An Old New Nifty Fifty at Fifty (for Brian)

pdh

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Jan 2, 2011
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All with a 1962 Industar-50 (50mm f/3.5 in 39mm screw mount), supplied better-than-new courtesy of Mr. Sweeney, to whom many thanks .... these from the E-P2, but this lens is really destined for the Bessa ... all Blackthorn from a morning amble round the Common ...


white by _loupe, on Flickr



white by _loupe, on Flickr


white by _loupe, on Flickr
 

Brian

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Jul 7, 2010
103
Thankyou, and Looks Good!

The Industar-50 in Rigid Mount "is not the prettiest" of lenses. It is made with newer glass, every bit as good as an Elmar.

This lens on the M9, wide-open at F3.5



The Russian lenses usually do better on a Leica after adjusting the Shims. This was no exception, the focus was originally off my 2m for a test object at 5m.
 

pdh

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Jan 2, 2011
123
It definitely has a "look", but one thing I noticed was an almost complete absence of CA, at least at these apertures (f/5.6 and f/8) ... which is more than can be said for even my much-loved 17mm!
 

Brian

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Jul 7, 2010
103
The Industar-50 and Industar-61 used Low-Dispersion glass, and greatly improved Chromatic Aberration. The later Tessars and last of the F3.5 Elmars were also improved using newer glass. Of course, they cost a lot more than the I-50!
 

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