Overview of Industar-22 1: 3,5 F = 50mm P

For the opportunity view of the lens Industar-22 1: 3,5 F = 50mm P Many thanks to Vadim Shkurat, who sent me a lens from another area for review.

Industar-22 1: 3,5 F = 50mm P

Lens overview Industar-22 1: 3,5 F = 50mm P

Industar-22 1: 3,5 F = 50mm P - lens from a rangefinder camera, folding version, with a focal distance of 28,8mm, therefore its use on modern SLR cameras is difficult. On SLR cameras, it is only suitable as a macro lens, in more detail here... There is also a version of the lens for enlargers - I-22U 1: 3,5 F = 50mm P.

Industar-22 P lens aperture hole

Industar-22 P lens aperture hole

How to use with modern cameras?

Lenses with an M39 mounting thread (for rangefinder cameras, M39 X 1 / 28.8), such as the lens from this review, are very easy to use on mirrorless cameras, just select correct adapter. On lens reflex cameras can only work in macro mode (remove small objects). The cheapest adapters can be found aliexpress.com

For use on modern digital SLR cameras Canon EOS need M39-Canon EOS adapter, you can buy such an adapter (adapter) here. Also, an adapter M39-Canon EOS can be easily replaced with two adapters: M42-Canon EOS + M39-M42. In this case, the lens will only work in focus mode at close distances (only for macro photography). Detailed information on the use of such lenses with any Canon EOS cameras will find here.

An adapter is required for use on Nikon SLR cameras M39-Nikon F, you can buy such an adapter (adapter) without a lens and a chip here. Also, one adapter M39-Nikon F can be easily replaced with two adapters: M42-Nikon F + M39-M42. In this case, the lens will only work in focus mode at close distances (only for macro photography). Detailed information on the use of such lenses with any modern Nikon cameras will find here.

How to use this lens with cameras of other systems (Pentax, Sony, Fujifilm, Olympus, Panasonic, Samsung, Sigma etc.) - ask in the comments and you will be prompted. If you have any questions on compatibility and adapters, ask in the comments (comments do not require any registration at all, any user can add a comment).

When installed on camera Canon 350D using adapters M42-Canon EOS + M39-M42, the back of the lens catches the mirror, be careful.

Attention: there is a rangefinder version of Industar-22 and a mirror version of Industar-22 and Industar-22 for enlargers.

View of the lens lens Industar-22 P

View of the lens lens Industar-22 P

The focus ring rotates 180 degrees, the minimum focus distance is 1 meter. On the lens you can find the depth of field scale and focusing distance. It is very interesting and unusual to work with such a lens, this is not some modern autofocus super-zoom.

Two lenses: Industar-50-2 and Industar-22

Two lenses: Industar-50-2 and Industar-22

The aperture setting is smooth, with no intermediate values ​​from F / 3,5 to F / 16.0. The number of diaphragm blades is 8 pieces. The optical design, like that of most Industars, is very simple. Industar-22 1: 3,5 F = 50mm P has anti-reflective lenses, for which the red letter 'P' in the lens name is responsible.

Industar-22 P lens from different angles

Industar-22 P lens from different angles

Sample photos on Industar-22 1: 3,5 F = 50mm P

All filmed without processing. Of course, it was not possible to shoot seriously with a SLR camera and a rangefinder lens.

Lens Industar-22 P on a digital SLR camera

Lens Industar-22 P on a digital SLR camera

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Industar-22 1: 3,5 F = 50mm P - an interesting old lens from rangefinder cameras. Has excellent lens sharpness and clarity.

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Comments: 81, on the topic: Review of Industar-22 1: 3,5 F = 50mm P

  • Adrian

    that's what is interesting. a friend gave a vigilant to him, I picked up this industrial 22, since I have a 3m zenith with an M39 thread, as far as I understand it, to remove the industrial 22 you need only in closed form (the tube should completely drown) and the function of the extension tube is macro. only in the head does not rest. industrial was made for the vigilant. and the sharp-sighted one is not mirror then how to see the focus on macro then? what ideas?

    • Rodion

      Please reread the message and rewrite it with punctuation marks. I'm stupid, I didn’t understand anything. It looks like an elven one.

    • Rodion

      In general, if essentially:
      1. Alteration of this lens for DSLRs will kill the possibility of sliding - you need to cut off the tube from behind.
      2. At the zenith, only macro can be removed by default when the tube is unfolded.
      3. The idea is to take the Industar-50 for the Zenith or look for the Zenith variant of the I-22.

  • Sergei

    There are instances with a ten-petal diaphragm! Of course, this option is generally preferable - the aperture looks much better than with the eight-petal. The photo shows two lens units from different Industar-22 (without front lens units). I categorically do not recommend simply unscrewing the front lens block just like that, without special need, as in this photo block, when screwing, it fixes the upper diaphragm ring. If the diaphragm blades fall out during disassembly (and this will almost certainly happen) it will not be very easy to assemble everything again!

