Helios 58/2 on Fuji X-E1

updated…

I got recently Helios 44-3 MC version, 58mm f2 and purchased a M42 to FX adapter for 10€ from
(delivery to France took 1 month)

Helios 58/2 on X-E1

Lost in bokeh!

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After attaching the lens using the adapter, make sure “Shoot without lens” on your X-E1 menu is ON.

Helios 58/2 on Fuji X-E1

The focus is manual only and although I don’t have experience with MF, fuji’s focus peaking feature was of great help. Indeed, I often failed with the focus..
Helios 58/2 on Fuji X-E1
The sharpness of Helios 44-3 MC is definitively not impressive, overall soft performance when wide open, but I like the bokeh and rendering..
Helios 58/2 on Fuji X-E1
The DOF at f2 is tight, focus ring requires minimum adjustment to focus.
Helios 58/2 on Fuji X-E1
Helios 58/2 on Fuji X-E1
Helios 58/2 on Fuji X-E1
Anyway I’d use this lens for fun, and probably for head-shots of friends/ family.
Helios 58/2 on Fuji X-E1
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Helios 58 f2 on x-e1 copy7
You can find some more examples with this lens on flick
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