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Helios 103 lens is a normal angle (standard) Russian coated objective for Kiev, Contax and Bessa-2RC rangefinder cameras.
Helios 103 lens was made to replace old Jupiter-8 at latest Soviet Kiev-4 series cameras. This lens provides better image quality than old Jupiter-8, especially with color films.
All the Helios lenses are based on the Zeiss Biotar concept. Contrary to the Sonnar construction, this lenses are symmetrical. Here is a drawing on the Helios 103 lens (thanks to Peter Hennig, member of the Zeiss Historica Society).
Kiev/Contax internal bayonet
Field of view, degrees
Flange focal length
0.9m to inf.
Mint condition. Clean and clear optics. No oil on blades. It came with case, both caps, and factory passport.
adapter for m39 mount
You'll not be able to focus the Helios-103 lens on m39, of course. But if you are photo enthusiast, you'll have some fun playing with it, I believe ;-)
I was told that it was intended for using the lens with photo enlargers originally.