Functional: fully functional - the lens is clean, visibility is good - no distortion, tthe aperture work is smooth and pleasant, the focusing work is slightly tight from the lack of long-term operation, just a day you need to actively work with him to make a couple of three shots))
The first lens under this name, "Mir-1" (relative aperture 1: 2.8, focal length 37 mm), received in 1958 the Grand Prix at the World Exhibition in Brussels (Expo-58). The optical design was designed by D. S. Volosov for the optical glass brands produced in the USSR based on the “Flektogon” lens, produced after the Second World War by the Carl Zeiss factory in Jena. It has a scattering meniscus as the first lens, significantly reducing vignetting when shooting with an open aperture.
It is equipped with an iris diaphragm with a device for its preliminary installation.
The Mir-1 lens frame design inherited from Flektogon was a protruding rim around the rear lens, the upper half of which was removed so as not to interfere with the mirror. This protruding rim is quite sufficient to protect the surface of the rear lens from mechanical damage.
- Multiple main devices
- Model/ type nr
- Mir-1 Grand Prix Brussels (1958) (М42) F2.8 / 37mm
- Object/device type
- Good (used & in working condition with visible signs of use)
- No. of main devices
- Lens Mount Type
- In working order