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Tair-3 300 mm f/ 4.5 Lens

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Tair-3 300 mm f/ 4.5 lens

Tair-3 300 mm f/ 4.5 lens

Tair-3 300 mm f/ 4.5 lens

Tair-3 300 mm f/ 4.5 lens

Tair-3 300 mm f/ 4.5 lens

Optical design

Tair-3 300 mm f/ 4.5 optical design

Format: 35mm SLR

Type: Prime lens

Focusing: Manual Focus (MF)

Lens mounts: M39, M42

First year of production: 1955

Last year of production: 2005

Optical design: 3 elements in 3 groups

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Average price: $93


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Additional information:


The Tair-3 300 mm f/ 4.5 (Russian: "Таир") (export model Tair-3)  is a telephoto prime lens for 35 mm SLR cameras with M39 and M42 screw mounts.

There were modifications with single-layer and multilayer coatings (the latter marked "MC").

In 1958 at the World's Fair in Brussels the set of lenses, the Tair-3 300 mm f/ 4.5 being a part of it, was awarded the Grand Prix. The fact was reflected in the form of a commemorative inscription on the frame of earlier Tair lenses

The Tair-3 300 mm f/ 4.5 was manufactured at three plants:

  1. Tair-3 4.5/300 – S. A. Zverev Krasnogorsk Mechanical Plant (KMZ).
  2. Tair-3A 4.5/300 -  Zagorsk Optical Mechanics Plant, Sergiyev Posad (ZOMZ). This version features an interchangeable mount. 
  3. Tair-3 4.5/300 – Kazan Optical Mechanics Plant (КОМЗ).

There was also a photosnipers' modification.

Additional information on the Tair-3 300 mm f/ 4.5 lens:

  • Resolution: (0/10 mm/20 mm): 45/43/38 lpmm
  • Resolution according to the technical specifications (center/edge): 36/30 lpmm
  • Coefficient of transparency: 0.80
  • Geometric vignetting: 40%

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Posted by: Sergei Borodin   Date of publication: 12.04.2011

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Mechanical quality4.506
Optical quality4.506
Pricing / Value4.506
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