Zenza Bronica Zenzanon-S 1:2.8 f=80mm Review

03/14/2015 - 17:30
Zenza Bronica Zenzanon-S 1:2.8 f=80mm Review




Zenza Bronica Zenzanon-S 1:2.8 f=80mm is a standard lens for medium format camera Bronica SQ. Bronica - relatively young Japanese company, which produced medium format cameras and lenses. In the production of lenses helped her German company Schneider, the world leader in optics for medium-format lenses. 2.8 f=80mm

The lens has a bayonet Bronica SQ, mount it on DSLR difficult, because the adapter is expensive, and costs like the lens. Of course if you have a whole collection of lenses Bronica SQ series, good idea to bought adapter.

The optical design is: 6 elements in 5 groups. 2.8 f=80mm

Zenza Bronica Zenzanon-S 1: 2.8 f = 80mm with a converted mount for bayonet “V” (Hasselblad). I convert it under the bayonet “V” in such a way through the adapter KP88 / N mount to Nikon F.  Also read how mount Zenza Bronica-S 1:2.8 80mm to DSLR cameras.

 

Zenza Bronica Zenzanon-S 1:2.8 f=80mm Specs

Focal length: 80mm

Aperture: f/ 2.8 — f/ 22

Weight (gr): 490

Length (mm): 52

Filter Ø (mm.): 67

Aperture blades: 5

Min. Focus distance (m.): 0.8

2.8 f=80mm  

 

Handling and Mechanics

The lens is big and looks at the camera seriously. Moreover, its is not so weights as the size. In general, it is convenient to use. 2.8 f=80mm

Zenza Bronica Zenzanon-S 1:2.8 f=80mm on the Nikon camera Barrel design made in such a manner that the front lens is planted at a depth of 25 mm, thereby forming a lens hood. The aperture closes by full stops: 2.8 - 4 - 5.6 - 8 - 11 - 16 - 22. It's a little uncomfortable at f / 3,5 it will not close. The lens has a built-in Seiko # 0 leaf shutter. On DSLR camera of course we don’t need it.

 

Focusing

The lens has a rubberized focusing ring that rotates 180 degrees. In this case, the lens is extended nose on 12 mm. The front element is not rotating. Focusing convenient.

 

Zenza Bronica Zenzanon-S 1:2.8 f=80mm Sample Photos

All photos taken on Nikon D3100.

 

Sharpness

At aperture f/ 2.8 is little soft, but for portraits sharpness enough. Soft in the normal range. 2.8 f=80mm samples

f/ 2.8 

 

2.8 f=80mm samples

 f/ 2.8

At aperture f / 4 sharpness already is good.

 

Character and Bokeh

The lens has its expressiveness.

2.8 f=80mm samples

 f/ 2.8

At aperture f/ 2.8 interesting bokeh and plastic. Yes, it soft, but this disadvantage is offset by plasticity and character of image.

2.8 f=80mm samples

f/ 2.8

2.8 f=80mm samples

f/ 2.8

Circles of out-of-focus area have the correct blurring, forming a perfect circle. Something like bokeh Trioplan 50 1: 2.9.  f/ 2.8 2.8 f=80mm samples

f/ 2.8 example of circles in the bokeh I really like such bokeh.

2.8 f=80mm samples

f/ 2.8

Aperture has a 5 blades. And to cover it the five-point values can get nuts. 2.8 f=80mm samples

f/ 2.8

 

Contrast and Color Render

The lens has a normal contrast. But fears of a strong side light and the backlight. Better to avoid scenes with strong back and side light.

2.8 f=80mm samples

f/ 2.8

 

2.8 f=80mm samples

f/ 2.8

 

2.8 f=80mm samples

f/ 2.8

 

2.8 f=80mm samples

f/ 2.8

 

2.8 f=80mm samples

 f/ 2.8

 

Summary

Zenza Bronica Zenzanon-S 1:2.8 f=80mm interesting primarily for art and portrait shooting. 2.8 f=80mm samples

f/ 2.8





Janno's picture
I own 3 zenzanon-ps lenses and I find them tack sharp wide open in center (think Sigma ART or Sony Zeiss FE 55) when using on Bronica body. I think adapter is not precise enough or particular lens had had some beating in its life.
Ivan K's picture
I heard that Zensanon-PS sharper than Zenzanon-S and it have different optical design. But to ensure a better compare test this type lenses. Maybe my lens is not perfect.
Add new comment