I’ve recently acquired a new addiction to vintage lenses after have too much fun shooting with some Leica M mount lenses and some old M42 mount lenses.
One of the more interesting vintage lenses is the Russian made M42 mount Industar 50mm f3.5 pancake lens.
The Industar has won lots of praise over the decades and people really seem to love it.
So is the lens good?
The Sony a7II was the first full frame mirrorless camera by Sony to take on a new design and a more serious construction. With its in-body stabilization system, the camera also makes a great tool for 1080p video, but the new codec that is offered also now requres a special kind of memory card.
With regards to memory card speeds, Sony has yet to join the rest of the world with USB 3.0 bus speeds. The Sony A7II still features slow 33MB/s memory card write speed caps which means you won’t really see any huge advantage to buy a really fast memory card for your camera.
Over the last year Sony has really worked hard on updating its E mount lens lineup. It’s something that they seem to take very serious and if you’re an owner of a Sony A7, A7r, or A7s you are very fortunate.
Since there seems to be a new lens every few months, I’ve decided to keep a consolidated list of all available native full frame E mount lenses.
I was about to update my metabones adapter to the MK IV but now, I think that money would be better spent on new glass.
See the list. There are surprisingly a lot of lenses now.