Restoring Helios 44 – CLA tutorial by Tomas Glavina

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7 Responses

  1. Bernhard says:

    Thx for this very good instruction!

  2. brian Woolls says:

    Excellent tutorial, thank you Tomas.

  3. Maze says:

    Great tutorial. Thank you all

  4. Andrew says:

    Hello! Can you specify, what’s exact grease you have used for the helicoid?

    • It’s a mixture of grease and oil. In general, for the old, lenses with a aluminum helicoids, the organic grease (hard to find today), works well, but needs CLA every 10-15 years. Lithium based grease is not ideal for aluminum, but it can be used with some mineral industrial oil, questionable is grease with teflon, personally I won’t recommend it.

  1. December 3, 2017

    […] The two lenses are very similar in their construction, so I warmly recommend to take a look at the Helios 44 tutorial first, the one that is a reference to the upcoming legacy lens CLA series. Ideally, you should […]

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