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Showcase Industar 69 28mm f2.8

Discussion in 'Adapted Lens Sample Image Showcase' started by simonz, Aug 10, 2011.

  1. simonz

    simonz Mu-43 Regular

    Jul 20, 2010
    New England
    Panasonic GF2 w/Industar 69 28mm f2.8 1/40sec. f4.0
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  2. sLorenzi

    sLorenzi Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Sep 15, 2010
    Just my freaking self using I-69 with Panny G1

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/slorenzi/5875554482/" title="Industar 69 28mm f2.8 por sLorenzi, no Flickr"> 5875554482_0c1d23e128_z. "640" height="480" alt="Industar 69 28mm f2.8"></a>

    wide open, but it sharpens well at f8 and above):

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/slorenzi/6031016818/" title="Industar 69 por sLorenzi, no Flickr"> 6031016818_81cc5fce8d_z. "640" height="481" alt="Industar 69"></a>

    If you want a tiny cheap lens, this one is among the best IMO.

    This is the original camera it come from:
    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/slorenzi/5867813047/" title="Chajka II por sLorenzi, no Flickr"> 5867813047_b376226ff6. "500" height="375" alt="Chajka II"></a>
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  3. CiaranCReilly

    CiaranCReilly Mu-43 Veteran

    Oct 18, 2012
    Ciaran Reilly
    Two taken wide open (if I remember correctly) this last autumn. The slightly softer nature of this lens suits the season
    I think. I think it makes the soft, damp conditions seem slightly more interesting in a way a sharper lens wouldn't.
    The top one has been cropped by less than 5%, bottom one is full frame.

    Autumn in Westmeath by Ciaran C Reilly, on Flickr

    Red berries by Ciaran C Reilly, on Flickr
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  4. amalric


    Jul 24, 2012
    Rome. Italy
    As in the examples shown above, the I 69 can really shine in capable hands. If any of you have portraits to show I would be grateful. Sometimes it shows a swirly bokeh, sometimes it doesn't which leaves me sort of puzzled.

    It has soft gradations which sharpen v. well, so it has good resolution in the center. The initial bad reputation was probably due to bad calibration or indifferent samples.

    However since it was designed for half frame I find that it matches v. well with m4/3, while being the smallest of pancakes.

    There is another modern equivalent in Japan, a Tessar too, which costs 20 times as much, so what's not to like.
  5. CiaranCReilly

    CiaranCReilly Mu-43 Veteran

    Oct 18, 2012
    Ciaran Reilly
    The Industar 69 is quickly becoming my main lens. I quite like the softness and I'm really enjoying the challenge of manual focus. The tiny size is fantastic and the images produced are often surprising. I was surprised how uniform this shot was across the frame for example (it's slightly cropped here, with some mild PP), while others show more softness on one side of the frame than the other etc.
    Out of time by Ciaran C Reilly, on Flickr
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  6. CiaranCReilly

    CiaranCReilly Mu-43 Veteran

    Oct 18, 2012
    Ciaran Reilly
    Straight out of camera, this is the caricature sculpture of a cinema usher, entitled Mr. Screen, which stands outside the Screen Cinema in Dublin.

    E-P1    ---    0mm    f/1.0    1/400s    ISO 400

    Taken at f/2.8. Some distortions at frame edge and some slight swirl to the right side I think. Still, not bad for a $40 lens so small.
  7. fuinhu

    fuinhu New to Mu-43

    Jul 26, 2013

    Taken at f11
    I've got it on aukro.ua, 25€ the lens with front cap, L39-M43 adapter, postage and transfer costs (western union).
    I'm considering sell it to get a tokina 28mm rmc, i love the form factor of the i69 but i dont know if i can deal with its softness :/
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  8. CharlieL

    CharlieL Mu-43 Veteran

    Aug 2, 2014
    Burkburnett Tx USA
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  9. richardp

    richardp Mu-43 Regular Subscribing Member

    Jun 17, 2015
    I am also a fan of this lens. No pics on here for 10 months, so here are a few from me.
    Not sure why people say the lens is soft, looks pretty sharp here.
    And here. I think these were f/8
    Into the setting sun at f/16
    Little bit of flare there.
    All taken on my epl3.
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  10. richardp

    richardp Mu-43 Regular Subscribing Member

    Jun 17, 2015
    Wild poppies at the roadside this time of year... P4110796.JPG

    The modified I69 allows focus distance down to 4inch/10cm P4110799.JPG
    Both f8
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