Lomo Brings Back the Iconic, 50-Year-Old Russar MR-2 Wide Angle Lens

Lomography’s already has some experience partnering with Russian lens manufacturers. And given how successful the Zenit partnership and Lomo’s recreation of the Petzval lens has been, they’ve decided to do it again, this time with the Russar+.

Marketed as the “rebirth of the legendary 1958 Russar MR-2,” this new 20mm f/5.6 L39/M mount lens is trying to capitalize on the iconic piece of Russian glass known for its unique character and quality optics.

The above video takes you through the details about the lens, shows plenty of example images, and even tosses in some video shot through this revitalized piece of history. Give it a watch and then head over to the Lomography store where you can learn more and/or pre-order it for $650 if you feel so inclined.