Sunday, 15 April 2012

N°302 : Leica M8 + Industar-69

Leica M8 + Industar-69
Originally uploaded by ishoothorizon

This Russian Industar-69 lens, is made for the halfframe camera Chaika. Set on a Leica M8, the 28mm, becomes a 35mm equivalent. The funny thing about this lens, is it's Lomo-like features, blurry edges and a big vignetting wide open. The lens had to be rectified to have a correct depth of field, adapted to the LTM system. It's not coupled so when shooting wide open, the distance has to be set manually and rather correctly, it's not a big issue because it's a wide lens.

Do I have turned my beloved Leica M8, to a digital LCA ? The answer is YES!

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