|The Industar 50-2 on my EOS 5D Classic|
Yes - once again I'll gas-on about my "Russian Eye - the diminutive Industar 50-2 lens. I hadn't used this little wonder for quite awhile - in fact I think it's the first time ever on my EOS 5D Mk-1 ("the Classic"). I can't say what it is that would make this little Russian made lens perform so great, but hey - who cares? There are still dozens of these to choose from on Ebay for just under $20, and if you really love a sharp lens, this little gem really delivers!
|The Greenest House Around (Industar 50-2 at f11)|
This lens is derived from a German design, the Zeiss Tessar, which was back-engineered and copied by just about everyone. Subsequently, Tessar became a design standard, not necessarily a lens brand, although the "real thing", made by Zeiss Optics and usually called the "Jena" is available for not a whole lot more money. It is extremely simple, and certainly does have it's limitations, most notably it only opens to f3.5. The following shot was taken at it's maximum opening, so you can see what this might look like in practice:
|Industar 50-2 at Maximum opening of f3.5|
I'll end this with a few more shots: