If you’ve read my last post you’ll know all about my excitement at finding a vintage Russian lens at a bargain price on eBay – if you haven’t read it you can find it here.
After trying it for portraits I then got to spend a wonderful couple of days showing a lovely photographer friend some of the North West of England and I decided to use the Helios as a general walk about lens and see how it performed.
I photographed beaches, flowers, iron men and of course cups of coffee (no photography outing is complete without coffee!) and I have to say I’m still loving it.
For anyone that’s interested the lens is a Helios 44-2, its a 58mm focal length and has no electronics, so its manual focus and aperture change. All the above images were shot wide open at f2.
And today I’ve been using it for still life and food, and I STILL can’t find fault with it! I’ll be sharing some of today’s pictures on Instagram and if you’d like to look you can find me as @definitely_dreaming.