Topic: Swirly Bokeh with Helios 40 (85mm f/1.5)

Hi,

I am new in this forum and like to share the swirly pictures of my Helios 40, which I bought because of its swirl.

Comments are very welcome :-)

best, L.



http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4126/5221899644_1df5eb7c5f.jpg

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4057/5147048792_7b434abe24.jpg

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1190/5108042094_78f2230016.jpg

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4008/5123896239_2ce9c21dda.jpg

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5087/5252897862_257095723c.jpg

Last edited by LeadyGonzales (2011-01-09 11:10:15)

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5D Mark II  /  Rokkor 58 1.2, 50 1.2,  28 2.0, 85 1.7  /  Soligor 75-205, Soligor 200 2.8  /   Vario Elmar 28-70  / Helios 40 (silver) /  Porst 55 1.2  /  Helios 44-2  /  Summicron 50 2.0  /  Nikkor 20 3.5  /  Nikkor shift 28 4.0  /  Kiron macro 105 2.8  / Voigtlaender Ultron SLII 40mm f/2 (EF mount), Zeiss Tele Tessar 300 4.0 / Distagon 35mm 1.4 (Rollei)

Re: Swirly Bokeh with Helios 40 (85mm f/1.5)

Your second and third images , the cat on the fence  , are excellent !

I am a Pentacon and kiev( MF and35 mm) user,and also :contaxII,III,IIa  ,contaflex , contarex bullseye ,voigtlander ....

Re: Swirly Bokeh with Helios 40 (85mm f/1.5)

thanks :-)

for the cat pictures i was lucky, since the distance between cat and bushes was around 1.5 m. so the swirly effect was very strong.

L.

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5D Mark II  /  Rokkor 58 1.2, 50 1.2,  28 2.0, 85 1.7  /  Soligor 75-205, Soligor 200 2.8  /   Vario Elmar 28-70  / Helios 40 (silver) /  Porst 55 1.2  /  Helios 44-2  /  Summicron 50 2.0  /  Nikkor 20 3.5  /  Nikkor shift 28 4.0  /  Kiron macro 105 2.8  / Voigtlaender Ultron SLII 40mm f/2 (EF mount), Zeiss Tele Tessar 300 4.0 / Distagon 35mm 1.4 (Rollei)

Re: Swirly Bokeh with Helios 40 (85mm f/1.5)

LeadyGonzales wrote:

Hi,

I am new in this forum and like to share the swirly pictures of my Helios 40, which I bought because of its swirl.

Comments are very welcome :-)

best, L.



http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4126/5221899644_1df5eb7c5f.jpg


http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4008/5123896239_2ce9c21dda.jpg


I am picky about bokeh. I only like the 2 above. Stunning


Daniel

Re: Swirly Bokeh with Helios 40 (85mm f/1.5)

Excellent shots and the first one is surreal!

Mostly in my bag ATM: Fuji X-T1, X-E2, X-E1, Leica M8, Nikon1 V1 and several lenses...
Things ON SALE!

Re: Swirly Bokeh with Helios 40 (85mm f/1.5)

The bokeh of the first one is due to christmas decoration - LEDs in blue and white ca. 20 m away from the dragon.

With Helios 40 a very interesting effect :-)

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5D Mark II  /  Rokkor 58 1.2, 50 1.2,  28 2.0, 85 1.7  /  Soligor 75-205, Soligor 200 2.8  /   Vario Elmar 28-70  / Helios 40 (silver) /  Porst 55 1.2  /  Helios 44-2  /  Summicron 50 2.0  /  Nikkor 20 3.5  /  Nikkor shift 28 4.0  /  Kiron macro 105 2.8  / Voigtlaender Ultron SLII 40mm f/2 (EF mount), Zeiss Tele Tessar 300 4.0 / Distagon 35mm 1.4 (Rollei)

Re: Swirly Bokeh with Helios 40 (85mm f/1.5)

.. for some conditions even the swirl alone can be the target of the picture ...

