Custom “Amber” Soviet Prime Lens Set with Anamorphic Flare & Bokeh mods

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The mods and improvements include:

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Anamorphic flare & bokeh modification for that classic Hollywood Cinema look

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All lenses get metal focus & iris gears

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All lenses adjusted to have a full, accurate focusing range, including infinity

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All lenses are fully cleaned to have dust free optics

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All lenses are serviced to have oil on aperture blades

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All lenses are de-clicked for smooth aperture adjustment

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All lenses have re-lubed focus rings for smooth focusing

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All lenses are can be converted to EF or PL mount

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All lenses undergo fully testing by the qualified lens tech

IronGlass lenses allow you to touch the history and experience vintage Soviet lenses with modern improvements for filming purposes.

IronGlass Amber PL Set Advantages

These are vintage Soviet lenses originate from the legendary German Zeiss optics and were designed by the best minds of the Soviet lens manufacturing industry. The images these lenses produce carry the spirit of the previous century. Each of them has its own brush stroke resulting in unique and special optical characteristics, that can’t be found in any modern lenses.

Unlike many modern lenses, these primes are very robust and were built to last for decades. They are made out of glass & metal only. These lenses have an unusual silver finish, which has faded over the years, but we polish each lens manually to make it as shinny as the it was on the day of its creation. You will certainly not go unnoticed in a crowd!

It doesn’t stop there. We also improve and modify these lenses to improve their use for filming and to push their optical characteristics to the next level.

Vintage Lenses For Video about our Set

LENS DESCRIPTION

20 mm / F3.5 – Mir 20 - click to see more

MIR-20M 20mm F3.520 mm / F3.5 – MIR 20

This is the widest lens in this set, closely based on the Carl Zeiss Flektogon 20mm optical formula.  The first thing you notice about it is the huge, curved front element which makes this lens look like fish-eye, but it’s not. Mir-20 is the widest Soviet rectilinear full-frame lens that you can buy. At F3.5 it’s one of the slower lenses in this set, but being ultra-wide, everything is pretty much in focus anyway, so you are not losing much “bokeh”. I generally use wider lenses at F4-F5.6 anyway, so for me, it’s not a problem.  The minimum focusing distance is just 0.18m, which makes it one of the shortest focusing distance lenses in its class and is great for getting very close to your subject. If you want the maximum depth of field though, focusing to around 2m brings pretty much everything into focus!
The huge front element picks up the light from every direction, so this lens flares a lot and has quite a low contrast look, but it’s pretty sharp, especially in the middle of the frame. The edges though are quite soft even at F8, so it’s not going to be your high-performance lens. Saying that it’s definitely one of my favourite Soviet lenses and one of my most used lenses in this set! (1st, 3rd, 4th,5th shots to name but a few were filmed with this lens)

Specs:

  • Min Focusing Distance: 0.18m
  • Angle of View (FF): 90°
  • Focus Throw: Approx. 220°
  • Aperture Range: F3.5 – F16
  • Aperture Blades: 6
  • Weight (with mods): 501g

28 mm / F3.5 – Mir 10A - click to see more

MIR-10A 28mm F3.5 28 mm / F3.5 – Mir 10A

This is a bit of a dark horse of this set. I’ve never tried this lens until I got this set. It’s the only lens that I didn’t send to IronGlass, but got directly from them based on Vadim’s recommendation. Unlike all the other lenses in this set, this one doesn’t seem to be based on any Zeiss optical formula. It also has a different style aperture design, resulting in “sheriff star” bokeh when you step this lens down. At F3.5 it’s again not particularly fast, especially for a 28mm, but it turned out to be a very usable lens nevertheless. Being a bit tighter than Mir-20, it has more prominent (and smooth when wide open) bokeh at its closest focusing distance, which is again very impressive at just 0.20m. I really do love shooting with this lens because it has minimal distortion, a very cool 3-dimensional feel and good sharpness even wide open.

