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Industar-69 28mm f2.8: Thoughts?
Old 12-25-2012   #1
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Industar-69 28mm f2.8: Thoughts?

I'm thinking about getting one of these for my Bessa R3A. I miss the 28mm perspective but don't want to break the bank.

Has anyone used one? Impressions? Images?
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It is not going to be wide on 35mm film as its for half frame cameras.
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It won't cover the full frame as it was made for half frame cameras. You'll get shots more like this on a 35mm camera (not my photo, just the first hit I found on flickr showing the vignetting):

https://www.flickr.com/photos/zeitguy/6032561527/
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Thanks, guys. I had no idea. That'll save me hurling it against the wall after processing the first roll I shoot with it!
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On the M8 it would be a 28x1.3333 lens=~37mm/2.8.
It would be like using a 35mm lens.
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You still need to modify the lens as it won't go to infinity on a regular LTM body. Because the Chaika camera it comes off of has a different lens-to-film distance.


Some shots with my modified one on my Epson R-D1 (where it works like a 40mm)
Vignetting isn't so bad with the R-D1's crop factor.



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