Review Auto Zoom Makinon-Serie E MC 1: 4.0 f = 80-200mm (Macro, PU)

For the opportunity lens review Auto Zoom Makinon-Serie E MC 1: 4.0 f = 80-200mm (Macro, PU) many thanks to Vadim Shkurat.

Review Makinon 80-200 4.0

Review Makinon 80-200 4.0

This is an old manual focus lens, interesting for its constant aperture F / 4 across the entire focal length range. Makinon 80-200 / 4.0 belongs to tele-zoom lenses, the zoom factor is 2.5x. My copy has an M42 landing thread.

Enlightenment lens Makinon 80-200 4.0

Enlightenment lens Makinon 80-200 4.0

How to use with modern cameras?

Lenses with mounting thread M42 (M42 X 1 / 45.5), such as the lens from this review, are very easy to use on almost any modern digital camera (both SLR and mirrorless), for this it is enough to choose the right adapter (adapter). You do not need to carry out any additional steps to modify the lens.

The cheapest adapters can be found aliexpress.com... There are adapters (adapters) with a chip that provide more convenience during shooting, usually chips are used to confirm focus and / or metering exposure, and form the correct EXIF. The chip does not affect the image quality in any way.

For some SLR cameras (for example, Nikon F) it is necessary to use adapters with a corrective lens, which allows correct focusing at all focusing distances. For any mirrorless camera, such a lens is not needed, and the adapter is a simple decorated hollow metal tube with an appropriate mount.

For SLR cameras

  1. CANON: For cameras Canon EOS with bayonet mount EF / EF-S need an M42-Canon EOS adapter, such an adapter with a chip can be found herewithout chip here.
  2. NIKON: For cameras Nikon DX / FXas well as for cameras Fujifilm и Kodak with a Nikon F mount, you need an M42-Nikon F adapter, you can buy such an adapter without a lens and a chip here, with a lens without a chip herewith chip without lens here, with lens and chip here. Why a lens? Why chip?
  3. PENTAX: For cameras Pentax with mount K you need an adapter M42-Pentax K, you can buy such an adapter here.
  4. SONY / MINOLTA: For cameras with a Sony / Minolta A mount, you need the M42-Sony A adapter, you can find such an adapter without a chip at this linkwith a chip at this link.
  5. OLYMPUS / PANASONIC / LEICA: For cameras with a 4/3 bayonet mount (not to be confused with Micro 4/3!) You need an M42-4 / 3 adapter, you can buy such an adapter here.

For mirrorless cameras

  1. SONY: For cameras with an 'E' series mount Sony NEX и Sony Alpha you need an adapter M42-Sony E (aka M42-Sony Nex), you can find it at this link. An autofocus adapter is also available for these cameras. Techart PRO Leica M - Sony E Autofocus Adapterwhich can be found at this link.
  2. OLYMPUS / PANASONIC / KODAK /  XIAOMI: For cameras with a Micro 4/3 bayonet mount (Micro 4: 3), you need the M42-Micro 4/3 adapter, you can find it at this link.
  3. CANON M: For cameras with a bayonet mount Canon EF-M need adapter M42-Canon M, it can be found at this link.
  4. CANON R: For cameras with a bayonet mount Canon r need adapter M42-Canon R, it can be found at this link.
  5. NIKON 1: For cameras Nikon 1 Series need adapter M42-Nikon 1, you can find it at this link.
  6. NIKON Z: For series cameras Nikon Z need adapter M42-Nikon Z, it can be found at this link.
  7. FUJIFILM X: For cameras with mount X need an M42-Fuji X adapter, you can find it at this link.
  8. FUJIFILM GFX: For medium format cameras G-mount need M42-Fuji GFX adapter, you can find it at this link.
  9. SAMSUNG: For cameras with NX mount need adapter M42-Samsung NX, you can find it at this link. For the camera Nx mini adapters do not exist yet.
  10. PENTAX: For cameras with Q mount need an adapter M42-Pentax Q, you can find it at this link.
  11. SIGMA / PANASONIC / LEICA: For cameras with L mount, you need the M42-Leica L adapter, you can find it at this link.
  12. LEICA: For cameras with a Leica M mount need adapter M42-L / M, you can find it at this link.

If you have any questions on compatibility and adapters - ask in the comments (comments do not require any registration at all).

A lot of lenses (including exclusive models) with M42 mounting thread (M42 X 1 / 45.5) can be found at ebay.

Enlightenment of the rear lens Makinon 80-200 / 4.0

Enlightenment of the rear lens Makinon 80-200 / 4.0

There is only one zoom and focus ring on the lens. This type of lens is called single-ring. Also, the zooming method is built on the piston method - to change the focal length of the lens, you need to pull or push the piston away from you or towards you. I like the old manual single-ring lenses, as they allow one ring to effortlessly control both zoom and focusing. When zooming, the lens does not change its size, that is, it has an internal zoom.

Lens Indicators Makinon 80-200 / 4.0

Lens Indicators Makinon 80-200 / 4.0

The focusing of the lens is very smooth. The focus-zoom ring is rubberized, very comfortable. The focus ring rotates almost 360 degrees, while the lens trunk is slightly lengthened. The closest focusing distance is 1.3 meters, which allows you to shoot macro at 200mm focal length with 1: 5 magnification. In fact, the inscription 'Macro' on the lens barrel is just for show. The lens has a focusing distance scale in meters and feet.

