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CCCP Helios-103 53 mm f/1.8

Manufacturer CCCP
Model Helios-103 53 mm f/1.8
Lens style Normal
Focal length 53 mm
Maximum aperture f/1.8
Angle of view 45 o
Closest focusing distance 0.9 m
Maximum magnification
Minimum aperture 22
Number of diaphragm blades 0
Auto focus type MF
Lens Construction 6 elements / 4 groups
Filter diameter 40.5 mm
Macro No
Available mounts Inne
Dimensions 48 x 52 mm
Weight 150 g
Additional information Kiev/Contax bayonet. Manufacturer: Zavod Arsenal [Kiev]
Average rating (3 owners reviews)
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Owners reviews (3)
  1. ANIL
    ANIL 15 February 2024, 16:24
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    IP 149.140.x.x
    Owner since: 3 years
    Price: 25 USD
    User profile: Amateur

    Cons: Difficulty finding adapters. Poor screws make repair difficult.(Maybe the copy I have is like this)

    Pros: Price. Resolution. Not hard to find.

    Summary: It can be recommended, but buy a good adapter first.

  2. Ken Williams
    Ken Williams 9 March 2021, 16:48
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    IP 77.96.x.x
    Owner since: 1 month
    Price: £21.0
    User profile: Amateur

    Cons: One of the cons is the fact that the lens has a rotating focussing mount so you can upset the focus when changing the aperture- if you use a dedicated adapter. I my case this will not be a problem as my home made mount does not rotate. If you include the helicoid focussing mount and the adapter it will be relatively expensive but certainly cheaper than a dedicated Fuji lens.

    Pros: They are really cheap and the optical quality is superb.

    Summary: The lens arrived and I found that there was no bayonet. I blame myself for not reading the description properly. It was described as NEW but the serial number says it is 38 years old ! I decided that I should buy another, test them both and keep the best. In the meantime I gave it some thought and found that if I used two extension tubes to make 15.5mm and a piece of paper to make up to 15.68. The lens fitted inside at the front and I put three screws in to hold it in position and carefully centred the lens. I also use a Leica to Fujifilm adapter with a helicoid focussing mount. It worked beautifully. I tested it and in nearly blew me away as it was superb. The second one was quite good but not as good as this. In all, I have had five of these lenses over the years but this one beats the lot ! It looks a bit \'Heath Robinson\'. I sent the whole assembly to SRB in Dunstable who are making a better looking mount for me. I do not know how much the adapter will cost but the last adapter they made was £35.00 + postage. I highly recommend them

  3. ravduc
    ravduc 11 September 2011, 01:42
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    IP 96.21.x.x
    Owner since: 3 years
    Price: 20$
    User profile: Amateur

    Cons: None

    Pros: Excellent Contax-Kiev mount lens-very sharp nice colors - the best of the 50mm lenses for these cameras,even better than the Jupiter 8.

    Summary: Excellent buy,highly recommended

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