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Zenitar M2s (M42) 50 F2.0

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Zenitar M2s (M42) 50 F2.0

According to No-X on mflenses: "Zenitar 2 series was developed as a successor of Helios 44 series. One year before launch of the last Helios 44 (44M-7 MC), S.B. Byshkin won selection procedure of new optical design and a few years later the first Zenitars (K2 nad M2) went to production. The first batch of K2 versions had resolution slightly over 70/45 (>double the 44-2!) and resolution of later batches had to be slightly lowered, because film didn't manage it very well. Resolution of final batches differs form 60/30 to 68/44.

E.Y.Rybnikova was responsible for the nice plastic design (it corresponded to plastic body - Zenit 412)"

No A-M switch: either "mod" the lens or use an adapter that depresses the auto pin on the mount like this one. The K-mount version is in any case the same lens.

There are also f1.7 and f1.4 versions.
Mount Type: M42 Screwmount
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Registered: September, 2010
Location: TAIWAN
Posts: 9
Lens Review Date: July 25, 2014 I can recommend this lens: Yes | Price: $50.00 | Rating: 10 

Pros: Sharp, High contrast, Cheep
Cons: Plastic
Sharpness: 9    Aberrations: 9    Bokeh: 9    Handling: 7    Value: 10   

Cheap, sharp, look cute
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Registered: March, 2009
Location: vienna
Posts: 8
Lens Review Date: May 30, 2011 I can recommend this lens: Yes | Price: $20.00 | Rating: 7 

Pros: very sharp, beautiful colours
Cons: plastic body

great lens!
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