The Russian Zenit Helios 40-2 85mm f/1.5 lens is now available with Nikon F-mount


The Russian Zenit Helios 40-2 85mm f/1.5 lens is now available for F-mount. In the past this manual focus lens could be used on Nikon cameras only with an M42 adapter. Here are the specifications:

  • Focal length: 85mm
  • Aperture: 1:1.5 (max) – 1:22 (min)
  • Field of view: 28°
  • Manual focus, not chipped
  • Focusing range: 0.8 to “∞”
  • Dimensions: 82 x 96mm
  • Weight: 800g/28oz
  • The US price should be around $550 (based on the price of the Canon and Pentax versions)

Head over to Flickr and Fredmiranda for some sample images taken with the Helios 40-2 85mm f/1.5 lens. Check also Photozone’s review of the M42 version of this lens on a Pentax APS-C camera.

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