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MC Volna-3 80 mm  f/ 2.8 Lens

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MC Volna-3 80 mm  f/ 2.8 lens

MC Volna-3 80 mm  f/ 2.8 lens

MC Volna-3 80 mm  f/ 2.8 lens

MC Volna-3 80 mm  f/ 2.8 lens

MC Volna-3 80 mm  f/ 2.8 lens

Optical design

MC Volna-3 80 mm  f/ 2.8 optical design

Format: Medium Format SLR

Type: Prime lens

Focusing: Manual Focus (MF)

Lens mounts: Pentacon Six, Pentacon Six, Kiev-88, Salut, Kiev-88, Salut

First year of production: 1982

Optical design: 6 elements in 3 groups

User reviews (2)

Photos (28)

Tests (0)

Owners (28)

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Average price: $37


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Additional information:

The MC Volna-3 80 mm  f/ 2.8(Russian: "Волна") is a high-quality kit lens with multi-coating for  the Kiev-88, the Kiev-90 and the Kiev-60 cameras. It can be used on digital cameras in manual mode via the appropriate adapter. It succeeded the Vega-12

The export version was labeled the MC Volna-3 2.8/80

Resolution (center/edge) - 45/25 lpmm, multi-layer coating (MC).

The Volna-3 80 mm  f/ 2.8  generates rather beautiful and flexible image: good volume, sufficient sharpness of key areas and noble bokeh.

The МС Volna-3 80 mm  f/2.8 is a predictable and reliable lens in terms of the final result. Focusing is accomplished by rotating the focusing ring.

On modern SRL cameras the Volga-3 functions as a good portrait lens. Regarding quite a low price on the secondary market, we have a very decent variant of a portrait lens in the price-facilities relationship.

It  does not hold back and side light well enough, which is corrected by the use of a hood. 

The first two figures of a serial number stand for the year of production.

Posted by: pavel_nagorny   Date of publication: 01.11.2010

Photos taken with this lens MC Volna-3 80 mm  f/ 2.8:

Autor: EOvechkin
5 0 4726

Castle of St. Angela
Autor: EOvechkin
5 0 5769

Autor: EOvechkin
5 0 3485

Autor: EOvechkin
5 0 4575

Mechanical quality4.1811
Optical quality4.3110
Pricing / Value4.2110
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Owner reviews: MC Volna-3 80 mm  f/ 2.8

Web walker 09.02.2013 22:17:45
Period of use: 1 year

  • Slightly soft wide open, VG for portraits, razor sharp from f4;
  • pseudo 3-D image;
  • nice bokeh;
  • no vignetting in FF and crop ));
  • build quality, very smooth focus,  well-defined movement of aperture ring;
  • lightweight.


  • Low contrast in backlight (in spite of MC, need hood);
  • colors tend to red and brownish.


It is my favorite lens, I use it with MF and croped Sony SLT A55V also. This is versatile lens, not for portraits only, I use stiching software for landscapes, it is excellent sharp at infinity. I found the sharpness to be excellent on my Kiev 60 MF and my Sony A55V croped digital. It can easy produces a pseudo 3D effect in close and middle distances. I like its smooth bokeh.

If you have the opportunity to pickup this lens used don't pass it up.