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MC Volna-9 50 mm f/ 2.8 Lens

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MC Volna-9 50 mm f/ 2.8 lens

MC Volna-9 50 mm f/ 2.8 lens

MC Volna-9 50 mm f/ 2.8 lens

MC Volna-9 50 mm f/ 2.8 lens

MC Volna-9 50 mm f/ 2.8 lens

Optical design

MC Volna-9 50 mm f/ 2.8 optical design

Format: 35mm SLR

Type: Prime lens

Focusing: Manual Focus (MF)

Lens mounts: M42, Pentax K

Optical design: 4 elements in 3 groups

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Average price: $130

Specifications:

Focal lengthMax. apertureMin. apertureBladesMin. Focus (m.)Filter Ø (mm.)Weight (gr/oz)Length (mm/in)
50mmf/2.8f/1660.2452340/1268/2,7

Additional information:

The MC Volna-9 50 mm f/ 2.8(Russian: "Волна") was considered to be one of the best macro lenses of the Soviet Union era.

It can take a 1:2 scale pictures, and  a 1:1 scale with a reversed lens.

It has a multilayer coating (MC).

Chromatic aberration is well corrected. 

The front lens of the МС Volna-9 50 mm f/ 2.8 is recessed rather deep into the lens barrel. As a result we have something like a built-in hood.

For macrography the aperture at f/16 is often insufficient.

It is rather sharp from f/ 4 onwards. It is soft at f/ 2.8. It handles well both side and  back light.

The bokeh of the МС Volna-9 50 mm f/ 2.8 is not very beautiful. Doubling of lines and polygonal circles of confusion are visible. 

The aperture has a star shape at f/ 4-8.

Some other characteristics of the МС Volna-9 50 mm f/ 2.8

  • Resolution at the center/at the edge (lpmm): 42/30
  • Angle of  view: 46
  • Coefficient of transparency: 0.85
  • Scattering coefficient: 0.015

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Posted by: dobrun   Date of publication: 25.10.2010



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Mechanical quality4.508
Optical quality4.768
Usability3.888
Pricing / Value4.758
Bokeh3.899
Overall lens rating
4.36

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