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View Poll Results: Your favourite FSU 50-52 mm lens
Industar 22 (50mm f3.5) 36 6.82%
Industar 50 (50mm f3.5) 27 5.11%
Industar 26 (52mm f2.8) 14 2.65%
Industar 61 (52mm f2.8) 88 16.67%
Jupiter 8 (50mm f2.0) 237 44.89%
Jupiter 3 (50mm f1.5) 140 26.52%
other 35 6.63%
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Old 11-27-2019   #161
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I tend to use a collapsible Industar-22 more for balance of compactness and IQ, in lower light I use a Jupiter-3 more. I also have a nice chrome Jupiter-8 and a black Jupiter-8-1 (worse build quality, but better color rendition), also there's a nice zebra Industar-61 (non-LD), a rare version with 9 aperture blades — rather nice, but not much sharper than J-3 at f4 and further. Also I have a collapsible Industar-50 and a collapsible FED 50mm f3.5 — the FED is the most compact one, but has the worst IQ of these 3 collapsibles. Speaking about J-12, I have a black LZOS LTM one, I've blackened it's apeture blades myself with a sharpie-like marker — now it flares much less, but the best J-12, I guess —*it's an Arsenal-made one with Contax-Kiev mount. Older Jupiters have perfect matte black diafragms, newer ones are just plain unpainted metal — thus more flare. But newer ones have a bit more modern coatings, thus better color rendition, like the black Jupiter-8-1. But I never had any problems with color film with my ZOMZ J-3 and KOMZ I-22.
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