Vintage lenses have become really popular over the last few years, mostly amongst the video shooters but also with photographers. And these days, everybody seems to be on the lookout for those great bargains that offer a unique look at a very low cost. Filmmaker and YouTuber Yuval Aloni thinks he’s found something. It’s the Industar 50-2 and it seems quite commonly available on big online auction sites for around $10.
This is by no means high-end glass, even by the standards set during the time in which this lens was made. But for what you can find them for, it offers excellent value that produces a wonderfully retro look. It’s not super sharp, although it’s sharp enough where it needs to be and it blooms a bit in contrasty areas, but in a very pleasing way.