Industar 50-2 shot with a Vintage Lens (Fujinon 55mm f1.8) by phil_howcroft

Industar 50-2 shot with a Vintage Lens (Fujinon 55mm f1.8)

In my previous shot of Ruby I said I would post a picture to show how small the Industar 50-2 pancake lens is.

I've placed a 1-00 GBP coin against the lens, so you can see how small it is . For none Brit viewers the GBP is about the same size as a one Euro. In fact 1-00 GBP is almost the same value as 1 euro now, such is the dramatic fall in exchange rates since the British electorate voted to leave the EU.

This was shot with a Fujinon 55mm f1.8 M42 mount lens on my Sony A6000. The lens has Electron Beam Coating (how cool a name is Electron Beam Coating !!!!!)

If you look at the Industar markings (view large) you can see the first two digits of the serial number indicate the year of manufacture, which in this case it is a lens from 1981 , The little symbol in the lens indicates it was manufactured at the KMZ factory in Russia. I you look carefully you will see the aperture ring adjustment is actually inside the barrel by the glass
Well it looks pretty cute .. not knowing how big your pound coin is but both look pretty small .. now lets see a photo taken with the lens ..
October 15th, 2019  
It must be fascinating to see the differences in lens. Preparation must be important!
October 15th, 2019  
October 15th, 2019  
That is amazingly small for one which does such good work....I think you are such an expert on lens Phil!
October 15th, 2019  
Wow...so small!
October 16th, 2019  
So small. Thanks for sharing,
October 16th, 2019  
That is dinky!
October 16th, 2019  
This is such an interesting lesson. The lens is so small but very efficient from what i see in your pictures. Would be interesting to try it out.
October 16th, 2019  
Lee
That is small. Great for a compact camera system.
October 16th, 2019  
Fascinating how small it is
October 16th, 2019  
Wonderful!! Must be fun to use these older lens
October 16th, 2019  
@happypat @photographycrazy @christophercox @gamelee @sangwann @casablanca @kwind thank you all for those wonderful comments, it is a fab lens
October 16th, 2019  
So tiny! And so well shot.With all your information it's a really interesting post, Phil
October 25th, 2019  
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