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Moxies Posted - Jul 04 2017 : 5:58:48 PM
Since this lens is not really common (214 exemplars produced from 1956 to 1959 (zenitcamera), I thought it might interest you to see how it performs.
Caracteristics are pretty low for this lens. On Zenitcamera it says 30/7 l per mm (center/edge). On my passport it's even 28/5.
And it's true, it's pretty bad out of the center, I guess it's why they decided afterward that this lens was suitable only for 18x24 (again from what I read on zenitcamera).

Still, I cannot say it's a pain to use it, rendering is pleasant, colors are good, lens is pretty capable, just don't try to focus not in center.

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Moxies Posted - Jul 13 2017 : 1:17:58 PM
Thanks for your additional points!
I was wondering if exist from 1958.
rkaipov Posted - Jul 13 2017 : 11:39:17 AM
Hello Pierre,

I would like to add some points.
My impression is the same, the lens is sharp on the center and poor on the edge, we compared it to ZM-7K 300mm and to Tair-3 300mm, the center is comparable to Tair which is considered to be a very sharp lens, the edge is the worst among all three lenses. I saw the version about the 18x24 frame but at that time in 1950-s there were no half-frame SLR cameras as far as I know.
About 214 exemplars, the year 1958 is missing on that list, my lens has the number 5816, probably we can add 16 more exemplars to the known 214
seany65 Posted - Jul 11 2017 : 6:11:05 PM
Your photos look quite good to me Moxies. Just shows what can be acheived when the limitations of the equipment are taken into account.
Jacques M. Posted - Jul 07 2017 : 06:51:40 AM

Thanks for the photos and your explanations, Pierre.
Sure that the background on the first photos is rather "hard"...

Amitiés. Jacques.

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