Carl Zeiss Jena Pancolar (Prakticar) 80mm f/1.8 MC

(2 customer reviews)

The Carl Zeiss Jena Pancolar (Prakticar) 80mm f/1.8 MC is a camera glass that can be used with different camera mounts. It is a manual focus lens with a wide aperture of f/1.8 which allows for a shallow depth of field and good low light performance. The lens has six optical elements that are coated to reduce glare and improve contrast. This lens was manufactured in the past, but it still has good build quality and resolution. The lens produces a pleasing bokeh, which is the quality of the out-of-focus areas of a photograph. This lens is not equipped with autofocus, so the photographer must manually focus the lens. Overall, the Carl Zeiss Jena Pancolar (Prakticar) 80mm f/1.8 MC is a good option for photographers who prefer manual focus lenses and want a lens with a wide aperture and good bokeh. There are different alternatives available in the market, but this lens is a good option for those who want to experiment with vintage lenses.

Optical design

Has 6 aperture blades, this number of blades are commonly used. Having rounded blades provides out of focus circle shape closer to a circle. Wide open, subjects located outside the depth of field are shown very blurred.

Physical characteristics

58 mm lens filter diameter, commonly filter size, you have plenty of possibilities. Weights 308 grams so plan ahead, carry only if really necessary. 55 mm long, requires consideration if you want to carry in the camera bag.


Basic data


Filter (mm)58
Length (mm)55
Min focus (m)0.83
Weight (g)308
Focal Length (mm)80

Overall rating

based on 13 reviews

bokeh (5)

mechanical quality (4.46)

optical quality (4.46)

usability (4.34)

value (5)


2 reviews for Carl Zeiss Jena Pancolar (Prakticar) 80mm f/1.8 MC


    8 user rated as 4.58/5


    13 user rated as 4.25/5

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