Very good condition 3M-5A 500mm f/8, s/n 730271

7,700.00

Soviet 3M-5A 500mm telephoto mirror lens

Can be used as ginormous telephoto lens on DSLRs and mirrorless cameras via adapters

MADE IN USSR!

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Soviet 3M-5A-MC 500mm f/8 is mirror-meniscus lens
MADE IN USSR!

 

Originally produced for Zenit SLR, can also be used on Fujica, Pentax, Practica.
Great for photo & video on DSLR, can be used on pretty much any modern camera system – Nikon/Canon, mirrorless systems: Sony NEX, Olympus Pen, Panasonic G, Canon EOS M, Nikon 1, FujiFilm X-mount etc.

“A” series of lenses have replaceable tail end – m42 mount tail can be replaced with Nikon F tail, with focusing to infinity and resolution retained.

*Note: This lens comes with m42 tail, Nikon tail available here.

 

3M-5A-MC 500mm f/8 is mirror-meniscus lens with multilayer-coated achromatic. Option “CA” characterized by reduced size and weight. The ZM-5A is a classic sample of Soviet-era engineering and workmanship. It is a 500 mm telephoto mirror lens based on the design of a known Soviet engineer Maksutov.
We have built a lens hood, which hides the focus ring.
As you can see has 4 holes for the tripod, arranged in pairs of different diameters under 90 degrees.
Important note: because the lens has a huge overrun at infinity, it can be put on any sort of camera.

The letter “A” in the title means a removable liner. That is, removing a shank, you can put on the other. For example, the Nikon. The letters “ZM” decrypted “zerkal’nyi (Mirror) meniscus.”
The main feature of the mirror-meniscus lens is that they give so-called “annular” bokeh, ie circle of confusion in the area will be a circle with a hole in the center.

The lens s/n 730271 is in very good condition.

Has some signs of normal use/age on lens barrel.
Glass is clean and clear:  no haze, no fungus, no scratches!
Few light wipe marks / few internal dust particles are possible, but will not affect image quality.

Mechanics are excellent, focusing is smooth.

 

 

Format: 35mm SLR

Type: Prime lens

Focusing: Manual Focus (MF)

Lens mounts: M42

First year of production: 1976

Last year of production: 1983

Features: Mirror lens

Specifications:

Focal length Max. aperture Min. aperture Blades Min. Focus (m.) Filter Ø (mm.) Weight (gr/oz) Length (mm/in)
500mm f/8.0 f/8.0 no 4 77 1225/43,2 152/6

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Comes with both front/back caps, in original case with UV filter.

 

 

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