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04-23-2019, 03:53 AM   #1
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Helios 55/2 reversed front element

I have seen several videos and pictures taken with Helios 55/2 with reversed front element, most of them vith the unique rounded bokeh. However, I have never seen any portrait made by such a lens. Is there any reason for that?

If so, is there another modification of this lens allowing to take portraits with this emphasized bokeh?


I do have this lens, but on my APS-C camera it is quite difficult to get such a bokeh ...


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different, interested to hear how you go with this project cport.
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QuoteOriginally posted by cport Quote
I have seen several videos and pictures taken with Helios 55/2 with reversed front element, most of them vith the unique rounded bokeh. However, I have never seen any portrait made by such a lens. Is there any reason for that?

If so, is there another modification of this lens allowing to take portraits with this emphasized bokeh?


I do have this lens, but on my APS-C camera it is quite difficult to get such a bokeh ...
I think you mean Helios 44-2 (58mm f2). You can use it for portraits in usual way, it has swirly bokeh on full frame, less pronounced on APS-C.
Modification will induce field curvature and a lot of spherical aberrations, therefore you will be obligated to use central composition only.
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I have done this to my Helios 44-2 58mm - Not shot portrait but its a versatile lens regardless.
With the front element flipped > The Mighty Helios 44-2 (Modified) | One of my favourite and ? | Flickr

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QuoteOriginally posted by cport Quote
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Thank you. I really should stump up the cash for an official M42 adaptor though as mine doesn't lock in place, and the lens nearly went into the drink when taking that image.
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