Archive for April, 2017

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Thorns in the Sky

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Spring Dandelion Bokeh 2017

M42 Helios 44M-4 f2 58mm & Canon T1i/500D

Helios 44M-7 Lens is a classic 58mm lens that was produced as the kit prime on the Zenit-series Russian SLR. It was one of the most mass produced lenses in the world. Is intended for all types of photography including portraits and landscapes. Helios 44M-7 provides very sharp and high quality images Can be installed on modern cameras using mount adapters.

Specifications

Aperture/Focal length: 2/58
Diaphragm scale: 2 – 16
Focusing range: 0.55m – 10m and infinity
Angle of view: 40
Quantity of lens/components: 6/4
Light coefficient: 0.90
Resolving capacity (lines in 1 mm) center/edge: 50/30
Filter mount: M52 x 0.75
Weight: 0.3 kg
Mount: M42

Compatibility

M42 mount cameras:

Zeiss Pentax Praktica Mamiya Zenit

Trying my old faithful M42 Helios 44M-4 f2 58mm manual lens with Canon T1i/500D.

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Today I attended for the first time a karate event, since my son the last few months has started Sito Ryu Karate at a local club. The event took place in the Olympics 2004 stadium of wrestling in Liosia, Athens ,Greece. It was the first time I had the opportunity to use my new Tamron 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 Di II VC .  Although I was anxious mostly for the athletic aspect of the event and I was also seated quite far from the fighting arena I managed to get some nice shots and I am very happy from the lens performance.