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1957 Industar-50 50mm f/3.5

Posted on 2015.12.04 at 00:00
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According to Wikipedia, the Soviet Union cleaned out the Carl Zeiss factory in Germany after World War II and started producing an identical copy of their famous Tessar lens, which is what we have here - direct from Moscow (I have the stamps to prove it) - the 1957 Krasnogorskiy Mechanicheskiy Zavod (KMZ) Industar-50.

This "pancake" lens is, by a wide margin, the smallest lens in my possession. Yet, as you will be able to tell from the magnificent pictures under the cut, rivals my best...at least in color and contrast. The depth of field is unimpressive, but we'll tackle that in my next camera-tagged post.





Big Puddy sitting on Dorian's Thanksgiving puzzle



Newton Aqueduct, November 03, 2015


Comments:


Angel of Def, with my rhymes against humanity.
homunculus at 2015-12-04 14:32 (UTC) (Link)
cute cat.
ehowton
ehowton at 2015-12-04 19:12 (UTC) (Link)
I have exactly three too many!
suzanne1945
suzanne1945 at 2015-12-04 19:08 (UTC) (Link)
Particularly like the Newton aqueduct.
ehowton
ehowton at 2015-12-04 19:12 (UTC) (Link)
Thanks! I try to take any new lens on my morning bike ride, so it pops up often on these little camera-tagged posts :)
CeltManX, Devlin O' Coileáin
celtmanx at 2015-12-05 03:21 (UTC) (Link)
The Soviet Union did not participate in World War I.
ehowton
ehowton at 2015-12-05 04:43 (UTC) (Link)

When your best friend is a history major...

Russia.
CeltManX, Devlin O' Coileáin
celtmanx at 2015-12-05 18:12 (UTC) (Link)

Re: When your best friend is a history major...

Well yes the Russians did participate in World War I, however they didn't get any reparations or booty as they exited the war early due to riots in the motherland. I think we have another problem here.

Edited at 2015-12-05 06:15 pm (UTC)
ehowton
ehowton at 2015-12-05 18:16 (UTC) (Link)

Re: When your best friend is a history major...

We most certainly do. I'd meant to type WWII. I've made the correction. Thanks for your attention to detail!
CeltManX, Devlin O' Coileáin
celtmanx at 2015-12-05 18:18 (UTC) (Link)

Re: When your best friend is a history major...

What would do without me???
CeltManX, Devlin O' Coileáin
celtmanx at 2015-12-05 18:22 (UTC) (Link)

Re: When your best friend is a history major...

Think of all the students I could have tortured had I become a history professor?
CeltManX, Devlin O' Coileáin
celtmanx at 2015-12-05 18:16 (UTC) (Link)

Re: When your best friend is a history major...

Alright good job it was World War II!!!
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