Carl Zeiss Jena Pancolar MC 80mm f1.8 ...few days ago I took the Pancolar for a walk and “oh boy” :O I know, that most 80-90mm lenses are really good, but what a performer. Sometimes I regret hunting so many lenses down and in the meantime jewels like this one sit in the closet. Pancolar is a very small and light lens, just a bit longer than a typical 50/1,8. Well made, glass and metal, but the east German lenses can get a bit “wonky” after some period of time. Also the focusing can get stiff and uneven. Its good to get a CLA when you find a nice sample. Its very sharp, even wide open for portraits. Around 5.6 the sharpness is excellent from corner to corner. I would not hesitate to use it for landscape and architecture during the day. At night the six-blade aperture creates very ugly sunstars. The rendering is somewhere between the Biotar and the Planar. Still has some character, especially at certain distances, but looks much more modern than the old glass from Jena. Colours are very nice, a bit warm. Bokeh is smooth, but at certain distances can look like an oil painting. But what I like the most is the contrast. Its really strong and when shooting in strong light, its makes the images sort of “heavy” and “full fat”. In certain angles when shooting against the sun, it can render a “ring of fire”, which can be used in a creative way. Pancolar can focus from 80cm. Its a really good universal lens and if size and weight matter, it should be high on the list. You can see some samples if you swipe left, all taken with Sony A7III, all wide open @ f1.8 . . . @jan_tichy_photography @love.vintage.cameras @[email protected] @[email protected] @zeisscameralenses @vintagelensesforvideo @bestvintagelens . . . #lens #lensporn #gearporn #whatsinmybag #mycamerabag #ana#analoga> #vin#vintage #kameracraft #cameracult #filmphotographic #analog #cameraporn #ishootfilm #filmisnotdead #filmisalive #shootfilm #zeisscameralenses #zeissczech #son#sonyphotogallery #sonyimages #son#sonyalphab #sonyalpha #pancolar #carlzeissjena #vintage #oldlens #sony #praguelenshunter #pictureoftheday #german
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