Resize Makinon 80-200 / 4.0 when focusing

Resize Makinon 80-200 / 4.0 when focusing

The 'Auto' designation refers to the ability to automatically control the iris. The aperture can be set to f / 4, 5.6, 8, 11, 16, 22. The number of aperture blades is 6 pieces, they create a nut-like hole, as shown in the photo below.

View of the rear of the Makinon 80-200 4.0 and the aperture

View of the rear of the Makinon 80-200 4.0 and the aperture

The lens is made in Japan, well assembledwithout backlash. It looks very solid on the camera. Also, the lens has multi-brightening of the lenses, but in reality this does not really help him.

Front View Makinon 80-200 4.0

Front View Makinon 80-200 4.0

In general, the lens is interesting, but does not shine with image quality. On F / 4.0, strong aberration, low sharpness.

Native front cover Auto Zoom Makinon-Serie E MC 1: 4.0 f = 80-200mm

Native front cover Auto Zoom Makinon-Serie E MC 1: 4.0 f = 80-200mm at 55mm.

Sample photos on Auto Zoom Makinon-Serie E MC 1: 4.0 f = 80-200mm

Everything is filmed on Canon 350D without processing. Due to the fact that the lens does not have manual aperture control, I took all the photos at F / 4.0.

View on a modern camera Auto Zoom Makinon-Serie E MC 1: 4.0 f = 80-200mm

View on a modern camera Auto Zoom Makinon-Serie E MC 1: 4.0 f = 80-200mm

In the comments, you can ask a question on the topic and they will answer you, as well as you can express your opinion or describe your experience. For the selection of photographic equipment, I recommend large catalogs, for example E-Catalog. Many little things for the photo can be found on AliExpress.

Conclusions:

Auto Zoom Makinon-Serie E MC 1: 4.0 f = 80-200mm - can serve as a budget alternative to an 80-200 / 4 class lens. Very easy to use, but not the most pleasant image quality at f / 4.0. If someone has something to share when using such a lens, write in the comments.

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Comments: 17, on the topic: Review Auto Zoom Makinon-Serie E MC 1: 4.0 f = 80-200mm (Macro, PU)

  • Denis

    Arkady, thanks for the reviews of the good old lenses (and of course, a special thank you to those who provide them). Is it possible to indicate a focus point (zone) in test photos (not only in this review) in order to somehow see where the sharpest place should be? I would like a review of the Nikkor 70-200mm f / 2.8G ED-IF AF-S VR and the Nikkor 70-200mm f / 2.8G ED VR II (if possible of course), or at least in a few words about their special functions (difference). Thanks!

    • Arkady Shapoval

      I can't put a full stop, I work without a dandelion. If someone gives 70-200 for a review, I will write, but according to reviews, I do not want to crush water in a mortar.

      • Denis

        But there are not so many reviews on the net, they just clearly show the idea of ​​photographing portraits with such a lens (Nikkor 70-200) and the excellent performance of this lens on a crop for “non-interference” reporting (weddings, etc.). I haven’t covered the long focal length, and I really like the pictures from Nikkor 70-200, especially in the attractiveness of the perspective.

  • Roman

    I can give a zeiss planar 1,7 lens for a test. Only Nikon will not have infinity with him

    • Arkady Shapoval

      Send, we can protest on kenon)

  • Roman

    Do you manage until April 18th? Or then in early May.
    Details can be soap

  • Alexander

    I have AUTO MAKINON ZOOM 1: 3.5 f = 80-200mm multi-coated macro, which is not of such a design as to get an acceptable shot larger than 5.6; it is better not to open the aperture by 3.5; it is not very sharp, it’s still heavy, the shutter speed is shorter. If you wish, you can get a hold of it. There is CANON ZOOM LENS EF 55-200 4-5.6 II USM, with MAKINON the picture in my opinion is softer and more pleasant for CANON, it will be more wooden, but it naturally loses in terms of convenience and speed.

  • Maksim

    Good day! Tell me, is the bayonet fit for the Nikon D3100 ???

    • Danila

      After all, the review says that it is this lens that is installed through the adapter)

  • Artem

    Recently purchased a tokura 70-210 / 4-5.6 lens. I can not find information or reviews on it anywhere. The quality of the pictures is not bad, but still I would like to know what kind of glass it is ... Maybe someone knows?

  • anonym

    On the D3100, it fits through the adapter-m42-nikon F. 300-400r.

    • Arthur

      For Nikon there is a Makinon 70-210 f4.0 MC with the corresponding bayonet mount F. It is similar to that presented in the article with the exception of the diaphragm control system.

  • Jury

    I was presented with a Minolta x-300s camera with just such a lens. I would like to know whether it is possible to change the mounts in order to use on Nikon and what is needed for this?

  • Alexander

    There is the same, but with aperture 4.5 and under Pentax. I don’t need to buy one adapter for a mirrorless camera for the price of the lens itself; Who needs? Write to korvin1333@mail.ruI’ll send a photo. for 250 UAH selling, or exchange for something interesting on your part)

  • Novel

    Good day to all! Here a similar miracle fell into the hands. Polar MC Auto zoom 1: 4.0-5.6 f = 28-200mm https://ibb.co/bHX72G Has anyone come across? https://ibb.co/dcNRUw and can this be crossed with Nikon DSLR? https://ibb.co/hRPehG Thanks in advance.

  • AndreyART

    Every time I look for a lens for review, very often I get to your site. So much useful info. Just mego! Thanks!

  • Sergei

    Hello
    The lens is similar, the mount is so accurate) and the canon eos 200d, auto makinton mc zoom 1:45 f = 80-200mm camera with focus on a separate wheel
    Which adapter do I need?

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