MS-Optics H-PETZ 2/57

This is a record of using the H-PETZ 57mm F2 (MS-Optics / Miyazaki Optics) with a Leica M digital camera.

Table of contents

H-PETZ 57mm F2 Photo example (Photographed by Leica M-P Typ240)

Since Petzval-type lenses are long focal length lenses and it is difficult to widen the angle of view, 57mm was chosen as a compromise between image quality and the standard focal range for 35mm film size.
The subtle focal length of this lens is not considered a problem when used with an EVF, but when used with a Leica rangefinder, the photographer should be aware that the image will be slightly inside the 50mm frame.

Lens specification
The third lens in MS-Optics’ (Miyazaki Kogaku) historical series, the Petzval Homage lens.
Mr. Miyazaki told me, “It turned out to be a more ordinary lens than I expected.” and based on this reflection, Vario-Petz was developed.

focal length(mm)57
Maximum aperture2
Minimum aperture16
Lens configuration4groups 4elementsPetzval-type
Minimum distance(m)1mWorks with the camera rangefinder for the entire range.
Lens length(mm)37
Lens max diameter(mm)50
Filter diameter(mm)40.5The filter is mounted in the reverse direction of normal.

Reference links
Description of the Petzval lens by Wikipedia



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