Mir-1, M42 SLR Mount

The Russian Mir-1 is a high quality wide angle lens for the Soviet SLR cameras.
This Mir-1 was made for the later line of Zenit SLRs with M42 mount.
The lens' design was awarded Grand Prix at Brussels World Fair in 1958 and every Mir-1 has a "GRAND PRIX" Brussels 1958" engraving on the lens barrel.
    • Focal length

37 mm

    • Aperture

1:2.8 (settings from 2.8 to 16), "Preset" type: One ring is for the aperture settings (with click-stops), the other opens the aperture and closes it to the pre-selected value.

    • Field of coverage


    • Focusing

0.7m -infinity

    • Filter size

M49x0.5 mm

    • Optical Design

6 elements in 4 groups

    • Optical registration (back focus)

45.5 mm

    • Mount

M42x1 mm.

    • The glass is coated; the barrel is finished in black
The Mir-1 comes with the front and rear lenscaps.
The lens is shown and chrome, mounted on a Zenit camera (not included). Note that this the actual lens has black finish, but the design and appearance are the same as pictured.

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