Industar-61, 55/2.8, Black/Chrome (Zebra)

Russian Industar-61 lens in Leica Thereadmount.

This lens replaced its predecessor Industar-26m as a standard lens on the FED-3 and early FED-4 cameras. The optical design of the Industar-26m was improved and aperture stop-clicks were introduced.

This is one of the newer multicoated LTM lens made by the Soviet (now Ukrainian) photo industry. It is sharp and contarsty, with smooth focusing action and the aperture click-stops. The lens later evolved in all-black Industar-61LD.

The lens was also made in universal 42mm mount for Zenit cameras, named Industar-61L/Z. It was my favorite 50 mm lens for years, and I still keep it, even though I am not using my 42 mm mount SLRs anymore.

  • Focal length

53 mm

  • Aperture

1:2.8 (from 2.8 to 16), Click-stop settings.

  • Field of coverage


  • Focusing

1 m to Infinity

  • Filter size

M40.5x0.5 mm

  • Optical registration (back focus)

28.8? 0.02 mm

  • Mount

M39x1 mm (LTM). The lens mounts and RF couples with any Leica or Leica copy (FED, Zorki etc.)

  • The glass is coated; the barrel has a black enamel and chrome finish (commonly referred to as "zebra" lens.

This Industar-61 was made in the late 70's. The lens is in exc.- condition, the glass is clean.

If you have a screwmount Leica (or Leica copy) and want to have a sharp coated lens on it - try this Industar-61, you will not be disappointed!

It is shown mounted on a Leica IIIa (not included).

? 2005 fedka.com Text and photograph

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