View Full Version : Help - Lens identity ?

Rob Hale
1-Aug-2006, 20:00
I am aware of a 210 4.5 lens which is probably a Process lens and am wondering whether it is worth rescuing. The only indication of it origin “is that it has a camera prism symbol with an arrow from underneath following the path a camera prism would and out through what would be the eyepiece.” The aperture range is 4.5 – 32 stepless and it does have serial no.

Regards Rob

Thomas Vaehrmann
1-Aug-2006, 22:44
Hi Rob,

sounds like Russian Tessar-clone.

Ole Tjugen
2-Aug-2006, 02:10
That's an Industar, I think.

If it's an IN-11, that's a normal lens for a FKD 13x18cm (5x7") plate camera or similar.

But there are a lot of different Industar lenses, see http://www.baierfoto.de/russobj/objektive/industar.html

2-Aug-2006, 07:45
Hi Rob,
This is Russian lens Industar-51 for "Vostok" and FKD 13x18 cameras. This lens barel tipe without shuter. Some details you can see here but only russian language.,5&hl=ru&gl=ua&ct=clnk&cd=3

Ernest Purdum
2-Aug-2006, 09:58
f4.5 rules out process. Process lenses are in the f8 and smaller range.

2-Aug-2006, 10:56
It is an Industar 51 lens, formerly known as Industar 4. It covers 18x24 cm.

Ole Tjugen
2-Aug-2006, 14:17
It is an Industar 51 lens, formerly known as Industar 4. It covers 18x24 cm.

Mine does not. There's a little room for movements on 13x18, but it doesn't come near to covering 18x24.

At http://www.photohistory.ru/Factorys-logos.html you'll find the logos of several factories, many of which have made Industar lenses. It's interesting to note that there are several different "prism-with-light-ray" logos.

2-Aug-2006, 14:30
Checked once again - indeed, the Industar 51 only covers 13x18cm. It is the Industar 13 later being named Industar 37 that covers the 18x24cm format. Thanks for the correction.

Rob Hale
6-Aug-2006, 19:45
Hi Guys, Thanks - fascinating but I don’t think I will buy it.