The Carl Zeiss Jena Pancolar (Prakticar) 80 mm f/ 1.8 MCis a medium fast telephoto lens with multicoating for cameras with the m42 screw mount. It was produced in East Germany (GDR).
The Carl Zeiss Jena Prakticar 80 mm f/ 1.8 MC based on a similar optical scheme and characteristics was elaborated for the Prakticar B bayonet, its minimum focusing distance was different - 0.65 m. The screw mount diameter of the this variant is also different - 52 mm.
The Carl Zeiss Jena Pancolar 80 mm f/ 1.8 MC lens forms very plastic picture with apertures set at 1.8-4. It is fully functional with a 1.8 aperture. The color rendering is natural. The bokeh is soft and harmonic with the aperture set up to 4, after that circles of confusion, typical of 6-blade apertures, emerge in the unsharpness area.
The contrast is good. The lens handles well both side and back light. It is recommended to use it with a hood.
According to its characteristics, the Carl Zeiss Jena Pancolar 80 mm f/ 1.8 MC is fit for portrait photography, as well as for any other type of artistic photography when a low depth of field and foreground and background blurring are important .
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Posted by: Sergei Borodin Date of publication: 23.03.2011