Test Shot – Helios 44m-4 f/2 58mm

Tickled Pink - Helios 44m-4 f/2 58mm

£40 shipped for this lens and it delivers results that lenses in the +£1k mark deliver and because it’s design is flawed you’re in for some exciting DOF/bokeh! What this little lens is famous for is the unusual “orb” bokeh that it delivers due to an optical failing in the design. This not a great image but I took it simply to demonstrate the unusual effect. This orb effect is much loved by Helios enthusiasts and has given the lens a real cult following.