Enter the 20mm Russar+ Lens from Lomography, So here is the shizzle from Lomography ...
Presenting the New Russar+ super wide angle lens! Designed by Lomography and manufactured in Russia by Zenit, the Russar+ (L39/M) is a rebirth of the groundbreaking 1958 Russar MR-2. The Russar+ is compatible with L39/M mount analogue cameras and digital mirrorless cameras and tons of other cameras using adapter mounts. Made from quality Russian glass, the Russar+ is perfect for street shooting, landscapes and architectural photos, as well as those up-close-and-personal portrait shots. Get ready for sharp super wide angle shots filled with vibrant colors and tons of Russian character.
What 'American Idol' is to the music industry 'Lomography' are to the Photography world, Passing off average as talent is their fortiet and it appears they are doing a fantastic job of it once again, Simon would be proud. As we all know, great marketing does sometimes make excrament appear to be gold, and Lomography use a hell of a lot of iron pyrite attempting just that. Who can blame them as it seems everything they throw at us gets snapped up quicker than I can call foul. Now I dont wish to come off to negative, but there track record for bloating the prices of many wondeful cameras is epic to say the least 'Lomo A anyone'
If I am fare the thing I love about Lomography is that they have introduced a mass of people to the joy and possibilities of both analog film & cameras, for that I applaud them. Film is a wonderful medium and any company that is embracing & promoting it gets a thumbs up from me (Ilford, Impossible, New55 I am looking at you) however I cannot seriously suggest purchasing a lens from someone based on the marketing skills. I can however suggest you do your home work and wait for some real world reviews to see the quality and results of their 20mm wonder before throwing down $699. Time will tell and depending on what your expectations are, this very well be the lens for you. I personally feel there are a few worthier options available and suggest you let your mouse do the walking.
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