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4108/5060517824_e5e7177df9_b.jpg

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5D Mark II  /  Rokkor 58 1.2, 50 1.2,  28 2.0, 85 1.7  /  Soligor 75-205, Soligor 200 2.8  /   Vario Elmar 28-70  / Helios 40 (silver) /  Porst 55 1.2  /  Helios 44-2  /  Summicron 50 2.0  /  Nikkor 20 3.5  /  Nikkor shift 28 4.0  /  Kiron macro 105 2.8  / Voigtlaender Ultron SLII 40mm f/2 (EF mount), Zeiss Tele Tessar 300 4.0 / Distagon 35mm 1.4 (Rollei)

Re: Swirly Bokeh with Helios 40 (85mm f/1.5)

Love the whole series!

Re: Swirly Bokeh with Helios 40 (85mm f/1.5)

thanks,

so, two as final, which also take their effects from the new christmas lights of Zurich ...

I love my helios :-)

L.

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5161/5258503327_d0f8af31e9_b.jpg

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5004/5252289799_f630bf94d5_b.jpg

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5D Mark II  /  Rokkor 58 1.2, 50 1.2,  28 2.0, 85 1.7  /  Soligor 75-205, Soligor 200 2.8  /   Vario Elmar 28-70  / Helios 40 (silver) /  Porst 55 1.2  /  Helios 44-2  /  Summicron 50 2.0  /  Nikkor 20 3.5  /  Nikkor shift 28 4.0  /  Kiron macro 105 2.8  / Voigtlaender Ultron SLII 40mm f/2 (EF mount), Zeiss Tele Tessar 300 4.0 / Distagon 35mm 1.4 (Rollei)

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Re: Swirly Bokeh with Helios 40 (85mm f/1.5)

remind me how I hate and love my Helios-40-2 ...... lol ...... like the kitty !

Re: Swirly Bokeh with Helios 40 (85mm f/1.5)

Wouldn't want this on all of my photos, but, as a one off, a stunning effect!

Currently using Canon 5DII and Sony a6500 with Olympus, Pentax, Canon and M42 converters.

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Re: Swirly Bokeh with Helios 40 (85mm f/1.5)

In fact,

the swirl is a special effect.

at different distances between target and background the swirl does not happen

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5046/5219170538_19e8d5be19_b.jpg

or weakly

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5208/5262071328_3de64854c8_b.jpg

and at f>2.8 it has a normal bokeh and/or is very sharp:

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5169/5252898218_4df8c30f90_b.jpg

like here at f/8.

Another important fact is, that the helios is at f/1.5 only sharp in the center !


best L.

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5D Mark II  /  Rokkor 58 1.2, 50 1.2,  28 2.0, 85 1.7  /  Soligor 75-205, Soligor 200 2.8  /   Vario Elmar 28-70  / Helios 40 (silver) /  Porst 55 1.2  /  Helios 44-2  /  Summicron 50 2.0  /  Nikkor 20 3.5  /  Nikkor shift 28 4.0  /  Kiron macro 105 2.8  / Voigtlaender Ultron SLII 40mm f/2 (EF mount), Zeiss Tele Tessar 300 4.0 / Distagon 35mm 1.4 (Rollei)

Re: Swirly Bokeh with Helios 40 (85mm f/1.5)

Lovely series!
Me too, I like to play with bokeh.

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Re: Swirly Bokeh with Helios 40 (85mm f/1.5)

I like your 3 last images ; what is the town where you shot the last one , please ? ( in Bavaria , maybe ... )

I am a Pentacon and kiev( MF and35 mm) user,and also :contaxII,III,IIa  ,contaflex , contarex bullseye ,voigtlander ....

Re: Swirly Bokeh with Helios 40 (85mm f/1.5)

the town is zürich in switzerland - very nice :-)

rgds L.

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5D Mark II  /  Rokkor 58 1.2, 50 1.2,  28 2.0, 85 1.7  /  Soligor 75-205, Soligor 200 2.8  /   Vario Elmar 28-70  / Helios 40 (silver) /  Porst 55 1.2  /  Helios 44-2  /  Summicron 50 2.0  /  Nikkor 20 3.5  /  Nikkor shift 28 4.0  /  Kiron macro 105 2.8  / Voigtlaender Ultron SLII 40mm f/2 (EF mount), Zeiss Tele Tessar 300 4.0 / Distagon 35mm 1.4 (Rollei)

Re: Swirly Bokeh with Helios 40 (85mm f/1.5)

That shot of Zurich is very sharp lovely shot