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Carl Zeiss Jena Pancolar (Prakticar) 80 mm f/ 1.8 MC Lens

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Carl Zeiss Jena Pancolar (Prakticar) 80 mm f/ 1.8 MC lens

Carl Zeiss Jena Pancolar (Prakticar) 80 mm f/ 1.8 MC lens

Carl Zeiss Jena Pancolar (Prakticar) 80 mm f/ 1.8 MC lens

Carl Zeiss Jena Pancolar (Prakticar) 80 mm f/ 1.8 MC lens

Carl Zeiss Jena Pancolar (Prakticar) 80 mm f/ 1.8 MC lens

Optical design

Carl Zeiss Jena Pancolar (Prakticar) 80 mm f/ 1.8 MC optical design

Format: 35mm SLR

Type: Prime lens

Focusing: Manual Focus (MF)

Lens mounts: M42, Praktica B-System

First year of production: 1983

Optical design: 6 elements in 5 groups

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Average price: $467

Specifications:

Focal lengthMax. apertureMin. apertureBladesMin. Focus (m.)Filter Ø (mm.)Weight (gr/oz)Length (mm/in)
80mmf/1.8f/1660.8358308/10,955/2,2

Additional information:

The Carl Zeiss Jena Pancolar (Prakticar) 80 mm f/ 1.8 MCis a medium fast telephoto lens with multicoating for cameras with the m42 screw mount.  It was produced in East Germany (GDR).

The Carl Zeiss Jena Prakticar  80 mm  f/ 1.8 MC  based on a similar optical scheme and characteristics was elaborated for the Prakticar B bayonet, its  minimum focusing distance was different - 0.65 m. The screw mount diameter of the this variant is also different - 52 mm.

The Carl Zeiss Jena Pancolar 80 mm  f/ 1.8 MC lens forms very plastic picture with  apertures set at 1.8-4. It is fully functional with a 1.8 aperture. The color  rendering is natural. The bokeh is soft and harmonic with the aperture set up to 4, after that circles of confusion, typical of  6-blade apertures, emerge in the unsharpness area.

The contrast is good. The lens handles well both side and back light. It is recommended to use it with a hood.

According to its characteristics, the Carl Zeiss Jena Pancolar 80 mm  f/ 1.8 MC is fit for portrait photography, as well as for any other type of artistic photography when a low depth of  field and foreground and background blurring are important .


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Posted by: Sergei Borodin   Date of publication: 23.03.2011



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Mechanical quality4.669
Optical quality4.7910
Usability4.569
Pricing / Value4.119
Bokeh5.0010
Overall lens rating
4.62

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