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