Overview of TOU / FIVE STAR MC AUTO ZOOM f = 70-210mm 1: 4.5 MACRO

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TOU / FIVE STAR MC AUTO ZOOM f = 70-210mm 1: 4.5 MACRO

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In short

TOU / FIVE STAR MC AUTO ZOOM f = 70-210mm 1: 4.5 MACRO is an old and little-known telephoto lens with manual focus. Produced for various popular mounts of the old days. This review shows the Nikon F mount version.

The lens uses design PUSH-PULL (trombone). The lens is good on covered apertures, but optically worse than the original budget Nikon Lens Series E Zoom 70-210mm 1: 4.

TOU / FIVE STAR MC AUTO ZOOM f = 70-210mm 1: 4.5 MACRO attracts with a constant relative aperture over the entire range of focal lengths and low cost. The macro mode is weak. In general, there are no particular advantages in image quality.

TOU / FIVE STAR MC AUTO ZOOM f = 70-210mm 1: 4.5 MACRO

TOU / FIVE STAR MC AUTO ZOOM f = 70-210mm 1: 4.5 MACRO

Main technical characteristics of TOU / FIVE STAR MC AUTO ZOOM f = 70-210mm 1: 4.5 MACRO

Name of instances from review Near the front lens 'TOU / FIVE STAR MC AUTO ZOOM f = 70-210mm 1: 4.5 MACRO ø55 No.8202071'.

'Lens Made in Japan' engraved on the case

Bayonet side 'N / AI'

Basic properties
  • TOU - Toyo Ooptics for U.SA
  • MC - multilighting optics
  • ZOOM - zoom lens
  • CAR - automatic or semi-automatic iris control with corresponding cameras
  • MACRO - the possibility of amateur macro photography
  • suitable for full frame cameras
  • MF (Mannual Focus) - manual focus only
  • N / ai (Nikon Aautomatic Indexing) - automatic transmission of the aperture value to the camera
  • Non-g (Non gelded) - presence of a diaphragm control ring, automatic aperture control
  • Metal case
  • Design PUSH-PULL
Front Filter Diameter 55 mm
Focal length 70-210 mm EGF for Nikon DX cameras is 105-315 mm
Zoom ratio 3 x
Designed by for Nikon film cameras with Nikon F mount
Number of aperture blades 6 straight (not rounded) petals
Tags
  • marking on the focus / zoom ring with focusing distance in meters and feet
  • infrared mark (red arc)
  • aperture ring
  • values ​​for focal lengths 85, 100, 135, 210
  • scale with magnification, there are values ​​for 1:10, 1: 9, 1: 8, 1: 7, 1: 6, 1: 5, 1: 4
  • IPIG scale no
Diaphragm over the entire range of focal lengths from F / 4.5 to F / 22.

There are labels for F / 4.5, 5.6, 8, 11, 16, 22. You can set one intermediate value between pairs of numbers (except between F / 4.5 and F / 5.6, as well as between F / 16 and F / 22).

The lens has an aperture ring (Non-G - lens type).

MDF (minimum focusing distance) 1.1 meters, the maximum increase ratio is 1: 4
The weight 590 grams (measured)
Optical design unknown
Lens hood Screws into the thread of the front filter
Period Around the mid 70's
Manufacturer country LENS MADE IN JAPAN (Lens made in Japan).
Price New do not sell. In a variant B. at. 40-80 cu

Prices for modern lenses for Nikon can be found E-Catalog.

TOU / FIVE STAR MC AUTO ZOOM f = 70-210mm 1: 4.5 MACRO is AI compatible lens and can be easily installed to any Nikon DSLR camera with F mount, as well as any digital mirrorless camera with Z mount, but in the latter case you will need the original Nikon FTZ adapter.

TOU / FIVE STAR MC AUTO ZOOM f = 70-210mm 1: 4.5 MACRO

TOU / FIVE STAR MC AUTO ZOOM f = 70-210mm 1: 4.5 MACRO

Assembly, control, focus

Lens body made with high quality. The piston ring is rubberized with hard material. During focusing and changing the focal length, the rear lens of the lens remains stationary. When changing the focal length, the lens length does not change.

One ring is responsible for focusing and changing the focal length. To change the focal length, pull or push the piston ring, to focus - rotate it. TOU / FIVE STAR MC AUTO ZOOM f = 70-210mm 1: 4.5 MACRO uses'reversible PUSH-PULL'- the maximum focal length value is available when the piston ring is closest to the camera mount.

The focus ring rotates approximately 225 degrees. Focusing is smooth and comfortable.

During focusing, the front lens, together with the frame for the filters, rotates and extends forward. On the case there is a focus distance scale and a mark for working in the infrared spectrum.

TOU / FIVE STAR MC AUTO ZOOM f = 70-210mm 1: 4.5 MACRO changes the focal length under the weight of its own piston. the effect spontaneous piston movement on the copy from the review is expressed strongly.

TOU / FIVE STAR MC AUTO ZOOM f = 70-210mm 1: 4.5 MACRO

TOU / FIVE STAR MC AUTO ZOOM f = 70-210mm 1: 4.5 MACRO

Image quality, sample photos

TOU / FIVE STAR MC AUTO ZOOM f = 70-210mm 1: 4.5 MACRO does not shine optically. The weak point in the image quality is friging (example) On covered apertures, aperture blades create hexagons from bright light sources (example) The lens does not tolerate lateral and backlight (example), it is best to use a lens with a lens hood. At F / 4.5, the sharpness is weak, but already at F / 5.6 everything is getting much better. Resolution decreases with increasing focal length.

Sample photos with RAW source files helped prepare the photographer Natalya Romanenko (500px). Convert RAW source files with Nikon D700 the original Nikon Capture NX-D v 1.4.6 utility.

