For the opportunity review of the MS Volna-3 2.8 / 80 lens many thanks to Vladimir
TTX MS Volna-3 2.8 / 80
The weight: November 340, XNUMX
Front Filter Diameter: 62mm
Focal length: 80mm
Diaphragm: F / 2.8 to F / 22.0
Number of aperture blades: 6 pieces
MDF: 60 см
Optical design: 6 elements in 3 groups
Factory manufacturer: Arsenal
Bayonet mount: B (Pentacon SIX)
All Volna lenses are famous for their good performance. MC Volna-3 is no exception. Lens MS Volna-3 2.8 / 80 Designed for medium format cameras Kiev-6C, -90, -60. It would be correct to name the lens MS Volna-3B, so as not to be confused, since there is a modification of the lens for use on Salyut and Kiev-88 cameras MS Volna-3V. On an average format, 80mm focal lengths are considered standard, as they give a fairly wide viewing angle. In a narrow format (full-frame digital cameras, 35mm film cameras and crop), the lens can be used as a good portrait lens. If you are looking for a portrait of yourself, then you can look at the lens Vega-12B... Rumor has it that MC Volna-3 2.8 / 80 is a modified copy Carl Zeiss Jena Biometar 2.8 / 80, but in fact the Wave is a 6-lens planar.
How to use on modern cameras
Due to the fact that the Volna-3 2.8 / 80 lens has a sufficiently large working distance, it can be easily installed on modern digital cameras with interchangeable lenses. For example, I used the MC Volna-3 2.8 / 80 lens on the camera Nikon D800, D700 using the Pentacon \ Nikon adapter (KP-6 \ N), while maintaining the ability to focus on infinity. My MS Volna-3 2.8 / 80 lens is equipped with a special chip that simplifies shooting when using the lens on Nikon amateur cameras, for more details on the chip, see the section Dandelion Lushnikova. Sale and sticker of dandelions in Ukraine produces official representative Andrey Kuryanov.
For other cameras, there are appropriate adapters. In general, there is absolutely nothing complicated when using old manual optics on modern technology.
The lens has a metal focus ring that rotates about 300 degrees, thereby making focusing very smooth and accurate. It is worth noting that even at F / 2.8 the lens has a good depth of field. The depth of field scale is indicated for values of F / 2.8, 5.6, 11, 16, 22. The minimum focusing distance is 0.6 m. This minimum focusing distance allows you to shoot small objects, for example, the modern Nikon AF Nikkor 85mm f / 1.8D lens has an MDF of 85cm. When focusing, the front lens does not rotate, and the trunk protrudes by about 2-3 cm. It was not difficult for me to direct sharpness when working with Wave-3.
The diaphragm has only 6 blades, and they do not have blackening. You can see the type of petals in the picture in this review. When closing the diaphragm, the petals form a 6-gon. The MC Volna-3 2.8 / 80 lens cannot boast huge aperturebut f / 2.8 at 80mm focal length blurs the background and foreground a lot, which is very good for portraits. The lens has an aperture control mode switch. The lens has multi-layer coating, which is clearly visible in the pictures with the lens view. MS is one of the main advantages of the Volna-3 lens over Vega-12B.
The lens is slightly soft on F / 2.8 due to spherical aberration, maybe I didn’t come across the most successful instance. The lens does not cope well with strong light sources in the frame. Contrast and color reproduction are good. No distortion or vignetting. The bokeh of the lens is pretty good. For portrait shooting, the lens showed good image quality.
All examples of photos in the gallery below without processing. Everything is filmed on Nikon D700, RAW -> JPEG with autolevels, downsized and data imprinted from EXIF. All photos were taken in heavy rain.
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MC Volna-3 2.8 / 80 is an excellent medium format lens. On modern full frame and crop cameras it can be a good portrait lens. Recommend.