1. Reminder: Please use our affiliate links for holiday shopping!

Industar 69 vs. Vivitar 28 f2.8

Discussion in 'Adapted Lenses' started by Taz trooper, Aug 9, 2015.

  1. Taz trooper

    Taz trooper Mu-43 Rookie

    14
    Jul 11, 2015
    Cambridge, UK
    I have a Vivitar (Komine) 28mm f2.8 back from my Olympus OM10 days 30 years ago. It's a cracking lens and I've had some great results from it on holiday last month in the Isle of Wight (UK) with my GF6. It is however quite heavy on the m4/3 adaptor, so I'm considering an Industar 69 as a manual pancake lens.
    What's the general consensus to this - it is retrograde step or carry on enjoying the Vivitar??. I'd welcome your comments
     
  2. Ulfric M Douglas

    Ulfric M Douglas Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Mar 6, 2010
    Northumberland
    I belive the image quality will be poorer on the Industar,
    but someone may give you hope who has a great copy...

    I like my Lumix 20mm for this job, I know its wider.
     
  3. tjdean01

    tjdean01 Mu-43 Top Veteran

    842
    Feb 20, 2013
    I have the Vivitar 28/2 and the 28/2.8. I have the Industar 69 too, but I don't have it modded to work on m4/3s. The 28/2 is the best, however, 28/2.8 second, and Industar 69 is third. I bought it for size, not quality. I'm gonna get rid of it, however, as I never use it. Teh 20 is smaller, sharper, faster, and AF. The 25/1.8 isn't much bigger and has all the other traits of the 20.

    Was the Industar 69 originally a full frame lens?
     
  4. Ulfric M Douglas

    Ulfric M Douglas Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Mar 6, 2010
    Northumberland
    Yes full frame.
     
  5. Taz trooper

    Taz trooper Mu-43 Rookie

    14
    Jul 11, 2015
    Cambridge, UK
    No, its half frame - the Industar 69 was from the Belarussian “Chaika” (“Чайка” = “Seagull”) half-frame cameras, which explains the shorter focal length and non-standard flange to film distance. It will vignette on a full frame camera.
     
    Last edited: Aug 10, 2015
  6. Ulfric M Douglas

    Ulfric M Douglas Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Mar 6, 2010
    Northumberland
    Oh OK, I didn't know that.
    I assumed the 39mm LTM was only used on 35mm rangefinders.
    Looking around the image circle seems generous : some being used on NEX