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Pentacon Auto 50 mm f/ 1.8 Lens

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Pentacon Auto 50 mm f/ 1.8 lens

Pentacon Auto 50 mm f/ 1.8 lens

Pentacon Auto 50 mm f/ 1.8 lens

Pentacon Auto 50 mm f/ 1.8 lens

Optical design

Pentacon Auto 50 mm f/ 1.8 optical design

Format: 35mm SLR

Type: Prime lens

Focusing: Manual Focus (MF)

Lens mounts: M42

First year of production: 1971

Last year of production: 1978

Optical design: 6 elements in 4 groups

User reviews (2)

Photos (25)

Tests (0)

Owners (40)

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Average price: $67


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Additional information:

The Pentacon Auto 50 mm f/ 1.8  is a normal fast prime lens for  cameras with the M42 screw mount.

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Posted by: photocorner   Date of publication: 05.03.2011

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Photos taken with this lens Pentacon Auto 50 mm f/ 1.8:

Lime color
Autor: Liliom
5 0 5305

Golden Hour Pentacon 50
Autor: Jose Depaz
4.67 0 2509

Autor: stimilek
4.25 0 4573

Portrait, bokeh
Autor: ElvisP
4 0 4302

Mechanical quality4.1811
Optical quality4.4611
Pricing / Value4.2711
Overall lens rating

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Owner reviews: Pentacon Auto 50 mm f/ 1.8

Jose Depaz 23.12.2018 05:18:17
Period of use: 2 years


Black and White Photography, Portraits, Lens Flare images... this lens really shines when clouds are acting as a soft box.


Cant Find one realy....


This Lens has been a true eye opener for me really.

This lens is a keeper for sure especially the Zebra version, very nicely built, great optics, smooth focusing, nice apeture ring, cannot complain about it, even wide open the lens is usuable and stopped down this lens really can bring some character into perspective.


ill leave my Flickr album down below so you guys can be the judge!