LOMO-T43  1:4 F=40mm

Focal length: 40mm
, APS-C equiv. 60mm
Mount: M39
Aperture: F 4 - F 16
Min focus distance: 0.65m
Length (from flange): 26/31mm [+ 11mm for the adapter]

Diameter: 50mm (base)
Weight: 65gr.

Some pictures:

A6000 and the lens.

The grip is a Case Logic grip attached to a Manfrotto 200PL style quick release plate, a special plate made by HorusBennu for their grips. It allows you to use the camera, with the grip attached, on a Manfrotto RC2 Rapid Connect Adapter.

Sample pictures: You may click on the sample image (except closest focus) for full resolution. The full resolution image opens in a new window, so you can keep it open for comparison. Focus is on the satellite dish in the center of the photo.

F 4.

F 8.

F 16.

Closest focus is only 36cm from outermost edge of the lens, F 8. Focus on the program wheel of the camera.

Already wide open picture quality is o.k. in the center, it's soft at the edges. Stopped down it's astonishing for such a simple lens design. Have a look at the full resolution image at F 16 and you know what I mean. The lens has good close focussing capablities. At F 16 there is little or no diffraction, which is much better than other lenses. Diffraction is a problem of the APS-C sensor size, not the lens (see comparison page). The sample pictures were taken on a dull day, so there is less contrast.

This lens comes from a Lomo Smena-8M, an entry level Russian camera. Nevertheless it's a coated triplet. The Smena had only a zone focussing device, this lens has apparently been transplanted to the focussing barrel of an Industar 50-2 by a skilled Russian photo dealer/repair man and then calibrated to M39 FFD. Focus is fine. It's an extremely small and lightweight lens and it costs next to nothing. A good lens to start with.