The specifications of MСVolna 9 2.8/50 MACRO:
Focal length: 50mm
Optical scheme: 6 elements in 5 groups
Aperture: from F/2.8 to F/16
Number of diaphragm blades: 6 pieces
The diameter of front filter: 52mm
MDF: 24 cm
Maximum magnification: 1:2
Almost all lenses of brand ‘Volna ’ have good indicators of build quality and image. MС Volna 9 2.8/50 MACRO can also boast of good workmanship and very sharp image photos.MС Volna 9 2.8/50 MACRO is the only and may be the best macro lens from the Soviet Union. The lens has a strange name ‘MC Volna-9’ in cyrillic and ‘MACRO’ latina.
However, MСVolna 9 2.8/50 MACRO can shoot macro only under magnification 1 to 2, usually ‘true’ macro lenses are able to shoot with magnification 1 to 1.
MС Volna 9 2.8/50 MACRO has an interesting and small motion of the focus ring, which rotates up to 360 degrees. Focusing the lens from infinity is 24cm. While the focus lens ‘trunk’ is extended by about 3cm, the front lens does not rotate. The focus ring is metal. Front lens is deeply recessed into the lens, because this design serves as a kind of lens hood. The depth of field is specified for the aperture value of F/4, 8, 16, on the lens there is a scale that shows the level of zoom, Macro 1:4 to 1:2.
Lens MC Volna-9 2.8/50 MACRO with the reversible adapter can shoot macro under 1:1 magnification in an inverted position. Moreover, macro lenses have a very low aperture number threshold such as F/22, F/36, F/46, and the lens is limited only by F/16.
Lens MC Volna-9 2.8/50 MACRO is sharp at all apertures, especially at medium F/4.0-F/8.0. The remaining aberrations are very small. Vignetting and distortion on APS-C camera is minimal. Bokeh on the closed diaphragm is unsatisfactory because of the strange diaphragm opening shape . In General, for macro shooting the image quality is rather good.
Lens MC Volna-9 2.8/50 MACRO is a good macro lens, which produces a very sharp image. This is the only Soviet macro lens.
Irina: I bought this lens a few days ago. Judging by the review, I was right .
Karl: Excellent lens! I got a new copy, in the original packaging! The picture is much better than Carl Zeiss 35/2.4. In macro it is sharper at infinity! It is almost not chromatic .
Denis: I completely agree. The lens is one of the best Soviet mass lenses. In comparison with Industar 61, in my opinion. Volna is more interesting because of the bokeh and figure.
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