My hair is getting long : Helios 44M-2 vintage lens by phil_howcroft

My hair is getting long : Helios 44M-2 vintage lens

My lockdown hair will be six weeks growth on Monday !

It is just about passable !

This was shot with a Helios 44M-2 58 mm Vintage lens. I normally use the Helios 44M-4 vintage lens when shooting with a Helios, but I was reading that the older 44-2 can produce better bokeh. It's all subjective but this lens from 1973 has done a good job ! In 1973 I was still at school, doing my O levels !

Most Helios lenses were manufactured at the KMZ factory, but his lens was produced in the MMZ factory i.e. the Minsk Mechanical Factory. Founded in 1957, MMZ was located in Minsk, Belarus, approximately 450 miles SW of Moscow. Initial production was optical glass and the Smena-2 camera. In 1971, MMZ became BelOMO
Still looks stylish! Does your wife cut hair as well as take pictures?
April 25th, 2020  
@allie912 allison , we share the same hairdresser . All hairdressers have been closed since lockdown and are expected to remain closed for the foreseeable future "
April 25th, 2020  
Hi there! Fantastic selfie!
April 25th, 2020  
Hello youngster! (I was 22 when this lens came out). It's done a good job here.
April 25th, 2020  
Still looks good!!
April 25th, 2020  
Hello, young man. You look good and well suntanned. Looks like you are spending a lot of time in the garden. Haircutting is the least problem to me and I never cared if it came out right or wrong. Have been having my hair cut since I got married by my wife (who is and never was a hairdresser) and I find it very convenient.
April 25th, 2020  
You are looking good, mister! My hair is getting whiter every day and my Teenager is starting to look like an Aussie bottlebrush plant! Just imagine how much everyone will love their hairdressers and barbers when this is all done!!
April 25th, 2020  
Fav for a lovely happy portrait. Ray tells me that he read that hairdressers will be among the last to get back into business.....
April 25th, 2020  
@mzzhope Hi Hope thank you for your lovely comment

@quietpurplehaze Thanks Haze , Ray is right , my daughter kirsty cut her husbands hair today , we saw the pics on WhatsApp :)

@casablanca Thank you for your nice comment Casa' :) , I think 2 more weeks and then it is a DIY cut for my hair !

@sangwann ha ha Dione, I have wavy , hair so it can be difficult to cut !!!

@777margo thank you very much for the vote of confidence Margo :)

@fbailey Felicity , you couldn't possibly be that old !!!! Thank you for your comment :)
April 25th, 2020  
@phil_howcroft Looks can be deceptive Phil:))
April 25th, 2020  
It looks pretty smart to me - and not too long either - still time yet for a hairband!
April 26th, 2020  
Good to see that you're still smiling! I became a father for the first time in that year. I was also a Physics teacher but it's unlikely you were in any of my classes!
April 27th, 2020  
Your hair looks fine to me Phil....Harry has been grumbling about his too but I like a bit longer hair. We go to our nieces hair salon & I think she was hoping to open up in a few weeks time. She has a queue waiting of course.
April 27th, 2020  
@happypat thanks pat ... i was going to try a self cut but ive decided to just let it grow ...we cannot go anywhere !
April 30th, 2020  
@lostphojo no chance if being in one of your classes david ...i went to school in bolton !!! You may have taught my wife or sister in law ...did you teach at arnold hill ?
April 30th, 2020  
@busylady hairband there's an idea 😀
April 30th, 2020  
@phil_howcroft I was at Fairham, Clifton in '73 then Redhill from '79 for about a decade!
May 1st, 2020  
@lostphojo @happypat @allie912 @mzzhope @fbailey @777margo @sangwann @casablanca @quietpurplehaze @busylady
Hi Everyone, hope I've not missed anybody out . A week on from this photo and my hair looked even bigger / fuzzier, so my wife had a go at cutting it... well I back combed it and pulled bits through my fingers (a bit like my hairdresser Gary does) and my wife cut along the edge of my fingers . The net result isn't too bad . I think it might look OK once I put some Hair Gel / Product in it ! I don't think Gary need worry about losing this customer though . Have a great week everybody . Maybe a photo to follow tomorrow
May 3rd, 2020  
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