Vega-12 is a standard lens for medium format cameras such as Kiev-60 and Kiev-88. On these cameras, a 90mm lens is normal.
Vega-12 was produced with two types of mounts - for bayonet B (for cameras Kiev-6C and -60) and B (for cameras Salut and Kiev-88). Nowadays, variants of lenses with both mounts can be found with approximately equal frequency. In the review, Vega-12 with B mount and the type of mount is indicated in the marking - Vega-12B, which is not always the case.
By the way, please note that the name of the lens is in Latin letters, and the mount type is in Cyrillic. Such a mixture of fonts was not uncommon in the markings of Soviet photographic equipment. This copy was released at the Kiev Arsenal plant in 1980. Frame size: 60 × 60 mm. Number of lenses / groups: 5/4. Working distance - 74.1 mm.
Aperture ratio: 1: 2.8. Aperture scale limits: 1: 3.5-1: 22. Near focusing limit - 0.6 m. Lens with camera - Bayonet B. You know, it makes sense.
90mm is an excellent AF for a portrait photographer. Vega-12 is not the only lens option with a similar AF, but it is very worthy. Vega-12 with its f2.8 is far from the leader in aperture ratio. For example, Jupiter-9 with a similar FR of 85 mm gives f2.
But this difference in practice will not be noticeable. And the depth of field at f2 at portrait distance is so shallow that a good shot will always be a matter of the lottery.
So f2.8 is not always appropriate to use. And if you have a Nikon DSLR and you are looking at the Jupiter-9 lens, then I highly recommend paying attention to Vegu-12. Get a lens with similar characteristics, similar size, beautiful blur, public acceptance, but unlike the ninth Jupiter, the twelfth Vega with the appropriate adapter will fit your camera without any focal length issues.
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- Model: Vega-12
- Compatible Brand: For Arri, For Bronica, For Canon, For Contax, For Exakta, For Four Thirds, For Fujifilm, For Fujinon, For Hasselblad, For Holga
- Compatible Filter Size: 95 mm
- Focal Length: Zoom
- Maximum Aperture: f/22
- Compatible Lens Front: 28 mm
- Series: Canon \
- Type: Anamorphic, Macro/Close Up, Zoom lens
- Exterior Material: Aluminum
- MPN: 12
- Focus Type: Manual
- Brand: VEGA
- Mount: B4