The CPC Phase 2 CCT MC Auto 80-200mm f/3.8 is a multicoated telephoto zoom lens with a constant max. aperture (f/3.8) for many 35 mm non-AF SLR cameras popular in the late 20 c.
Focus and zoom operations are realized by a broad textured pump. When zooming (the pump moves along the barrel), the lens length does not change. When focusing from infinity to minimum focusing distance (the pump rotates), the lens barrel extends. Alongside with the pump the front element also rotates.
The lens version in the photos (bayonet) corresponds to that for the Minolta SR (MD, MC) system. According to the bayonet, this lens was manufactured for other systems as well.
The lens' full name is incised on the front element - CPC Phase 2 CCT 80-200mm 1:3.8 ф58 MC AUTO ZOOM.
The aperture ring offers the following values:
(No intermediary stops and positions, at least in case with the variant for the Minolta SR (MD, MC) bayonet mount)
There is no index Macro on the lens, yet the lens has limited capabilities for macro photography in the focusing range indicated as “close focus” (0.9-1.5m). I estimate its magnification ratio in macro mode at 1:4.
The information on its minimum focusing distance may have a slight error (I haven't found any official data and have measured it on my own).
The lens copy reviewed was manufactured in Japan.
The lens is discontinued. It is rather rare in the secondary market - that refers both to this lens an to its analogs which might utilize the same optical scheme.
Posted by: BogKY Date of publication: 28.07.2013