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


INDUSTRAR 22U-1 1: 3,5 F = 50mm P. The lens is shown on a mirrorless camera Sony a6300 (ILCE-6300). The lens is mounted on the camera using an adapter. M39 - Sony NEX (L39 - Nex). Thanks to the Sony representative in Ukraine for the provided camera.

In short

INDUSTAR-22U-1 1: 3,5 F = 50mm P - lens for Soviet magnifiers. The lens does not have a focusing ring, which makes it difficult to use as a photographic lens. INDUSTAR-22U-1 1: 3,5 F = 50mm P can be easily turned into a macro lens, which, in fact, it is interesting. Unfortunately, of all Industars of class '50 / 3.5U ', this specimen turned out to be the weakest.

This Industar differs from the hordes of other similar lenses for magnifiers in an enamelled case and an 8-blade diaphragm that closes to the minimum F / 16.

Main technical characteristics of INDUSTRAR 22U-1 1: 3,5 F = 50mm P:

Review Instance Name INDUSTAR 22U-1 1: 3,5 F = 50mm P with the logo of the Lytkarino optical glass plant, Lytkarino (LZOS) and serial number No. 5652120 (I22U-1 is written on the case)
Basic properties
  • У - lens for photoУmagnifiers.
  • П - coated optics
  • M39 X 1 / 28.8 - common landing thread 'M39'
  • aperture control ring
  • metal casecompact size
  • lack of a focus ring and a thread for filters
  • compact size, light weight, stylish glossy case
  • very low cost
Front Filter Diameter the lens cannot use classic filters that are screwed into the thread near the front lens
Focal length 50 mm
Zoom ratio 1 x
Designed by For photo enlargers with negatives 24 X 36 mm
Number of aperture blades 8 petals, petals not blackened, shine in the sun. A fairly regular 8-angle hole is formed.
Tags only a scale with aperture values ​​of F / 3.5, 4, 5.6, 8, 11, 16.
Diaphragm from F / 3.5 to F / 16. The aperture control ring does not have intermediate fixed values, rotates smoothly, which allows you to set any value of the number F from the specified range.
MDF no exact data, approximately 30 cm
The weight 65 g (approximately)
Optical design 4 elements in 3 groups, Industar / Tessar scheme.

The lens does not use special optical elements in its optical design. The same optical scheme is used by many other lenses.

Lens hood The lens does not use a lens hood
Manufacturer country USSR, Lytkarinsky optical glass factory, Lytkarino
Period The production period is unknown. The lens from the review was most likely released in 1956.
Price About 1 cu for used option. A copy from the review was purchased for 1 cu.

You can see the prices of modern macro lenses here.

Sorry, but after updating the basic version I-22U 1: 3,5 F = 50mm P (KOMZ), a new version of INDUSTRAR 22U-1 (LZOS, shown in this review), lost 2 aperture blades. Version I22U-1 has much more better resolution compared to the regular version I-22U.

Sample Photos

On camera Nikon D90 I used a lens with two adapters: M42-Nikon F + M39-M42. Some photos were taken using macro ring M42 different thickness. Part of the photographs was obtained using two cartridge flashes. Godox s45t and two studio racks Falcon.

Flash photography is always easy to shoot at F / 16. To do this, I recommend focusing on the F / 3.5 value, and then with one sharp movement of the hand close the aperture to F / 16 (the aperture ring is simply brought to the extreme position, which eliminates the error of setting a different F number) and press the shutter button. Flash output needs to be adjusted to work with F / 16 using a few preliminary tests.

INDUSTRAR-22U-1 1: 3,5 F = 50mm P does not have a focusing ring. It is impossible to focus using this lens in the usual sense of the word. The lens is always focused on a certain distance. Due to the fact that the lens is most often used for macro, the focus problem is not so important - it is very convenient to focus by moving the camera to or from the subject.

You can download RAW source files at this link (20 files in the '.NEF' format, 180 MB).

Use with modern cameras

Lenses with an M39 mounting thread (for enlargers, M39 X 1 / 28.8), such as the lens from this review, are very easy to use on modern cameras, just select correct adapter. On lens reflex cameras can only work in macro mode (shoot small objects with a short focusing distance). On mirrorless cameras, it will be possible to achieve focus on infinity. 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 any case, the lens will always be focused at close distances.

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 any case, the lens will always be focused at close range.

For such a lens, I advise you to additionally buy macro rings with M42 thread, for example 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).

