I have not been posting any pictures for awhile. Health problems inhibited me from taking the usual walks; and, a cataract operation took away another few weeks. Now with the IOL, I can see better and possibly assess how mediocre my pictures are. . I got a lot of old lenses in parts [all classified, by the seller, to be non-working]. The glass elements were good, generally. I rebuilt most of them successfully by interchanging different components. Here is one of an Industar 26M put together, thusly. Had to do a lot of work with shims in several places [there are some 4 joints where you may need shims to make the lens focus] by trial and error. Finally got the lens to push the RF lever correctly and read the scale values too. Collimation work without an optical bench is quite tedious. Took this out, last week, with a Mir body I had for some test shots at random. The light was dull through the Monsoon haze. So, I am not sure if the lens is on the softer side, slightly. I do like soft lenses for soft lighting conditions, though. Here are some sample pictures, with no particular theme.