|Posted: Mon Sep 04, 2017 3:12 pm Post subject: Family shot of golden era of KMZ (SLR)
|Here is a photo showing almost complete set of lenses for soviet SLR (Zenit / Zenit S / Zenit-3M). I call it the golden era of KMZ because it was when this plant was the main producer of amateur lenses. It was also the time of brussels international exposition (1958), when they did a lot of effort to produce gear as good as western production (fail or not, it's another question ) with the help of Zeiss captured treasures, but not only.
Missing is the Vega-1 that I sadly don't have (Attila sold one to a german friend), and the Tair-3, MTO 350, MTO 500 and MTO 1000 that did not really fit to this image (also they are not silver).
The lenses visible on this photo are (from widest to telephoto) :
Mir-1 37/2.8 (first version, KMZ)
Industar-22 50/3.5 (first version)
Helios-44 58/2 (first version f22)
Jupiter-9 85/2 (Kiev RF converted to M39)
Jupiter-11 135/4 (first version)