Carl Zeiss Jena Pancolar 50mm f/1.8-16.0

Lens categoryNormal
Vendor nameCarl Zeiss Jena
Type namePancolar
Focal min (mm)50
Focal max (mm)50
Focus min (cm)0
Aperture max1.8
Aperture min16
Element(s)6
Diaphragm blades6
Filter size (mm)49
Carl Zeiss Jena Pancolar 50mm f/1.8-16.0

Although seldom refered to, but there is actually 2 versions of the Pancolar 50/1.8. While the first version had the classic 6 element in 4 group planar design. The later version ( starting with the MC Pancolar M42 mount and used in PB mount version also ) had a redesigned configuration of 6 elemnts in 5 groups. with modification done to both the front and rear negative elements. Splitting the rear pair into independent groups too.

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  • Tiger  04:43 Jun 15, 2006 

    There is also a version of pancolar 50/1.8 MC with min aperture of f22.

  • juan rino, buenos aires argentina  18:00 Feb 26, 2008 

    Great lens! Better definition but lower constrast than the summicron M (minolta-leitz production of 1973 -the best of the summicrons M that I had) . At 50x, the green is out of focus

  • juan rino,b uenos aires, argentina  22:16 Mar 06, 2008 

    Ihave two versions MC. One N| 10.009.xxx and the other N|109.9xx.xxx. The second have diferent MC(reflexions blue, violet, yellow and pale green) and is cold with contrast elevated. In the first, the white things are yellowish in the foto.

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