Tag: helios

  • M42 Lenses: The Helios 44-4 M

    written by adam_g2000 on 2013-02-21 in #reviews
    M42 Lenses: The Helios 44-4 M

    This four part mini-series sets out to review my four favorite lenses. All these lenses share a commonality: they are all M42 lenses. I love the M42 standard. Canon and Nikon, and later Pentax are all proprietary; the M42 is not. We begin with the Helios 44-4 M.

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  • My Second Encounter with the Russians: Zenit 3M!

    written by michell on 2012-06-05 in #reviews
    My Second Encounter with the Russians: Zenit 3M!

    So here it is, my second encounter with the Russians! But this time, it's a single lens reflex (SLR) camera, the Zenit 3M! Read more about this camera after the jump!

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  • Zenit TTL - The Teddy Bear Tank

    written by eggzakly on 2009-07-30 in #reviews
    Zenit TTL - The Teddy Bear Tank

    This is my go-to camera when I need an extra bit of control. This SLR is heavy as a brick, clunky, and oddly comforting to hold. A bit of a tank. On the outside it looks much like it's older Zenit siblings, but it's the inside that counts.

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  • Interview with Photographer Maria Kazvan

    written by soundfoodaround on 2012-01-31 in #lifestyle
    Interview with Photographer Maria Kazvan

    22-year-old Maria Kazvan studies Journalism, though this isn't her passion. She loves taking people's portraits and strives to fully capture expressions on her subject's faces so as to expose their underlying emotions. Brimming with ideas and passion, we expect her photographic desires, explained in the interview, will soon come to fruition!

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  • The Russian Tank: Zenit 12XP

    written by mvelez on 2012-02-22 in #reviews
    The Russian Tank: Zenit 12XP

    The Zenit 12xp is a Russian-made camera of the 80's and early 90's. Dubbed the Russian tank is capable of dealing with all situations and all your challenges armed with 58mm f2 Helios.

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  • Russian Lens Review: Helios 44-2 58mm f/2.0 (M42)

    written by chypreamber on 2013-06-10 in #reviews
    Russian Lens Review: Helios 44-2 58mm f/2.0 (M42)

    The Helios 44-2 is a classic Russian beauty, originally manufactured as a basic kit lens for the Soviet-era Zenit cameras. Fixed at 58mm, with unique bokeh and sharp imaging, it is the ideal prime lens for portraits and street photography.

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