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Industar-26M (new sample photos)
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 04, 2011 2:41 am    Post subject: Industar-26M (new sample photos) Reply with quote

I just got my M39-EF adapter from Hong Kong and thought i'd try out my Industar-26M. I had every intention of using it only as a macro lens, at least until i pick up an FED-2 or another M39 rangefinder.

On to the test photos! All were shot at f/2.8, shutter speed 1/60, and ISO 250 on the 7D.

I-26M set at Infinity Focus


I-26M set at <1 meter (minimum focusing distance)


And for the sake of comparison:

Super-Takumar 1.4/50 at 0.45 meters (minimum focusing distance)


Helios 44 at <0.5 meters (minimum focusing distance)


Focal 2.8/28 at <1 foot (minimum focusing distance)


I know I went a little overboard with the comparison shots, but I couldn't help myself. Actual shots (as in "not-test-shots") to come soon!
What do you think?


Last edited by gearsNcogs on Mon Feb 14, 2011 7:24 am; edited 2 times in total


PostPosted: Sat Feb 05, 2011 11:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I-26m is a good lens good as any 50mm lenses not worst not better than most of them I think.


PostPosted: Sun Feb 06, 2011 2:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Attila wrote:
I-26m is a good lens good as any 50mm lenses not worst not better than most of them I think.


i havent tested out the I-26m in a "real world" application yet, but i plan on doing that tomorrow (i'll post the pictures in this thread when i do). so far it seems to be as you have said: not terrible, not fantastic". the comparison was more to show just how close i could get with it as macro lens compared to how close i could get with any of my other lenses.


PostPosted: Sun Feb 06, 2011 7:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The close up shots look soft, which matches my experience of trying a Jupiter-8 on an SLR.


PostPosted: Mon Feb 14, 2011 7:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Some new macro shots from the other day. getting focus was more difficult than i had initially anticipated.





PostPosted: Fri Mar 09, 2012 9:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I recently purchased an LTM adapter for MFT and I tested an Industar 26M on my E-PL2. It is very competent. The following shots are taken at f/2.8 - maybe a bit stopped down, as I may have accidentally bumped the aperture ring a bit:


http://www.flickr.com/photos/laurentiucristofor/6963383579


http://www.flickr.com/photos/laurentiucristofor/6963383605


http://www.flickr.com/photos/laurentiucristofor/6963383643


http://www.flickr.com/photos/laurentiucristofor/6963383665


PostPosted: Fri Mar 09, 2012 12:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

As with all Soviet lenses there appears to be a great deal of sample variation. The images I have had from my FED2+Industar-26m have always surprised me. Have a look at my flickr photo stream or postings in the BW gallery here.

K.


PostPosted: Fri Mar 09, 2012 9:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

womble wrote:
As with all Soviet lenses there appears to be a great deal of sample variation.


I found them to perform very consistently. I have more than one sample for several models and I didn't notice any variation other than that introduced by previous mishandling. In one case, a lens had been disassembled and reassembled incorrectly - but optically it was as good as new. It's about damage, not sample variation.

I added you as a contact on flickr.


PostPosted: Fri Mar 09, 2012 10:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have dozen of Russian lenses, they have pretty stable quality I remember only one Industar-50 silver which wasn't perform well.


PostPosted: Sun Mar 23, 2014 7:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I recently aquired this lens, too. It's a later model without aperture knob and a round focusing ring. There are no signs of my copy ever being used and it looks beautiful. Apart from some dust particles, the glass looks pristine. However, I was extremely dissapointed when I took it out for a walk on my Olympus E-PM1. It's not only unsharp, but completely useless for taking photographs. Examples are below, I just couldn't take more than a few photos. Is it just a bad copy or could it be a result of some kind of damage?

Edit. Okay, I wasted my time to write this post and now this forum doesn't show any links. Forget about it.





PostPosted: Sun Mar 23, 2014 8:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jri wrote:
Edit. Okay, I wasted my time to write this post and now this forum doesn't show any links. Forget about it.


That is just because it is your first post. It is a measure against spam. As soon as you make a second one your pictures can be posted and seen as from everyone else!
So welcome here and do another try please.

Aad


PostPosted: Sun Mar 23, 2014 9:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jri wrote:
I recently aquired this lens, too. It's a later model without aperture knob and a round focusing ring. There are no signs of my copy ever being used and it looks beautiful. Apart from some dust particles, the glass looks pristine. However, I was extremely dissapointed when I took it out for a walk on my Olympus E-PM1. It's not only unsharp, but completely useless for taking photographs. Examples are below, I just couldn't take more than a few photos. Is it just a bad copy or could it be a result of some kind of damage?

Edit. Okay, I wasted my time to write this post and now this forum doesn't show any links. Forget about it.

http://www.upload.ee/image/3961049/201403221221_P3220427.jpg
http://www.upload.ee/image/3961051/201403221238_P3220432.jpg
http://www.upload.ee/image/3961052/201403221240_P3220434.jpg


Here they are. It is an anti spam measure, you have to post twice for your links to show. Smile
Welcome to the forum!


PostPosted: Mon Mar 24, 2014 1:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jri wrote:
I recently aquired this lens, too. It's a later model without aperture knob and a round focusing ring. There are no signs of my copy ever being used and it looks beautiful. Apart from some dust particles, the glass looks pristine. However, I was extremely dissapointed when I took it out for a walk on my Olympus E-PM1. It's not only unsharp, but completely useless for taking photographs. Examples are below, I just couldn't take more than a few photos. Is it just a bad copy or could it be a result of some kind of damage?

Edit. Okay, I wasted my time to write this post and now this forum doesn't show any links. Forget about it.

http://www.upload.ee/image/3961049/201403221221_P3220427.jpg
http://www.upload.ee/image/3961051/201403221238_P3220432.jpg
http://www.upload.ee/image/3961052/201403221240_P3220434.jpg

Sorry to hear you are having issues with your lens, it does look like something is out of alignment to me, like a loose element or group.