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

(2 customer reviews)


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

SKU: i61ld9352317 Category:


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

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
M40.5×0.5 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).

Additional information

Weight 2 lbs

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

  1. Bryan Rieth

    This is a great lens, very sharp and contrasty. Also looks great with a black zorki/leica. Only draw back is that the lens slightly obsures the corner of the leica II’s veiwfinder, but not that big of a deal.

    Shipping was very reasonable, and very the order was processed quickly.

    Highly recomended as a rigid 50mm.

  2. Jared Delariman

    I often debate over which lens is my favorite this on or my Industar 50 (collapsible).

    I like the 50 for it’s sexy and compact look. I like the 61LD for its detail, contrast, image quality. Most of all, it’s the only lens that I have (even compared to modern ones) that seems to prevent chromatic aberrations especially when one uses a digital camera body.

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