🇺🇦 MC Kaleinar-5N 100mm f/2.8, s/n – soviet partrait lens in Nikon mount



Nikon mount full frame portrait lens – needs no adapters for Nikon DSLR!

Multi coated lens, cover full frame or 35mm film

Ships from 🇺🇦Ukraine usually within the same business day

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MC Kaleinar-5n 100mm f/2.8 portrait lens for Nikon (D)SLRs – full frame and DX!


Kaleinar-5n is a very compact manual focus portrait lens with creamy bokeh at f/2.8 & excellent sharpness even wide open.

Made in Ukraine on Arsenal factory in Kiev, it comes in native Nikon mount – it was produced for 35mm Kiev SLRs with Nikon bayonet.
Has build-in retractible lens hood and again, is very compact lens(looks like standard modern 50mm lens).

Name: MC KALEINAR-5N 100 mm f/2.8
Focal length: 100 mm
Aperture range: F2.8-F22
Lens mount: Nikon F
Number of diaphragm blades: 6
Minimum focusing distance: 0.8 m
Weight: 380 g
The optical scheme: 5 elements in 4 groups
Optical resolution: 50/30 lpmm (center/edge)
Diameter of front filter: 52 mm 

Kaleinar-5N fix lens comparing to kit zoom lenses

MC Helios-81N is Nikon mount vintage soviet fixed focal length(prime) lens. Practical portrait lens for Nikon (D)SLR shooter – 100mm makes it short telephoto lens, fast aperture(f/2.8) – allows blurring the background behind models.

It is especially useful for Nikon (D)SLR shooters, but can also be mounted on various camera systems via affordable and easily available adapters.

On Nikon (D)SLR this lens will work just like Nikon’s own AI(s) series of lenses – image covers full frame(film) and works well on both full frame(FX) and cropped(APS-C) Nikons – with manual focusin of course.

Adapters will be required to use this lens on other modern cameras:

NEX adapter – for Sony NEX E mount cameras
Fuji X adapter – for FujiFilm X-mount cameras
Micro 4/3 adapter – for Panasonic G, Olympus Pen etc

Kaleinar-5N is one of the best soviet portrait lenses –

obvious choice for Nikon (D)SLR shooters.

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The lens s/n 854705 is in good overall condition

Lens barrel has few visible signs of normal use/age on lens barrel.

Glass is clean and clear – has no fungus. “Signature” Kaleinar internal haze is present.

Mirco scratches on coating / internal dust particles are also present.

Mechanics are excellent – focus is smooth and uniform.

Aperture blades are free from oil.


Comes with rear lens cap and leather lens case.








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