« on: December 20, 2013, 06:19:45 PM »
Had mine shipped from Ukraine yesterday, should arrive in two weeks. To my surprise I bought the Helios 44M instead of the 44-2.
Forgot I've wishlisted both lenses but when I actually purchased it the other day the 44-2 was gone and I've purchased the 44M straight-ahead forgetting they were different models.
44M costs a little bit over the 44-2, but other than that I don't know the difference. Pics on the web doesn't show much difference tbh.
But what can you say guys? I won't be surprised if 44-2 ends up being voted.
44M is completely different in term of construction compare to the 44-2 58/2. I have disassembled both of them.
44M is difficult to reassemble plus it works only on crop sensor dslr but doesn't fit 5D3 with an adapter - mirror problem, I will use the helicoid to DIY a tilt shift lensbaby clone. I found this DIY on the Youtube.
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