Sunday, April 14, 2013

Mir-1B 37mm F2.8 M42

It is a Russian lens. Mir-1B is a difficult objective. It has great potential but requires good technique and a little luck. Certainly teaches patience. The lens itself is very well built. All metal finish, the paint quality and robust construction. The picture quality is good. The lens produces a very lively colors with great contrast. The lens is very small. Perfect for outdoor sessions photography and architecture. In portrait photography is excellent for the black and white photos.
Focus Min(cm) - 70
Aperture Max - 2.8
Aperture Min. - 16
Filter Size (mm) - 49
Number of baldes - 10
Little curiosity about the Soviet lenses and serial numbers:

"000xxxxxx factory test (study) models (prototypes etc) modeles d'études
d'usine (prototypes etc..)
00xxxxxx preseries models reserved for members of the communist party
and "VIPs" (reservés aux membres du parti communist et haut
responsables en pré-série)
0xxxxxx reserved for factory syndicat leaders (réservés aux
responsables syndicaux d'usines) "*

* - http://forum.mflenses.com/viewtopic.php?t=3332

Optics: ★★★★☆
Not that sharp at wider apertures. Weird bokeh. Flares a lot. Great close-focus.

Ergonomics: ★★★★☆
Works  fine! Some people hate the focus ring move to easy.

Build quality: ★★★★☆
Small, light, very neat.

Market value / value of subjective: ★★★★★
Less than $ 30 is a very good price.

Mir-1B 37mm F2.8 M42

Mir-1B 37mm F2.8 M42

Mir-1B 37mm F2.8 M42

Mir-1B 37mm F2.8 M42

Mir-1B 37mm F2.8 M42

Mir-1B 37mm F2.8 M42

Mir-1B 37mm F2.8 M42

Mir-1B 37mm F2.8 M42

Mir-1B 37mm F2.8 M42

Mir-1B 37mm F2.8 M42

Mir-1B 37mm F2.8 M42

Mir-1B 37mm F2.8 M42

Mir-1B 37mm F2.8 M42

Mir-1B 37mm F2.8 M42

Mir-1B 37mm F2.8 M42

Mir-1B 37mm F2.8 M42

Mir-1B 37mm F2.8 M42

Mir-1B 37mm F2.8 M42

Mir-1B 37mm F2.8 M42

Mir-1B 37mm F2.8 M42

Mir-1B 37mm F2.8 M42

Mir-1B 37mm F2.8 M42

Mir-1B 37mm F2.8 M42

Mir-1B 37mm F2.8 M42

Mir-1B 37mm F2.8 M42

Mir-1B 37mm F2.8 M42



Here are some sample pictures.

They were made with Sony Alpha 300.
Pictures were taken with aperture F/4 ISO-100.
All photos without amendment in graphics programs.

Mir-1B 37mm F2.8 M42


Mir-1B 37mm F2.8 M42

Mir-1B 37mm F2.8 M42

Mir-1B 37mm F2.8 M42

Mir-1B 37mm F2.8 M42

Mir-1B 37mm F2.8 M42

Mir-1B 37mm F2.8 M42

Mir-1B 37mm F2.8 M42

Mir-1B 37mm F2.8 M42

Mir-1B 37mm F2.8 M42 sample

Mir-1B 37mm F2.8 M42 sample

Mir-1B 37mm F2.8 M42 sample

Mir-1B 37mm F2.8 M42 sample

Mir-1B 37mm F2.8 M42 sample

Mir-1B 37mm F2.8 M42 sample

Mir-1B 37mm F2.8 M42 sample

Mir-1B 37mm F2.8 M42 sample

Mir-1B 37mm F2.8 M42 sample

Mir-1B 37mm F2.8 M42 sample


Pictures were taken with aperture F/5.6 ISO-100.
Panorama merged in a graphics program without any changes in the images themselves.

Mir-1B 37mm F2.8 M42

Mir-1B 37mm F2.8 M42