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CCCP MC Zenitar-M 50 mm f/1.7

Manufacturer CCCP
Model MC Zenitar-M 50 mm f/1.7
Lens style Normal
Focal length 50 mm
Maximum aperture f/1.7
Angle of view 46 o
Closest focusing distance 0.45 m
Maximum magnification
Minimum aperture 16
Number of diaphragm blades 6
Auto focus type MF
Lens Construction 6 elements / 5 groups
Filter diameter 52 mm
Macro No
Available mounts M42
Dimensions 65 x 52 mm
Weight 280 g
Additional information Macufacturer KMZ [Krasnogorsk]
Average rating (4 owners reviews)
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4.92 Good
Owners reviews (4)
  1. Artiom
    Artiom 21 March 2016, 15:16
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    IP 46.216.x.x
    Owner since: 2 years
    Price: gift=)
    User profile: Amateur

    Cons: the aperture mechanizm might be more reliable; a bit of lateral aberrations on large apertures, branches, sticks etc. with noticeble violet fringles

    Pros: Sharp, fantastic warm colors, image resolution on my 60D is perfect, bokeh. metal and glass.

    Summary: It is the best lens I've ever used. A reason why I'm absolutely not intrested in 50mm lenses. Because the best one is found. Speaking frankly, I don't like portraits with it. But nature, architecture, concept photos - that's the best genres it might be successfuly applied in. Shrunked aperture is preferable, even then the bokeh save the charm and flexibleness. The optical scheme Ultron is much better than Planar and even Biotar.

  2. Alex
    Alex 3 September 2015, 19:24
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    IP 178.44.x.x
    Owner since: more than 10 years
    User profile: Professional

    Cons: Not found

    Pros: Sharp

    Summary: Excellent

  3. Ciclideo
    Ciclideo 8 April 2014, 12:16
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    IP 178.166.x.x
    Owner since: 2 years
    Price: €20
    User profile: Amateur

    Cons: ***

    Pros: Sharp, well build, cheap and... i love the bokeh!

    Summary: This is a great lens for the price. I picked one without knowing much and what a surprise

  4. Webwalker
    Webwalker 27 September 2012, 18:05
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    IP 91.205.x.x
    Owner since: 1 year
    Price: USD 17
    User profile: Amateur

    Cons: Not found by now. For the price, that's just the way it's going to be.

    Pros: Fast, sharp WO and razor sharp from f3.5. Evenly sharpness across the frame. Cheap! Well built solid barrel. I have the Minolta Maxxum AF f1.7 50mm crossed xx and this little star equals it, which is saying a lot!

    Summary: I'm happy I picked this. Got it disassembled for as low as 11 USD and it was restored at service (+6 USD), what a steal! Using it with Sony SLT A55. This is my favourite lens for portraits with amazingly smooth bokeh - possibly the best of any MF 50mm lens I've seen ever.

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