KMZ Zenitar-ME1 50mm f/1.7-16 (Square Aperture)

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Vendor:KMZ
Type Name:Zenitar-ME1
Focal range:50mmCategory:Normal
Max. aperture:1.7Min. aperture:16
Elements:6 in 5 groupsAp. blades:2
MFD:45cmFilter Ø:52mm
Weight:260gYear:1980-1987
Preset aperture:NoDimensions (d/l):65mm/52mm
Universal mount:None
Info / Description:
This lens has unique square shaped aperture consisting of only two aperture blades. It was produced as a kit lens for Zenit-18 camera, less than 7000 of them were made.
High quality lens, made of top grade glass. Very unusual "square" bokeh.
Not so easy to find and expensive.

Optical design is similar to Leica Leitz Summicron 50mm:



Comments  

# Bundy 2013-09-13 00:03
Two-leaf aperture schematic:
# Bundy 2013-09-13 00:05
In 1980 a small test batch of Zenitar-ME1 was made with 4 aperture blades:

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Date added: 12 September 2013 23:28:30 | Last time updated: 13 September 2013 01:48:56 | Viewed: 6966 times
 

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