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Vega-1 52 mm f/ 2.8 Lens

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Vega-1 52 mm f/ 2.8 lens

Vega-1 52 mm f/ 2.8 lens

Vega-1 52 mm f/ 2.8 lens

Vega-1 52 mm f/ 2.8 lens

Optical design

Vega-1 52 mm f/ 2.8 optical design

Format: 35mm SLR

Type: Prime lens

Focusing: Manual Focus (MF)

Lens mounts: M39, M39

First year of production: 1960

Optical design: 5 elements in 4 groups

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Additional information:

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

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