Lookee what arrived in the mail today!
The package is from Latvia. It really is a small world.
It's a lens!
The Cyrillic characters translate to Industar-22.
This time with the logo in focus.
And here's the Industar-22 with the M39 to Micro Four Thirds adaptor.
This a lens I got from ebay for a mere $30. It's a Russian Industar-22, a lens made for FED Zorki rangefinder cameras back during the Cold War. It looks like a Leica Elmar, but in truth, it's a copy of the Zeiss Tessar. It's a 50mm f/3.5 lens.
And on the Olympus E-P3 it looks like this. To die for! I'll admit I bought it for the looks. Hahaha!
The lens is designed to be collapsible on FED cameras, but it looks like it will touch the sensor or something. One forum says that won't happen, but I'm not risking it, sorry folks.
Image quality is supposed to be impressive if the lens is adjusted properly. With my Hong Kong-made M39 adaptor, I somehow doubt that it is adjusted properly, BUT I'm liking the results so far. Here are a few samples.