My Mum through the lens of a Vintage Helios 44M-4  by phil_howcroft

My Mum through the lens of a Vintage Helios 44M-4

I bought another vintage lens at the weekend (well I actually bought two). A vintage Helios 44M-4 58mm and a Pentacon 50mm f1.8

I now have 3 Helios 44 58mm lenses and two Pentacon 50mm lenses !

I went to visit my Mum tonight, so decided to try out my new Helios lens on her.

My mum is nearly 87 years old and now lives in Nottingham in independent living apartments for the elderley. My brother and I moved her to Nottingham from Bolton just before Christmas last year

This is shot at about f2.8 and as you can see the lens is a keeper. Not a bad lens for the price of a bottle of wine

Why have 3 vintage Helios' you may ask? The reason being I am probably a bit of lens / camera geek, , They are all slightly different in design and produce slightly different bokeh characteristics
What a nice portrait shot Phil. Fave.
April 30th, 2019  
A lovely portrait Phil - A lovely far away look in her eyes !
April 30th, 2019  
You are totally au fait with lens if you can get clarity like this! Good for Mum - see if you can make her laugh next time!
April 30th, 2019  
@maggiemae maggie , i asked her to look pensive, look through the window :)

@beryl thanks beryl, I asked her to look serious :)

@gamelee cheers lee
May 1st, 2019  
nice
May 1st, 2019  
What a beautiful portrait. You are so lucky to have your mother nearby.
May 1st, 2019  
lovely
May 1st, 2019  
I have to fav your mum, Phil. She looks much younger, bless her. Thank you for sharing her picture. As for all the lenses, I would be completely confused which one to use.
May 1st, 2019  
beautiful detail in this portrait Phil
May 1st, 2019  
Such a lovely portrait of your mother, Phil, lovely lady. Fav
May 1st, 2019  
Nicely taken, I like the way she is looking naturally at another place.
May 1st, 2019  
Good for mum Phil, she lets you take her photo & it wouldn’t be a quick shot...patience there! You look very like your mum! A brave lady moving to a new place at her age away from everything familiar....good to be nearer family though.
May 1st, 2019  
She has wonderful eyes
May 3rd, 2019  
@pdulis thank you Peter

@casablanca Casa' thank you for your kind comment

@happypat thanks Pat, my Mum is happy with her move to Nottingham

@ellida thanks Graham , i asked her to look over my shoulder and through the window

@ivan thanks for those kind words ivan

@annied thanks Annie , I am pleased with the results from the Helios :)

@sangwann thaks for your very kind words Dione, as for my lenses, most are prime lenses , fast and sharp


@lynnz thank you lynn :)

@allie912 thanks allison for those lovely words :)
May 3rd, 2019  
Super portrait... you certainly couldn't get image quality like this with a bottle of wine! Fav!
May 4th, 2019  
PS I deleted my previous albums by closing my account. So now I'm starting again from scratch! There was method in the madness!
May 4th, 2019  
That's lovely. Your Mum's expression coupled with the pictures in the background seem to suggest that she might be thinking back over her life.
She looks like a lovely lady. A portrait made with love.
May 9th, 2019  
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