Legacy Lenses - the good... the bad... the ugly?

Started Jan 29, 2013 | Discussions thread
ju_ju
ju_ju Senior Member • Posts: 1,077
Re: Legacy Lenses - the good... the bad... the ugly?

Kev. I don't shoot portrait much at all. I do have both the 75 and 45. I use them both for landscape as they are sharp. Enough of that and back to legacy. I have a pile of different lenses. Several OM, Ziess,Jupiter, induster, canon fd and more. All picked up from junk and charity shops. It is a good starting point if you have access to these types of shops. Old Fed cameras have the industers, Zenith have the Hellios and so on.Cheap as chips , which allows for a few mistakes. The problem with old lenses that can be an issue is the dreaded fungi. A lot of old lenses do have it. Luckily the old simple lenses such as the jupiter's, induster's, Helios are really easy to take apart and clean. They are mostly  plain glass and no coating for the fungi to ruin.

food for thought hope it helps in anyway.  

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