Short review MIR-1V 2,8 / 37 (VOMZ)

According provided by MIR-1V 2,8 / 37 lens (VOMZ, black, M42) many thanks to Andrey Shutenko.

MIR-1V 2,8 / 37

MIR-1V 2,8 / 37

Radozhiv already has a review of this lens - Mir-1 2.8 / 37 manufactured by ZOMZ (Zagorsk Optical and Mechanical Plant, Zagorsk) and MIR-1V 2,8 / 37 produced by VOMZ (with the old emblem). This review presents another version of it - a black MIR-1V 2,8 / 37 manufactured by VOMZ (Vologda Optical and Mechanical Plant, Vologda) with a new emblem.

Except for an updated body and an updated logo, the lens is no different from the previous one - MIR-1V 2,8 / 37 produced by VOMZ. This review shows only the appearance of this modification and examples of photos from a full-format camera.

Source files can download from this link (17 photos in the '.ARW' format, 413 Mb). The gallery shows 'camera JPEG'. On camera Sony a7 I used the lens with no problem adapter M42-NEX... The lens has 'tolerable' sharpness at F / 2.8, though only in the center of the frame. Like other lenses of the MIR-1 series, this version is very afraid of flare :). Andrey sent me a lens with a 49mm-52mm lowering ring and a 52mm metal hood (shown in the photo), but, unfortunately, vignetting is present on a full-frame camera with such a hood.

MIR-1V 2,8 / 37 and MIR-1 2.8 / 37 AUTOMATIC

MIR-1V 2,8 / 37 and MIR-1 2.8 / 37 AUTOMATIC

How to use with modern cameras?

Lenses with mounting thread M42 (M42 X 1 / 45.5), such as the lens from this review, are very easy to use on almost any modern digital camera (both SLR and mirrorless), for this it is enough to choose the right adapter (adapter). You do not need to carry out any additional steps to modify the lens.

The cheapest adapters can be found at There are adapters (adapters) with a chip that provide more convenience during shooting, usually chips are used to confirm focus and / or metering exposure, and form the correct EXIF. The chip does not affect the image quality in any way.

For some SLR cameras (for example, with the Nikon F-mount), you need to use adapters with a corrective lens, which allows you to focus correctly at all focusing distances. For any mirrorless cameras, such a lens is not needed, and the adapter is a simple decorated hollow metal tube with an appropriate mount.

For SLR cameras

  1. Canon: For cameras Canon EOS with bayonet mount EF / EF-S need an M42-Canon EOS adapter, such an adapter with a chip can be found herewithout chip here.
  2. NIKON: For cameras Nikon DX / FXas well as for cameras Fujifilm и Kodak with a Nikon F mount, you need an M42-Nikon F adapter, you can buy such an adapter without a lens and a chip here, with a lens without a chip herewith chip without lens here, with lens and chip here. Why a lens? Why chip?
  3. PENTAX: For Pentax cameras with K mount, you need an M42-Pentax K adapter, you can buy such an adapter here.
  4. SONY/MINOLTA: For cameras with a Sony / Minolta A mount, you need the M42-Sony A adapter, you can find such an adapter without a chip at this linkwith a chip at this link.
  5. OLYMPUS/PANASONIC/LEICA: For cameras with a 4/3 bayonet mount (not to be confused with Micro 4/3!) You need an M42-4 / 3 adapter, you can buy such an adapter here.

For mirrorless cameras

  1. SONY: For cameras with 'E'/'FE' mount series SonyNEX и Sony Alpha you need an adapter M42-Sony E (aka M42-Sony Nex), you can find it at this link. An autofocus adapter is also available for these cameras. Techart PRO Leica M - Sony E Autofocus Adapterwhich can be found at this link.
  2. OLYMPUS / PANASONIC / KODAK / XIAOMI: For cameras with a bayonet mount Micro 4/3 (Micro 4:3) you need an adapter M42-Micro 4/3, you can find it at this link.
  3. CANON M: For cameras with Canon EF-M mount need adapter M42-Canon M, it can be found at this link.
  4. CANON R and RF-S: For cameras with Canon RF mount need adapter M42-Canon R, it can be found at this link.
  5. Nikon 1: For cameras Nikon 1 Series need adapter M42-Nikon 1, you can find it at this link.
  6. Nikon Z: For cameras Nikon Z series (FX/DX) need an adapter M42-Nikon Z, it can be found at this link.
  7. FUJIFILM X: For cameras with mount X need an M42-Fuji X adapter, you can find it at this link.
  8. FUJIFILM GFX: For medium format cameras G-mount need M42-Fuji GFX adapter, you can find it at this link.
  9. SAMSUNG: For cameras with NX mount, you need an M42-Samsung NX adapter, you can find it at this link. There are no adapters for the NX mini camera yet.
  10. PENTAX: For Q-mount cameras, you need an M42-Pentax Q adapter, you can find it at this link.
  11. SIGMA / PANASONIC / LEICA: For cameras with L mount you need an M42-Leica L adapter, you can find it at this link.
  12. LEICA: For cameras with a bayonet mount Leica M need adapter M42-L / M, you can find it at this link.