Specs:

  • Min Focusing Distance: 0.20m
  • Angle of View (FF): 75°
  • Focus Throw: Approx. 300°
  • Aperture Blades: 6
  • Aperture Range: F3.5 – F22
  • Weight (with mods): 588g

37 mm / F2.8 – Mir 1B - click to see more

MIR-1B 37mm F2.8 37 mm / F2.8 – Mir 1B

This lens very popular wide/mid-range lens, same as Mir-20 was also closely based on Zeiss Flektogon equivalent. It’s a favourite lens of many thanks to its incredible flares, if that is your thing. This lens also has one big downside: the closest focusing distance of just 0.70m making it somewhat unusable for capturing proper close-ups.

Specs:

  • Min Focusing Distance: 0.7m
  • Angle of View (FF): 60°
  • Focus Throw: Approx. 270°
  • Aperture Blades: 8
  • Aperture Range: F2.8 – F16
  • Weight (with mods): 311g

58 mm / F2 – Helios 44-2 - click to see more

Helios 44 58mm F258 mm / F2 – Helios 44-2

My all-time favourite vintage lens: small, cheap, far from perfect, but incredible in so many ways. There are many versions of this lens with the 44-2 model being the most common. All versions though were based on the amazing Zeiss’s Biotar 58mm, which explains why Helios 58mm is so well regarded. It’s always the first lens I recommend to anyone wishing to try out vintage lenses. It pretty much has it all including the beautiful dreamy flares, very unique swirly bokeh and a great sharpness (providing you get lucky with your copy). Minimum focusing distance is 0.50m, so gets you pretty nice close-ups with this lens, making it very popular for mid/close portrait shots.

Specs:

  • Min Focusing Distance: 0.5m
  • Angle of View (FF): 40°
  • Focus Throw: Approx. 270°
  • Aperture Blades: 8 (13 blade version exist and IronGlass can install a 16 blade version)
  • Aperture Range: F2.8 – F16
  • Weight (with mods): 319g

85 mm / F2 – Jupiter 9 - click to see more

Jupiter-9 85mm F2 85 mm / F2 – Jupiter 9

This lens competes the very popular Soviet Trio (37mm 58mm 85mmm).  This one based on Zeiss Sonnar equivalent and shares most of the characteristics with the other 2 lenses it’s often used with. One of its coolest features is the 15 blade aperture, which keeps that bokeh nice and round at any F-stop. Even though at 0.8m its minimum focusing distance is not outstanding, it’s great for really tight “bohehlicios” shots. The only reason I don’t use it more is that I love my Helios 44 so much!

Specs:

  • Min Focusing Distance: 0.8m
  • Angle of View (FF): 28°
  • Focus Throw: Approx. 250°
  • Aperture Blades: 15
  • Aperture Range: F2 – F16
  • Weight (with mods): 474g

135 mm / F2.8 – Tair 11A - click to see more

Tair-11A 135mm F2.8135 mm / F2.8 – Tair 11A

This is the tightest lens in my set. Same as with Mir-10A I’m not sure if this lens has any direct relation to Zeiss lenses, but it’s a very impressive telephoto lens nevertheless, especially the updated A version, which had improved sharpness and better close focusing distance than the original Tair-11. The focus throw of approx. 300° is also particularly helpful with this lens helping you dial it in perfectly in a smooth and precise way. If you thought 15 aperture blades on Jupiter-9 was impressive, how about 20 on this beast? It’s safe to say, that bokeh is absolutely perfect. The “anamorfake” bokeh mod is also the most effective on this lens!

Specs:

  • Min Focusing Distance: 1.2m
  • Angle of View (FF): 18°
  • Focus Throw: Approx. 300°
  • Aperture Blades: 20
  • Aperture Range: F2.8 – F22
  • Weight (with mods): 724g

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Quality

Our lenses are of high quality. We made, modified and sold more than 1000 lenses!

Warranty

We give a 5 year warranty on the mechanical parts of our lenses.

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Reliability

The reliability of our lenses has been tested for decades. Soviet lenses were valuable both 50 years ago and now. They can compete with modern lenses. Especially if our masters work on them.

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Custom “Amber” Soviet Prime Lens Set with Anamorphic Flare & Bokeh mods

You Can Do More

Limited Offer

EF

mount

$2,700 $1,890

Add to cart

PL

mount

$2,700 $1,890

Add to cart