With the M-Travenar 50 mm f / 2.8, Schacht offered a specialty in 1966 that is not only particularly attractive for nature photographers. With its "long" mount, this macro lens enables shots from infinity to a scale of 1: 1. The lens can also be taken out of the mount and used on bellows devices with an Exakta bayonet connection. In this respect, it corresponds to the Macro-Tessar from Jena.
The A. Schacht Ulm M-Travenar R 50mm f/2.8 is nicely designed 4x macro manual focus prime lens for SLR cameras.
The optical scheme comprises Tessar. Thanks to the 12-bladed aperture, this lens has a beautiful bokeh, the subjects located outside the depth of field are shows highly circular features.
The lens is a very neat macro lens from 1963 with a maximum magnification of 1:1
12 diaphragm blades Adjustable from f/2.8 – f/22. The diaphragm is a ‘preset’ diaphragm.
Focus 0.2m – infinity.
This macro lens consists of two parts.
The recessed lens part can be taken from the macro tube.
In this way, the lens part can also be mounted on a bellows device.Summary
The greatest strengths of this lens is its size and helicoid - with a 12 bladed aperture, you would expect great bokeh rendering and this lens does not disappoint at all.
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