Sunset over Exmoor.
One more taken yesterday evening with a 1970s Helios 58mm f2 manual focus lens (which obediently focuses to infinity on a DSLR - quite a few older lenses won't. For £10 off the big auction site in the sky, these lenses are well worth playing around with. They came as standard with the Russian Zenith (or Zenit) cameras of the 70s and 80s, of which many thousands were made.
Cheap 'n cheerful, but fun.
If you do go down this road and try one of these lenses on a DSLR, be aware that unlike Zeiss Flektogon or Zeiss Sonnar of the same era, the little protruding pin that locks the lens onto manual focus is too wide to be held in by the DSLR adapter, and you'll have to find your own way of keeping it pressed in. My way involved superglue, which sounds drastic, but is very effective using a very small amount, and doesn't damage the lens at all. Do this very carefully though, and remember that you didn't read this method here
Best to all,
Thanks so much to Christina (EPZ CCB) for her generous award. It is really appreciated!
|Camera:||Canon EOS 550D |
|Lens:||1970s Helios 58mm f2 (M42) m/f with EOS adapter. |
|Recording media:||JPEG (digital)|
|Date Taken:||13 Jan 2012 - 5:04 PM|
|Exposure Mode:||Aperture-priority AE|
|Flash:||Off, Did not fire|