If you have any questions on compatibility and adapters - ask in the comments (comments do not require any registration at all).

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Comments: 33, on the topic: A brief overview of MIR-1V 2,8 / 37 (VOMZ)

  • Rodin

    Blurring the background is harsh, of course. But the lens is pretty nice - I myself use ZOMZ Mir-1.

  • zengarden

    Here, at least the focus ring is more sane. On the old uncomfortable.

  • Felix

    Hehe, I still offered you a review a year ago, but you refused;))

    • Ivan

      So Arkady then did not have Sony 7.

      • Felix

        Was 5d

        • Dmitriy

          on 5d he would hook a mirror

          • Igor

            Clinging the mirror to 5D is corrected with a needle in 5-10 minutes;)

  • Oleg

    Yes, it’s rather weak at the full frame, although it’s not bad to look at the crop. I see WHO’s flaws. But in any case, Worlds are worthy of respect.

  • Oleg

    Another shot

  • Oleg

    the quality from the A7 is worse than from my fuji X-E2. the point of buying, of course ... except for the desire to have a full frame

    • Oleg

      Fujiki defeated by Dmitry Evtifeev

      • Jury

        I read the review. It is informative, I myself have not worked with this camera, but the phrase from the review about the focus mode selection lever: “What do you think is this lever? Those who started photographing back in the film era know him, but the rest? ... ”sounds a little strange, don't you think? :)

        • Oleg

          I would never have guessed that I was used to manual and autofocus switching on the lens. In any case, Sonya is preferable to a full frame and quite versatile and at a price for crop a little expensive

  • Oleg


    • Arkady Shapoval

      Already someone tenth time publishes this same photo :).

      • Sergei

        photo "pluck out your eye")))

  • anonym

    It is contraindicated for practical use.

  • anonym

    Filmed on the same version, the lens was very afraid of the oncoming light. The figure is completely useless and was lying on the shelf until the moment when the remover of negatives decided to make it on its basis. In this quality, the lens is beautiful.

  • Novel

    It is a pity that VOMZ does not produce optics.

  • Sandy

    I don’t like Mir-1v at all, it’s afraid of flare, soap. He put it on camera several times and was disappointed every time. Only once, with the help of the world, I received a photo that was not bad.

    • максим

      really good

    • Rodin

      Yes, Mir-1B is poor, but the white world-1 is a completely different matter. Takes pride of place in my travel bag.

  • Sergei

    Crap, sold without hesitation immediately after the test. I did not see good Soviet shirikov, all guano and World 20 too.

    • Ivan

      In the time of the film photo, one such instance flew into the bin.
      Shit else.
      Soap soap construct no use was impossible.
      I forgot a couple of coils.

    • Sanya

      A bad dancer, as usual, gets in the way of testicles.

      • Rodion

        If it was in the testicles. The Mir-1V was distinguished by an extremely clumsy assembly, almost the entire lens was skewed, there was no blackening, hence the extremely poor image quality. There is a plus: if its optics are completely sorted out, the chamfers and interlens blackened, and the lenses are allowed to fall into place when installed without tightening the retaining rings, then the lens will be no worse than the ZOMZ ones (which have no problems).

  • Vladimir

    Unnecessary World 1B is available.
    The lenses are in excellent condition, there is no mold and condensation.
    I can send from Novosibirsk. Add. photos on request.

    In my opinion, an interesting lens, albeit an amateur. It costs its modest money and, together with the camera, gives an image pleasing to the eye.

  • Ivan

    Normal lens. Unless, of course, taking pictures, and not removing brick walls.

  • Alexey

    He who does not know how to work scolds the instrument ...

  • Yuriy

    I have a Vologda Mir -1V with a factory shank, M42-AI. Couldn't find the ends, why did they hang the shank at the factory?

  • Michael

    Today I compared this world and white bruselka. Despite the fact that they climbed into the Brussels, twisted it to the last lens, it is still clearer. Smaller details have sharper edges, more contrast. And this black one is more soapy and even X.A. a little stronger. In general terms, of course, if you do not get to the bottom of the details, but look in the general ensemble, then the picture has its own charm and differs from modern optics. You have to find where to use it.

  • Michael

    I read that some soap worlds are helped by the procedure, shaking the lenses. Crooked lies often. Do you know anything about other modifications? And then lies at home zero. It's a pity

    • Rodion

      In addition to shaking the optics, blackening can be done - the contrast will be improved. You can replace the helicoid with, say, the Chinese macronelicoid M42-M42. There will be a small MDF

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