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Pentacon Prakticar 28 mm f/ 2.8 MC Lens

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Pentacon Prakticar 28 mm f/ 2.8 MC lens

Format: 35mm SLR

Type: Prime lens

Focusing: Manual Focus (MF)

Lens mounts: M42, M42, Praktica B-System, Praktica B-System

First year of production: 1979

Last year of production: 1991

Optical design: 7 elements in 7 groups

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Average price: $100


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Additional information:

The Pentacon Prakticar 28 mm f/ 2.8 MC  is a wide-angle prime lens with multi-coating, manufactured by the VEB Pentacon Dresden (Feinoptisches Werk Görlitz)  from 1971 till 1991. It is an update version of the Orestegon 28 mm f/2.9.

The lens came in three versions: the 1st had a metal barrel, the 2nd had a plastic barrel. The 2nd version was produced under the brand names of the Carl Zeiss Jena P and the Meyer-Optik.

In the present  review the characteristics of the bayonet version (see Picture 1) are given.

Screw mount version has the following differences:

  • Minimum focusing distance - 0.22 m;
  • Filter diameter - 52 mm;
  • Length: - 50 mm;
  • Weight - 340 g.

Colleague xenontik affirms that the bayonet version of the lens catches on the mirror on the Cannon FF camera. The screw mount version doesn't catch on the mirror (we must thank  Colleague konsigr for the information).

Posted by: serzot   Date of publication: 09.10.2011

Photos taken with this lens Pentacon Prakticar 28 mm f/ 2.8 MC:

Gloomy cold day
Autor: Ko Jonus
2.5 0 6449

Mechanical quality4.176
Optical quality4.605
Pricing / Value5.006
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