Short photo walk with the Helios 44-2

Headed off with Finlay for a walk along the path late this afternoon and let him do his usual sniffing around the bushes and shrubs as he likes to do.  Took my camera along and captured a few images whilst en route.

It's difficult to see the images properly on the back of the camera's preview, so it was nice to see them enlarged on the computer screen when I got back home.  I love the unusual bokeh effect in the image above - kind of reminds me of a similar effect that can be achieved using the new Lensababy Sol 45.  

This image was taken using an old vintage lens - the Helios 44-2.  This particular lens is a manual focus lens and with a little practise, it's a really nice lens to use.  It's small, reasonably light and perfect for using if you are out and about for a walk.  Could definitely become a firm favourite of mine.  


Jill Wasiewicz said...

This is so gorgeous Wendy! And I'm excited to hear that you got a Helios lens! I've been hearing about them and the amazing bokeh and lens flare they produce. The bokeh here is amazing! I'm really looking forward to seeing more of your images with this lens! :-)

Wendy said...

It's a nifty wee lens Jillian and not at all expensive. It reminds me of the Velvet 56 crossed with the new Sol 45. I used it for the images in the post "Once the storm is over". It looks more like the Velvet 56 in those images, whereas in this post it reminds me of the Sol 45.

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