AUTO PROMASTER MC ZOOM 1: 3.8 f = 75-150mm, review from a reader Radozhiva

Review of the lens AUTO PROMASTER MC ZOOM 1: 3.8 f = 75-150mm specially for Radozhiva prepared Alex.

AUTO PROMASTER MC ZOOM 1: 3.8 f = 75-150mm

AUTO PROMASTER MC ZOOM 1: 3.8 f = 75-150mm

TTH:
Focal length - 70mm - 150mm
Max. aperture - f / 3,8
Min. aperture - f / 22
The number of aperture blades - 8
Macro mode - is
MDF (m.) - 1,5m, macro - 0.9-1m
Filter (mm) - 49
Weight (gr.) - 500

AUTO PROMASTER MC ZOOM lens is Nikon Ai-s - compatible lens. The word AUTO in the lens name indicates that automatic iris control is available with this lens. MC talks about multi-enlightenment.

AUTO PROMASTER MC ZOOM 1: 3.8 f = 75-150mm

AUTO PROMASTER MC ZOOM 1: 3.8 f = 75-150mm

AUTO PROMASTER MC ZOOM 1: 3.8 f = 75-150mm

AUTO PROMASTER MC ZOOM 1: 3.8 f = 75-150mm

Judging by information from the Internet, the Promaster brand was engaged in selling Japanese lenses imported into the United States under its own brand. And, in fact, the lens has an inscription saying that it is made in Japan.

AUTO PROMASTER MC ZOOM 1: 3.8 f = 75-150mm

AUTO PROMASTER MC ZOOM 1: 3.8 f = 75-150mm

According to the pentaxists, this lens is Tokina special 75-150 3.8, a version of this Promaster lens for the pentax system is available. All three lenses, although very similar, nevertheless look different and have differences. For example, the tokina has a thread for 55 mm filters, but on the lens presented in the review, the decorative ring above the front lens is much narrower, and the threaded sleeve is still screwed in, if you measure without it, you get just 55 mm. Why such tricks were needed is unknown. The lenses are still slightly different, although the picture is very similar.

Tokina:

Tokina

Tokina

Tokina

Tokina

Tokina

Tokina

Pentax version:

pentax

pentax

pentax

pentax

pentax

pentax

pentax

pentax

Structurally, the trombone, focusing and changing the focal length occur in one ring. The focus ring travels approximately 180 degrees. There is also an aperture control ring. Made with high quality, no backlash, uneven movement. Glass, metal, built-in lens hood made of plastic, rubber focus ring. When zooming, the front and rear lenses do not rotate and do not change their position, focusing does not go astray. When focusing, the front lens rotates. The built-in hood is fixed well, there is no feeling of fragility. In order to switch the lens to macro mode, you need to pull up to the click the focus ring at a focal length of 75 mm. The focus ring in macro and normal modes rotates in different directions (closer / further).

AUTO PROMASTER MC ZOOM 1: 3.8 f = 75-150mm

AUTO PROMASTER MC ZOOM 1: 3.8 f = 75-150mm, focal length 75mm

AUTO PROMASTER MC ZOOM 1: 3.8 f = 75-150mm

AUTO PROMASTER MC ZOOM 1: 3.8 f = 75-150mm, focal length 150mm

Macro mode

Macro mode

Hood extended, focal length 75 mm

Hood extended, focal length 75 mm

Hood in place

Hood in place

Hood extended

Hood extended

The diaphragm has intermediate values, but only standard ones are recognized by the camera, 3,8 is defined as 4. The diaphragm has 8 almost non-rounded, frosted petals.

AUTO PROMASTER MC ZOOM 1: 3.8 f = 75-150mm

AUTO PROMASTER MC ZOOM 1: 3.8 f = 75-150mm

In the blur zone, draws excellent octagons, starting with aperture of 5,6

AUTO PROMASTER MC ZOOM 1: 3.8 f = 75-150mm

AUTO PROMASTER MC ZOOM 1: 3.8 f = 75-150mm

With strong side and backlight, the lens loses its contrast, gets colder, the colors fade a little. Built-in hood helps slightly. Hares could not be caught.

