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12-30-2012, 12:58 PM   #1
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Isn't the flange focal distance (mount to sensor) much shorter? That would make every lens a macro only.
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From what I understand, if the lens was farther from the sensor (Extension tubes) then that would make it macro only. I'm not sure. I'm new to photography.
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Isn't the flange focal distance (mount to sensor) much shorter? That would make every lens a macro only.
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there are Russian M39 lenses for both Rangefinders (FED, Zorki) and SLRs (Zenit) - both will work on your Q with the appropriate adapter. The Industar-69 is a rangefinder lens for the Chajka half frame 35mm camera, so your M39 adapter should work just fine. I haven't used the Industar 50 collapsible rangefinder lens, but I have used a few Industar-50 pancake SLR lenses and they creates some nice, vintage quality images. I would think that the collapsible version would be similar optically. There is also the Industar-61 55mm f2.8 or Industar-26M 50mm f2.8 to consider.

An important thing to know about the Russian lenses is that optical quality can be really random. For instance, the resolution on the Industar-50 is about half at the edges than what it is at the center, and the older the lens is, the worse it can be. Personally, I like the ones with sketchy quality, because it creates a neat look - but on a sensor as small as the Q's, it's hard to say that you will see those flaws if that is what you're after. If you want the highest quality, look for the ones that have a red Russian P on them, which look like this: П Have fun!

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