Lens In Use
- Lens Elements: 6
- Aperture blades: 8
- Minimum Focusing Distance: 55cm
- Weight: 296gr
- interesting bokeh
- easy to find
- flare prone
- needs to be stopped down
- a bit heavy for its’ size
- chromatic aberration
Finding this lens is like finding a treasure. Apparently, this is also a price to pay for low friction.
Now the Helios-65 Automatic is more likely to be of interest only to collectors. Its non-standard mount and aperture control makes its use with modern cameras a task only for the keen enthusiast.
But if you are just an enthusiast and you are interested in looking at the picture that the 65th Helios gives, then a dilemma arises. All varieties of this lens, except for the Automatic, are super-rare, but the Automatic is relatively affordable and not expensive.
nd great fun. For its price it is excellent value for money.
For images using this lens click HERE
For general information on lens design and lens elements go to the homepage HERE