I bought a Helios 44m-4 58mm f/2 lens sometime ago. I paid about AUD$50 and it came with a Zenit camera. Both items were Soviet built in the hundreds of thousands – perhaps millions. I understand you could get them much cheaper overseas.
In the last hour (well second last for others but it was the last hour for me), I took out the Hasselbald with a roll of Fuji 160. This is straight out from the scanner at Foto Riesel. I can’t say I am happy with it. Especially after the experience I had with the shoot at Ironfest. Maybe it was because I was a little tired and hungry by that time (I had brunch earlier in the morning and skipped on lunch). I was also probably a little ambitious asking the model to spin her hair at speed of 125th – this would explain the slightly off focus. And I guess the lighting was a little overpowering.