Helios 44 - The dreamy swirly bouquet lens

Helios 44 – the swirly bouquet master lens

Helios-44, fabulous for its swirly bouquet is a Soviet copy of the Carl Zeiss Biotar 58mm ƒ/2 lens produced under the Helios lens brand. The lens comes in may versions. The lens was produced in Soviet Union by KMZ, MMZ, Jupiter from 1958 until 1999.  The lens comes in M42 mount and can be easily used by any Full frame or APSC cameras by using an adapter. There are various versions of the lens. The original Helios 44 had 13 aperture