    • Victor aka @victor_vvo

      with skill, there is no problem at all to assemble the diaphragm :-)
      Today I collected one 22nd.
      the second on the assembly.

  • anonym

    Well, in addition to its optical qualities, this lens looks very stylish, for example:

    • Arkady Shapoval

      Send pictures from him :)

  • Paul

    I tried this lens with an L39-NEX adapter on a Sony NEX 5N. I am glad that I didn't have to sharpen anything and invent anything, everything worked right away. The lens primarily liked its stylish vintage look. On a closed diaphragm, sharp. But somewhat soapy. I shot them right after Samyang 85 1.4, of course Samyang is better ... It's nice to shoot with this Industar, I liked it :) With the trunk removed, I don't recommend wearing it on the carcass - the sunken trunk clings to the inside of the camera.

  • Paul

    Thank you very much Arkady for the reviews, I always read with pleasure, a lot of useful information ...

    • Alexander Hedgehog

      Great pictures came from maltz! And modern optics is a different aesthetics, both when shooting, and as a result.

  • Telepasha

    installed on Lumix GF7. One of the most convenient manual lenses. (I adjust the sharpness by lengthening the tube, quickly and conveniently) I don't really touch the aperture (I like to shoot in the open). Here the diaphragm is not very conveniently located. However, so that the tube does not touch the matrix, it is necessary to buy a bayonet for 42 mm lenses and screw on the ring with an increase in thread 39 - 42. The tube will “hide” in the mount. so it will be like a lens on an SLR camera. It looks, by the way, very, very cool.

  • anonym

    Arkady !!!! Hello! And if you put this lens on Nikon Zh1 - will it do everything? Michael

    • Oleg

      Fifty is definitely not suitable for all occasions for crop. If I’m not mistaken, then the crop of j1 is one to 2,7, you will get a fairly large efr equal to 135 mm, which will be very narrow, but you can shoot portraits

  • anonym

    Thank you, I realized that he is a good portrait

  • zergei

    let's live in peace. and pursue your favorite hobby regardless of old or new.

  • Jury

    I will share my experience why I put this lens on the D800. Initially, the lens stood on an old Zorkom, and I tried to shoot it with a set of M39 macro rings on the C5Pro, indulged and put everything in storage. And recently, defective microcircuits came from China and it was necessary to open a dispute and provide evidence, but I do not have a single macro lens. I remembered this Industar, put it on the D800, took some photos, won the argument :)

  • anonym

    Do you need an adapter for this lens on samsung nx3000?

  • Vadim

    There are a couple of such an Vigilant. One Zorkiy (1953) after prevention tried with this lens. Very small aperture. Left him on sunny weather.

  • Vladimir

    Hello Arkady!
    Can I use your Industar 22 lens pictures (naturally with reference to https://radojuva.com/2013/03/obzor-industar-22-3-5-50mm-p/) in your video?
    Do you have the opportunity to answer a couple of questions?
    With best regards, Vladimir

    • Arkady Shapoval

      Yes, no problem, use whatever you like :)

  • Vladimir

    Arkady, thanks! I found more suitable shots on YouTube videos.
    A few days later on my channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWQSeD3L4X0z3wiDwOSYBhg there will be a video with the analysis of Frame 34, made by the Dyatlov group in 1959.

    All the best!

  • Alexey

    I installed such an "Industar-22" adapter L39-FX on mirrorless cameras: Fujifilm X-Pro1 and X-T1
    Filmed in the open.

    • Victor aka @victor_vvo

      I also bought such an industrial today and also for fuji :)

  • Alexey

    in b / w produces a "vintage" picture

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  • Gennady

    Hello! What is the value of industrial-22 Moscow? its price is 5-7t.r.

    • mAlex

      Industar-22 was not installed on "Moscow" - its working segment is not the same :))))
      And I-23 and I-24 were put. The second was produced in a tube version for “Zenith 3M” as a telephoto (3,5 / 105) on the M39, rarely comes across and is therefore very expensive. If you want to make excrement, it's easier to tear off the lens from the “Moscow-5”, it can be purchased for a thousand and a half thousand with live optics, and co-opted with Zenith rings and a suitable helicoid - then it will also be possible to adjust the field of focus and blur in the bokeh, therefore that there you can, by moving the entire lens, also twist the front lens.

  • Shlomo

    I'm trying to use this lens on a Fujifilm X camera, using a speedbooster adapter.
    For some reason I'm not able to make it focus to infinity. The lens does focus if I pull it in a bit, getting it out of the extended position.
    Do you know why this is happening and if there's a fix? I thought it's supposed to work well on mirrorless bodies.

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