Last week, I solicited readers to have a go at identifying which Soviet lens produced which photo in this post. While I thank both intrepid readers who were willing to put their guesses out there for all to see, I have to report that neither was correct.
The actual order was: #1 – Industar-26M, #2 – Jupiter-8, #3 – FED 50/3.5. I would be interested to hear what prompted readers to make their choices (whether they posted them or not).
I offered a little Soviet lens game last week I’ll post the answers tomorrow, so if you want to take a shot at it, now’s the time. I mean, what have you got to lose? C’mon, you know you want to. All your friends are doing it.
Since Your Humble Filmosaur has a fair bit of time discussing Soviet 50mm lenses lately, I thought it might be time for a little quiz. Below are three photos taken with Soviet lenses: one with the FED 50/3.5, one with the Industar-26M 52/2.8, and one with the Jupiter-8 50/2. Can you tell which lens took which photo? Post your answers in the comments – the answers will be revealed in about a week.
As usual, click for a larger view (you’ll want to do this to see detail, especially for #2, which ends up more compressed by the layout here because of the landscape format).