Overview of Industar-26m 1: 2.8 F = 5cm P

For provided Industar-26m 1: 2.8 F = 5cm L lens Many thanks to Igor Tihan.

Overview of Industar-26m 1: 2.8 F = 5cm P

Overview of Industar-26m 1: 2.8 F = 5cm P

This is a lens from a rangefinder camera with a focal length of 28,8mm. The lens logo shows that the lens was manufactured at the Kharkov machine-building plant FED (Kharkov, Ukraine). The letter 'm' in the name Industar-26м says it Мupgraded lens Industar-26. If you know the significant differences between the I-26, I-26m, add it in the comments at the end of this article. You can see how the modification looks I-26m 2,8 / 52.

This is how Industar-26m looks like

This is how Industar-26m looks like

Given that the first two digits of Soviet lenses usually mean the year of manufacture, then my copy is 1953, and in 2013 it turned 60 already. Nevertheless, the lens is fully operational, the focus and aperture rings work correctly, it is only a pity that the metal was covered with a black coating that I could not clean off.

Enlightenment of the front and rear lenses of the Industar-26m lens

Enlightenment of the front and rear lenses of the Industar-26m lens

The lens has enlightened optics, the red letter 'P' says about this in the name. Despite the fact that the lenses are coated, the lens is not friendly with backlighting. You can read a lot of reviews about Industar-26m here.

Industar-26m Lens Side View

Industar-26m Lens Side View

A distinctive feature of the lens is 10 blade aperture. The circles in the bokeh are quite even at all aperture values, this is a very pleasant trifle.

Industar-26m diaphragm petals from the front and rear lenses

Industar-26m diaphragm petals from the front and rear lenses

Focusing on the lens is smooth. The focus ring rotates 180 degrees. The minimum focusing distance is 1 meter. The lens has a scale for depth of field and focus distance. When focusing, the front lens does not rotate, and the trunk of the lens lengthens by about half a centimeter. The focus ring is uncomfortable, located near the lens mount to the camera.

The sizes of two lenses: Industar-26m and INDUSTR-50 1: 3,5 F = 5cm P (both rangefinder)

The sizes of two lenses: Industar-26m and INDUSTR-50 1: 3,5 F = 5cm P (both rangefinder)

The diaphragm is manually controlled using a special aperture ring. The aperture is adjustable smoothly, without clicks, you can set any value from F / 2.8-F / 22. The diameter of the front filter is very small, only 40mm. And the lens itself weighs about 100 grams.

Photo examples

In the general case, rangefinder lenses on SLR cameras work only in macro mode, in more detail here. On Canon 350D I installed the lens using two adapters: M39-M42 + M42-Canon EOS. How to use Soviet old M39 lenses on modern Nikon cameras read here, and on Canon here.

Scratches, potholes and other dirt in the photo with an example of bokeh are not problems of the dirty matrix of my camera - these are bubbles, scratches, chips and floated coating on the rear lens of the lens. The same goes for my other reviews as well.

Industar-26m lens on a SLR camera

Industar-26m lens on a SLR camera


Catalog modern brand lenses 'Zenitar' и 'Helios' can look at this link.

In the comments, you can ask a question on the topic and they will answer you, as well as you can express your opinion or describe your experience. For the selection of photographic equipment, I recommend large catalogs, for example E-Catalog. Many little things for the photo can be found on AliExpress.


Conclusions:
Now you can find a lot of old lenses from rangefinder cameras of the 'Industar' brand. Such lenses are sold for a penny (5 rubles per bucket :)). This lens can be used on SLR cameras as a budget macro lens. On mirrorless cameras, this tiny lens can still serve as a good lens for creativity, as it has a good combination of aperture and focal length and a good sharp picture. The white metal frame of the lens barrel looks interesting on modern digital cameras :)

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Comments: 101, on the topic: Overview of Industar-26m 1: 2.8 F = 5cm P

  • Eugene

    I took the photo so that the colors of the round timber and ovals of enlightenment were visible as best as possible. All lenses are in the same place (except for U8 62 onwards). The photos were taken on Sony 3H and Industar 69. I do not pretend to be a scientific "research" :)))

  • Eugene

    Another I26m. Single layer?

    • Andrei

      Single layer.

      • Eugene

        Then this one?

        • B. R. P.

          They wrote to you above, there was no multilayer in those days.

  • Alexander

    Good hour! Yesterday a kind woman, out of need, gave her Sokol camera with a lens - Industar-70 2.8 / 50 Lomo. The mirror fell off the camera. They need to be repaired to film them. I thought the lens could be adapted to the Canon EOS 600D. But it turned out that the lens was not dead attached to the camera ... Has anyone come across a similar trick from a Soviet manufacturer? If you still manage to take it off, is it worth attaching it to the camera? His MDF is 0.29 mm. Those. they can only shoot macro, but they wanted to have infinity. I found such a craftsman for disassembling this miracle of technology: https://www.drive2.ru/b/503295676252160512/

    • B. R. P.

      Better not to be fooled, buy for a penny I-61, also 50 2,8, Tessar. Through the adapter to the Kenon there will be infinity and you can shoot macro.

      • B. R. P.

        I-61 L \ Z. https://radojuva.com/2011/08/obzor-industar-61-lz-ms/

      • Alexander

        There are these Indians, but somehow they were not impressed. Yes, and you can only shoot macro Industar-50-2 3,5 / 50, too, he has everything in order with infinity. Better to remake Industar-26m 1: 2.8 F = 5cm P to have infinity, it has 10 petals. In any case, 10 petals versus 6 are more interesting.

        • B. R. P.

          Macro is rangefinder which. The one to which the link, the mirrored one, will be with infinity on Kenon. If 61 is not impressed, then 70 most likely will not be impressed.

    • Andrei

      “But it turned out that the lens was not dead attached to the camera ... Has anyone come across a similar trick from a Soviet manufacturer?”
      This is genius. The Soviet manufacturer did not live up to Alexander's expectations.

      • Alexander

        When a person is unable to clothe his thoughts in an understandable form, it brings about sad thoughts! And what did they want to say by this, Andrei, that all Soviet lenses are welded to the camera body?

        • Andrii

          I wanted to say that not all lenses are removable. And not only in Soviet cameras. But you do not understand this - you are waiting for the rangefinder lens on the Canon DSLR to become infinity. What is there to talk about further?

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