The Vega-1 52 mm f/ 2.8(Russian: "Вега") is a standard fast lens with a single-layer coating, produced at the Krasnogorsk Works named after S. A. Zverev in the 1960-70s. In reviews it can be referred to as the Vega-1 50 mmf/ 2.8.
The export version was named the Vega-1
It was equipped with an 8-blade iris aperture.
It came in frame variants for the Zorki rangefinder cameras and the Zenitar SRL cameras.
In the variant for SRL cameras it was equipped with a preset aperture mechanism.
The Vega – 1 52 mm f/ 2.8 was awarded the 1st degree diploma of the Exhibition of Achievements of the National Economy of the USSR in 1960.
The image generated by the lens is rather sharp from f/4 onwards and soft at f/2.8 (sharpness is retained when it is important for shooting scenes). The following shortcoming may be noted: low resolution on the edges of the frame.
The above characteristics are given for the Zenit version.
The Vega-1 for rangefinder cameras has some peculiarities:
Minimum focusing distance: 0.5 m.
Length: 53 mm
Weight: 165 gm.
Other characteristics of the Vega-1 52 mm f/ 2.8:
Resolution: at the center - 35 mm; at the edges - 20 mm
Coefficient of transparency: 0.8
Angle of view: 45 °
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Posted by: Sergei Borodin Date of publication: 26.10.2010