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PostPosted: Thu Aug 08, 2019 3:51 pm    Post subject: Zenitar 1.2/50S Reply with quote

X-T2 2019-04-04 026 by Yaroslav Golubev, on Flickr
Russian 50mm f1.2 lens for crop bodies. Sharpness is pretty good and excelent stopped down, CA is well corrected.
Quality control is issue. I have to replace my copy and even the new one cannot reach infinity. Fixed is manually, adjusted focus ring position.
Sample shots:
X-T2 2019-03-31 215 by Yaroslav Golubev, on Flickr
X-T2 2019-03-31 256 by Yaroslav Golubev, on Flickr
X-T2 2019-03-31 244 by Yaroslav Golubev, on Flickr
X-T2 2019-03-31 134 by Yaroslav Golubev, on Flickr
X-T2 2019-06-12 057 by Yaroslav Golubev, on Flickr
X-T2 2019-06-12 089 by Yaroslav Golubev, on Flickr
X-T2 2019-08-04 167 by Yaroslav Golubev, on Flickr
X-T2 2019-08-07 061 by Yaroslav Golubev, on Flickr

And how it looks on camera body in infrared(720nm)
X-A1 2019-06-12 012 by Yaroslav Golubev, on Flickr


PostPosted: Thu Aug 08, 2019 6:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There is a lot of hate for this Zenitar which in my opinion better be saved for it's FF 50/0.95 big brother.
Looking at this as 75mm F1.8 FF equivalent, it does look like a good glass for a good price.

The weight is nothing short of insane though.
The first Kamlan 50/1.1 was tiny, but v2 is now not far behind the Zenitar

These are not the droids we were looking for with APS-C.