HELIOS 44-2 58mm F2 is a cult classic; one of the most popular and loved lenses in history. It’s based on the legendary Zeiss’s Biotar 58mm, which explains why Helios 58mm is so well regarded. It pretty much has it all including the beautiful dreamy flares, very unique swirly bokeh and a great sharpness. Minimum focusing distance is 0.50m, so gets you pretty nice close-ups with this lens, making it very popular for mid/close portrait shots.
- Min Focusing Distance: 0.5m
- Angle of View (FF): 40°
- Focus Throw: Approx. 270°
- Aperture Blades: 8 (IronGlass can install a 16 blade version)
- Aperture Range: F2.8 – F16