: A$20 plus postage

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Item Location
Melbourne, Australia

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Australian buyers please pay via bank deposit or cash pick-up.

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


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04-15-2009, 07:17 PM   #2
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Sent a PM about the Pentax FA28-70/4.
04-16-2009, 12:38 AM   #3
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Whats the difference between the Zenit Helios-44-2 1:2/58mm and the 44M-4 58mm f/2


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Whats the difference between the Zenit Helios-44-2 1:2/58mm and the 44M-4 58mm f/2
optically, there is no difference, they are the same.

mechanically, 44-2 has pre-set aperture (two rings), while 44M variants have standard aperture (one ring), and possibly A/M switch (depends on variant).

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Whats the difference between the Zenit Helios-44-2 1:2/58mm and the 44M-4 58mm f/2
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Good question. My guess is that 44M-4 is a later version.
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28-70mm sold.
new price for Helios.
06-29-2009, 05:22 AM   #7
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well I took some test shots and was surprised by this Helios' picture quality. They are not as contrasty as that from a SMC Takumar, but hey you can't complain it at such a low price.





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a few more






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Just a post in support of the Helios-44... one of my all-time favorites in any flavor.
06-30-2009, 04:07 AM   #10
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Thanks, I may just keep it if nobody wants it.
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I can vouch for the Helios as well. You are a silly bugger for selling it. I see a serious jump in their pricing sooner then later.
07-06-2009, 03:14 PM   #12
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Honestly I prefer the 55/1.8 Tak over my Helios 58/2 at larger apertures, but when stopped down and not shooting into highlights the Helios performs really well. It's the best $20 lens I can think of, really...

Here's a shot from the weekend, I think I had it at F/4 or F/5.6, diffused natural light.


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