Country/Region of Manufacture: Russian Federation
Compatible Brand: For Arri,For Canon,For Four Thirds,For Fujifilm,For Lomo,For Nikon,For Olympus,For Panasonic,For Pentax,For Rollei,For Sony,For Yashica,For Zenit
Compatible Filter Size: 67 mm
Focal Length: 85mm
Maximum Aperture: f/1.5
Series: Zenit Helios-40
Type: High Quality,Portrait,Special Effects
Exterior Material: Aluminium
MPN: Does Not Apply
EAN: Does not apply
Maximum Luminosity: F/1.5
Connection Type: M42
Distancia focal: 85mm
Focus Type: Manual
Brand: KMZ Helios
Perfect portrait lens Helios 40-2 85mm ƒ/1,5 "Bokeh Miracle" USSR.
Copy from Carl Zeiss Jena Biotar.
King of swirly bokeh!
The lens is fully functional and in very good condition.
It can be used with an adapter on modern SRL DSRL and mirrorless cameras.
The legendary Russian Helios-40 'Bokeh Miracle'.
If there is a lens that can be called the ultimate Soviet legend, it would be the HELIOS-40 1.5/85.
It's a blurry bokeh that has inspired many to try the vintage glass, and really, what this lens can do in the right conditions, Everything else blows out of the water - vintage or modern. Produces a beautiful biotar-style bokeh - highlighting highlights in the focus as beautiful discs (under the right conditions) so the background swirls slightly.
Russian (USSR) Helios-40 lenses are considered one of the best portrait lenses.
Sometimes the combination of old and new can lead to startling results. There are a few fantastic analogue lenses, with adapters that blend well with modern digital cameras. One of them is the Russian portrait lens Helios 40 85mm f 1,5 . There is a lot of technical information about this lens on the internet,
You can easily find it.
The best thing about this lens is the excellent oil-painted bokeh at Aperture's F 1.5 -2.
The background blurring has a noticeable "swirly bokeh" effect, especially with F 1.5 .