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Tair-11 133 mm f/ 2.8 Lens

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Tair-11 133 mm f/ 2.8 lens

Tair-11 133 mm f/ 2.8 lens

Tair-11 133 mm f/ 2.8 lens

Tair-11 133 mm f/ 2.8 lens

Optical design

Tair-11 133 mm f/ 2.8 optical design

Format: 35mm SLR

Type: Prime lens

Focusing: Manual Focus (MF)

Lens mounts: M39, M39

First year of production: 1955

Optical design: 4 elements in 3 groups

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Average price: $63


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Additional information:


The Tair-11 133 mm f/ 2.8 (Russian: "Таир") is a fast telephoto lens for cameras with the m39 screw mount.

Export model - Tair-11. This is a fast coated lens. It is equipped with an iris preset aperture.

The 20-blade aperture is almost ideally round, which provides a beautiful out-of-focus blur when wide open. The image is moderately sharp and plastic. Due to low resolution (as compared to the Tair 11A) its basic sphere of application is portrait photography. That is where his principal characteristics - plasticity, low resolution and contrast - appear to be  advantages.

The lens body came in 2 colors: light and dark.

In 1958 at the World's Fair in Brussels the set of lenses, the Tair-11 being a part of it, was awarded the Grand Prix.

This modification differs from the Tair-11-2 in appearance and screw mount (m39 versus m42 of the 11-2 lens).

Resolution according to the technical specifications (center/edge): 28/18 lpmm

Coefficient of transparency:  0.80

Via adapters the Tair  11 133 mm f/2.8  can be easily mounted on modern digital SLR cameras.

The model year of a Soviet lens can always be determined by the first two figures of its serial number.

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Posted by: Sergei Borodin   Date of publication: 04.08.2010

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Mechanical quality4.628
Optical quality4.638
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