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MC ZENITAR-M2s 50/f2

HELIOS 44-2 2/58

MC HELIOS-44M-6 58mm 1:2

CARL ZEISS JENA PENTACOLAR 1.8/50

TAMRON SP AF 28-105mm F/2.8 (276DN)

TAMRON AF 28-300mm Ultra Zoom XR F/3.5-6.3 (A06)

MINOLTA VECTIS V22-80 4-5.6

SIGMA 28-80 F3.5-5.6 MACRO

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

MC ZENITAR-M2s 50/f2

MANUFACTURING COUNTRY

Russia

MOUNT

M42

LENS\¬

5800 yen

MINIMAL FOCUS DISTANCE

4ŒQ6–‡

Ε¬i‚θ

F2-16

FILTER SIZE

46mm

LENGTH, DIAMTER, WEIGHT

mm, 300g

  It was included with the ZENIT 122.

  It was the first camera lens I bought that was not from a Japanese maker.

  Much easier to use than expected.

  Because of non-engineering plastic construction, it feels extremely cheap.

  Being a thread mount lens, detaching and reattaching it takes some time, but not excruciatingly time-consuming.

@Lens itself is a rounded, modern design.

PROS

 1. Performs rather well for its price

CONS

 2. Low-grade plastic construction

 

MC ZENITAR-M2s and the ZENIT 122

 

 

 

 


 

HELIOS 44-2 2/58

MANUFACTURING COUNTRY

Russia

MOUNT

M42

LENS\¬

 

MINIMAL FOCUS DISTANCE

 

Ε¬i‚θ

 

FILTER SIZE

52mm

LENGTH, DIAMTER, WEIGHT

mm, g

  I purchased it with the ZENIT E. I felt that the rounded appearance of the MC ZENITAR-M2s 50/f2 included with the ZENIT 122 doesn't match the ZENIT E.

  Overall, it's not a bad lens.

PROS

 1. Performs rather well for its price

 2. Partial metal construction

CONS

 1. Feels cheap

 

It is much heavier than the all-plastic MC ZENITAR-M2s 50/f2

 

 

 

 


 

MC HELIOS-44M-6 58mm 1:2

MANUFACTURING COUNTRY

Belarus

MOUNT

M42

LENS\¬

 

MINIMAL FOCUS DISTANCE

 

Ε¬i‚θ

 

FILTER SIZE

 

LENGTH, DIAMTER, WEIGHT

mm, g

@It was included with the ZENIT ET.

@While the MC ZENITAR-M2s 50/f2 is of rounded design, this lens is of orthodox design.

@Moving parts doesn't move smoothly. ZENIT ET itself isn't a stress-free camera either.

PROS

 1. Quality is relatively high

CONS

 2. Moving parts doesn't move smoothly

 

Until the appearance of the MC ZENITAR-M2s 50/f2, this was the standard lens for the ZENIT 122

 

 

 

 


 

CARL ZEISS JENA PENTACOLAR 1.8/50

MANUFACTURING COUNTRY

Former East Germany

MOUNT

M42

LENS\¬

 

MINIMAL FOCUS DISTANCE

 

Ε¬i‚θ

 

FILTER SIZE

 

LENGTH, DIAMTER, WEIGHT

mm, g

  It was included with the PRAKTICA LLC.

  This lens was also attached to another PRACTICA LLC shown in another website. It's safe to assume that it was the standard lens for this particular camera.

PROS

 1. Tolerable quality

 2. When you attach it to any M42 camera, it improves the overall appearance of the camera greatly

CONS

 1. Moving parts are relatively stiff.

 

It's a 'Magic Lens' that greatly improves the overall appearance of any camera

 

 


 

TAMRON SP AF 28-105mm F/2.8 (276DN)

MANUFACTURING COUNTRY

Japan

MOUNT

Nikon F mount

LENS\¬

 

MINIMAL FOCUS DISTANCE

0.44m

Ε¬i‚θ

 

FILTER SIZE

82mm

LENGTH, DIAMTER, WEIGHT

112mm, 87mm, 880g

  I purchased it with the Nikon D100.

  It's a huge and heavy lens, but performs relatively well.

  It's a huge and heavy lens. Did I mention that?

  Well, I'll mention it again, because it's true.

  It's a huge and heavy lens.

PROS

  1. Enables shoots in poorly lit areas.

CONS

  1. Huge and heavy

 

I'll mention it once more: it's a huge and heavy lens.

 

 


 

TAMRON AF 28-300mm Ultra Zoom XR F/3.5-6.3 (A06)

MANUFACTURING COUNTRY

Japan

MOUNT

Canon EF mount

LENS\¬

13,15

MINIMAL FOCUS DISTANCE

0.49m

Ε¬i‚θ

F22

FILTER SIZE

62mm

LENGTH, DIAMTER, WEIGHT

83.7mm, 73mm, 420g

  I purchased it with the Canon EOS7.

  It's a 10.7X zoom lens, covering 28mm to 300mm.

  I thought this was the lens that will solve all my problems, but I learned that this particular lens was far from perfect.

PROS

  1. Enables shoots from great distances.

CONS

  1. Quality of pictures taken with it is only satisfactory at best.

 

It's relatively compact, considering its zoom range

 

 


 

MINOLTA VECTIS V22-80 4-5.6

MANUFACTURING COUNTRY

Japan

MOUNT

Minolta V mount

LENS\¬

10,12

MINIMAL FOCUS DISTANCE

0.4m

Ε¬i‚θ

F22-32

FILTER SIZE

49mm

LENGTH, DIAMTER, WEIGHT

62mm, 57.5mm, 205g

  This lens came with the Minolta Vectis S-1.

  V mount is a lens series specifically designed for APS films. Since APS is smaller than conventional 35mm, the entire line-up boasts more compactness than lens designed for 35mm film cameras.

  The lens quality is excellent, enabling better-than-satisfactory photos even for shoots in poor weather conditions.

  Lens is splash-proof, a feature that is rarely found in lenses for 35mm cameras.

PROS

  1. Splash-proof

  2. Clear, bright photos

CONS

  1. V mount cameras are out of production

 

Light, compact, high-quality, and splash-proof

Perfect!

Except that camera bodies that can use this lens are history

 

 


 

SIGMA 28-80 F3.5-5.6 MACRO

MANUFACTURING COUNTRY

Japan

MOUNT

Nikon F mount

LENS\¬

7,7

MINIMAL FOCUS DISTANCE

0.5m (0.25m in Macro mode)

Ε¬i‚θ

F22

FILTER SIZE

55mm

LENGTH, DIAMTER, WEIGHT

mm, mm, 245g

  It was included with the Nikon F50.

  It was my first Nikon F mount lens. Part of the reason for purchasing the F50 was this lens.

PROS

  1. Good Macro performance

CONS

  1. Limited zoom range

  2. With no clear markings, attaching the lens hood is difficult

 

Overall, it's not a bad lens, but I rarely have the chance to use it