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

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

Other lenses from photo enlargers (U)


  1. INDUSTRAR 22U-1 1: 3,5 F = 50mm П | LZOS | 8 petals
  2. I-22U 1: 3,5 F = 50mm П | KOMZ | 10 petals
  3. I23U 4,5 / 110 | LZOS | medium format | 6 petals
  4. I-26m-U 2,8 / 52 | FED | 10 petals
  5. I50U-3,5 / 50 | FOZ | 6 petals
  6. I50U 3,5 / 50 | LZOS | 6 petals
  7. I50U 3,5 / 50 | NGO 'Optics' | 6 petals
  8. I50U-1 3,5 / 50 | LZOS | 6 petals
  9. И50У-1 1:3,5 F=50мм П | LZOS | 8 petals
  10. INDUSTRAR-55U 140 / 4.5 | MMZ | medium format | 9 petals | reader review
  11. INDUSTRAR-58 3,5 / 75 | MMZ | medium format | 9 petals | reader review
  12. I-90U 4/75 | LZOS | medium format | 10 petals
  13. I96U-3.5 / 50 | FOZ | 6 petals
  14. I96U 3,5 / 50 H-22 | NGO 'Optics' | 6 petals
  15. I96U-H-22-3,5/50 | FOZ | 6 petals
  16. I96U-1 3,5 / 50 | FOZ | 6 petals
  17. I-100U 4/110 | LZOS | medium format | 10 petals | reader note


  1. VEGA-11U 2.8/50 | AOMZ | zebra | 12 petals
  2. VEGA-11U 2,8/50 | LZOS | black | 12 petals
  3. VEGA-11U 3/54 | MMZ | black | 12 petals
  4. VEGA-5U 4/105 | AOMZ | medium format | 6 petals
  5. VEGA-5U 4/105 | MMZ | medium format | 6 petals
  6. VEGA-22CA 5,6/103 | MMZ | medium format | 6 petals | reader's review


  1. Mikar / s 4,5 / 55 | PZO WARSZAWA | Made in Poland | 5 petals
  2. Emitar / s 4,5 / 80 | PZO WARSZAWA | Made in Poland | 5 petals
  3. Amar 4,5 / 105 | PZO WARSZAWA | Made in Poland | 6 petals


  1. LZOS - Lytkarino Optical Glass Plant, Lytkarino
  2. KOMZ - Kazan Optical and Mechanical Plant, Kazan
  3. MMZ - Minsk Mechanical Plant named after S.I. Vavilova
  4. FOZ - Theodosia Optical Plant
  5. AOMZ - Azov Optical and Mechanical Plant, Azov
  6. NPO Optika - Optics Research and Production Association, Moscow
  7. FED - Kharkov Engineering Plant 'FED' (F. E. Dzerzhinsky)

The names of the lenses are clearly indicated according to the marks on the case.

Material prepared Arkady Shapoval. Please, if this material was useful to you, help my project. And don't forget that everyone can write your review for one or another photographic equipment.

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Comments: 18, on the topic: Overview of INDUSTRAR 22U-1 1: 3,5 F = 50mm P

  • Michael

    Arkady, thanks for the review. I wonder what kind of dirt in the bokeh?

  • Andrei

    Arkady, thanks for your reviews. What light modifiers do you use with cartridge flashes?

    • Arkady Shapoval

      There, these flashes have built-in diffusers, on top of them I install an additional fabric diffuser. The last one I recently broke, because he made himself out of paper. When I take off in a lightcube, the cube walls themselves can be light diffusers. I don’t use anything else with cartridges; these are too simple devices to bother with.

  • Andrei

    Thank you for your attention and reply.

  • Ilyas

    mmm "P"

  • Gerr Michel

    Black glossy i50u-1p with 8 black petals, sn 5905, aperture limit 16 with an actual overrun of 2/3 more stops. Is there any resolution data? And generally speaking.

    • Rodion

      In practice, it will not fundamentally differ from the usual I-22.

      • Gerr Michel

        I thought so. Outwardly, it is impossible to distinguish for anything, in terms of dimensions they coincide completely. Photos from them, too, seem to be identical. The only thing is that the picture from it is still subjectively more pleasant than with the i-96u.

  • alexey_laa

    I also have one. I made a ring with LEDs for him, which is worn on the frame.

    • alexey_laa

      With LEDs on:

      • alexey_laa

        Example photo (extension ring 26 mm):

      • Rodion

        Originally) Only more LEDs needed)

  • Alexander

    Hello, I tried to put this lens on Sony a7r2, I thought I will try to shoot macro, but it shoots to infinity (an ordinary sony-M39 adapter), how can I shoot macro on Sonya?

    • Rodion

      Add macro rings)

      • Alexander

        And why is this effect obtained? The human eye sees through this lens as macro, on the DSLR, as I understand it, it can also take macro with it without any macro rings, and on the mirrorless camera it takes to infinity

        • Michael

          This effect is called the flange of the lens. Changing it “shifts” the focusing distance scale.

        • Rodion

          Did you grill ants with a magnifying glass? Here the same thing - the focused bunny must be placed on the matrix. If the object of interest is as far away as the sun, the magnifying glass (lens) should be closer to the ant (matrix). And if you want to incinerate an ant from an arc lamp, which is a meter away from you, the magnifying glass will have to be moved a little further.
          A SLR and a mirrorless camera only impose different restrictions on the closest position of the magnifier to the ant: a SLR requires a larger distance - not every magnifying glass will then be able to focus the beam (a so-called longer back segment is needed).

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