Originally Posted by sparrow6224
PS Anyone know -- I have a Fed 2 with a clone Elmar 50/3.5. What's that lens called???
There are a few Soviet lenses that looked like the Elmar 50/f3.5, with slightly different formulas and coatings. Internally they use a Tessar formula, so they aren't technically Elmar clones except the outward appearance. Those are the the Industar-10 (usually just labeled "FED 50/f3.5"), the Industar-22 made after 1947-ish, and the Industar-50 made after 1953. All lenses made after 1948 or so are coated. I'm under the impression that most fake Elmars are made from the later lenses lenses, unless you have a more carefully faked lens with a more Elmar-like aperture tab; those are usually from older Industar-10s which had a very similar tab.