Russian Fish Eye Lens - advice needed

Discussion in 'Photography' started by Michael Hopkins, Jan 27, 2004.

  1. Hi,

    I've just bought a Russian fish eyes lens. It has an M42 screw fitting, but
    I've fitted an adaptor to use it on my manual focus Minolta (MD) fitting.

    The lens seems to be a mirror lens, because it has filters at the rear.
    However it also has an aperture ring with the usual range of settings.

    I'm confused because I thought that mirror lenses were:
    a) used for long telephotos only
    b) of a fixed aperture

    To add further confusion, turing the aperture ring doesn't appear to do

    Anyone who can offer any advice, would be most gratefully received.

    Michael Hopkins, Jan 27, 2004
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  2. Michael Hopkins

    Paul Cassel Guest

    I have one and it is not a mirror lens. The objective bulge forces filtering
    in the rear.
    Mine does so why not contact the vendor? That is, lens on and off camera, I
    can change the aperture and see the diff either in exposure value or just
    seeing the iris open and shut.
    Maybe there are more than one Russian fish eye. What is your brand? Vendor?

    Paul Cassel, Jan 27, 2004
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