Emitar/S 4,5/80 Review

08/16/2015 - 23:45
Emitar/S 4,5/80. Review




Emitar/S 4,5/80 is an enlarger lens for medium format enlarger “Krokus-66 Color”. Produced in Poland. The manufacturer is PZO Warszawa. The lens is available in different versions and mountings. Emitar/S 4,5/80

PZO Warszawa manufactures special optical instruments: microscopes, overhead projectors, binoculars, photographic enlargers, etc. Among lenses for photographic enlargers, I have met Mikar/S 4,5/55. It is for small-format photographic enlargers and Amar 4,5/105 - for large format. Janpol Color 5,6/80. Other lenses of this brand I have not seen. The optical design is Tessar, with 4 elements in 3 groups. Emitar/S 4,5/80

The lens has a small size: 4 cm long and 42 mm diameter.

Emitar/S 4,5/80

Aperture has 5 blades. Closes discrete and have a total of 5 points: 4,5-5,6-8-11-16. The lens has a budget constructive. In front of a lens, the hood is made in the form of a polygon, whereby the front lens is fitted with a 6 mm depth.

 

Emitar/S 4,5/80 Mounting to a DSLR Camera

The lens has a mount thread M42. I mount Emitar/S 4,5/80 on the Nikon camera by special homemade helicoid, small extension ring, and adapter M42-Nikon. When the focus range is from 2 m to infinity, if you want to focus on a close range, you need to put a middle extension ring in place, but it will not be infinity. With this homemade helicoid, the feeling is that this is a constructive native lens.

 

Emitar/S 4,5/80 Example Shootings

All of the examples captured on the camera Nikon D3100. Export from RAW without any post-processing.

Emitar/S 4,5/80 samples

f/ 4,5

Emitar/S 4,5/80 samples

f/ 5,6

Emitar/S 4,5/80 samples

f/ 5,6

The lens generally shows good quality. Sharpness is not exсellent, but enough for street scenes and portraits.

The color render is good. The lens is good to reproduce half-tones and nuanced colors.

Emitar/S 4,5/80 samples

f/ 4,5

Emitar/S 4,5/80 samples

f/ 4,5

Emitar/S 4,5/80 samples

f/ 4,5

Bokeh is nothing special.

Emitar/S 4,5/80 samples

f/ 4,5

Emitar/S 4,5/80 samples

f/ 4,5

Emitar/S 4,5/80 samples

f/ 4,5

Emitar/S 4,5/80 samples

f/ 4,5

Emitar/S 4,5/80 samples

f/ 4,5

Backlit afraid. Therefore, for shooting backlit unsuitable.

Emitar/S 4,5/80 samples

f/ 5,6

Emitar/S 4,5/80 samples

f/ 5,6

Summary

Emitar/S 4,5/80 a typical enlarger lens. Nothing unusual and special to expect from it. But it does not mean that it is not suitable for taking pictures.





Jaco van Lith's picture
What is the use of a PZO P 55790 Emitar 4/76 ?
Ivan K's picture
Emitar 4/76 almost same like Emitar 4/80. It's early version.
Stefan's picture
This review convinced me to buy a set of Mikar S 55 mm f/ 4.5, Emitar S 80 mm f/ 4.5 and Amar S 105 mm f/ 4.5 to try them out. However, they are quite dirty on the inside and I would like to open them up for a cleaning. Could you help with any hints on how to properly disassemble such a lens? Thanks in advance!
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