Tair-11А 2,8/135 review

Tair-11A is highly  appreciated among  amateurs and professionals abroad. We suppose, that they are the fifth at the top. The fifth position, most likely, is connected with the unavailability of the lens. Focal length is  135mm and maximum aperture F/2.8 allows  to get  very good cont
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Mir-1V review

Specifications of Mir-1V: Focal distance: 37mm Max and min aperture: F2.8-F16 Number of lenses / groups: 6 lenses in 5 groups MDF: 70cm Weight: 240g Number of diaphragm blades: 8 Mount: M42 thread The diameter of front filter: 49mm Resolution of TU (center/edge): 45/23 lines/mm Transm
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Jupiter-9 2/85 ( black) review

Before  releasing ‘black’ lenses there is  a  white model Jupiter-9 2/85 in Lytkarino The optical scheme of Jupiter-9 2/85 was copied from Carl Zeiss Jena Sonnar 2/85.   Surely, Sonar has much better optical performance than its younger  brother. Jupiter-9 2/85 is  made of metal and g
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Jupiter-37А review

The legend of the last century is a popular lens Jupiter 37A 3,5/135. It is called a small telephoto or  big portrait camera.  It’s an absolute  truth.  They say, Jupiter 37-A takes the second place for the best Soviet portrait lens in the range of 85-135mm. The Jupiter-37A has
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Industar-61L/Z 2.8/50 review

Industar-61 L/Z MC is a very sharp lens.  It is not surprisingly that  all the industry  performed on the optical scheme Tessar,  has the other name «Eagle eye.» The first impression is that they are  really, deep-set glass and the small size of the holes resemble exactly Ca
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Industar 69 2.8/28 review

Industar 69 2.8/28 is  the lens from the Soviet camera ‘Chaika’. There are several variations of ‘Industar-69’:  at first the camera models ‘Chaika’ was a fixed  with lens, then the models ‘Chaika-2, -2M, 3’ were non-fixed installed as shown in this review. Industar 69 2.8/28 is  the
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Industar 29 2.8/80 review

The specifications of Industar 29 2.8/80: Focal length: 80mm Aperture: F/2.8-F/22.0 The number of aperture blades: 11 pieces Optical design: 4 lenses in 3 groups, the scheme Tessar (Tessar, eagle eye) Mount\thread: lens Mount from the camera a salute. Weight: 340 MDF: 0.9 m The diamet
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Helios-65 Automat 2/50 review

In this review we will tell about lens Helios-65 Automat  2/50 N652018 with rare bayonet «Kiev-Automat», which was made on the plant «Arsenal» in Kiev. Bayonet-type mount is used only for Soviet reflex cameras Kiev-10, Kiev-11 (prototype), Kiev-15 Tee and Kiev-15 T
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HELIOS 44-2

5 best made in the USSR lenses for portrait photos

Nowadays more and more photographers are using the old Soviet optics in modern digital cameras. There are several reasons and the most important one is reasonable price. The «Made in USSR» lens is way cheaper than a similar modern version. The Soviet lens has its own unique
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