Download RAW c source photos Nikon D700 can at this link (20 files, 300 MB).

All photos below are shown without processing. Camera used Sony a3500. All photos are on-camera JPEG. Picture Control Mode 'Standard 0/1/1'. Functions' Corr. ob .: Shading ',' Corr. ob .: Chrome. aberr. ' and 'Corr. Rev .: Distortion 'were disabled.

Download jpeg source photos c Sony a3500 can at this link (24 files, 150 MB). On this camera I used a lens with a conventional adapter Nikon F -> Sony NEX / Alpha.

TOU / FIVE STAR MC AUTO ZOOM f = 70-210mm 1: 4.5 MACRO

TOU / FIVE STAR MC AUTO ZOOM f = 70-210mm 1: 4.5 MACRO

All Original Similar Nikon FX Telephoto Lenses

Below is a list of all Nikon Nikkor telephoto lenses without high aperture and with auto focus support:

  1. Nikon AF Nikkor 70-210mm 1: 4, 1986-1987
  2. Nikon AF Nikkor 70-210mm 1:4-5.6, 1987-1993
  3. Nikon AF Nikkor 75-300mm 1:4.5-5.6, 1989-1998
  4. Nikon AF Nikkor 80-200mm 1:4.5-5.6D, 1991-1999
  5. Nikon AF Nikkor 70-210mm 1:4-5.6D, 1993-2000
  6. Nikon AF Micro Nikkor 70-180mm 1: 4.5-5.6D ED, 1997-2005
  7. Nikon AF Nikkor 75-240mm 1:4.5-5.6D, 1999-2000
  8. Nikon AF Nikkor 70-300mm 1:4-5.6D ED, 1998-2006
  9. Nikon AF Nikkor 70-300mm 1:4-5.6G, from 2000 to 2014, black or silver
  10. Nikon AF S Nikkor 70-300mm 1:4.5-5.6G ED VR IF SWM, from 2006 to 2017
  11. Nikon AF S Nikkor 70-200mm 1: 4G ED SWM VR IF N Nano Crystal Coat, from 2012 to the present day
  12. Nikon AF-P Nikkor 70-300mm 1:4.5-5.6E VR ED, 2017 to present

The names of the lenses are indicated according to their spelling on the case.

TOU / FIVE STAR MC AUTO ZOOM f = 70-210mm 1: 4.5 MACRO

TOU / FIVE STAR MC AUTO ZOOM f = 70-210mm 1: 4.5 MACRO

My experience

There are a lot of similar old telephoto lenses with focal lengths 70-210, 75-200, 75-205, 80-200, 80-210, 85-210, etc., all of them have a constant maximum aperture of F / 4.5, less often - F / 4 or even something from the F / 3.8-4.5 range. It is quite difficult to find something truly interesting and of high quality. Usually, in 90 percent of cases, a little-known brand with a similar set of focal lengths and maximum aperture is not of particular interest. Just TOU / FIVE STAR MC AUTO ZOOM f = 70-210mm 1: 4.5 MACRO belongs to such faceless lenses.

But this in no way means that the lens itself is bad. Of course, you can use it for its intended purpose and get positive emotions and good photos. For example, the strength of such lenses is the ability to blur the foreground / foreground at the long end well, and 200 mm already allows you to feel some of the charms of a telephoto lens, such as a compressed perspective and maintaining a certain distance to the subject.

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Comments: 15, on the topic: TOU / FIVE STAR MC AUTO ZOOM f = 70-210mm 1: 4.5 MACRO review

  • UstasFritZZZ

    Thanks for your review! As always - everything is very cool!

  • Trueash

    It's tempting to get a good picture for an inexpensive price, but how difficult is it to get into focus with such lenses? The “green / white” dot has some backlash as far as I can see.

    • Arkady Shapoval

      A matter of habit, if you often shoot with manuals, then you generally stop focusing on the green dot, and more simply by the picture in the JVI. Well, focus on picking partially helps

      • Trueash

        With my eyesight, focusing on the picture is not an option: (Ok, thanks. Maybe I'll find someone to borrow it. What if ...

      • twm

        And how is the situation with focusing screens, their replacement on the latest Nikon / Canon central control gears? Anyone share their impressions?
        My only experience was Katzeye in an old Pentax (K20D) and it was good: an incredible plus for convenience.

        • Arkady Shapoval

          Focusing screens are a thing of the past due to migration to the UPC

          • twm

            I thought that Trueash would probably appreciate their convenience - custom screens. But I don't know how things are with them now. Especially for relatively fresh CZK type D5600.

            • Trueash

              Thanks for the help, try to search

              • twm

                Well, if it will be useful
                I myself am driving with manuals on the BZK.
                A short thread on DPReview with a discussion of one of the few remaining manufacturers: https://www.dpreview.com/forums/thread/3800624

                The screens from Katzeye mentioned by me seemed to be considered high-quality, but the company curtailed production.

      • Eugen

        The magnifying glass helps much more on the bzk. And piking often lies.

        • Rodion

          That's for sure - a magnifying glass in EVI is a very handy thing.

    • Alexey

      you can use ML firmware on kenon, use a chip with focus correction on nikon.

  • Oleg

    Photo Soup

  • Koba

    Once I bought a similar lens, that is, from another manufacturer but with such a zoom to be sure of its “quality”, for 15 dollars. After making sure (by the way, it was made perfectly too!), I tried to disassemble and see what was inside. For the last purpose, he came in handy one hundred percent.

  • Vladislav

    Good time everyone! Or maybe someone can tell you how to disassemble it smartly in order to repair the diaphragm, something has become a stake. It seems that everything was unscrewed from front to back, but you can’t get to the diaphragm. Thank you all for the advice!

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