MC 3M-5CA 500mm f/8

This lens was a so pleasant surprise, I am Hungarian I growed up under Russian pressure, so I didn't have good opinion about any Russian products even Zenit camera etc. I had also bad imagine about mirror lens I love nice bokeh like East German lens has. I would make portraits from animals or just from their eyes, I  couldn't do that with my longest lens 300 mm Sigma. Long telephot lens prices are in the sky, I am amator photographer my budget is limited, so first of all i bought a Pentacon 500 mm f/5.6-22 MC lens, because price was reasonable and real glass lens. No succes with that see my review here. So after previous bad experience with "big gun", I was shocked how sharp, how light weight this lens.It has nice massive all metal construction , but light weight like modern plastic ones. Highly recommended to everyone.

Vendor name
Body mount
Product year
MC 3M-5CA
M42
Focal min (mm)
Focal max (mm)
Focus min(cm)
500
500
400
Aperture maxAperture min
BaRREL LENGTH (mm)
8
8
139
Elements
Diaphragm action Weight (g)
-

620
Filter size (mm)
PUsh on diameter(mm)
Angular field
72 - 5

Sample pictures:

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Comments (2)
MC 3M-5CA 500mm f/8
2Friday, 12 August 2011 12:01
This lens benefits greatly by adding a lens hood, the f6.3 version, another lovely lens has it built in as do earlier versions of the lens, an absoloute delight to use might I add.
MTO->3M-5CA + Rubinar
1Thursday, 23 December 2010 13:44
ru.wikipedia.org/wiki/МТО_(объектив)

ru.wikipedia.org/wiki/Рубинар

Rubinar and 3M-5CA produced today.
3M-5CA as MTO, but produced by another plant.
Rubinar sharper(He have other mirror design).

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