Vintage & Classic Lens Index

This is the Index page to the classic lenses I own. Follow the links for reviews, repair & clean instructions and/or sample pictures. Chinon lenses Auto Chinon 28mm f/2.8 M42 mount Auto Chinon 55mm f/1.7 M42 mount Auto Chinon 200mm f/3.5 M42 mount Industar and Jupiter Russian lenses Jupiter 8 M39 50mm f/2.0 Industar 61 M39 50mm f/2.8 Industar 69 M39 28mm f/2.8 Industar 50 M39 50mm f/3.5 Jupiter 11 M39 135mm f/4.0 Meyer-Optik Gorlitz Meyer-Optik Gorlitz Lydith M42 30mm […]

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Favourite pictures – Emma candid portrait

This is a picture which I took almost a year ago when I first got my mirrorless Sony Nex 6 and was experimenting with manual focus lenses. I took it with the Jupiter 8 50mm lens from my Dad’s zorki 4 rangefinder camera. My Daughter Emma was doing some drawing and I snapped this picture whilst I was trying out focus peaking and I just loved the image. Related Posts:Vintage camera collection – Index PageVintage & Classic Lens IndexThe reality […]

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Jupiter 8 and jupiter 11 compared to the Sony NEX kit lens

How do 40 year old prime lenses compare to a modern Sony kit lens ? Well read on and I’ll provide some examples. Yesterday I was out taking some test pictures with a Jupiter 11 telephoto lens along the bank of a small stream which runs close to our house in Stevenage. Whilst I was out I noticed several bunches of snowdrops and thought it would be interesting to go back and take some comparison pictures between the pictures I […]

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Industar 61 f/2.8 50mm lens – updated with sample images

The recent acquisition of a Sony NEX 6 has opened a variety of options for me on the lens front. Because the NEX camera has such a short distance from the sensor to the lens mount it’s possible to adapt it to take a variety of lenses.┬áCouple this with the focus peaking, which makes it much easier to manually focus, and you have the ideal camera for trying out lots of different lenses. I have already tried a Jupiter 8 […]

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