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Widely Populaire - Using the I-69 Half-Frame Lens as a Wide-Angle


While out house-hunting, I thought I'd try the 28 mm Industar-69 on my Canon P.

The lens is originally made for the half-frame camera Chaika so doesn't bother to cover the whole film plane of the Canon. See for yourself if you like the style.




The Canon's viewfinder doesn't cover the entire 28 mm so you'd have to guess where the picture ends. In the below photo I would have taken more care of what happens in the top part had I known the exact limitations of the composition.



Of course (as so many times) the best exposure on the whole roll was made by someone other than me. In this case my daughter.




Above is a cropped version of the photograph below. I do think that some of the photos will be better off with a crop, maybe I'll review them later on.



This is what happens when the sun hits the Industar-69 up front. Not much to do about it...





Sorry about the barns. Again. I like them old. And would like to own one!


Thanks for coming along! Don't hesitate to comment or check out my Instagram at #ourbooksmalmo. Visit my Etsy shop getOurBooks where you can find my vintage cameras and nice photography equipment. Again I want to remind that if you feel inclined to contribute to this blog with material in the same vein, don't hesitate to contact me.

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