The MC Zenitar 50 mm f/ 2 (Russian: "Зенитар") was designed in the 1990s to replace the outdated Gelios-44 lens. It has a multi-coating (MC). It was designed by Sergey Borisovich Byshkin, patent RU 2.290.675.
The construction and assembly technology have been considerably simplified, plastics and composite materials are in wide use. Nevertheless the lens renders the image of higher quality than that of the Gelios-44.
The MC Zenitar 50 mm f/ 2 came in two variants: with the M42 screw mount (МС Zenitar 2/50) and the Pentax K-type bayonet mount (МС Zenitar-К 2/50). The М2, К2 and М2s modifications were remarkable for further simplification and cheapening of the construction.
Posted by: nukemall Date of publication: 04.03.2011