Helios MC 81H 50mm f/2

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Helios MC 81H 50mm f/2

Postby aim54x on Sun Jul 03, 2011 10:45 pm

Picked up this little beauty at the Camera Markets. Small, light, well built, sharp and contrasty...but most importantly...NATIVE Nikon Mount!!

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However, it appears that working against the light it loses contrast...will experiment with lens hoods to see if it gets any better though.

Big thanks to Gerry, whom I still owe some money to for this lens :oops:
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Re: Helios MC 81H 50mm f/2

Postby surenj on Mon Jul 04, 2011 3:18 pm

Hey Cameron,

Congrats on the purchase.

Is this better than the nikon 50 1.8??
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Re: Helios MC 81H 50mm f/2

Postby aim54x on Mon Jul 04, 2011 11:00 pm

surenj wrote:Is this better than the nikon 50 1.8??


Thanks Suren....I will have to point out that the Nikkor has a few advantages....auto focus and an absence of flare problems
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Re: Helios MC 81H 50mm f/2

Postby PiroStitch on Tue Jul 05, 2011 8:20 am

Looks like a nice lens. Look forward to seeing other pics from it.
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Re: Helios MC 81H 50mm f/2

Postby surenj on Tue Jul 05, 2011 9:21 am

aim54x wrote:an absence of flare problems

Perhaps it's due to some coating inside?
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Re: Helios MC 81H 50mm f/2

Postby aim54x on Tue Jul 05, 2011 9:24 pm

surenj wrote:
aim54x wrote:an absence of flare problems

Perhaps it's due to some coating inside?


I suspect it will be either a coating or internal reflection issue.....will try to get out and about with it and a lens hood and see if I can get any improvement....do have to work out what the filter thread is though (shouldn't be hard, just have to get around to doing so though)
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Re: Helios MC 81H 50mm f/2

Postby biggerry on Tue Jul 05, 2011 11:14 pm

Nice lookign lens Cameron, looks nice and contrasty straight outta the box and looks like you do not even have a lens on the front of the camera its that small! You can't go wrong for what you paid for it too.
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