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    Best russian lens for my Fed 2?

    I have a Fed 2 camera. Wondering what people's opinions are for the best russian lens to put on it for street shooting. thanks

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    I'd go for the Industar 61 (53mm 1:2,8) which is a really sharp an contrasty lens, or as a more wide-angle the Jupiter 12 (35mm).

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    Thanks Christian, I'll take a look at those two. I might be leaning towards the Jupiter 12.

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    I have an industar 61/D the D in in cyrillic on my fed and it is a 2.8 55mm

    I have heard that the D designation is different glass formula?

    It does take very good and contrasty photos

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    Dave,

    no, the L/D is just the designator for "Rangefinder lens" while L/Z indicates a "SLR lens". The lens design and glass formulation is within only slight variations during a production time of 30 years.
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    thank you Roman

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    Does it have to be Russian? You can put old Leica and current Voightlander L39 lenses on it.

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    I sugest the 35mm f/2.8 Jupiter-12.

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    My suggestion is simple: The FED 50/3.5 collapsible! Some of the others have infinity stop mechanisms which interfer with the front of the FED-2...
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    Roman,

    Please check, several posts on Russian forums list industar 61- L/D (coming out I believe on the Fed 4 and Fed 5 series) as having improved contrast due to formula incorporating rare earth and the radio active element Lanthanum-? The lens is also touted as one of the best for leica type screw mount lenses.

    I do not have an example of each lens but a comparison would be interesting.

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