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Helios 44 M – Lens Review

The recent surge in popularity of mirror-less cameras coupled with affordable lens adapters has effectively elevated a handful of mostly-forgotten legacy lenses to a new level of popularity that they’ve not enjoyed in decades. One such lens bears the name Helios, and the Helios 44 models in particular are regarded by many photo geeks as being among the greatest legacy lenses to come from the long-departed U.S.S.R. But why does this lens enjoy such cult status these days? What makes it so desirable compared to its German and Japanese contemporaries? Is…

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