Industar-50 is the cheapest Soviet manual lens. Its price is around 3 euros. 

The lens has focal length 50mm, f / 3.5 maximum aperture, compact and weighs nothing. According to its optical scheme, this is Tessar, the mount is M39 or M42, depending on the model.

The cheapest Soviet manual lens Industar-50


Industar-50 produces an excellent picture and can gently blur the background behind the subject. The lens is versatile and allows you to take it with you even on mountain hikes due to its compactness and lightest weight among classmates.
Detailed reviews of Industar-50 with examples of photos:


  1. Industar-50 M39 50mm f / 3.5
  2. Industar 50-2 M42 50mm f / 3.5

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