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REVIEW: Industar-50-2 50mm f3.5 Pancake

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Posted by Bengt Köhler Sandberg 2012-03-15


Industar 50mm f3.5 Pancake

Specs:

Lens:
50mm

Aperture:
f/3.5 to f/16
7 bladed aperure

Focus:
Infinit to 0.65m (2.1ft)

Mount:
M42

Covers:
Standard 35mm film size (24×36 mm negative)


Image quality

Analogue B&W film

f/3.5

Wide open is sharp except at the corners which I expected.
Fairly heavy vignetting but it renders a nice and contrasty image.
A Lot better than what I expected from this lens.
Industar 50mm f3.5
                            Pancake
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f/3.5 - f/8 - f/16

Bokeh
Really nice
Industar
                                                          50mm f3.5
                                                          Pancake

Flare
Not that great
Industar 50mm f3.5
                                                Pancake


Digital
Pictures taken with a Canon 500D at ISO100 and I used a M42 to Canon mount adapter
Yashica
                                                          Yashinon DS-M
                                                          50mm f/1.7
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f/3.5 - f/4 - f/5.6 - f/8 - f/11 - f/16

Bokeh
Carl Zeiss Jena DDR
                                            50mm F2.8


More sample images can be found at:
http://www.sample-image.com/industar-50-2-50mm-f3-5/



Filming

Carl Zeiss Jena DDR 50mm F2.8

Build quality

All metal and have great build quality.
The only thing I don't like is the aperture dial wich is quite loose and flabby.
Not that is anything wrong with it but I would like it to have more resistance in it.


Conclusion

Fine examples that you should not judge a book by its cover.
Its not much to look at but image quality is not bad at all.
Okey you have quite allot of vignetting wide open but this gives a nice feel to the image so I don´t see that as a problem.


Thumbs up:
Ridiculously small
Great built quality
Image quality
Nice bokeh

Thumbs down:
Aperture dial
Flare


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Technical Info
Scanner: Plustek OpticFilm 7600i
Film: Efke 25
Developer: Kodak D76

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