Side light.

Side light.

And without it.

And without it.

The macro is very meager:

The macro is very meager:

Crop 100%

Crop 100%

AUTO PROMASTER MC ZOOM 1: 3.8 f = 75-150mm

AUTO PROMASTER MC ZOOM 1: 3.8 f = 75-150mm

Bokeh, in my opinion, is pleasant, rather plastic:

75 mm

75 mm

150 mm

150 mm

AUTO PROMASTER MC ZOOM 1: 3.8 f = 75-150mm

AUTO PROMASTER MC ZOOM 1: 3.8 f = 75-150mm

A fragment from a frame with backlight at the edges, a drop in contrast is visible.

A fragment from a frame with backlight at the edges, a drop in contrast is visible.

AUTO PROMASTER MC ZOOM 1: 3.8 f = 75-150mm

AUTO PROMASTER MC ZOOM 1: 3.8 f = 75-150mm

On diaphragms up to 8, spherical aberrations are noticeable, the lens is soft. Chromatic aberrations to 8 weaken, completely disappear to 11. Aberrations are stronger at the long end.

AUTO PROMASTER MC ZOOM 1: 3.8 f = 75-150mm

AUTO PROMASTER MC ZOOM 1: 3.8 f = 75-150mm

3,8

3,8

5,6

5,6

8

8

3,8

3,8

8

8

The lens has a good sharpness and resolution at aperture 8. Distortions and vignetting on crop are invisible.

75mm

75mm

150 mm

150 mm

The lens looks good on the camera, it is quite compact:

AUTO PROMASTER MC ZOOM 1: 3.8 f = 75-150mm

AUTO PROMASTER MC ZOOM 1: 3.8 f = 75-150mm

AUTO PROMASTER MC ZOOM 1: 3.8 f = 75-150mm

AUTO PROMASTER MC ZOOM 1: 3.8 f = 75-150mm

AUTO PROMASTER MC ZOOM 1: 3.8 f = 75-150mm

AUTO PROMASTER MC ZOOM 1: 3.8 f = 75-150mm

AUTO PROMASTER MC ZOOM 1: 3.8 f = 75-150mm

AUTO PROMASTER MC ZOOM 1: 3.8 f = 75-150mm

The lens has a certain airiness of the picture, pleasant natural colors. It seems to me that its purpose is portrait zoom, with quite manageable software.

AUTO PROMASTER MC ZOOM 1: 3.8 f = 75-150mm

AUTO PROMASTER MC ZOOM 1: 3.8 f = 75-150mm

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Comments: 6, on the topic: AUTO PROMASTER MC ZOOM 1: 3.8 f = 75-150mm, a review from the reader Radozhiva

  • Sergei

    Thanks to Alexey for the review, I have a similar (in appearance) lens Tamron 80-210bbar3.8-4.0, it is very convenient to take pictures and shoot video ...

  • Oleg

    Good review

  • anonym

    Newer version for Pentax, one to one subject from the review

  • Igor_K

    Good visibility, good lens with a very popular focal length range, precise definition of the area of ​​use. I have a similar MC Vivitar 70-150 \ 3,8 Macro Focusing Zoom (Kiron N22 ...) - a very pleasant lens to use, small, lightweight, with a beautiful pattern. It is interesting that lenses with a similar RF are rarely found on sale, probably their owners are simply not in a hurry to part with them when they are “tasted.” Thanks to the author for the review!

  • Igor_K

    Another example is open.

    • Igor_K

      Sorry, filmed not on the open, but on “4”, on D70. On "open" below. It is characteristic that there is a very tangible difference between “3,8” and “4”, but there is no “soap-soap”.

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