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Owner reviews: Industar-61 L/D 55 mm f/ 2.8
-Price considering RF coupling
-strong quality spreading (I had several of them, also in mint, all visibly different)
-strong OOF fringing
-ice cold colors
-blueish CAs sometimes also when stopped down
-rather low contrast
-bad flare control
-optimum performance F8-F11 (depending on quality spreading)
-under average sharpness, also stopped down to F8-F11
-bokeh is not my taste
-Alu build, very soft
I don't get why this lens has such a good reputation. It's imho one of the worst 50mm lenses on the market.
I had several other USSR and GDR Tessar(-like) lenses and this was the worst of them. Industar 50-2 and Industar-22 are better for my taste, aswell as CZJ 50/2.8.
Many cheaper 50mm are better. Minolta MD 50/2 for example.